Mardi Gras

A group of health organizations trying to help Louisianans quit smoking has formed a krewe in the Mardi Gras tradition. The new Krewe De Quit is an online initiative that brings smokers together around the shared bonds of a krewe. Ochsner Clinic’s Dr. W. Brooks Emory has been a pulmonary care specialist for 45 years. He says tobacco is ten times more addictive than heroine, which makes it very difficult to break the habit. He says it helps to have people doing it with you.

Krewe of Barcus and Meoux Inc.

Several hundred leashed pets and their owners turned out for the 14th annual Krewe of Barcus and Meoux parade held at Riverview Park in Shreveport.