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TSWA Class 6A All-State Baseball Team

Riley McKnight, Oak Ridge, sr. Shortstop — (tie ...
Matthew Rosales, Weslaco, sr.; Koby Torres, La Porte, sr.; Matthew White, Highland Park, sr. First base — Sam Bertelson, Midland, soph.; Taylor Cox, Katy, sr.; Harrison Hill, Clear Creek, sr.;

Men arrested for firing shots on Utica Circle

McDowell, 809 Peal Lane, Dandridge, were arrested by Oak Ridge police officers following a “shots fired” call at the McKenzie Acres Apartments on Utica Circle. According to the jail's website, McDowell has an address of 803 Summer Hill in La Vergne ...

Oak Ridge’s Luken Baker shares POY honors on TSWA Class 6A All-State Team

Oak Ridge’s Luken Baker, the Gatorade National Baseball Player ...
Matthew Rosales, Weslaco, sr.; Koby Torres, La Porte, sr.; Matthew White, Highland Park, sr.

Life and Arts Announcements

Oak Ridge. Free. Bring chairs/blanket. Info: 865-482-3568. "Mighty Musical Monday" with soprano Lettie Andrade De La Torre: Noon, Monday, Aug. 3, Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Free. Emcee Jeff Jarnigan; Bill Snyder and Freddie Brabson play Wurlitzer Organ.

Hot air balloon championships inks deal with Shreveport-Bossier

Now, the hope is the best balloonist in the country will compete in northwest Louisiana at the Red River Balloon Rally ...
The event also included a carnival, a concert with country legends "The Oak Ridge Boys" and a nightly balloon glow.

PBS special 'The Bomb' seeks to tell story of atomic weapons

The project involved three research and production facilities: Los Alamos, New Mexico; Oak Ridge, Tennessee ...
(AP) — The gunman responsible for last week's deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental ...

What you need to know Friday

Brooks David of the Louisiana State Police described the alleged shooter ...
Records describe fatal July 4 traffic crash in Oak Ridge Court documents show an Oak Ridge man charged with ramming his truck into a crowd of people the night of July 4 kept ...

Still Reelin' in the Winners at Bass Cash Bash on Toledo Bend

We have ten Official Registration Stations that are conveniently located from Nederland, Texas up to Shreveport, Louisiana or you can register ...
landed one of our tagged bass while fishing near Oak Ridge Park. According to Bucky catching these tagged ...

Loaded Colt Handgun Found In Wayne Hotel Room: Police

Wayne police recovered a handgun loaded with .38-caliber, hollow-point bullets from the La Quina hotel on Black Oak Ridge Road Thursday morning, authorities said. Detectives Dave Collins and Jorge Baretto were given the .357 Colt revolver at the hotel by a ...

Ascension Parish Police Bookings for July 9-16, 2015

SINGLETON, SHAQUILLE: 23, 52550 Bowie St., White Castle, failure to appear in court, fugitive-other Louisiana jurisdiction. STRICKLAND, DERRICK KEITH: 47, 108 Oak Ridge C., Donaldsonville, attempt and conspiracy, possession of alcoholic beverages in motor ...

Pay raises, new money for schools in jeopardy

Note: This story was last updated with a poll at 10 a.m. July 31. CLINTON—Pay raises for county employees and educators and new money for three school systems, including Oak Ridge’s, are in jeopardy a…

Photos: Oak Ridge Velo Classic bike races, bike rodeo

A bicycle racing event in Oak Ridge this past weekend (July 25 and 26) featured three types of races, a Family Wellness Festival, and a Kids Bike Rodeo. It was the URS-CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) Oak Ri…
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Register now and request your ballots for the year in OAK RIDGE LOUISIANA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



Campaign in OAK RIDGE LOUISIANA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.


Domestic violence in OAK RIDGE LOUISIANA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.




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