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8:47am

Wed May 20, 2015
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Shreveport-Bossier amateur astronomers complete upgrades to Worley Observatory

Credit Cran Lucas

The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society has finished $30,000 of repairs and upgrades to Ralph A. Worley Observatory, located eight miles south of Shreveport. The 1960s era building needed work that greatly exceeded the society’s budget, according to longtime board member Cran Lucas.

“The decades take their toll on any building. Things had gotten pretty bad. We were fortunate to get several grants that enabled us to really begin to do some serious repairs, upgrades and painting. The rotunda has an entirely new roof now,” Lucas said.

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Wed May 20, 2015

8:49am

Tue May 19, 2015
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Red River Waterway Commission engineer: 'This is a pretty amazing flood'

Capt. Sandy Jackson has operated a one-hour tour of the Red River for 18 years.

The Red River is expected to crest later this week just shy of flood stage in Shreveport and Alexandria. But it’s flooding at points between, including Coushatta and Grand Ecore, according to Colin Brown, engineering supervisor for the Natchitoches-based Red River Waterway Commission. He said Monday river conditions are deteriorating.

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Tue May 19, 2015

10:03am

Mon May 18, 2015
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FaithWorks seeks to get Shreveport-Bossier churches to collaborate

Laura Vaughan speaks at a recent FaithWorks training seminar at Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral in Shreveport.
Credit Submitted / FaithWorks

Shreveport-Bossier City is home to more than 900 churches.

A new Shreveport nonprofit aims to unite as many of them as possible to deploy a more coordinated response to assist people who turn to them in crisis.

The FaithWorks board of directors, which formed two years ago, is set to open a call center Tuesday, May 26, that will coordinate resources among churches, according to Laura Vaughan director of discipleship for Broadmoor United Methodist Church and FaithWorks president.

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