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Strawberry Festival This Weekend

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Red is the color of spring in Louisiana for both crawfish and strawberries.
The annual Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula begins tomorrow.  An estimated 200 thousand people will attend and buy their strawberries for Easter.

Louisiana has nearly 400 acres of strawberries producing some 850 thousand flats a year, an amount valued at 14 million dollars.  This festival [...]

Missing Juveniles Found in New Orleans

Saint Landry officials say a couple of children reported missing earlier this week is cancelled.  12-year-old Ariel Robin and 15-year-old Henry Bieber Junior were found unharmed in New Orleans.
The 2 were identified as at-risk runaways.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/10/14

Body of Missing 3-Year-Old Boy Found

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The search for a 3-year-old boy who fell into a creek Monday morning is over.  The body of Alden Dauzat was found this morning, just about 24 hours after the 911 call.
Authorities say the little boy and his parents, Bridgette and Jessie Dauzat, of Winnfield, were fishing in spillway creek when their son fell in [...]

2 Rapides Deputies Arrested, Fired for Improper Behavior with Inmate

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Left to right: John Benjamin and Donald Weston
Rapides deputies arrest 2 deputies for improper behavior with an inmate.
John Benjamin is charged with malfeasance, prohibited sexual conduct and introducing contraband into a jail.  Donald Weston faces charges of malfeasance and prohibited sexual conduct.
Benjamin has been with the office since 2008 and Weston since last year.  Both [...]

2 More Local Attorneys Announce Candidacy for Pineville Judge

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Attorney Fred Pharis
Fred Pharis announces his candidacy for Pineville City and Ward judge.
Pharis has practiced law for more than 30 years.  He’s seeking the job vacancy being left by retiring judge Phillip Terrell.
One other candidate has already announced her candidacy for this open seat to be decided this fall.
 
And, a third candidate today announces he’s [...]

Chamber Promotes “Work Keys” Program

The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a program called “Work Keys” to help employers recruit skilled members of their work force.

Call the Chamber at 318.442.6671 if you have any additional questions.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/8/14

McAllister Asks for Forgiveness After Caught on Camera Kissing Staffer

Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister, is coming under fire after getting caught on camera kissing one of his staffers.  The married lawmaker is speaking out today, asking his wife and kids to forgive him and trying to save his job.  ABC’s Jeff Zeleny has the story.

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7th Annual Community-Wide Youth Job Fair

[ April 15, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. April 22, 2014; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] This job fair is to match young jobseekers (ages 16-25) with local businesses for summer, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or full-time entry level employment opportunities. Presented by: The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce, the Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center, the Learning Center for Rapides Parish, the City of Alexandria, and the City of Pineville.  Tuesday, [...]

No reservations needed for final ‘Steel Magnolias’ performances

[ April 8, 2014 to April 11, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – Reservations are no longer required for the final performances of “Steel Magnolias,” presented by Northwestern State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The show will run April 8-11 in the Treen Auditorium at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, and [...]

Bolton High School to hold 10th Annual Chalkfest

[ April 17, 2014; ] On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Bolton High School will hold its 10th Annual Chalkfest.  A group of over 50 students will spend the day creating chalk drawings on the concrete in front of the school building. Some works will be reproductions of famous artworks, while others are beautiful paintings by lesser-known and/or local artists.