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Best of the Class 2014

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Habitat For Humanity to Close Restore

Rapides Habitat for Humanity is closing its Restore on Broadway. The final day will be June 30th, and now it’s having an “everything must go” sale.
Officials with Habitat say they’re now focusing their efforts on increasing house production.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/2/14

Hornbeck Man Arrested for Running Over Anacoco Man

A Hornbeck man is arrested in Vernon Parish for driving over a man and injuring him early Saturday. 49-year-old Tully Thornton is charged with attempted murder, hit and run and criminal damage to property.
Deputies say he had a fight with 46-year-old Richard Burke of Anacoco, and then hit him with his minivan. Other witnesses tell [...]

Local Businesses Receive Awards at Annual Bizzies

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Businessmen and women and guests gathered over the weekend for the 2nd Annual Bizzies, the business awards made by the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.
More than a dozen awards were given out. Big winners were Red River Bank as Best Overall Business, receiving the Roy O. Martin Award and Mike Jenkins. Jenkins was honored with [...]

CMN Telethon Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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The Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telecast is, once again, a resounding success.
For a night and a day, volunteers and residents lined up to pledge money for the CMN at Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital. They met miracle families and their children and celebrated the willingness of area residents to get involved.

The final total was more [...]

Rapides Deputies Searching for Escaped Inmate

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Rapides deputies are searching for an inmate assigned to the city of Alexandria, who reportedly walked off a job site and stole a city vehicle.
37-year-old McKennedy Armstead is serving time for a drug conviction. He’s not considered dangerous, and authorities recovered the city truck he’s accused of stealing.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/2/14

Anacoco Man Arrested In Connection with Shooting

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Rodney McGlothlin, 34
Vernon deputies arrest an Anacoco man in connection with a shooting early this morning at Methodist Landing Park in the Leesville area.
34-year-old Rodney McGlothlin is accused of using a shotgun to injure Ernest Phaneuf III, who’s now listed in stable condition.
Deputies say McGlothin fired at the victim, who fired back, but missed McGlothlin. [...]

EMT Training Course to Begin Monday, June 2 in Natchitoches

NATCHITOCHES — The Natchitoches Fire Department (NFD) is now accepting applications for enrollment in its new EMT program. The EMT training class will begin on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Natchitoches Fire Training Center.
NFD along with the Northwest Louisiana Technical College (NWLTC) Natchitoches Campus and EMS Instructor Monica Frazier have teamed up to deliver [...]

Leesville Municipal Pool Opening Soon

Leesville, LA—The Community Services Department announced today that the Leesville Municipal Pool’s tentative opening date is set for June 7, 2014. Once an official opening date has been set, for the Municipal Pool, an announcement will be made.
It was determined that additional water treatments were needed in order to satisfy health and safety standards. The [...]

Red River Bank President Reappointed to LSU Board

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Local banker Blake Chatelain is re-appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to the LSU Board of Supervisors.
He’ll serve as the representative of the fifth congressional district.
He’s president of Red River Bank in Alexandria.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/2/14