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Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – Musical Petting Zoo

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors can view the collection of stringed instruments on display to touch, play, and enjoy. For more information call 888.677.3600 toll free or 472.6255 locally.

South Toledo Bend State Park, Anacoco – Nature Center Exhibits

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] An interpreter will be at the Nature Center to discuss exhibits of local wildlife including bald eagles, fish, birds, and alligators. Pictures depicting the building of the Toledo Bend Reservoir are on display as well as antique fishing gear. For more information call 888.398.4770 toll free or 286.9075 locally.

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Musket Demonstration

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] The demonstration includes a brief presentation of infantry weapons used in the Civil War, a discussion of  the merits of rifle muskets over smoothbore muskets and of the basic parts of the musket, a loading demonstration, and finally a firing demonstration. The presentation ends with a question and answer session and an invitation to continue [...]

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Daily Demonstrations

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[ July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013. ] Daily demonstrations will be conducted to show how cotton fiber was separated from seed. Juxtaposed against hand separation, this will serve to illustrate how such a simple machine had such a great impact on the proliferation of cotton production in the South. We will be using a wheel gin (hand crank roller gin). These types [...]

50th Miss LA Pageant This Weekend

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The 50th Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe is underway.  36 contestants are vying for the opportunity to represent the state in the Miss America Pageant next January.
The Miss Louisiana Organization will award more than a million dollars in scholarships.  Preliminary competition begins tomorrow.  The live finals can be seen right here on KLAX-TV Saturday night [...]

LA Sports Hall of Fame to Open

What do Chanda Rubin and Shaq have in common?  This weekend they’ll be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, which has a new facility that opens to the public in Natchitoches.

Festivities begin Thursday afternoon and conclude with the induction Saturday night.
These are ticketed events except for the kids autograph session Saturday morning from [...]

Roy O’Martin Donates Half Million Dollars to Camp Grant Walker

Camp Grant Walker is a much-loved part of the 4H program.  It’s hosted thousands of students over the years.  Over the years, the camp has acquired more acreage and is making improvements for the campers.
Today, a local business donated a half million dollars to help finish the second phase of the new multi-purpose building at [...]

Louisiana Pollster Discusses Outward Migration

One of the better-known pollsters in Louisiana speaks today to the downtown Rotary Club about migration.  But he’s talking about citizens moving away from Louisiana — especially in the 8 years since Hurricane Katrina.

He has conducted polls for politicians and for attorneys picking criminal juries.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/13

4 LSU Medical Facilities Under Private Management

LSU Medical Facilities in 4 cities are now under private management — as part of Governor Bobby Jindal’s push to privatize the university-run hospitals and clinics.
Back in December, Lafayette General Medical Center agreed to partner with the former University Medical Center, to maintain their facility.
Alex Labat was there for the official unveiling of the new [...]

Rapides Deputies Search for Attempted Kidnapper

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Rapides deputies are searching for a man they say could be connected to an attempted kidnapping on June 15th in the Kisatchie National Forest.  The victim says a man tried to pull her from her car, but she was able to drive away.  It happened on a gravel road that connects Woodworth to Melder.
He’s described [...]