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P.A.W.S. to Host Fundraiser: Woofstock 2014

The Protective Animal Welfare Society, better known as PAWS, is planning a fundraiser. It’s called Woofstock 2014.

Call PAWS at 318-443-0010 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/14/14

CLECO Sells Ice Cream for Fans

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It’s the 14th year for CLECO to raise money for fans. Their business model is simple: sell ice cream.
Even though it’s not a blistering hot day, people are glad to shell out money for a little ice cream.
The money is used to buy box fans that are then given to residents in need in the [...]

Two Children, Bus Driver Injured by Suspected Drunken Driver

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Two children and a school bus driver are hurt after being hit by suspected drunk driver in Allen Parish.
State troopers arrested 27-year-old Dustin Richard McGowen of Eunice for third offense DWI, negligent injury, illegal possession of Xanax, drug paraphernalia, careless operation and failure to wear a seat belt.
It happened yesterday afternoon on Highway 383 just [...]

Tax Day Tomorrow in LA

Tomorrow is tax day in Louisiana for individuals. The easiest way to file is on the state’s web site.
Here’s a reminder if you need an extension: submit that request by tomorrow to avoid penalties. This gives you more time to file a return, but does not allow more time to pay.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/14/14

Contract Delayed with CenLA Community Foundation

The Alexandria City Council delays action on a contract with the Central Louisiana Community Foundation for it to run the performing arts center. Mayor Jacques Roy says he wanted arts groups to have a chance to peruse the three-year contract.
The center had been the responsibility of the Arts Council, which folded into the community foundation [...]

Road Construction to begin on Pineville Expressway

Road construction is a sign of summer.
Work begins tomorrow on the entry and exit ramps of the Pineville Expressway between Highway 165 and the Purple Heart Bridge. The workers will patch and seal the concrete pavement.
Construction is expected to last at least four months, with alternating temporary lane and ramp closures in both directions.
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Cenla Small Businesses Receive Awards

CenLa Small Business Week is celebrated with awards and lunch.
The festivities are held at the business incubator, where start-ups receive help and instruction from experts. The advisers say this is a non-threatening way for small businesses to begin their work, try out various models and recruit employees.
Awards are given to the best of the best [...]

LA Legislature Rejects BESSIE Spending Plan

The state board of education, known as BESSIE, goes back to the drawing board for allotting funds to public schools. The legislature rejected the board’s first allotment.
The board of elementary and secondary education has approved a new formula for handing out public funds. It’s around three billion dollars, which represents a 100 million more than [...]

Pollock Student Receives LA Sheriff’s Scholarship

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Sheriff Steven McCain announced that Chelsey Paul of Grant Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program.
She resides in Pollock and plans to attend Louisiana Tech University and pursue a career as a pediatric occupational therapist.

“Stamp Out Hunger” Brings in Record Donations

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Stamp Out Hunger in our area brings in more food than ever this time around.
Postal employees picked up more than 51 thousand pounds of non-perishable food Saturday. That’s 18 thousand pounds more than last year’s donations.
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana will distribute this food through its various partners throughout the coming months.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]