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LSUA Psych Club Hosts Pumpkin Carving Contest

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It’s pumpkin-carving time at Louisiana State University in Alexandria. This competition is sponsored by the Psychology Club.
Pumpkin projects were accepted all morning and as you can see, artists were very creative. The judging is over and you can see some of the winners. They’re on display in Muldur Hall.
The grand prize winner was the submission [...]

LSUA Generals Look Forward to Upcoming Season

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Members of the LSUA men’s basketball team line up for their team picture today. The Generals say they are looking forward to their upcoming debut season.
Larry Cordaro, formerly of Southeastern University, says he’s excited to be the new coach.
Their first game is November 12th against Dillard at home and this is the first year for [...]

A Perfect Fit Provides Shoes for Local, Needy Children

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A local shoe salesman’s family is raising money for a foundation in his honor. They do it every year and it’s called “A Perfect Fit”.
Today, Jerry Harp’s family provided gift cards to the Rapides Parish School Board. They say the money will be used to buy nearly 15-hundred shoes for children in need in Rapides [...]

Mayor, DA Candidates Attend Q&A

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Mayoral candidates for Alexandria and Rapides Parish District Attorney positions attend a question and answer session. The Q&A is sponsored by the Young Professionals Group of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.
The candidates were asked specific questions regarding economic development because that’s what these young entrepreneurs are most concerned about.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/15/14

New BBQ Restaurant Holds Ribbon Cutting

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A new barbecue restaurant is unveiled on Coliseum Boulevard in Alexandria this week.
The Red Coats of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce did the honors yesterday for Stranger’s Bar-b-que.   It’s located across the boulevard from the GG’s. They offer backyard-style barbecue and restaurant owners say they are providing a family-oriented environment.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/15/14

Hwy. 1 Construction Halfway Completed

We now have an update on the construction of Highway 1 near the casino in Marksville. State highway officials say the two-year widening project is halfway done and the nearly four-mile stretch from Mansura to Marksville should be completed a year from November.
The highway is being widened from 2 to 5 lanes to accommodate the [...]

Zombie Walk To Donate Funds to Friendship House

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Zombie Walk 2014 is Saturday in Downtown Alexandria. Our very own Jerry Havens is the MC, though you might not recognize him here.

And as zombies, friends can show up for a good time.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/15/14

Leesville Fire Department to Conduct Yearly Fire Hydrant Testing

LEESVILLE–The Leesville Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants throughout the City of Leesville starting October 13, 2014 and ending November 28, 2014. Fire hydrant testing is required yearly to ensure that all hydrants are in working order and to accurately estimate the capabilities of the cities water mains.
Throughout the testing process, sediment will be [...]

3rd Graders Tour Trees & Trails

An urban forest in the heart of Baton Rouge allows students to have a better understanding of the natural world around them. LSU Ag Center Correspondent Tobie Blanchard toured Trees and Trails with a group of third-graders and shares this report.

Teachers interested in taking their class to Trees and Trails can learn more at www.treesandtrails.org.
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Hunters Donate Extra Game to Feed Hungry

Hunters may donate extra game to benefit the hungry on Sunday afternoon from noon to 5pm. It’s called Hunters for the Hungry Food Drive and it’s an opportunity to clear out your freezer.

Hyper Graphics is at 1922 North Bolton Avenue next to Cenla Camping and Livestock Supply.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/14/14