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8:55am

Fri August 10, 2012
Local

'Dog days of summer' event returns to Longview

City of Longview Parks and Recreation

The pools in Longview have closed for the summer, so now the dogs will have their turn to make a splash. The Longview Swim Center will host its annual Dog Days of Summer dog swim Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Longview's recreation manager Seth Pyle expects dozens of canines to hit the pool.

9:23am

Thu August 9, 2012
Local

Shreveport community garden harvest on display

Louisianacommunitygardens.wordpress.com

About 25 teenagers from the Stoner Hill neighborhood of Shreveport will show off their summer vegetable garden harvest today with a food tasting event at Valencia Community Center. LSU AgCenter extension agent Grace Peterson created a program called the Food Initiative Taskforce for Kids. Peterson's 10-week curriculum shows how to create a healthy food system from seed to harvest. She'll present her work at a food access summit  in Baton Rouge later this year.

7:35am

Thu August 9, 2012
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for August 9, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain recounts his latest excursion to the emerald isle and land of dark beer.

8:46am

Wed August 8, 2012
Business

Willis-Knighton expands its assisted living community

Willis-Knighton Health System

The Willis-Knighton Health System has completed a $3.9 million assisted living expansion. The hospital system's Savannah at The Oaks community will nearly double in size to 52 apartments. Executive manager Janice Latvala says it fills a gap between independent living and a nursing home. She says the new units are nearly all leased, and she began taking contracts on them five months ago.

8:59am

Tue August 7, 2012
Local

Operation Military Kids camp bonds Louisiana teens

Madison Donnelly shoots video for an awareness campaign about the Operation Military Kids program.

Twenty teens from military families across Louisiana participated in a new leadership camp expressly for teenagers, put on by the LSU AgCenter's 4-H Youth Development program. Half of the teens came from central Louisiana. One activity involved making videos aimed at raising public awareness of military kids.

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