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Debbie Ray’s List of ’9 Things I Must Do This Summer’

Summer has arrived, all full of possibilities and adventures. Besides vacationing, there are a few things that make summer summer. Here's my list of things I must do for summer to be summer!

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Good Friends + Good Grill + Good Recipe = Good Time!

When the weather's nice in South Louisiana, there's nothing like sitting outside with something good on the grill, an ice chest full of cold drinks, and a bunch of good friends.

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Were You Born On A Holiday? You’re Not Alone!

I know several people who were born on or near Christmas, and, as joyous an occasion it is, some of my friends get really upset when I give them their present and say "Merry Birthday!".

(Yes, I am that guy that loves to kill two birds with one stone

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Veterans Parade Float Struck By Train In Texas

4 Dead, 17 Hurt
According to the Huffington Post, a parade of wounded veterans was en route to a banquet honoring the veterans' service when it was struck by a train at a crossing.

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I’m Going To Toledo Bend; Any Suggestions?

Shannon's family has some property at Toledo Bend Lake, and we are headed there this weekend.  I have only been to Toledo Bend once before (no thanks to my cousin, Neil Carret!), so I don't know much about the area.

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Fundraiser On For Purple Heart Bricks

On today's date, August 7, 1782, Gen. George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers wounded or killed while serving with the U. S. Military. 

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4th of July 2012 in Lafayette and Acadiana

The 4th of July brings a lot of heat with it, but it also brings lots of great music, family fun and fireworks. Here are our Top Picks for a fun July 4th celebration in Lafayette and Acadiana.

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DUI Checkpoint In Vermilion Parish

This Tuesday, July 3 Louisiana State Police, and the Abbeville Police Department, will set up a DUI Checkpoint in Vermilion Parish from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. Troopers will be looking for impaired drivers, aggressive drivers and unrestrained occupants.
Troopers have a zero tolerance policy for impaired persons operating a motor vehicle.   Impairment doesn't mean only that caused by alcohol.

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No Changes in Garbage Collection for 4th of July

Garbage and recycling collection will happen on the Fourth of July in Lafayette Parish.

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Fireworks Shopping This Weekend?

Be sure you buy your 4th of July fireworks at the stands that have been inspected and permitted. Illegal fireworks include anything that is not approved by the consumer product safety commission is considered illegal explosives and they are often unpackaged and/or wrapped with plain brown paper.

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Summer Gas Prices Reasonable?

As I was driving home last night from The Wild Salmon (good food and good music!!), I saw this sign at the Cracker Barrel on the Youngsville Highway:

The The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this morning is reporting that gas prices may be at or below $3 per gallon by fall

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Louisiana’s Leroux And The Boogie Kings At Paragon July 3rd

Louisiana’s LeRoux,  and The Boogie Kings kick of Fourth of July festivities at Paragon Casino Resort on Tuesday, July 3  in the Mari Showroom.

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