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Cenla Chamber Presents Congressional Candidate Forum in Alexandria

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14 men are signed up to run for the District 5 seat in Congress in October.
11 candidates showed up this morning for their first forum, sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce.  Some in the group are well known, while others aren’t as familiar.  A few even live outside the district.
The chamber quickly scheduled this [...]

Jindal Responds to 5th District Race Controversy

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After the bio-fuel plants announcement, the Governor responded to some political questions.  He commented on the controversy surrounding the vacancy in the 5th Congressional District and about threats by Louisiana Republicans to vote to shut down the government over Obamacare.

Some Republicans criticized Jindal for offering a state job to retiring Congressman Rodney Alexander.  He is [...]

New Bio-Fuel Plants to be Constructed in Central LA

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Governor Bobby Jindal made an announcement while visiting Alexandria today regarding good economic news for Central Louisiana.  It’s part of his 64-parish tour.
Two bio-fuel plants will be built in Central Louisiana: one at the Alexandria Port and the other at the Natchitoches Port.  Jindal says the Cool Planet Energy System is making a capital investment [...]

“War Games” at Fort Polk

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Some 6 thousand soldiers are participating in war games at Fort Polk.  ABC 31 News Videographer Bennett Roland Junior is in the training area, which is called “The Box.”  He has this first-person report.

This is a regular rotation for the Joint Readiness Training Center headquartered at Fort Polk.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/23/13

Qualifying Ends for Special Congressional Election

It’s the final day of qualifying for the special election in the 5th Congressional District and 14 men are in the hunt.  Some say this is the longest list the district has seen in years.  They all are running in the October 19th election to fill the unexpired term of Rodney Alexander.
The candidates are: Eliot [...]

September Events for Louisiana State Parks

[ September 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013. ] Upon Request, Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Daily Demonstrations. 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. [...]

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting: GARAGE 23 – Aug. 30th

[ August 30, 2013; 2:00 pm; ] The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at Garage 23 on Friday, August 30th, at 2:00 pm.  Location:  213 Browns Lane, Leesville.

Garage 23 is a functional, athletic, strength training facility. They utilize the latest techniques in functional movements, metabolic conditioning and core to extremity principles. The coaches [...]

9/11 Memorial Service Sept. 8th

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[ September 8, 2013; 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Nominations For 2013 Natchitoches Treasures Requested

[ September 27, 2013; 4:30 pm; ] NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches is seeking nominations for 2013 Natchitoches Treasures.  The Natchitoches Treasures are an elite group of Natchitoches residents of retirement age who have made a lasting contribution to the community through their generosity, service, volunteerism and spirit.

Natchitoches Treasures have been selected each year since 2008.  Natchitoches Treasures for the year [...]

Private Investigator Class Begins Aug. 22

[ August 22, 2013 to August 25, 2013. ] NATCHITOCHES – A 40-hour basic private investigator course will be offered through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education Aug. 22-25.

The class will be from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day in South Hall. The course is designed to prepare students to take the Louisiana Private Investigator License Exam. The fee for [...]