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Zoo Boo continues through Saturday

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At Zoo Boo, which continues tonight and tomorrow from 6pm to 8:30pm, thousands of candies will be handed out over the three days of trick-or-treating at the Alexandria Zoo.
There are many activities for all ages, all in celebration of fall and Halloween. Children are invited to attend in costume.
Admission is six dollars for everyone, except [...]

Methodist Church Celebrates 10th Pumpkin Patch

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The Methodist church celebrates their tenth year of their pumpkin patch.
Every fall, the First United Methodist Church of Pineville and Alexandria offer the public a pumpkin patch. Students are invited to tour the patch, learn about the different pumpkins, and even pick one out to take home.
Church officials say it’s not just about Halloween, it’s [...]

“Well Ahead” Program Unveiled Today

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A new program is unveiled to help the people of Louisiana make healthier choices. It’s called “Well Ahead” and it’s being led by the Central Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition and nearly everybody can get involved. If you represent childcare centers, hospitals, restaurants, work places, colleges or universities, then this is for you.

The program covers a [...]

Annual Zoo Boo Starts Tomorrow

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It’s very nice weather to get out and the Annual Zoo Boo starts tomorrow night at the Alexandria Zoo from 6pm to 8:30pm.
Sponsored by Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ), the night out features trick or treating with thousands of candy being handed out, a little shop of beauty horrors and a puppet wall, just [...]

Ride For Your Life Aims to Raise Motorcycle Awareness

The “Ride For Your Life” is Saturday to help raise motorist awareness of bikers on the road. It’s sponsored by the Fallen Riders Foundation and Southern Steel.

Registration starts at 8:30 am at AmVets, Post 7 on England Drive.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/14

Hope House Holds Jambalaya Fundraiser

It’s called the soul food of Louisiana, jambalaya.
The Hope House, a facility for women and children who are homeless, is the site for a fundraiser featuring this favorite food. For seven dollars, you can get the Cajun dish with sides and all the money goes to Hope House.
The jambalaya was donated and prepared by Mike [...]

Avoyelles Head Start Classes Celebrate Food

Head Start classes in Avoyelles Parish are celebrating food.
All week classes are taught by the Southern Ag Center about eating real. This is an effort to encourage children and families to enjoy healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Today, the group from Jack and Jill Head Start learns the art of eating real.

Friday is officially food day. [...]

State Police Sponsor Child Safety Seat Demonstration

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State Police sponsor another child safety seat demonstration. Today’s event was held at the Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Three of every four seats are not properly installed. Troopers and technicians are sponsoring these events throughout the state to help parents save lives.
There will be future demonstrations if you missed this one. Troopers say these instructions are [...]

Parents, Others Rally to Oppose Common Core

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A room full of parents opposed to common core standards rallied today. State Representative Lance Harris sponsored the meeting with a group of other legislators opposed to common core.
Common core is an educational plan proposed several years ago by governors who said they wanted consistent curriculums among the states, so they could check their schools’ [...]

Domestic Violence Vigil Held at Courthouse

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A noon vigil is held on the steps of the Rapides Parish Courthouse. The group is there to remember the victims of domestic violence.
This is a month when the battered and bruised are remembered. Sponsors say they use this time to get information out to victims that there is help. Many of these participants are [...]

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