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Losing Weight Number One Goal for New Year

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It’s that time again: the time to turn over a new leaf and accomplish your goals.  Lauren Partain shows you how one goal may be easier to accomplish than you think.

Alexandria athletic clubs offer many fitness classes to help you achieve your goal this year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 1/2/14

Holiday Art Camp Features Mardi Gras Beads

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Students are home until Tuesday and some are suffering from cabin fever.
The Alexandria Museum of Art is offering a holiday art camp to kids ages six to 12.  It’s called “Bead It” because the medium of choice is recycled Mardi Gras beads.
It’s amazing what can be made with these so-called throws.  In fact, the [...]

New Years Eve Fire Destroys Home

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The investigation continues into a huge house fire that happened on New Years Eve on Polk Street.
It gutted the 2-story home and firefighters say it took them 40 minutes to bring it under control.  Nobody was hurt, and nobody was home when the fire erupted.
Authorities believe it started in the attic or the second [...]

Basile Housing Authority Asst. Director Suspected in Missing Funds Case

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The State Legislative Auditor says the Basile Housing Authority in Evangeline Parish is missing 46 hundred dollars.
The CPA firm which prepared the audit, says the problem has been traced to the assistant director.  The auditor is recommending the matter be turned over to the police and the district attorney, because the funds are still missing.
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Alcohol Use Suspected in New Year’s Crashes

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Alcohol is suspected in a crash that killed two Bunkie men in an Avoyelles crash last night.
Troopers say 42-year-old Marvin Overbey and 50-year-old Gary Ogea were killed when Overbey lost control of his pick-up on Highway 29 around 10:15.  The truck hit a utility pole and overturned.  Another passenger was seriously hurt.  The men were [...]

Lagniappe Theatre Looking for 5-7 Year Olds for Dalmation Puppies

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Lagniappe Theatre is looking for dramatic 5-7 year olds who are interested in being Dalmatian Puppies!!  (4 year olds may be considered)  All you need to do is submit a short audition video to us through email or on our Facebook Page.  We want your child to sing the chorus to “Cruella de Vil” and [...]

Dutch Oven Gathering Set For January 4

VILLE PLATTE — Visitors are invited to Chicot State Park in Ville Platte on Saturday, January 4, at 9:00 a.m. to noon, to learn about Dutch oven cooking at Pavilion 1.  We invite you to bring your Dutch oven and cook with our staff.  These gatherings provide a good opportunity to learn how to cook [...]

Jackson St. Bridge Sidewalks Now Open

The sidewalks across the Gillis Long Bridge are now open to foot traffic.  The bridge was closed to all traffic for construction and re- opened to vehicles in time for the Christmas travel season.
Now that the sidewalk is open, the shuttle services formerly offered to pedestrians cut-off by the bridge are now suspended.
Keep in mind, [...]

Southern Cooks Prepare for Traditional New Year’s Fare

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Now that the Christmas season has passed, southern cooks are looking ahead to New Year’s Day.
The traditional fare will include ham, black-eyed peas and cabbage.  The cabbage carries symbolic weight this time of year, with its green color representing prosperity in the New Year.  Ham also has an interesting association with new years celebration.  Pigs [...]

New Year’s Safety

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New Year’s Eve is now upon us.  Lauren Partain has some tips on how to get home safely this New Year’s.

American Towing’s phone number is 318-443-1507 if you need your car towed New Year’s eve.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/30/13