Before we go any further, I've got to say THANK YOU to Rich Childers and all our Veterans. Thank you for your commitment. Thank you for your service. Thank you for keeping America the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE.

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Rich not only served our country himself, but he continues to serve by working with our area veterans. Especially those who just need an understanding ear. An ear who has heard some of the sound horrific sounds; the sounds of war. The sounds of pain.

Rich has been there and it's his mission to eradicate the 22. Twenty two veterans are lost every day due to the long term mental stresses of war. And as Rich says, "one is too many."

And THANK YOU to Rich's wife, Cindy, who let us know about Rich's heroics and his involvement with the incredible organization, Cover 6 Outdoors. It was Cindy's nomination letter that made our job of selecting Rich so much easier. He's this week's recipient of the Kiss Country Caught in the Act Award.

My husband, Rich Childers, is a volunteer for A Veteran group called Cover 6 Outdoors. This year, they are holding their 3rd Annual Crappie Tournament on Grand Bayou in Coushatta. He is the Louisiana chapter rep and has been with this group for 5 years now. This organization is run by Veterans for Veterans. Cover 6 outdoors introduces Veterans back to the outdoors, with a kind of non-traditional therapy. So it's Veterans with Veterans being able to talk freely with people who understand how they feel (other Veterans).

Rich Childers, because you've been 'Caught in the Act' the gang at Silver Star Smokehouse have a $100 Gift Certificate for you and the family to come have dinner!

Take a listen to the phone call we made to Rich to let him know that he was this week's Caught In The Act Award recipient.

To learn more about Cover 6 Outdoors and how you can help or how Veterans can become part of this organization, just go to

50+ Pictures of Shreveport's Abandoned Historic Fairgrounds Field

Before you know it, Shreveport's historic Fairgrounds Field will be will be exactly that - history. Once the legal wrangling is done, the proverbial endangered-bat-guano will hit the fan and the once glorious Ratchet-City cathedral to baseball will be demolished and gone.

Before it "bats" its final inning, let's take a final look at the glory that once was. I warn you though, it's kind of like seeing that super-hot girl from high school 20 years later - and time has not been kind.

These awesome pictures were provided by urban photographer extraordinaire Ron DeBello.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

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Data collection site used information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile a list of the highest paying jobs in the country. They broke the data down for jus the Shreveport-Bossier area as well.

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