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Servies for Larry Jeane to Be Held Thursday

Services for Pineville and Ward Marshal Larry Jeane will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Pineville.
Jeane died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was 68.
Burial will be at Fort Jesup Cemetery in Many. Arrangements are being handled by Hixson Brothers in [...]

Local Fire Department Raises $10k for Muscular Dystrophy

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Back Row left to right: 1st Asst Chief Malcolm Rachal, Firefighter Delwin Eldridge, Firefighter David Hooper, 1st Asst Chief Ozias Price, Captain Mark Mathews Front Row left to right: Captain Bennie Ouber, MDA Representative Charly Lacroix, Fire Equipment Operator Joe Adcock, Fire Equipment Operator MDA Coordinator Greg Derbonne, Firefighter Brock Brasseaux
The Alexandria Fire Department, Local [...]

Campers Learn Shadow Puppetry

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Campers at the Alexandria Museum of Art are learning the ancient art of shadow puppetry. The theme for the camp is “Playing in the Shadows”.
Instructor Cindy Blair is teaching these budding artists how to make their own shadow puppets. They’re also learning to create stop-motion animation shorts and the stars are their creations.
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Local Children Play with Animals at Vet Camp

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A vet camp is being held this week at the TREE House Children’s Museum. These campers get to play with animals for this weeklong experience at the children’s museum. Their theme is “Get Set to Be a Vet.”
It’s sponsored by Proctor and Gamble. And, we may have among these campers some future veterinarians or zookeepers.
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LSUA to Host Special Production to Honor Late Theatre Professor

The premiere performances at the Gwartney on the LSUA campus begin Thursday.   It will feature a special production, “An Evening with Richard”, when friends of his are converging on stage to recall his life and work.
The late Richard Gwartney was a theater professor at LSUA and was responsible for many productions there.

The performance is at [...]

LSUA Generals Raise Money with Skeet-Shooting

A skeet-shooting tournament is slated for next month and sponsored by the Generals Athletic Association. It will raise money for the LSUA program.

More information is available from LSU of Alexandria or by clicking here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/22/14

Marketing Initiative Boosts Fresh Seafood Industry

Shrimping is a way of life in Delcambre where the industry feeds the area economy.
As Akeam Ashford reports, “Louisiana Direct Seafood” is a marketing initiative that’s helped boost that industry since shrimpers were forced out of the water in the wake of the crude disaster four years ago.

Aside from the Delcambre location, customers can also [...]

New Boil Advisory Issued, Another Lifted

The EMC Water System has issued a boil advisory for customers in the Calcasieu community. The water system is headquartered in Elmer.
Meanwhile, the advisory for customers on Twin Bridges Road is lifted.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/22/14

Police Jury Meets Over Coliseum Parking Issues

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The Rapides Parish Police Jury meets to iron out problems with efforts to carry out renovations at the Rapides Coliseum. The police jury president says the issue continues to be the parking lot, which is co-owned by the parish and the city.

The architect says his group is ready to go when the legal wrinkles are [...]

Buckeye Graduate Receives Leadership Award

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The State Youth Leadership Award was presented to a Buckeye High Graduate at the Police Jury meeting today. Logan James received the award.
The council is a group of 21 high-school students who represent youngsters from across the state.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/21/14

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