An 18-week program that helps people climb out of poverty begins Tuesday in Longview. The class, “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World,” is offered through the city’s Partners in Prevention program. According to program manager Holly Fuller, it doesn’t take a cookie cutter approach to life changes.
“It’s more about really evaluating one’s life, circumstances, situations and resources, and then developing a plan as to how that person might want it to look in the future. It's about building a future story," Fuller said.
LSU extension agent Grace Peterson admires a thriving rosemary bush growing in the Highland Community Garden in Shreveport.
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An initiative to create a healthy regional food system for the Ark-La-Tex is the motivation behind an event Sunday in Shreveport called “Greens on the Red.”
The event will recognize the wide variety of greens that can grow in this region. The first “Greens on the Red” will showcase 18 greens, according to LSU Extension Agent Grace Peterson. She says she hopes to demonstrate that growing leafy vegetables doesn’t have to mean planting a high-maintenance garden.
About 70 members of the Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will convene in Nacogdoches Saturday to conduct a disaster preparedness exercise.
The operation will be based at the A.L. Mangham Regional Airport, which serves as the statewide headquarters for the Texas Wing.
The exercise will simulate the Civil Air Patrol’s hurricane response, including aerial photography and a missing person’s search. Major Lorrie Tetlow of San Antonio says when the Civil Air Patrol is called up in a hurricane, the first job is to fly over the evacuation routes to assess the traffic situation.
Louisiana’s largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, expects hundreds of people to turn out for an information fair Saturday in Shreveport. Organizers aim to help people better understand their options in the federal healthcare marketplace, according to James Bustillo, regional marketing director for Blue Cross. Dozens of Blue Cross staff will work the event, Bustillo says, and are qualified to answer questions about available subsidies and insurance plans.