Wednesday, July 9

SU Ag Center to Offer Healthy Living Classes for Teens in Opelousas

Baton Rouge, LA - Young people ages 10 to 18 are invited to learn how to take good care of themselves while having a good time during this year’s Healthy Living Workshop hosted by the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives in Opelousas.

When: July 16 – 30, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on weekdays
Where: 1209 Diesi St., in Opelousas

Crystal St. Junious with the Center said the classes are free.  However, parents will need to drop off and pick up their children each day at the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives.

Parents will need to register their children no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, July 11.

St. Junious said the program acknowledges that the teen years are a period of intense physical, emotional, mental and intellectual growth.

“It is also a time when your child develops habits that can last a lifetime. You can help your teenager reach optimal growth and development by instilling lifestyle habits that support a healthy and happy body,” St. Junious said.

She said the program will incorporate exercise, making healthy food choices, skin care and lessons on how to deal with and manage stress.

“In addition, multi-platinum recording artist Cupid and professional fitness instructor Kasey Barnes Binns will teach fitness with a twist of dance to show how much fun healthy living can be,” St. Junious said.

For more information, call the center at 337-943-2410 or visit the Daily World online.

The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives is a satellite unit of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center.  Located in Opelousas, the Center serves a 10- parish region of Southwest Louisiana.


Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

Wednesday, July 2

41st Annual Bayou Classic: 4 for 41 Tickets - Only in July!

Baton Rouge, LA – Get 4 Bayou Classic Tickets for Only $41. Hurry and get your family's tickets for the Bayou Classic! This special deal commemorates the Bayou Classic's 41st anniversary, and is perfect for you and your family. Enjoy family friendly events like the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade, Battle of the Bands & Greek Show, the game itself, Fan Festival and more!

Visit Ticketmaster HERE to purchase your tickets today! Or you can visit the following locations to purchase tickets:
·        New Orleans Arena Box Office (1501 Girod Street, New Orleans)
·        The Grambling State University Ticket Office
·        The Southern University Ticket Office 
 The code for this ticket promotion is: 4FOR41

This offer is valid ONLY July 1-31, 2014. Certain rules and restrictions may apply.


Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714