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Cabrini Hospital Opens Community Clinic

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A community clinic across the street from Cabrini Hospital will be one option for the uninsured once Huey Long Hospital shuts down.
Cabrini hosted a walk-through of the facility today to show off what the Incarnate Word Community Clinic will offer.
Cabrini and Rapides Regional have both agreed to open these clinics to serve the uninsured, under-insured [...]

Motorcycle Clubs Donate Toys for Children

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Motorcycle clubs in Grant Parish are making donations to the sheriff’s toy drive.  The Circuit Rider’s Motorcycle Ministries, the Band Motorcycle Club and the Grayson Police Department rode to Colfax to donate toys for the sheriff’s toy drive.
Sheriff Steven McCain says this collection helped 155 children last year and he expects to meet or beat [...]

Rapides Regional Events – Dec. 2013

[ December 5, 2013 to December 16, 2013. ] Dec. 5: LOPA Tree of Life ceremony, 10 a.m., Rapides Regional Medical Center South Tower Lobby. Rapides Regional Medical Center joins with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency as it recognizes donors and their families during the holiday season. Family members are invited to place an ornament on the tree in honor of their loved one.

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Louisiana Federation of Teachers Meets This Week

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Teachers and school staffers are on vacation but they can’t take time off worrying about the future of education.
The 49th annual convention of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers is in Alexandria until tomorrow.  This is an AFLCIO affiliated union, with about 20 thousand members.
The common core curriculum is number one on the agenda and is [...]

Local Firefighter Dies in House Fire

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An off-duty Rapides Parish firefighter dies after his home catches fire, Sunday evening.  He’s 24-year-old Dustin Bordelon.
Authorities say they saw thick smoke coming from the house, but were able to put out the blaze and remove the victim.  He was taken a hospital where he later died.
Investigators say the fire started in the kitchen.
KLAX ABC [...]

Congressman McAllister in Town Today

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The fifth district’s brand new congressman is in Alexandria today.  Congressman Vance McAllister appeared at the LFT Convention and talked about his Washington experiences.

McAllister succeeds Rodney Alexander who resigned mid-term to take a job with governor Bobby Jindal.
KLAX ABC 31 News 11/25/13

Lagniappe Theatre Hosts Camp During Thanksgiving Break

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Children are out of school and some have drama in mind.  These students are attending the Lagniappe Theatre camp during Thanksgiving break.
The camp includes crafts, acting games, indoor drive-in movies with their own homemade cars and more.  It’s a camp with a cost, but parents say it’s a great way to keep the kids happy [...]

DOTD issues Thanksgiving Holiday travel advisory

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday, November 28, through Sunday, December 1).
DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urged drivers to use extra caution when traveling on the roadways during the upcoming [...]

Soldiers Prepare for Deployment Prior to Holidays

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While many prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, others are saying farewell. Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard’s 2nd battalion, 244th aviation regiment, are saying good-bye as they plan to leave for Kosovo.
Around 20 will provide care en route to medical treatment, as well as aircraft maintenance. They are now headed for training at [...]

Adoption Awareness Month Spurs Statewide Events

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November is Adoption Awareness Month.  The state Department of Children and Family Services wants more people to know about adoption as an opportunity to expand their families.

For more information, contact your local office of children and family services.
As part of this initiative, Louisiana’s first lady honors some remarkable families at the governor’s mansion.  This is [...]

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