Articles in Exceptional Lives, Monthly Guides, Local Profile, Local News, Mandy Cowley, Cheryl Brodnax, Mom or Dad Next Door and Leah Conti

It Takes a Village

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It takes a village to raise a child, and Shayna Landry and Amy LeJeune have created a village to support some of the most vulnerable children in our area. The Foster Village provides supplies such as clothing, toys, school supplies, and school unifor... Read full article

Cabela's Donates 10,000 Masks to Our Lady of the Lake

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With the help of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, Cabela's has donated 10,000 masks to Our Lady of the Lake.  It takes roughly 1,000 masks to supply the staff at Our Lady of the Lake for just one day. And with Cabela’s donation, the Our Lady of... Read full article

Carissa Graves

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A perfect day for Carissa Graves begins quite simply. For her, it’s all about sleeping in before having a cup of coffee and time to read the newspaper while still in bed. After that? It’s time to get moving and head outdoors with her family. As a mom... Read full article

2018 Family Favorites

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We are so thrilled to announce the 2018 Family Favorites. Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you to our readers for helping us recognize them.... Read full article

Louisiana Spirit

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The summer sunshine gleams off the blacktop road in a neighborhood near Greenwell Springs. FEMA trailers stand in front of vacant houses, and abandoned homes dot the street with cracked windows and tall grass.... Read full article



Child Advocacy Center Offers Free Virtual Abuse Prevention Tool

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In response to increased demand for virtual abuse prevention training, The CARE Center now offers its online ROAR program without cost to organizations that serve children.... Read full article

Rare Disease Awareness Day is February 29, 2020

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Rare Disease Awareness Day is February 29, 2020, and founder of nonprofit Garage 10, Ashley Gravois, will be selling wristbands to raise awareness and funds. Each bracelet will be sold with details about the organization and statistics on rare disea... Read full article

Rate of depression increasing among Louisiana adults | Free online learning

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On Oct. 8, for National Depression Screening Day, NAMI Louisiana will host a free online learning session called, “Recognizing Depression,” to educate Louisiana residents about the signs, symptoms and treatment of depression in adults. Anthony Germad... Read full article

A Stand for Life, Independence, and Health

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Karen Roy has lived most of her life in a wheelchair. When she was 19, she was shot in the back during an armed robbery, resulting in a complete T-10 spinal cord injury.... Read full article

Taking a First Step: Learning to Walk Again After Spinal Injury

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Nearly 2,000 accidental shootings happen in the United States each year, and on April 7, 2019, it happened to 24-year-old Devin Puckett while he and a friend were hanging out after playing basketball.... Read full article

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