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  • Former volunteer firefighter arrested for arson

    February 6, 2014 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former volunteer firefighter faces four counts of simple arson in connection with fires that investigators say were intentionally set in a wooded area just south of DeRidder in 2012 and 2013. Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 26-year-old Brandon Harris, of Longville, Tuesday after a... more »
  • AOC's Volunteer Crew Training for Festival International

    March 19, 2013 7:55 AM

    AOC Community Media will have Volunteer Crew Training for Festival International. This training will take place at AOC on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. For more info call: 337-232-4434 Or visit: This is the recruitment information to potential volunteers. What's better than joining a... more »
  • Cypress Island Preserve, Volunteer Docent Training

    January 3, 2013 7:12 AM

    Cypress Island Preserve is hosting Volunteer Docent Training. This training event is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. Cypress Island Preserve is trying to recruit new volunteers to greet visitors from all over the world who visit Louisiana. The classes start January 19, 2013 from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm at... more »
  • La. Republicans asked to volunteer in Florida

    October 9, 2012 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney expected to easily win Louisiana on Nov. 6, GOP supporters are being asked to help campaign for Romney in the battleground state of Florida. Jason Dore, executive director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, sent an email to supporters... more »
  • Mickey's Family and Friends Relieved Nothing was Found in St. Landry Search

    July 12, 2012 7:20 PM

    Emotions ran high when Mickey's family and friends found out authorities were digging up possible graves near Brandon Lavergne's home. "I'd like to find out how he was involved in this, did he take my daughter is she still alive, if not where's the body?" wondered Tom Shunick, Mickey's... more »
  • Special K-9's Help in Mickey Search, Final Volunteer Effort This Weekend

    June 8, 2012 8:19 PM

    At first there were concerns the body found in Bay St. Louis could have been Mickey Shunick. But the family ruled that out early Friday, saying Mickey does not have any of the body piercings found on that female body. "It's not my sister, so we need to keep... more »
  • Donations Keep Search for Mickey Going

    May 23, 2012 6:46 PM

    The amount of donations to fuel the search for Mickey Shunick continues to grow. Volunteers said they are overwhelmed by the community support that keeps them going. Volunteer Margaret Bearb heads up the food donations; she can barely keep up with all of the donations flowing in. "Still... more »
  • Hospice of Acadiana Volunteer Training

    January 17, 2012 8:55 AM

    Hospice of Acadiana Volunteer Training Volunteer for Acadiana's only non-profit hospice! Volunteers can choose an area that interests them not only patient care but also office and community development projects! Registration is required. Class is on January 23,2012 at 9:30am. Call Ann Wallace for more information at: 337-232-1234 ,... more »
  • Updates on Eric Manuel

    December 29, 2011 8:35 PM

    On Wednesday, Eric Manuel was arrested because of an inappropriate relationship with a teenage. He's accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy he befriended on Facebook. We also found out for years Manuel has had access to kids, through volunteering at St. Thomas More Catholic High School in... more »
  • Shreveport Area in Alzheimer's Volunteer Program

    June 5, 2011 11:15 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Shreveport-Bossier City area is among 12 communities across the United States piloting a volunteer program for people with early stage Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association is testing the Community Connections program with the aim of helping early-stage Alzheimer's patients regain or maintain engagement in their... more »
  • Members of Mennonite Churches Help Build New Iberia Homes

    January 24, 2011 7:33 PM

    Five homes are going up in a New Iberia neighborhood, thanks to volunteers from a few Mennonite churches in Ohio. Southern Mutual Help Association is developing the homes. A representative said Southern Mutual has been working with the Mennonite Disaster Service since Hurricane Katrina to help rebuild homes throughout... more »
  • Sunset Fire Department Lacking Man Power

    September 16, 2010 7:17 PM

    The small town of Sunset in Saint Landry Parish is dealing with a safety crisis--no one in-town to respond immediately during fires. Resident Earl Courvelle said, "to me that's a very serious problem--when you don't have anyone to respond to a fire within your municipality." Courvelle says he's... more »
  • Hundreds Volunteer in Day of Action

    June 25, 2010 2:37 PM

    United Way of Acadiana's annual "Day of Action" brought out more locals this year than ever before. With families struggling amidst a tough economy and job losses, these volunteers try to make a difference in their lives. A record number of people-more than 430-came out with their groups.... more »
  • Broussard Resident Helps Bird in Venice

    May 21, 2010 8:48 PM

    The Crude Disaster gives one Acadiana resident a fishing trip she won't soon forget. Broussard resident, Windy Maitreme saw firsthand what the oil is doing to Louisiana's coast. "It's devastating to see the oil, merky brown... You can definitely see the oil in the water. As far as we... more »
  • Operation Sweep: Re-model of Ramada Inn

    May 20, 2010 6:57 PM

    A new second chance program is in the works in Lafayette. It will not only help those in need but will also re-model an eye sore off of I-49. The old Ramada Inn property will be transformed into one of eight phases for the program. The building has been... more »
  • Lafayette Volunteer Gets National Award

    February 11, 2010 1:58 PM

    Only one high school student in each state is chosen for a nationwide program that recognizes outstanding volunteerism. This year Louisiana's representative is from Lafayette. Thursday morning Teurlings Catholic High School surprised one of their own, Corey Zenon, who devotes his free time to helping those most in... more »
  • Milton house fire

    January 6, 2010 10:47 AM

    At 4:18 this morning, Milton, Leblanc, Judice, and Youngsville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a reported house fire at 211 Bourque Street in Milton for a reported house fire. Upon arrival firefighters found a single family dwelling engulfed in flames. The dwelling was completely destroyed. The occupants, Joshua Himel,... more »
  • 24th annual Catahoula Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade

    December 20, 2009 6:44 PM

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winning Jockey Calvin Borel was back in his hometown of Catahoula today. Borel served as grand marshall for the 24th annual Catahoula Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade. Crowds lined the streets to see the famous Acadiana jockey and to watch the floats and see the... more »
  • Catahoula Volunteer Fire Dept Christmas Parade

    December 10, 2009 1:34 PM

    24th Annual Catahoula Volunteer Fire Dept. Christmas Parade December 20, 2009 @ 2:00pm Grand Marshal will be Mr. Calvin (Boo Boo) Borel 2 time Kentucky Derby and 1 time Preakness Stakes winner Registration is in Catahoula Park at 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. Register when you first enter the... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: November 13, 2009

    November 13, 2009 8:36 AM

    The 27th annual Frog Festival is hopping in Rayne. Events include the frog racing and jumping contests, poker run, and festival parade on Saturday. It gets cracking in Port Barre for the Cracklin Festival . Head to Veterans Memorial Park through Sunday for the big feast, which includes additional food... more »
  • Lafayette collects for Samaritan's Purse

    October 27, 2009 9:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE COLLECTS GIFTS FOR SAMARITAN'S PURSE AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTMAS PROJECT Nov. 16-23: Lafayette Hopes to Gather 8,000 Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Hurting Children Overseas LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 26, 2009-Christmas is arriving early all over Lafayette, as local churches prepare to serve as collection points for Operation... more »

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