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Armed with binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes, bird watchers take to the rice fields in Thornwell on Thursday for the fifth annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival. The festival, which attracted more than 100 birders from 27 states and two Canadian provinces, continues through Sunday. (Doris Maricle / American Press)<br>

Armed with binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes, bird watchers take to the rice fields in Thornwell on Thursday for the fifth annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival. The festival, which attracted more than 100 birders from 27 states and two Canadian provinces, continues through Sunday. (Doris Maricle / American Press)

Registration open for Yellow Rails and Rice Festival

By Doris Maricle / American Press

JENNINGS — Registration is now open for the annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival.

The festival will be held Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in Jeff Davis Parish and surrounding areas.

The festival seeks to provide participants a unique venue to view yellow rails while at the same time bringing birders and

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Child advocates needed for foster system

Community members seeking to help children in the area in foster care have the opportunity to become a Court Appointed Special

Advocate volunteer.

C ...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, looks to Defense Secretary Ash Carter as he testifies at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (AP Photo) <br />

US military chiefs face tough questioning from senators

WASHINGTON — America's top two military leaders on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants amid bli ...

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Louisiana Student Standards Review process starting

July marks the start of the Louisiana Student Standards Review process, two years earlier than scheduled, in a move approved

by the Board of Elementa ...

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Parish requiring residents, businesses to heed water law

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has approved an ordinance that requires residents and business owners to follow a state law

that protects contaminan ...


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Mixed crowd results for McNeese hoops

Average attendance was down nationally in both men’s and women’s college basketball in 2014-15, a trend reflected by the McNeese

Cowboys ...

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Altuve earns spot with play and votes

In the end, the fans got it right.

At least when it came to second base in the American League.

Despite all the ballot stuffing early in Kansas City ...

Serena Williams of the United States makes a return to Venus Williams of the United States, during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday July 6, 2015. (AP Photo)

Serena beats Venus in 2 sets in 4th round at Wimbledon

LONDON — Serena Williams watched her opponent's shot land beyond the baseline on match point.

She did not let out a shout, pump a fist or even ...

From left, United States' Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, and Carli Lloyd celebrate after Lloyd scored her second goal of the match against Japan during the first half of the United States' 5-2 thrashing of Japan to win its third Women's World Cup and first since 1999. (AP Photo)

Hat trick propels early onslaught to win Women's World Cup

ANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times.

And with it came the Americans' elusive third Women's World Cup title.

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Armed with binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes, bird watchers take to the rice fields in Thornwell on Thursday for the fifth annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival. The festival, which attracted more than 100 birders from 27 states and two Canadian provinces, continues through Sunday. (Doris Maricle / American Press)<br>

Registration open for Yellow Rails and Rice Festival

JENNINGS — Registration is now open for the annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival.

The festival will be held Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in Jeff Davis Paris ...

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Movies Under the Stars remembers the 80s

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury will showcase 1980s-era films this month with Movies Under the Stars, in Prien Lake Park,

at 3700 West Prien Lake Ro ...

Glazed Confections is located on Ryan Street in the same building as CC's Coffee.

Glazed Confections specializes in bold flavors, unique combinations

I have no room left in my life for another favorite restaurant.

In Lake Charles alone there is already a list of places

where, throughout the week ...

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Jennings to host Stars and Stripes celebration today

JENNINGS — The city of Jennings will host its 24th annual Stars and Stripes celebration on Friday, July 3, at the Louisiana

Oil and Gas Park.

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