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9:14am

Wed July 24, 2013
Local

Federal grant to assist hundreds of homeless veterans in north Louisiana

Gary Jaynes directs veterans services for Volunteers of American North Louisiana based in Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Volunteers of America North Louisiana will be able to help hundreds more homeless veterans in the area through a federal grant that will increase this fiscal year by more than $100,000. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grant is through the Supportive Services for Veterans Families program. It can be used in a variety of ways to secure housing for veterans, according to Gary Jaynes, director of veterans services for Volunteers of America North Louisiana.

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9:00am

Wed July 24, 2013
Arts

Robinson Film Center in Shreveport goes digital

A nonprofit film center in Shreveport will debut its new digital projection system next week. The independent movie theater has raised more than $140,000 to pay for the new digital upgrade.

The Robinson Film Center began its yearlong fundraising campaign after the film industry announced that it would phase out 35 mm prints at the end of the year, in favor of a new high-resolution digital format.

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9:31am

Tue July 23, 2013
Local

Louisiana Association for the Blind aims to serve more children

Louisiana Association for the Blind's CEO Shelly Taylor (left) and work readiness and job development specialist Amanda McCary aim to create more outreach programs for children with visual impairments.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Louisiana Association for the Blind in Shreveport is putting on a camp for children with documented visual impairments. The week-long day camp is designed for school-aged children in the Caddo-Bossier area, and it’s the first of its kind in northwest Louisiana. Shelly Taylor, CEO of the Louisiana Association for the Blind, said this camp will strengthen youth services at her organization.

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7:35am

Tue July 23, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Polish military will never forget its winged hussars

The Polish winged hussars were famous for their huge "wings," a wooden frame carrying feathers of birds. Commentator Gary Joiner says it's a history that the Polish Air Force honors today.

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10:52am

Mon July 22, 2013
Local

Kilgore remembers C.B. Dansby School educators, set to be demolished

Credit East Texas Black Educator Hall of Fame

In Kilgore, Texas, demolition work is set to begin on C.B. Dansby High School that was built around 1930. The former all-black school was closed by desegregation in 1969. Today, it stands as a blighted, asbestos-filled property. Alumni leader De’Lores Arline attended the school before it closed. She recalls singing the school song for the last time, and how her classmates put on a brave front when transferring to Kilgore High School during the civil rights era.

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