Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Setup Begins for CMN Telethon at Cabrini

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Volunteers and staff from Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital are busy today, with less than a day to go for their biggest weekend of the year. It’s time for the Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telecast that begins tomorrow night in the hospital atrium.
These dedicated volunteers will run the phone banks, greet visitors and encourage area [...]

Zoo Event Moves to Riverfront Center Due to Rain

Rainy weather forces the Wild Night of the Arts to move from the Alexandria Zoo to the Riverfront Center. Members of friends of the Alexandria Zoo, known as FOTAZ, scrambled to move everything to a different location, decorating and setting up tables for the gala event.
This is a new format for the annual Wild Side [...]

Local Veterans Weigh-In on VA Hospital Scandal

A mobile office to help disabled veterans is set up today at the parish veterans center.
We asked if they’re responding to hospital scandal now permeating in Washington.

This is a non-profit agency that has been traveling the state helping veterans with paperwork and information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/30/14

What’s Happening This Weekend in Cenla

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The Kisatchie National Forest is hosting a series of derbies this weekend and next. It starts tomorrow morning at seven at Valentine Lake Recreation Area.
And learn the basics of ceramics during a workshop at the Alexandria Museum of Art tomorrow. That begins at 10.
And it’s movie night tomorrow at Westside Regional Library. It begins at [...]

Heavy Flooding in Lafayette Causes Schools to Close

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Due to heavy rains yesterday and today some students in Lafayette Parish got a surprise. Lafayette Parish Schools released students early today due to flooding conditions.
Authorities in the parish reported several wrecks and with the potential for lighting strikes, heavy wind, and tornadoes the school day was cut short.
The National Weather Service issued a flash [...]

LSUA Softball Team Returns Home from World Series

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Just a couple days after getting eliminated from the World Series, the LSUA softball team is back home.
Despite coming home empty-handed, yesterday the fans came out to support the girls, and show their appreciation for the team’s efforts this year.
Despite going into the tournament as the top seed, they lost both their games. This was [...]

Car Seat Event Held Today

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What if you had a piece of life saving equipment, but you didn’t know how to use it?
That’s the predicament for a lot of parents. Car seats for children are not always used properly.
Today, a car seat event was held at Rapides Regional.

Trooper Moreau says it’s not that difficult to learn the proper installation, but [...]

Seniors Enjoy Month of Olympic Games

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A month of games comes to an end today for seniors in their own olympics. They took part in several events, from track and field to shuffleboard, and even challenges like a spelling bee. Winners of these games will head to state competitions.
Today, all the athletes took part in a health and fitness day with [...]

Mayor Roy Details Proposal for New Performing Arts Center Management

Mayor Jacques Roy goes into detail on a proposal to hire the community foundation to run the performing arts center.
It’s twice been pulled from the city council agenda, mainly he says to let people look at the contract and make sure it benefits the city.

The Community Foundation and its head, Tom Harmeyer, will run the [...]

Historian Tells Rotary: First Bowie Knife Made in Central LA

Here’s a fact you may not know about Central Louisiana. Historians tell us the first Bowie knife ever forged was made on the banks of Bayou Boeuf in the Bunkie area.
Today, members of the Rotary Club there heard the story about their link to history.

The knife became famous for being used by Bowie at the [...]

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