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Gilchrist Construction Hosts Job Fair Today

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You may have heard news reports that many companies are hiring again. That includes Gilchrist Construction. They set up at the State Workforce Commission on Coliseum Boulevard today to interview potential employees.
They’re looking for carpenters and other craftpersons.
The company has a web site for more information at www.GilchristConstruction.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Lasyone’s To Be Featured on Flip My Food

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Natchitoches officials say the famous Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen is the subject of a new show that will air this fall. The show is Flip My Food with Chef Jeff, who recreates dishes across the country.
The show will air in September and it’s syndicated.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Teacher of the Year Addresses Rotary Club

Rotarians hear from a teacher of the year who serves students in Ouachita Parish. We asked her how she attracts students to the teaching profession.

She’s currently curriculum coordinator and school technologist at the junior high. She serves in Monroe and is an adjunct instruction at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Forum is Held to Discuss Huey Long Hospital

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Supporters of Huey Long Hospital meet to talk about their options. The historic hospital was shuttered a week ago.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been turning over the so-called charity hospitals to public private entities run locally by Cabrini and Rapides Regional Hospitals.
But, one of the attorneys fighting the closure says it’s not over yet.

A Baton [...]

IHOP Celebrates 56th Birthday

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Diners at IHOP are participating in a birthday. The company is 56 years old, so they’re selling short stacks of pancakes for 56 cents.
There are more than 16 hundred restaurants nationwide and in several other countries. The company is headquartered in Glendale, California.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

New Show Begins at River Oaks

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River Oaks is saluting its resident artists in a show that goes up today.
You can see the many art forms being created at River Oaks daily by those who have studios there. And a special exhibit is being staged by local artist Beck Crowell. A reception for these artists will be held Friday afternoon at [...]

Road Closure: Jackson St Between 6th and Foisy

Emergency Turnlane Closure at Jackson Street (LA 1208-3) and Foisy Street (between 6th Street & Foisy Street)
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the City of Alexandria is initiating an EMREGENCY TURN LANE CLOSURE. The left turn lane on Jackson Street (LA 1208-3) turning left (west) onto Foisy Street between [...]

Sci-Port Museum Not Just for Kids

When you’re traveling around the state this summer, you might want to check in at Sci-Port. This elaborate science museum has interactive displays.
It’s near the banks of the Red River in Shreveport.

Sci-Port has traveling exhibits, which go to schools and special events throughout the state.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Gilchrist Construction Hosting Job Fair

Gilchrist Construction is conducting a job fair tomorrow at the State Workforce Commission on Coliseum Boulevard. The company needs carpenters, equipment operators, CDL drivers, concrete finishers and skilled craft persons.
You can apply on-line at the company’s web site: www.gilchristconstruction.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14

Cenla Chamber Asks: Help Save Fort Polk

The Army has released a 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) that assesses the impacts of a potential reduction of an additional 70,000 soldiers and associated reductions in Army civilians, down to an Active Component end-strength of 420,000 soldiers. According to the Department of the Army, these reductions are necessary to achieve the savings required by [...]