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Garden District Garden Expanding to Allow Plot Rental

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The Garden District Garden is in for an expansion. It’s a community garden next to the Jewish temple and starting today, they’re expanding the plots so people can lease their own areas for $35 a year.
The Community Garden Group is also seeking donations to make the garden a real showplace.
More information is available on their [...]

As of Today Public Colleges, Universities Go Smoke-Free

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Today is the first day of no smoking at public colleges and universities. Teachers, students, staff and even visitors are being warned: light up, and you can be fined.
The Louisiana statehouse ordered all institutions of higher learning, and that includes the VO-Tech schools, to become tobacco-free by this date.
It even applies to workers who are [...]

State Parks Adjust Pool Schedule For End Of Summer

The Louisiana Office of State Parks is adjusting swimming pool schedules at sites throughout the state. Certified lifeguards are present during pool operating hours.
Bayou Segnette (Westwego)
After Aug. 10, the wave pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays and on Labor Day. Visitors should note that the daily capacity of [...]

“Second Samuel” Continues 2nd Week of Performances

A roaring comedy about a small Georgia town continues its second week of performances. “Second Samuel” continues tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinee at 2:30 at the Hearn Stage.
It’s the story of a secret that challenges these characters and their way of life. It’s regional theatre offered by City Park Players.
Related: New [...]

Square Dance Club Looking for Members

For physical activity, you might consider square dancing and there’s a club recruiting members. It’s the Circle Eight Square Dance Club in Pineville.

To get involved in the great American tradition of square dancing, call 318-640-1169 or 318-640-1421 or 318-487-4900 or you can also check out LouisianaSquareDance.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/31/14

Annual Book Sale Starts Today

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Today through Saturday you can pick up gently used books at the annual sale benefitting the Rapides Parish Friends of the Library. Books are sold at reduced prices, and some paperbacks are even sold by the inch. There are also CDs, DVDs and audio books on sale.
The sale is nine to six tomorrow and nine [...]

Kincade appointed to Louisiana National Register of Historic Places

Leesville Main Street Manager Sam Kincade stands in front of the plaque designating the Historic Vernon Parish Courthouse as having been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Kincade now serves on the committee that makes those designations for the state of Louisiana.

Leesville Main Street Manager Sam Kincade stands in front of the plaque designating the Historic Vernon Parish Courthouse as having been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Kincade now serves on the committee that makes those designations for the state of Louisiana.
LEESVILLE, LA –Leesville Main Street Manager, Sam Kincade, has been appointed as [...]

Fort Polk’s Education Initiative Receives MCEC Award

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition's (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita Page, Curriculum Coordinator for the Vernon Parish School Board; Jon Grafton, executive director of England Airpark and Fort Polk Progress Board member; James Williams, superintendent of the Vernon Parish School District; Stephanie Sarver, chief, Plans Analysis and Integration Office, Fort Polk; Jim Tuck, president of the Vernon Parish Police Jury and a Fort Polk Progress board member; Col. Thomas Moore, garrison commander of Fort Polk; Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk Progress; Paul Sawyer, of Louisiana Economic Development; and Katherine Corbin, of the Roosevelt Group.

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita [...]

3 Injured in Alexandria Shooting

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APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred on July 31 2014, in the 2500 Block of Harris Street. Three individuals were injured.
Officers were dispatched to the 2500 Block of Harris Street in reference to an investigation. Upon arrival, Officers located a male subject identified as John Green suffering from a non life [...]

Single-Vehicle Crash Kills Opelousas Man

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Photo credit: KATC, Lafayette
A single-vehicle crash kills an Opelousas man this morning on the Interstate 49 frontage road near Kennerson Road in Saint Landry Parish. Troopers say 32-year-old Corey Doucet lost control on a curve and hit a ditch before flipping.
He was not wearing a seat belt.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/31/14