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Inmates assist with sheltering animals during Beauregard wildfires

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www.youtube.com – 7NEWS – 2023-09-01 12:52:30

SUMMARY: Pets and animals in Beauregard Parish were evacuated overnight from the covered arena to Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office Animal Control is housing the displaced animals. With the help of the community, there has been progress in evacuating and caring for the animals. The attitude of many is that it is their duty to help. All hands were on deck to ensure the animals were safe. An inmate mentioned that he feels it's a way he can help. The evacuation efforts are ongoing.

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Arcs and Sparks event promotes safety

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www.youtube.com – 7NEWS – 2024-06-16 20:46:19

SUMMARY: The City of Lake Charles Partners in Parks initiative and Entergy teamed up for the Arts and Sparks event, which live demonstrations showing real sparks from a transformer. The event aimed to educate attendees on how Entergy provides electrical power and how to stay safe around power lines. Gabriel Barrow emphasized the importance of safety, noting that improper handling of downed lines can lead to major injuries or fatalities. Attendees were advised to stay away from downed lines to avoid life-altering events. Information on energy conservation and storm preparation was also provided.

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Fiddling event teaches tradition

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www.youtube.com – 7NEWS – 2024-06-16 20:46:08

SUMMARY: Northwestern State University and the Louisiana Folk Life Center hosted “Fiddling with the Finest,” an event in downtown DeRidder promoting the 2024 Folk Festival. The event celebrated Louisiana folk fiddling with live music from state fiddle champions and discussions on the fiddle's importance. Fiddlers of all levels participated in a jam session, blending influences such as Cajun, Scottish, Appalachian, and Texas Swing to create a diverse musical melting pot. The Folk Festival is scheduled for July 20th at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches.

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Do you know the origin of Flag Day?

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www.youtube.com – 7NEWS – 2024-06-15 23:01:49

SUMMARY: Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the design of the U.S. flag by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. The flag features 13 stripes and a union of 13 stars representing the new constellation. To mark the occasion, Lake Charles mayor's Armed Forces commission held a flag retirement ceremony at Veterans Park, teaching proper flag disposal and folding. Veterans, families, and community members participated, highlighting the importance of respecting the flag. Vietnam veteran Alfred Cochran encourages the younger generation to attend such ceremonies to appreciate the freedoms earned. coinciding with Flag Day, it was also the U.S. Army's birthday.

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