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  • POWER OF 9: Junior League

    POWER OF 9: Junior League

    The Junior League is responsible for many charitable projects in Baton Rouge (Source: Junior League)The Junior League is responsible for many charitable projects in Baton Rouge (Source: Junior League)
    The Junior League is responsible for many charitable projects in Baton Rouge (Source: Junior League)The Junior League is responsible for many charitable projects in Baton Rouge (Source: Junior League)

    Zelma Frederick is a busy lawyer with McGlinchey Stafford and a working mom, but as hectic as balancing those roles can be, Frederick has always made time to volunteer with Junior League.

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    Zelma Frederick is a busy lawyer with McGlinchey Stafford and a working mom, but as hectic as balancing those roles can be, Frederick has always made time to volunteer with Junior League.

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  • POWER OF 9: Habitat for Humanity and LSU Greeks

    POWER OF 9: Habitat for Humanity and LSU Greeks

    Every year, LSU Greeks built two homes with Habitat for Humanity (Source: WAFB)Every year, LSU Greeks built two homes with Habitat for Humanity (Source: WAFB)

    When LSU fraternities and sororities hold Greek Week, you might imagine parties and award ceremonies, but be wonderfully shocked and pleased to know that the major event of LSU Greek Week is their annual Habitat for Humanity mega project!

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    When LSU fraternities and sororities hold Greek Week, you might imagine parties and award ceremonies, but be wonderfully shocked and pleased to know that the major event of LSU Greek Week is their annual Habitat for Humanity mega project!

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  • POWER OF 9: The Inner Wheel of Baton Rouge

    POWER OF 9: The Inner Wheel of Baton Rouge

    Inner Wheel's Pink Toolbelt brigade built this brand new home with Habitat for Humanity's help (Source: Habitat for Humanity)Inner Wheel's Pink Toolbelt brigade built this brand new home with Habitat for Humanity's help (Source: Habitat for Humanity)
    Inner Wheel's Pink Toolbelt brigade built this brand new home with Habitat for Humanity's help (Source: Habitat for Humanity)Inner Wheel's Pink Toolbelt brigade built this brand new home with Habitat for Humanity's help (Source: Habitat for Humanity)

    Remember the 1980s, back when big hair was popular for women and men and Space Invaders was the most popular video game? The Rotary Club had a garage sale to raise money for polio. The Rotary wives had so much fun, they created their own club.

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    Remember the 1980s, back when big hair was popular for women and men and Space Invaders was the most popular video game? The Rotary Club had a garage sale to raise money for polio. The Rotary wives had so much fun, they created their own club.

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  • Power of 9 recipients honored at luncheon

    Power of 9 recipients honored at luncheon

    The Power of 9 recipients were honored at a luncheon (Source: WAFB)The Power of 9 recipients were honored at a luncheon (Source: WAFB)

    On Thursday, a room full of heavy hitters was honored with a luncheon.

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    On Thursday, a room full of heavy hitters was honored with a luncheon.

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  • POWER OF 9: Rose Mary Poirrier

    POWER OF 9: Rose Mary Poirrier

    Mary Rose Poirrier has been a volunteer with the International Hospitality Foundation for about half a century (Source: WAFB)Mary Rose Poirrier has been a volunteer with the International Hospitality Foundation for about half a century (Source: WAFB)

    Poirrier has been the organizer of welcome parties for LSU's newest international students each semester. She has volunteered for the International Hospitality Foundation (IHF) for half a century.

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    Poirrier has been the organizer of welcome parties for LSU's newest international students each semester. She has volunteered for the International Hospitality Foundation (IHF) for half a century.

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  • Power of 9: Women's Leadership Council

    Power of 9: Women's Leadership Council

    Faith Pate and her son (Source: WAFB)Faith Pate and her son (Source: WAFB)

    The Women's Leadership Council focuses on bettering lives for Baton Rouge's women and families, so when they partnered with The Life of a Single Mom, a Baton Rouge-based global non-profit supporting single parent families, the council knew it had struck the mother load of gold in finding families who need help.

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    The Women's Leadership Council focuses on bettering lives for Baton Rouge's women and families, so when they partnered with The Life of a Single Mom, a Baton Rouge-based global non-profit supporting single parent families, the council knew it had struck the mother load of gold in finding families who need help.

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  • Power of 9 Honoree: Forum 35

    Power of 9 Honoree: Forum 35

    Friday, November 24 2017 7:24 PM EST2017-11-25 00:24:51 GMT
    Forum 35 helps Merrydale Elementary beautify its campus. (Source: Forum 35)Forum 35 helps Merrydale Elementary beautify its campus. (Source: Forum 35)

    St. Vincent de Paul's food servers wear hair nets when many are white-collar corporate types in their real jobs.

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    St. Vincent de Paul's food servers wear hair nets when many are white-collar corporate types in their real jobs.

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  • Power of 9: Kris Cangelosi

    Power of 9: Kris Cangelosi

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The woman in charge is Kris Cangelosi, whose career took her from stages in major cities across the country to a dancer back home to Baton Rouge. She wants to share the joy and expression of dance with those around her.

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    The woman in charge is Kris Cangelosi, whose career took her from stages in major cities across the country to a dancer back home to Baton Rouge. She wants to share the joy and expression of dance with those around her.

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  • Power of 9: Linda Montagnino

    Power of 9: Linda Montagnino

    Linda Montagnino is a super volunteer whose been helping others for more than 30 years! 

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    Linda Montagnino is a super volunteer whose been helping others for more than 30 years! 

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  • POWER OF 9: Fred Zeagler, music man

    POWER OF 9: Fred Zeagler, music man

    Fred Zeagler accepts a violin donated by Donna Britt, after ALS rendered her unable to play it any longer. Once cleaned up, a child will get the chance to learn to play (Source: WAFB)Fred Zeagler accepts a violin donated by Donna Britt, after ALS rendered her unable to play it any longer. Once cleaned up, a child will get the chance to learn to play (Source: WAFB)

    When 9News visits Zeagler's Music on Florida Blvd. at Donmoor, a distinguished looking gentleman is wailing on an electric piano keyboard. As augmented and diminished chords wind in and out of the melody, Reggie Jackson's fingers fly over the keys.

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    When 9News visits Zeagler's Music on Florida Blvd. at Donmoor, a distinguished looking gentleman is wailing on an electric piano keyboard. As augmented and diminished chords wind in and out of the melody, Reggie Jackson's fingers fly over the keys.

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  • POWER OF 9: Howard White

    POWER OF 9: Howard White

    Howard White (Source: WAFB)Howard White (Source: WAFB)

    Howard White is a businessman with several companies. Top Choice, his apparel and promotional business enjoys steady support. It not only sells clothes, but creates promotional items for schools, businesses, and clubs. How about a fidget spinner in your high school's colors? White can do that.

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    Howard White is a businessman with several companies. Top Choice, his apparel and promotional business enjoys steady support. It not only sells clothes, but creates promotional items for schools, businesses, and clubs. How about a fidget spinner in your high school's colors? White can do that.

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  • Power of 9: Volunteer, Linda Dawkins, honored for her generosity

    Power of 9: Volunteer, Linda Dawkins, honored for her generosity

    Linda Dawkins (Source: WAFB)Linda Dawkins (Source: WAFB)

    Dawkins is retired after a long career as a state worker. As she continues to lift boxes into their truck, she says, "I've been on both sides of the volunteer program. I've been a volunteer and I've depended on volunteers. We can't do it without volunteers! It's just fun, and you meet a lot of really good people. You meet a lot of generous people."

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    Dawkins is retired after a long career as a state worker. As she continues to lift boxes into their truck, she says, "I've been on both sides of the volunteer program. I've been a volunteer and I've depended on volunteers. We can't do it without volunteers! It's just fun, and you meet a lot of really good people. You meet a lot of generous people."

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  • Power of 9: Volunteer at BRG honored for her service

    Power of 9: Volunteer at BRG honored for her service

    Source: Shedonna Martin Mason, BRG Volunteer ServicesSource: Shedonna Martin Mason, BRG Volunteer Services

    Almost any weekday, you can slip into the pre-anesthesia office of Baton Rouge General's Bluebonnet campus and find Shelley Tramonte. She'll be swimming in documents and loving every minute of it.

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    Almost any weekday, you can slip into the pre-anesthesia office of Baton Rouge General's Bluebonnet campus and find Shelley Tramonte. She'll be swimming in documents and loving every minute of it.

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  • Power of 9: Judy Bernard

    Power of 9: Judy Bernard

    Sending comfort to babies, blessings to the faithful, and wishing she had more hours in the day to do even more, she is a light in the world today! Bernard is our Power of 9 super volunteer winner for January 2017.

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    Sending comfort to babies, blessings to the faithful, and wishing she had more hours in the day to do even more, she is a light in the world today! Bernard is our Power of 9 super volunteer winner for January 2017.

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  • Power of 9: ExxonMobil volunteers go nuts and mega-size donate

    Power of 9: ExxonMobil volunteers go nuts and mega-size donate

    ExxonMobil volunteers who prepared meals for distribution in Zachary after the floods. (Source: Capital Area United Way)ExxonMobil volunteers who prepared meals for distribution in Zachary after the floods. (Source: Capital Area United Way)

    ExxonMobil’s presence in Baton Rouge is important to the city’s economy. It employs thousands of employees at both the refinery and chemical plants, and when it comes to volunteering, the company leads the way in making it fun for employees and encouraging them to look off-site
    and answer community needs.

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    ExxonMobil’s presence in Baton Rouge is important to the city’s economy. It employs thousands of employees at both the refinery and chemical plants, and when it comes to volunteering, the company leads the way in making it fun for employees and encouraging them to look off-site
    and answer community needs.

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  • Power of 9: Dr. Sarah Becker, a powerhouse teacher and volunteer

    Power of 9: Dr. Sarah Becker, a powerhouse teacher and volunteer

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    How many times have you heard the phrase "actions speak louder than words?" This age-old bit of wisdom is something we each can accomplish for a moment every now and then. Dr. Sarah Becker, however, lives the concept.

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    How many times have you heard the phrase "actions speak louder than words?" This age-old bit of wisdom is something we each can accomplish for a moment every now and then. Dr. Sarah Becker, however, lives the concept.

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  • Power of 9: High school senior has mega passion for helping others

    Power of 9: High school senior has mega passion for helping others

    Friday, October 28 2016 12:10 AM EDT2016-10-28 04:10:34 GMT
    Our Power of 9 Volunteer, Alexandria Whitten, is far right in this Youth Volunteer Corps picture. Whitten is considering majoring in English in college. (Source: Alexandria Whittem)Our Power of 9 Volunteer, Alexandria Whitten, is far right in this Youth Volunteer Corps picture. Whitten is considering majoring in English in college. (Source: Alexandria Whittem)

    One Power of 9 super volunteer has a total of volunteer hours that would be a life goal for some people, but she's logged almost 500 hours before she's even graduated high school. 

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    One Power of 9 super volunteer has a total of volunteer hours that would be a life goal for some people, but she's logged almost 500 hours before she's even graduated high school. 

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  • Power of 9: Super volunteer never takes a day off

    Power of 9: Super volunteer never takes a day off

    Thursday, September 29 2016 10:29 PM EDT2016-09-30 02:29:07 GMT
    Christopher Solite (Source: WAFB)Christopher Solite (Source: WAFB)

    September's Power of 9 super volunteer award goes to a quiet man and plant worker. Even on vacation, Christopher Solite can be found volunteering. 

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    September's Power of 9 super volunteer award goes to a quiet man and plant worker. Even on vacation, Christopher Solite can be found volunteering. 

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  • Power of 9: Local BRCC teacher nurtures diversity writings

    Power of 9: Local BRCC teacher nurtures diversity writings

    Thursday, August 25 2016 8:15 PM EDT2016-08-26 00:15:14 GMT

    Bea Gyimah is an educator who volunteers to nurture young writers and artists. We gathered at The Red Shoes on Government Street, a lovely open room with exposed brick and muted tones. 

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    Bea Gyimah is an educator who volunteers to nurture young writers and artists. We gathered at The Red Shoes on Government Street, a lovely open room with exposed brick and muted tones. 

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  • Power of 9: The Giving Quilt wraps the world in love

    Power of 9: The Giving Quilt wraps the world in love

    Thursday, July 28 2016 9:49 PM EDT2016-07-29 01:49:56 GMT
    Women bring their sewing machines and irons from home for a Giving Quilt "Sew Day" at St. James Lutheran Church in Gonzales with the room decorated for children's Vacation Bible School.  (Source: WAFB)Women bring their sewing machines and irons from home for a Giving Quilt "Sew Day" at St. James Lutheran Church in Gonzales with the room decorated for children's Vacation Bible School. (Source: WAFB)

    "The Giving Quilt" is a gathering of volunteers who make quilts. The Giving Quilt has many, many projects that these ladies and men do. 

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    "The Giving Quilt" is a gathering of volunteers who make quilts. The Giving Quilt has many, many projects that these ladies and men do. 

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  • Power of 9 Honoree works with human cannonballs and thrill rides

    Power of 9 Honoree works with human cannonballs and thrill rides

    Thursday, June 30 2016 7:53 PM EDT2016-06-30 23:53:03 GMT
    Donna Britt, Power of 9 Honoree Cliff Barton and WAFB Videographer Brandon Shackleford (Source: WAFB)Donna Britt, Power of 9 Honoree Cliff Barton and WAFB Videographer Brandon Shackleford (Source: WAFB)

    Cliff Barton is on a city-parish computer trying to navigate at work. He works in Human Resources at 1755 Florida Street. The government security measures won't let him play videos, but he can show pictures. 

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    Cliff Barton is on a city-parish computer trying to navigate at work. He works in Human Resources at 1755 Florida Street. The government security measures won't let him play videos, but he can show pictures. 

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  • Power of 9: Mary Vedros & Carol Ducote

    Power of 9: Mary Vedros & Carol Ducote

    Carol Ducote at the piano, Mary Vedros leading the singing and residents of Southside Assisted Living in Baton Rouge. (Source: WAFB)Carol Ducote at the piano, Mary Vedros leading the singing and residents of Southside Assisted Living in Baton Rouge. (Source: WAFB)

    The songs are selected for their courtship years, so they harken back to earlier times. And the facial expressions on the men and women gathered is one of deep satisfaction as they revisit old songs like old friends. Leading this joyful gathering are two long-time friends. Carol Ducote and Mary Vedros are former nuns who do this for their love of people.

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    The songs are selected for their courtship years, so they harken back to earlier times. And the facial expressions on the men and women gathered is one of deep satisfaction as they revisit old songs like old friends. Leading this joyful gathering are two long-time friends. Carol Ducote and Mary Vedros are former nuns who do this for their love of people.

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  • Power of 9: Pops, booms and fun science with Dow STEM employees

    Power of 9: Pops, booms and fun science with Dow STEM employees

    Thursday, April 28 2016 5:05 PM EDT2016-04-28 21:05:52 GMT
    Thursday, April 28 2016 7:00 PM EDT2016-04-28 23:00:23 GMT
    Kelvin Harrison/ Dow Chem Water Distribution employee, Greg Stowers/Dow STEM Ambassador, and Mark Wilson Dow Ethylene Plant (Source: WAFB)Kelvin Harrison/ Dow Chem Water Distribution employee, Greg Stowers/Dow STEM Ambassador, and Mark Wilson Dow Ethylene Plant (Source: WAFB)

    Mark Wilson is an Ethylene Plant employee at Dow, volunteering at "You Be The Chemist Day." He points out the difference a day like this makes. Capital One Bank, the United Way's Volunteer Center and WAFB are proud to honor people like the Dow STEM employees. 

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    Mark Wilson is an Ethylene Plant employee at Dow, volunteering at "You Be The Chemist Day." He points out the difference a day like this makes. Capital One Bank, the United Way's Volunteer Center and WAFB are proud to honor people like the Dow STEM employees. 

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  • Power of 9: Honors for Prairieville couple

    Power of 9: Honors for Prairieville couple

    Thursday, March 31 2016 5:05 PM EDT2016-03-31 21:05:11 GMT
    Thursday, March 31 2016 7:00 PM EDT2016-03-31 23:00:32 GMT
    Carolyn Vigie (Source: Carolyn Vigie)Carolyn Vigie (Source: Carolyn Vigie)

    ExxonMobil has 3-thousand employees and somehow these two found each other and fell in love. One was in the refinery, the other in the chemical plant. That was 43 years ago. 

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    ExxonMobil has 3-thousand employees and somehow these two found each other and fell in love. One was in the refinery, the other in the chemical plant. That was 43 years ago. 

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  • Power of 9: Manna Givers

    Power of 9: Manna Givers

    Friday, March 11 2016 1:01 AM EST2016-03-11 06:01:17 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2016 7:45 PM EDT2016-03-14 23:45:46 GMT

    The evening meal is when many families get together each day and March's Power of 9 super volunteers are people who swing into action for supper. 

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    The evening meal is when many families get together each day and March's Power of 9 super volunteers are people who swing into action for supper. 

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  • Power of 9 super volunteer is way behind the scenes

    Power of 9 super volunteer is way behind the scenes

    Monday, February 8 2016 4:53 PM EST2016-02-08 21:53:33 GMT
    Monday, February 8 2016 7:38 PM EST2016-02-09 00:38:18 GMT
    Brett Henchy volunteers to be the glue that holds Troop 7 Boy Scout together. She's a member of St. Aloysius Church's Boy Scout committee, but it's far more than that.  More >>

    Brett Henchy volunteers to be the glue that holds Troop 7 Boy Scout together. She's a member of St. Aloysius Church's Boy Scout committee, but it's far more than that. 

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  • Power of 9 breakfast salutes generous hearts

    Power of 9 breakfast salutes generous hearts

    Thursday, January 28 2016 10:55 PM EST2016-01-29 03:55:28 GMT
    Thursday, January 28 2016 11:31 PM EST2016-01-29 04:31:08 GMT
    The Lod Cook Center at LSU was filled with laughter and chatter as families and friends gathered to watch the twelve winners of the Power of 9 awards gather more praise for their works. More >>

    The Lod Cook Center at LSU was filled with laughter and chatter as families and friends gathered to watch the twelve winners of the Power of 9 awards gather more praise for their works.

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  • Power of 9: Volunteer Ascension Connecteens

    Power of 9: Volunteer Ascension Connecteens

    Thursday, December 31 2015 4:35 PM EST2015-12-31 21:35:59 GMT
    Thursday, December 31 2015 7:00 PM EST2016-01-01 00:00:25 GMT

    Teens may still be figuring out social graces as they grow up, but they do so with generosity and the power to do good. That's why Connecteens are our Power of 9 Honorees. 

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    Teens may still be figuring out social graces as they grow up, but they do so with generosity and the power to do good. That's why Connecteens are our Power of 9 Honorees. 

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  • Power of 9 Winner Gives All

    Power of 9 Winner Gives All

    Thursday, November 26 2015 3:01 PM EST2015-11-26 20:01:42 GMT

    You enter the auditorium of Theatre Baton Rouge behind Bon Carre Business Center and there are women on the stage, including me, clucking and honking and chirping. Sitting in the theater watching is Sue Hilliard and her friend. Sue is a super volunteer for the community theater.

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    You enter the auditorium of Theatre Baton Rouge behind Bon Carre Business Center and there are women on the stage, including me, clucking and honking and chirping. Sitting in the theater watching is Sue Hilliard and her friend. Sue is a super volunteer for the community theater.

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  • Power of 9: LSU Big Buddy

    Power of 9: LSU Big Buddy

    Thursday, October 29 2015 5:15 PM EDT2015-10-29 21:15:06 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 10:49 PM EDT2015-10-30 02:49:22 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)
    Big Buddy Baton Rouge had told 9News that this LSU student organization was phenomenal. In just its first year, it re-wrote the book on how to do Big Buddy, creating large group activities for LSU students and their little buddies on the weekends.More >>
    Big Buddy Baton Rouge had told 9News that this LSU student organization was phenomenal. In just its first year, it re-wrote the book on how to do Big Buddy, creating large group activities for LSU students and their little buddies on the weekends.More >>
  • Power of 9: Kristin Smith

    Power of 9: Kristin Smith

    Friday, October 2 2015 9:42 PM EDT2015-10-03 01:42:10 GMT
    Monday, October 5 2015 2:44 PM EDT2015-10-05 18:44:35 GMT
    Power of 9 award winner Kristin SmithPower of 9 award winner Kristin Smith
    Kristin Smith was assigned to East Feliciana High School in Jackson last year.  In her second year working as a Teach for America volunteer, she’s mobilized a new club for students.More >>
    Kristin Smith was assigned to East Feliciana High School in Jackson last year. In her second year working as a Teach for America volunteer, she’s mobilized a new club for students.More >>
  • Power of 9: The Bunch Family is busting out in puppies

    Power of 9: The Bunch Family is busting out in puppies

    Thursday, August 27 2015 5:05 PM EDT2015-08-27 21:05:09 GMT
    Thursday, August 27 2015 8:43 PM EDT2015-08-28 00:43:39 GMT
    When checking in on the August Power of 9 Award winner, the Bunch family was bursting with puppies! Joey and Bryan Bunch have four children and live in what seems like a normal house in a quiet neighborhood of Zachary. But the population of the Bunch house is more than just people.More >>
    When checking in on the August Power of 9 Award winner, the Bunch family was bursting with puppies! Joey and Bryan Bunch have four children and live in what seems like a normal house in a quiet neighborhood of Zachary. But the population of the Bunch house is more than just people.More >>
  • Power Of 9: Tanya Whitney

    Power Of 9: Tanya Whitney

    Thursday, July 30 2015 5:55 PM EDT2015-07-30 21:55:20 GMT
    Thursday, July 30 2015 7:34 PM EDT2015-07-30 23:34:39 GMT
    Tanya at her first duty station in 1985 (Source: Tanya Whitney)Tanya at her first duty station in 1985 (Source: Tanya Whitney)
    Tanya Whitney had worked 28 years with the US Army and Army National Guard. She'd served most recently a second deployment to Iraq and time in Afghanistan. She had assignments in Africa, Honduras, and domestically in her younger years.More >>
    Tanya Whitney had worked 28 years with the US Army and Army National Guard. She'd served most recently a second deployment to Iraq and time in Afghanistan. She had assignments in Africa, Honduras, and domestically in her younger years.More >>
  • Power of 9: Peggy Casanova

    Power of 9: Peggy Casanova

    Friday, July 3 2015 4:46 PM EDT2015-07-03 20:46:53 GMT
    Friday, July 3 2015 7:28 PM EDT2015-07-03 23:28:29 GMT
    Peggy Casanova is a 13-year employee at the West Feliciana Community Center. Her sweet raspy voice with a southern drawl is like a warm hug when you walk in the building. Casanova views the community center clients as practically "family." More >>
    Peggy Casanova is a 13-year employee at the West Feliciana Community Center. Her sweet raspy voice with a southern drawl is like a warm hug when you walk in the building. Casanova views the community center clients as practically "family." More >>
  • Power of 9: Laura Gardner

    Power of 9: Laura Gardner

    Thursday, May 28 2015 5:46 PM EDT2015-05-28 21:46:23 GMT
    Thursday, May 28 2015 8:31 PM EDT2015-05-29 00:31:56 GMT
    On Saturday, May 30, a wedding will take place, and Laura Gardner and Brandon Ewing will tie the knot. The couple may have survived the biggest test two years ago. More >>
    On Saturday, May 30, a wedding will take place, and Laura Gardner and Brandon Ewing will tie the knot. The couple may have survived the biggest test two years ago. More >>
  • Power of 9: Elsa Galarza

    Power of 9: Elsa Galarza

    Thursday, April 30 2015 4:52 PM EDT2015-04-30 20:52:08 GMT
    Friday, May 1 2015 3:38 PM EDT2015-05-01 19:38:27 GMT
    Elsa Galarza is an industrial engineer who volunteers with Catholic Charities. Because she was originally an immigrant from Mexico and is still fluent in Spanish, the Catholic volunteer coordinators assigned her to Spanish-speaking immigrants.More >>
    Elsa Galarza is an industrial engineer who volunteers with Catholic Charities. Because she was originally an immigrant from Mexico and is still fluent in Spanish, the Catholic volunteer coordinators assigned her to Spanish-speaking immigrants.More >>
  • Power of 9: Shell Geismar

    Power of 9: Shell Geismar

    Thursday, March 26 2015 10:42 PM EDT2015-03-27 02:42:01 GMT
    Thursday, March 26 2015 10:42 PM EDT2015-03-27 02:42:02 GMT
    Capital One Bank, the United Way's Volunteer Center and WAFB are proud to honor Shell Geismar employees for their community service.More >>
    Capital One Bank, the United Way's Volunteer Center and WAFB are proud to honor Shell Geismar employees for their community service.More >>
  • Power Of 9: St. James Workers

    Power Of 9: St. James Workers

    Thursday, February 26 2015 5:07 PM EST2015-02-26 22:07:50 GMT
    Thursday, February 26 2015 5:07 PM EST2015-02-26 22:07:51 GMT
    You'll find them in most parish governmental offices.More >>
    You'll find them in most parish governmental offices.
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  • Power of 9: Edna Cosey

    Power of 9: Edna Cosey

    Thursday, January 29 2015 5:48 PM EST2015-01-29 22:48:12 GMT
    Thursday, January 29 2015 5:48 PM EST2015-01-29 22:48:13 GMT
    The January honoree for outstanding volunteer work is Edna Cosey. Read about her and her story.More >>
    The January honoree for outstanding volunteer work is Edna Cosey. Read about her and her story.
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  • Power of 9: Mike and Gloria Graham

    Power of 9: Mike and Gloria Graham

    Thursday, December 25 2014 6:57 PM EST2014-12-25 23:57:08 GMT
    Thursday, December 25 2014 11:21 PM EST2014-12-26 04:21:02 GMT
    Former WAFB weatherman Mike Graham and his wife, Gloria, are receiving our Power of 9 volunteer award for what they do as a dynamic duo.More >>
    Former WAFB weatherman Mike Graham and his wife, Gloria, are receiving our Power of 9 volunteer award for what they do as a dynamic duo.More >>
  • Power of 9: Mike Zobrist

    Power of 9: Mike Zobrist

    Thursday, November 27 2014 4:41 PM EST2014-11-27 21:41:38 GMT
    Thursday, November 27 2014 4:41 PM EST2014-11-27 21:41:39 GMT
    Capital One Bank, the United Way's Volunteer Center and WAFB are proud to honor Power of 9 volunteers like Mike Zobrist, who helps students with math and reading.More >>
    Capital One Bank, the United Way's Volunteer Center and WAFB are proud to honor Power of 9 volunteers like Mike Zobrist, who helps students with math and reading.More >>
  • Power of 9: Liz Judice

    Power of 9: Liz Judice

    Thursday, October 30 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-10-31 01:19:45 GMT
    Liz Judice said her love of volunteering began in the meaningfulness of hurricane relief. Now she reaches into the chaos that can be a child's life and becomes that child's court appointed special advocate...a CASA. More >>
    Liz Judice said her love of volunteering began in the meaningfulness of hurricane relief. Now she reaches into the chaos that can be a child's life and becomes that child's court appointed special advocate...a CASA. More >>
  • Power of 9: Marvin Borgmeyer

    Power of 9: Marvin Borgmeyer

    Friday, October 3 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-10-04 02:14:15 GMT
    Friday, October 3 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-10-04 02:14:16 GMT
    ExxonMobil is a huge corporate citizen in Baton Rouge, employing thousands, nurturing community outreach. Marvin Borgmeyer is a retiree from ExxonMobil with decades at the plant. The gifts he developed on the job, he carries into his volunteer work.More >>
    ExxonMobil is a huge corporate citizen in Baton Rouge, employing thousands, nurturing community outreach. Marvin Borgmeyer is a retiree from ExxonMobil with decades at the plant. The gifts he developed on the job, he carries into his volunteer work.More >>
  • Power of 9: Spike Barras

    Power of 9: Spike Barras

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:42:24 GMT
    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:57:05 GMT
    Spike Barras is retired, but hardly resting. For years, he traveled the world, helping companies construct new factories, refineries and infrastructure. 9News found him at work at The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane.More >>
    Spike Barras is retired, but hardly resting. For years, he traveled the world, helping companies construct new factories, refineries and infrastructure. 9News found him at work at The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane.More >>
  • Power of 9: Monique Cole

    Power of 9: Monique Cole

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    This month's Power of 9 honors a woman who takes care of her family and those in the community who can't afford to pay for food. She works for free to help others.More >>
  • The Power of 9: Neva Butkus

    The Power of 9: Neva Butkus

    When Neva Butkus moved to Baton Rouge five years ago, she had grown up outside of Chicago and wanted to continue volunteering as she had there. Neva works two jobs.More >>
    When Neva Butkus moved to Baton Rouge five years ago, she had grown up outside of Chicago and wanted to continue volunteering as she had there. Neva works two jobs.More >>
  • Power of 9: Rhonda Loy

    Power of 9: Rhonda Loy

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    Our May Power of 9 honoree is a busy woman. 9News caught up with her at her home with her kids in Prairieville. The sun was shining brightly as the three played catch with a baseball.More >>
  • Power of 9: Hall of Fame volunteers

    Power of 9: Hall of Fame volunteers

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    9News called together women for an extraordinary gathering. Sitting outside the coffee shop and gift store of Baton Rouge General's Bluebonnet Hospital, they talked when rarely they see each other. More >>
  • Power of 9: Gwendolyn Hilliard

    Power of 9: Gwendolyn Hilliard

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    When 9News looked in on our Power of 9 honoree, she was at a Volunteer Ascension board meeting. During sometimes lively discussion, she flashed smiles that displayed what Donna Britt calls "charming dimples."More >>
  • Power of 9: Brian Babin

    Power of 9: Brian Babin

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    Be honest. If someone tells you they played a musical instrument as a child, then stopped for law school, didn't play again for 40 years, then picked it up again upon retirement...which is what this guy,More >>
  • Power of 9: Alvarez Construction

    Power of 9: Alvarez Construction

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    In November, the "No Such Thing as Impossible" Bike Ride was a huge success.  Children who rode adaptive bicycles were lined up like real racers and volunteers helped them round the track and celebrate as they crossed a finish line.More >>
  • Power of 9: Tri-Us

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    Let's call them the ‘Fantastic Four' or ‘Superhero' volunteers.  WAFB anchor Donna Britt recently joined them at Satterfield's Restaurant in New Roads to discuss their brainchild, ‘Tri-Us',More >>
  • Power of 9: Entergy

    Power of 9: Entergy

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    When you think of Entergy, you may think of crews climbing poles, restoring power. But when they're not on the clock, many workers don't stop helping the community. They help Istrouma High School.More >>
  • Power of 9: Laura Holmes

    Power of 9: Laura Holmes

    Laura Holmes is an angel in a Toyota.  She lives in St. Francisville and commutes to Catholic Charities in Baton Rouge and a location in New Roads to help people answer one of life's most difficult questionnaires:More >>
    Laura Holmes is an angel in a Toyota.  She lives in St. Francisville and commutes to Catholic Charities in Baton Rouge and a location in New Roads to help people answer one of life's most difficult questionnaires:  Their tax forms.More >>
  • Power of 9: Pat Templet

    Power of 9: Pat Templet

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    Pat Templet is looking at thank you notes with her Boys and Girls Club on-site supervisor Yameka Carmouche. Pat is a volunteer during the school day and for another Boys and Girls club program after school.More >>
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    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.

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    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

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  • Gunman barricaded inside California Trader Joe's

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    Police confirm the suspect shot his grandmother and girlfriend at another location, then took his grandmother's car. He also took his wounded girlfriend with him.

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    Police confirm the suspect shot his grandmother and girlfriend at another location, then took his grandmother's car. He also took his wounded girlfriend with him.

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  • SC dentist has ladies flocking for teeth cleanings after 'In My Fillings' challenge

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    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)

    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately.  

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    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately.  

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