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Port Allen Restaurant Gives Discount for Gun Carriers

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Bergeron’s Restaurant off Lobdell Highway in Port Allen, Louisiana, is known for its Cajun cooking, but recently it’s been getting a lot of attention for something that doesn’t have anything to do with their food. The restaurant began offering a ten percent discount a couple of weeks ago for bringing in both your appetite and [...]

VA URGENT CARE CLINIC HOURS CHANGE

Pineville, LA – Effective October 6, 2014, the Alexandria VA Medical Center’s Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) hours will change to Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  On weekends and holidays, hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The UCC offers care for such illnesses as cold and flu symptoms, high/low blood [...]

VA Conducts “Stand Down” To Help Homeless Veterans

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The VA Hospital conducts what it calls a Stand Down. The medical center is offering services to homeless veterans. This is the 11th year for the homeless stand down.
Experts offered medical services, scans and immunizations. Others were there to help these veterans with a search for homes, jobs and job training.

This outreach program was co-sponsored [...]

CLEDA OFFERS 6-WEEK TRAINING SERIES FOR BEGINNING FARMERS

Are you ready to become a farmer? That’s good, because there’s a huge need for farmers in Central Louisiana, and the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance is prepared to help you fulfill your dream.
“Exploring the Small Farm Dream” is a free, six-week training series for beginning farmers or anyone who wants to own and manage [...]

Fall Season Starts in Alexandria with Downtown Rocks

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The official fall season in Downtown Alexandria is underway.
Starting the weekend, the Alter Ego Jazz Band entertained the crowd. Visitors were able to dance, visit and buy food and drinks from vendors who set up for this special Friday performance of Downtown Rocks, sponsored by the City of Alexandria.
Next week from 6 to 8, Josh [...]

Fort Polk Supporters Send in Most Letters in Country

Fort Polk is being considered for massive cuts, but not without a fight. The base could soon lose 65 hundred troops, which would be devastating to this area’s economy.
The group, Fort Polk Progress, recently held a letter writing campaign and collected more than 34 thousand letters endorsing the army base. These letters will be sent [...]

Annual Les Fest Draws Huge Crowd

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The annual Les Fest draws a huge crowd honoring the Alexandria Zoo’s director. Bonerama from New Orleans, a brass funk rock band, entertained the crowd along with vendors selling food, drink and even a silent auction. The money goes to the Alexandria Zoo to honor the late Les Whitt.
Whitt was the long-time director of the [...]

Volunteers Load Shoeboxes with Gifts for Children

You may be familiar with Operation Christmas Child, a project of the Franklin Graham Ministries. Volunteers load shoe boxes with gifts for needy children all over the world, and you can get involved.

The kick-off for the collections is Saturday from 10 until noon at the Kingsville Baptist Church.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/25/14

Falls Arts Season Kicks Off with Pops on the River

Saturday night is the official beginning of the fall arts season in Central Louisiana. The Rapides Symphony will entertain with their annual Pops on the River concert.

The performance is inside the Alexandria Riverfront Center and it’s free.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/25/14

RPSO Searches for Runaway Juvenile

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The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office juvenile detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a runaway juvenile.
Megan Nicole Johnson is 16 years old with black hair, blue eyes, 5’ 4” tall, and 140 pounds. She has a heart tattoo on her left hand.
She was last seen in the Pineville area on September 24th. Megan might [...]