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Local Guitar Expert to Participate in Monthly Music Series

An area guitar expert is part of a monthly series to start next week and sponsored by the Arts Council.  They’re produced on the Hearn Stage in Downtown Alexandria.

Call the Arts Council at 318-443-4718 for more information or check out the event on our Community Calendar.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/29/14

Nachman Elementary Families Participate in “Walk Night”

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Families of students at Nachman Elementary get off their couches and take a hike, sort of.
2 physical education teachers late yesterday organized the Nachman Walk Night. Parents and students were invited for the hour-plus walk on the school campus.
Margaret Laborde and Rebecca Cook say the event was planned to promote family fitness and togetherness.
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Senior Citizens Enjoy Carnival Today

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Senior citizens at Our Lady’s Manor in Alexandria enjoy a carnival today. They’re actually celebrating a day in their honor, but health care and community groups provide booths with information, health screenings and even games.
The group also heard from an area pastor on how they have contributed to the junior citizens of Central Louisiana.
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City of Alexandria Issues Boil Advisory

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Alexandria, Louisiana—A water main blowout today on Brenda Street has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory a part of the Martin Park Subdivision, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.
Because of this incident, the water in the affected area may have been compromised. Therefore, as a precaution, the Alexandria Water Department is issuing [...]

Crest Industries to Buy Precision Cutting Specialties in Eunice

Pineville-based Crest Industries is buying Precision Cutting Specialties in Eunice. Crest CEO Kenneth Robison says his company will invest 5 million dollars to expand the company in Eunice and create 20 new jobs.
Crest serves electric utilities, forestry and energy.
Visit their website to learn more.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/28/14

Get It Growing: Porterweed Can Enhance Landscape

Porterweed is a summer plant that is not too well known. But as Horticulturist Dan Gill explains on this edition of Get It Growing, porterweed can enhance your landscape in multiple ways.

For more information on other lawn and garden topics, contact your parish’s LSU AgCenter Extension Service Office or visit their website at LSUAgCenter.com.
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NSU Says Farewell to Longest Serving President

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NSU is saying farewell to the longest serving president in the school’s history. Randy Webb has served since 1996. The hosts are collecting well wishes for a memory book for Brenda and Doctor Webb. He announced his retirement earlier this year.
And, the search for his successor is already underway. There is now a short list [...]

Atwood’s Celebrates International Bacon Day

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There’s an old joke that bacon makes anything taste better. Well, that’s the theme this week at Atwood’s Bakery, leading up to International Bacon Day on Saturday.
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says you’ll find bacon in everything from cookies to chocolate.

This is the second year for Baconfest.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/28/14

LA May Top Historical Tourism Records in 2014

If Labor Day crowds keep coming, our state will have another record year for tourism. Last year was one for the record books, but numbers now on the books indicate 2014 will be just as good or better. That’s according to the state’s tourism czar and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne.
More than 27 million people visited [...]

Garden District Homes to Be Featured in Tour

A tour of garden district homes is being planned for December. The Holiday Tour of Homes will feature some that are part of the neighborhood’s historic preservation efforts.

Call the Historic Preservation Commission for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

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