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42nd “So Rare” Antique Show and Sale
The show features dealers from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Items for sale include antique furniture, oriental rugs, china, crystal, Victorian and depression glassware, pottery, estate and vintage jewelry, silver, textiles, linens, tapestries, artwork, lamps, tools and war memorabilia.
A glass grinding vendor will also be on hand to repair chipped crystal and glassware.
42nd “So Rare” Antique Show and Sale
February 20, 21, 22, 2015
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm / Sunday: 11am – 4pm
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D L Hughley
Paragon Casino & Resort
1115 Texas Avenue
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Nine Found Dead in Missouri
(TYRONE, Mo.) -- The Texas County Sheriff's Department in Missouri says nine people were found dead in the area of Tyrone on Thursday evening. John Roman/iStock/Thinkstock At about 10:15 p.m. Thursday, the TCSD responded to a reported disturbance called in by a young girl who said she heard gunshots. The girl had fled to a neighbor's house to alert authorities.
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Leonard Nimoy: “Star Trek” Co-Stars William Shatner and George Takei Remember Their Friend
(LOS ANGELES) -- Leonard Nimoy died on Friday at the age of 83, and Hollywood is reeling from the loss. CBS via Getty Images Flowers will be placed on his Hollywood Walk of Fame star, and many of his fellow actors expressed their condolences on social media. "I loved him like a brother," his Star Trek co-star William Shatner wrote on Facebook. "We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his cap... More Stories
New York Couple to Turn a Combined 212 Years Old
(NEW YORK) -- A New York couple married for 82 years will celebrate a major milestone Saturday when the husband, Duranord Veillard, turns 108. Amalia Thomas The momentous occasion means the couple will be a combined 212 years old. Veillards wife, Jeanne, is 104. He will tell you the secret to living a long life is all God, a family friend told ABC News of Veillard. He says that God has prese... More Stories
Boris Nemtsov, Vocal Critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Shot Dead in Moscow
(MOSCOW) -- Boris Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putins most vocal and visible opponents was shot and killed near Moscows Red Square Friday, a member of his political party told ABC News. Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images Nemtsov, a prominent opposition leader, was shot multiple times in the back as he walked by a bridge near the Kremlin late Friday night, according to Russias Investig... More Stories
Canadian City Sues US Guardrail Maker for $500 Million
(STRATFORD, Ontario) -- The multi-million dollar troubles for an embattled American guardrail maker have extended north of the border as a Canadian city filed a lawsuit this week over the companys allegedly dangerous and defective guardrail design. ABC KSAT San Antonio The complaint, obtained by ABC News, seeks half a billion dollars in damages on behalf of the city of Stratford, located in On... More Stories
Cardinals Release Veteran Darnell Dockett
(TEMPE, Ariz.) -- The Arizona Cardinals released 11-year veteran Darnell Dockett on Friday. NFL Shield (NFL)
Dockett was entering the final year of his contract and was set to make
$6.8 million this season with a $9.8 million cap hit. "We have been very clear about our feelings for Darnell and our desire to have him back," Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said in a statement Friday. "After ... More Stories
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Rapides schools Superintendent Nason "Tony" Authement announced schools are closed Monday and Tuesday due to predictions of freezing temperatures, rain and ice accumulation on roads. The Diocese of Alexandria has canceled school for Monday, which affects Holy Savior Menard Central High School, Our Lady of Prompt Succor School and St. Frances Cabrini Elementary in Rapides Parish and St. Joseph School in Plaucheville. Schools in Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches and Vernon parishes are closed Monday with decisions pending for Tuesday.
Also closed today all state offices in Central and North Louisiana. Louisiana State University and University Academy, Louisiana College in Pineville and all campuses of Northwestern State University are closed Monday.
Major economic news for Central Louisiana was announced Friday as local and state officials made it official that American Specialty Alloys plans to develop a $2.4 billion aluminum mill at the site of the former International Paper mill in Pineville. The plant, which will provide strong, lightweight metal for the automotive and aerospace industries, will create 1,450 new permanent jobs, including 850 direct ASA employees and 600 employees of corporate partners that will perform additional manufacturing and logistics functions on the mill campus. In addition, Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project would result in 2,600 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 4,000 new jobs in Central Louisiana. ASA expects to break ground later this year, with a targeted completion date of all facilities in 2020. ASA estimates development of the aluminum mill will generate 2,000 construction jobs.
In the end it really was no race at all.. Jeff Hall won a landslide victory Saturday in a special election for the House District 26 seat. Hall, a retired Cleco executive, had 3,361 votes or 84.07 percent to defeat two other candidates, according to the Secretary of State's Office.
Daniel Williams, Alexandria's Community Services director, was second with 457 votes or 11.43 percent. Alice "Red" Hammond, a retired Air Force captain, had 180 votes or 4.5 percent
Alcohol is suspected in a traffic accident that claimed the life of one teen and left another in serious condition. The victim was identified by police as 18 year old Abigail Welch of Deridder. Welch was a passenger in a pickup driven by 19 year old Blake Shell of Singer, who was partially ejected, according to police. Neither teen was wearing a seatbelt.
The legislature’s joint budget committee approved a 103-million dollar cut to this fiscal year’s budget. But there were several complaints on how the cuts were handed down. Baton Rouge Representative Patricia Smith expressed her frustration that the governor’s office only received a ten-thousand dollar cut in funding. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols pushed lawmakers to approve the governor’s plan, because if any proposed cuts are re-stored, it will lead to deeper cuts next fiscal year.
Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle is the first 2015 gubernatorial candidate to begin advertising on television. LaPolitics.com’s Jeremy Alford says the commercials are part of the $200,000 buy. Alford says there are three commercials in rotation feature Angelle’s “Workhorse Not a Showhorse” line and in one of the ads he speaks in Cajun French. Alford says now we can expect to see gubernatorial ads non-stop between now and the fall, not only from candidates but also from super PACS.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon encourages taxpayers to file for an insurance rebate available to any person who pays for a homeowners, renters or business property insurance policy. Donelon says eligible taxpayers should check the box on their returns for the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Assessment rebate. Donelon says if you have questions, go to the insurance department’s website or call his office.
A group of LSU students believe the legislature should approve a constitutional amendment that protects higher education from budget cuts. Higher ed and health care are not protected and they will likely take the brunt of next fiscal year’s budget cuts. So far the group has gathered over one-thousand signatures of LSU students.
It was another great weekend for Tiger Baseball. LSU rolled up 21 hits in 16-2 win over Boston College Saturday to sweep the series. This is the second sweep in as many weekends.
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