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Thursday September 18th
September means pancake time! Once again, A Perfect Fit Foundation will be hosting its annual pancake fundraiser, this Thursday, September 18, from 6:30am until 11:00am at St. James Episcopal Church in Alexandria. 100% of the funds raised go directly toward providing well-fitted, uniform-approved shoes for underprivileged elementary school children in Cenla.
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Les Fest 2014
Thursday Sept 25th 6pm
Enjoy a wild evening at this outdoor music fest and fundraiser celebrating the Alexandria Zoo and remembering Zoo Director Les Whitt and his love for music. Live music by Bonerama, silent auction, food available for purchase, presentations with animals and updates on the Alexandria Zoo are featured.
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Avoyelles Commission of Tourism
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Marksville State Historic Site
September 20, 2014
$4adults(over 62, under 13 free)
UMW Fall Festival
1st United Methodist Church
Saturday October 4th from 9a to 1p
30 Booth of Handmade Arts & Crafts for Sale Along With a BBQ Lunch, Food Booths & the Pumpkin Patch
Public is Invited. Call 640-1050 For Info.
he Running Man Dash
Saturday October 4th
The Running Man Dash is an annual fun run and walk put on by Anytime Fitness to promote staying active in Cenla. The fun run/walk will be held in honor of Maddie Norris and to help build awareness about her disability. It will have obstacles including a colored chalk station , and a Slip-N-Slide . The event will be fun for all ages. We encourage you to make teams , come up with fun team names, and wear costumes . The Running Man Dash will be held at beautiful Buhlow Recreation Area. All proceeds from the race will be donated to United Cerebral Palsy Foundation . Help us build awareness about cerebral palsy by participating, or making a donation
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Opening band to be announced, then Steelheart, Lita Ford, Warrant, Dokken and Dee Snider, hosted by Eddie Trunk
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The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirms that the brain-eating ameba that has showed up in two South Louisiana water districts, has now been found in a water system in Sabine Parish.
Efforts to increase enrollment at Central Louisiana universities seem to be working. Louisiana State University of Alexandria announced a 21-percent increase for the fall at a news conference Monday. It’s the largest enrollment at the school since 2008 and largest year-to-year increase since 1987, according to the university. Northwestern State also reported a small increase Monday, pushing the school’s enrollment past 9,000 students.
The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office reports a traffic stop near Centerpoint ended with the arrests of Pineville and Hessmer men and the recovery of more than a quarter-million dollars in heavy equipment reported stolen from multiple Central Louisiana parishes.
PayScale-dot-com ranks Louisiana Tech number one in the state in early- and mid-career salaries for graduates. The report says Tech graduates, early in their career, earn an average of over $49,000 per year. Mid-career salaries for Tech graduates, who have at least 10 years of experience in their field, average over $86,000 per year.
A Democrat-leaning group has filed a complaint accusing U.S. Sen. David Vitter of violating a state campaign finance law. The American Democracy Legal Fund accused Republican Vitter and his Senate campaign of impropriety in contributing $100,000 to a group supporting his 2015 governor’s race bid.
When the Saints play the Minnesota Vikings in the dome Sunday, there will be a recognizable name on the playing field. Less than a week after he was charged with child abuse, star running back Adrian Peterson is cleared to play. The Vikings’ owners say they want to let the legal process play out before any other playing decisions are made.
According to State Farm, the number of vehicle-deer collisions are on the rise in Louisiana. Spokesman Gary Stephenson says there was a nearly six-percent increase in these accidents in the state. Stephenson says there were over 9,700 vehicle-deer collisions in the Bayou State last year.
The recent indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges has opened a nationwide discussion on disciplining children with corporal punishment. Peterson allegedly used a switch, a tree branch stripped of its leaves, on his son reportedly causing multiple injuries to the child. State Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Suzy Sonnier says corporal punishment is considered legal in Louisiana within reason.
Attorneys for the state Department of Corrections are asking a federal appellate court to reverse a judge’s ruling that said conditions on death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola are unconstitutional during the summer. Judge Brian Jackson says the state must install a cooling system that will keep heat indexes from going over 88 degrees.
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The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Bethany couple after they delayed seeking medical treatment for a toddler with a head injury. Spokesperson Cindy Chadwick says detectives responded to a call from a local hospital and found a 15-month-old girl suffering from severe bruising and swelling of her head.
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