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Get it Growing: Fall Plants

Fall means different colors on trees and plants throughout Louisiana. But if you’re looking for more color, you can do something about it. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill shows some plants that can make your landscape burst with those warm fall shades of orange, red, and gold.

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Rapides Symphony to Host Fall Concert

The fall concert for the Rapides Symphony is Saturday night at 7:30pm at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. It features the True Classics.

You can call the symphony office at (318) 442-9709 or visit their website for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/30/14

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Flu Shots Offered Tomorrow at Health Unit

Medical experts say it’s easy to get your flu shots now. Tomorrow, just take your insurance cards and drive through, with your sleeves rolled up, at Rapides Parish Health Unit from eight to three.
The maximum out-of-pocket expense is 10 dollars. And it’s free for Medicaid and Medicare patients.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/30/14

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Local American Heart Assoc. Honors Forward-Thinking Children

Ladies from the American Heart Association local chapter honor some forward-thinking children today. They’re members of the Circle of Red, women dedicated to eliminating heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the United States.
These students at Julius Patrick Elementary won the prize for door decorations that inspire a healthy Halloween by [...]

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Pineville Rotary Club Gives Out Dictionaries to 4th Graders

For the ninth year, the Pineville Rotary Club is giving away dictionaries to fourth graders. These kids at Pineville Elementary received their books this morning.
In all, the Rotarians will hand out these dictionaries to 10 schools and at the Pineville Youth Center.
The club president says this is an important job for their group, which is [...]

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Kiwanis Hears from Juvenile Justice Expert

Decades ago, parents worried if their children were hanging out at pool halls.
Times have indeed changed and a juvenile justice expert in our area Newmon Bobb, describes the problems parents and law enforcement now face.

He and another court officer today spoke to the Alexandria Kiwanis Club.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/30/14

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Safety Tips, Trick-Or-Treat Times for CenLA

Halloween belongs to the children and law enforcement agencies want to remind you they will be on high alert. Here are some simple safety rules from APD Officer Bruce Fairbanks and State Trooper Scott Moreau that will make Halloween memorable and safe for your little ghouls and goblins.

Meanwhile, the state probation and parole group will [...]

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Gilchrist Construction Holds Job Fair to Hunt for CDL Drivers

A local company is looking for CDL drivers for its company. Gilchrist Construction visits the source today at the area VO-Tech school. They’re pitching the company, providing information about their benefits and helping people in training to find out what they need to do to further their careers as a driver for a business or [...]

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Chamber Project Provides Resources for Budding Entrepreneurs

If you have ever thought about being your own boss and starting your own business, then a new Chamber project provides an excellent resource today. Booths lined the Convention Hall to showcase different items made in Central Louisiana and what is sold in Alexandria and Pineville.
Resource people were on hand to talk to hopeful entrepreneurs [...]

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Latest SPARC Project

City officials are showing off another SPARC project that’s completed. This is signage for the lower third where it splits with Second Street as a gateway to the downtown area.
SPARC is a taxpayer-funded infrastructure project that enhances different corridors throughout the city. In this case, it’s the riverfront and lower third.
Other gateway signs are on [...]

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Alexandria Middle Magnet Students Dress Up for Professional Day

Over at Alexandria Middle Magnet it was Professional Day.   The principal says he was excited to see a lot of mini me’s. Many chose to dress like the principal as part of their professional costume.
The children were asked to dress the part of the career they may pursue when they’re grown up. And as part [...]

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Arthur Smith School Takes Part in Red Ribbon Week

It’s Red Ribbon Week at Arthur Smith Middle School. Each day children are encouraged to remember the meaning of the Red Ribbon Campaign. And today some got to wear camo clothing.
Red Ribbon Week is part of the fight against drugs, with encouragement to children to “just say no” and say yes to healthy bodies and [...]

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