Once again, many stores will be opening their doors tonight to get a jump start on the Holiday shopping season. Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Sears and Target are just some of the retailers cutting their Thanksgiving short in the hopes of increasing revenues. LSU marketing professor Dan Rice says optimism is high among retailers that this will be a good holiday shopping season…
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But Rice says many shoppers and employees are not happy with with stores opening on Thanksgiving Day.
Next month, construction will begin on a mobile pet shelter that will be used for the 2015 hurricane season and beyond. State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says they received a 40-thousand dollar donation which will go towards the construction of the mobile pet shelter, which will be about a 50-foot transport truck that’s outfitted with pet cages…
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The state Department of Agriculture is responsible for pet evacuations.
A lot of restaurants are staying open on Thanksgiving Day giving people an additional dining option for their holiday festivities. Erica Burns, with the Louisiana Restaurant Association, says a big advantage for eating out on Thanksgiving is that it allows for more time to be spent with your family…
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She says last year 33 million Americans went to a restaurant for all or part of their Thanksgiving meal and it’s a trend that’s been growing over the last several years.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has produced a series of hunting safety videos illustrating the proper use of hunting gear. These videos contain information that will help both experienced and novice hunters enjoy the outdoors safely. Topics include “Safe Boating While Duck Hunting”, “Tree Stand Safety Basics”, and “Pirogue Safety”. The videos are available on the LDWF website, wlf-dot-louisiana-dot-gov.