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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum is bringing four world-class Olympians to the museum as part of a month-long lecture series called “Olympic Glory.” The program will inspire conversations about the role of sports in American culture and h… Read more

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BATON ROUGE  - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis’ proclamation of the Year of St. Joseph and the diocese’s 60th anniversary, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge will be celebrating “60 Years in the Year of St. Joseph” from May 1, 2021 (The Feast of St. Joseph the Worke… Read more

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Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is not actually Mexican Independence Day, like many in the U.S. tend to believe? A historical event did occur that day, but in Mexico, May 5 is not a national holiday. It is, however, celebrated in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Read more

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On Thursday, April 29, family, friends, neighbors, and other members of the community gathered to celebrate a new centenarian, Mrs. Juana “Meme” Schultz. The family organized a socially distanced drive-by birthday parade to commemorate the occasion. The Port Allen transplant was born in Fran… Read more

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The West Baton Rouge Museum hosted the Blues After School and Taylor Rae to fill the grounds with energizing music on Sunday, May 2. The concert took placed on the covered porch of the museum’s Juke Joint with guests watching from the lawn. Read more

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Brusly High Class of 1948 - Not in order as pictured: Curtis Alexander, Verna Babin, Corinne Courtade, Paul Darcy, george DeBenedetto, Clifton “Kip” Doiron, Beverly Dupuy, Beaura Fitzgerald, Buford Fourroux, Lawrence Gassie, Paul Ronald Hebert, Theresa LeJeune, Emile Prejean, Bobby Rivault, … Read more

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The Baton Rouge Food Bank and West Baton Rouge Council on Aging will host a food box giveaway on Thursday, May 6 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Council on Aging Senior Center at 2560 Court Street in Port Allen.  Read more

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West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to work with skilled artisan, Terry Landry to present a series of new wood working workshops inside the museum’s barn. Advanced, paid reservations are required due to class size limits. Participants may sign up for either or both classes. One is not a prere… Read more

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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that it will observe Work Zone Awareness Week April 26-30. This is a nationwide safety campaign designed to bring awareness to the men and women in work zones across the country, and to encourage motori… Read more

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In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again in West Baton Rouge as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other. In our community, older adults are a key so… Read more

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BATON ROUGE - The application period for the 2021 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses and for the LSU ROARING10: Highest Revenue Generating Tiger Businesses will close on May 31, 2021. Read more

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Scrolling on my phone one evening, daydreaming about my upcoming summer off, my alerts notified me of a message from a friend. The notice she shared was about a position opening at the West Side Journal. Rad! I applied immediately. I knew a better part time job than ride shares would present… Read more

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July 8, 1982 - Gathered for ground-breaking ceremonies for the South Jefferson Avenue street and drainage improvement project are, from left to right, Charles Johnson, equipment operator; Port Allen aldermen R. J. Loupe, Cline Blanchard and Oliver Jones, Port Allen Mayor William LeBlanc; Ron… Read more

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The West Baton Rouge Parish Library has launched a new phone call and testing service to reach your local Reference Librarian via a mobile number for assistance. Now, West Side library patrons can get big system service quickly and easily without having to leave home. Read more

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Office Manger at Business First Bank in Port Allen, Mr. Glen Daigle, received the “To Brighten Your Day Plant of the Month for April.” Mary Neisler presented it on behalf of the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club.Pictured here are Glen Daigle and Mary Neisler. Read more

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Among those attending the April 15 meeting of the West Side Women’s Club at Bee Pure Apiary are hostesses Laurie Roche’, Beckey LeBlanc, Christi Sanchez, Penny Scalise, guest speaker Robin Fontaine and hostess chair Mary Bennett. Members enjoyed a presentation on the beekeeping process and h… Read more

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The West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club met at the WBRP AgCenter for the April 13 meeting. Guest speaker Heather Kirk-Ballard; PhD, Assistant Professor of Consumer Horticulture at LSU AgCenter, spoke about “Native Plants Can Help Save Birds and Bees”. A plant swap followed. Hostesses le… Read more

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Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is an independent, local non-profit serving families affected by Alzheimer’s or a related dementia in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Alzheimer’s Services strives to be the local one stop resource to educate and support families and healthcare professio… Read more

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BATON ROUGE  –  Louisiana is in the peak of rice planting season and Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is reminding farmers that all rice for the planting of seed rice, commercial production and crawfish, are required to be tested.  Read more

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On Saturday morning, May 1 at 10 am, adults and children alike will enjoy a free family program filled with culture and creativity. Join storyteller and educator, Gerald Collins for storytelling and African proverbs in a vibrant setting featuring the colors and patterns of the Wandering Spir… Read more

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of changes to daily life. One of the positive effects of COVID-19 is that many individuals have turned to pets to tame loneliness or bring some brightness into their lives amidst all the uncertainty and turbulence. Read more

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Life is filled with challenges. There are many external circumstances outside of your control. The weather, actions of others, the economy, and politics are just a few examples. However, your response to these circumstances is completely within your control. You chose your thoughts, emotions… Read more

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Meet Swifty! This darling gal is ready for a loving forever home! She’s dog friendly, around 2 years of age, 50 pounds and fully vetted. Email adoptions@wbrcouncil.org if you are interested in adopting Swifty! Read more

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My first official job when I was a teenager was in a butchery. It was a summer full of learning and a lot of tiring work, but many of the things I learned during that time are still incredibly useful in my kitchen.  Read more

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August 19, 1982 - The local American Legion post and auxiliary installed officers last week with the above pictured persons presiding: (left to right) Kitty Patterson, past department president; Jim Wing, state commander; Al LeBlanc, commander for 1981-82; Euna Broussard, department presiden… Read more

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While on leave from the marines, my son built a bench with a canopy which was attached to the east side doorway of our house.   The structure is very sturdy and has withstood several weather incidents including hurricanes.  The bench is seldom used, except for some very important happenings. Read more

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BATON ROUGE-The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual Agricultural Labor Survey during the second half of April.  Read more