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Seatbelt and Sobriety Checkpoint
In an effort to increase seatbelt usage and combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop D and the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office plan to conduct a checkpoint on Saturday, May 25th from 9 p.m.- 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Allen Parish. The mission is to find and remove impaired drivers from the road before they can cause injury or death to themselves or others and to ticket vehicle occupants who are not properly restrained.
The majority of vehicle occupants who die in crashes in our state are not wearing a seatbelt including 7 of the 8 people who have died in crashes investigated by Troop D so far this year. Wearing a seatbelt is the single most effective thing motorists can do to protect themselves in the event of a crash.
Library Closed Memorial Day
All locations of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed Monday, May 27 to observe Memorial Day. Locations will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28th. Visit www.rpl.org for more information about the library.
Memorial Day Program
“To Honor Those Who Served,” you are invited to the Memorial Day Program at the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery located at 3348 University Pkwy in Leesville on Friday, May 24, 11:00 a.m. Guest Speaker will be Major Daniel Arthur Wilson, Jr., US Air Force Retired.
Any service organization that would like to place a memorial wreath during the program, please contact the cemetery. VIP are encouraged to RSVP. Contact information: Carol Martin, 337-238-6405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Tribute Show
A FREE CONCERT honoring the fallen and those serving, wounded or lost in service. Friday, May 24, 4-8PM at Forts Randolf and Buhlow State Historic Site Museum in Pineville. Live tribute performance by Bill Johnson as “Bob Hope,” Kristy Casey as “Marilyn Monroe” and Levi Silver as “Elvis.”