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Running Inglewood 5k Fun Run/Mile Walk


[ November 9, 2013; ] Inglewood Farm is proud to announce that we have joined the American Heart Association’s lifesaving mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  To that end, we are celebrating National Eat Healthy Day by hosting Running Inglewood, a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday November 9th, 2013.  Check-in will begin at 9 am [...]

Groundbreaking Ceremony for MLKJ Branch Library

[ October 29, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Alexandria, Louisiana—The official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library will be Tuesday, October 29 at 10 a.m. Several local officials will participate in the ceremony which is open to the public.

The ceremony is planned on the site of the new location, the 1100 block of Broadway Avenue between Peabody Magnet [...]

DOTD to hold public meeting for LA 1 widening project in Avoyelles Parish

MANSURA, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that it will conduct an open-house style public meeting to provide information on the upcoming La. 1 widening project, from Town of Mansura to the City of Marksville, located in Avoyelles Parish.
The meeting will be held Thursday, October 17, from 5:30 p.m. until [...]

Road Closure: LA 117 at Mile Post 0.20

LA 117 – Vernon Parish
Mile Post 0.20, Control Section 114-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that LA 117 at Mile Post 0.20 on Control Section 114-01 in Vernon Parish will be closed in order to replace an existing cross drain pipe.  The closure will be on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 [...]

Inmate Walks Off from Work Detail


Rapides Deputies report a trustee with a parish work crew walked off the detail around noon and is being sought.
He’s 28-year-old Randy Allen Girod of Columbia.  He is 5 foot 10 inches and weighs about 155 pounds.  Girod has a tattoo of the sun on his right shoulder.
Deputies say he took a white, extended cab [...]

Louisiana Tech Forestry Program Receives Gift from Roy O Martin


RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech University’s Forestry Department held a reception Wednesday to thank members of the Martin Foundation, the charitable arm of the RoyOMartin Companies, for a donation of four vans to be used by forestry faculty and students.
Four 15-passenger vans were donated directly to the university rather than through the Louisiana Tech University [...]

Race Honoree Tells Her Story


For one woman, the Race for the Cure this Saturday is yet another milestone.  Here’s the story of Jackie Caplan, who’s an honoree in the very first Race for the Cure in Alexandria.

The race begins early Saturday on the banks of the Red River.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/14/13

Pedestrian Body Identified

A Fort Polk soldier killed early Friday has been identified.  He’s Carlos Phillip Cirera and his family is from California.
State Police say they responded to a call in Vernon Parish about 4:30 am and found the victim in the eastbound lane of Highway 1211.  Police say he was the victim of a hit-and-run driver.
KLAX ABC [...]

Phone Book Recycling Contest for Fifth Graders

NATCHITOCHES – Fifth grade students in Natchitoches Parish are learning the importance of recycling and taking care of the environment.
Fifth graders are currently participating in a phone book recycling contest, sponsored by the City of Natchitoches, Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Cp-Tel.
The public is asked to support local schools by assisting students [...]

Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries: Hunter Education Requirements

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reminds hunters that they must have successfully completed an approved Hunter Education class prior to hunting if they were born on or after September 1, 1969.
Younger hunters may hunt without Hunter Education certification if they are under the direct supervision of a person 18 years or older who [...]