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Louisiana Liars Contest

Saturday August 23rd


The Louisiana Liar's Contest will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Community Center at 708 Main St. in Pineville, LA.  The Louisiana Storytelling Association has sponsored the event for the past eleven years to celebrate the art of telling a whopper so outrageous that the audience wants to believe it.    Admission is free for the audience and anyone who appreciates a good story is invited to attend.

 



Brass In Blue

will be presenting a concert

at Coughlin-Saunders Performing

Arts Center

August 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

The performance is family-friendly

and open to the public,

Free of charge.

Reserve your tickets

at any TicketCentral booth,

online at

www.ticket-central.org,

or by calling 318.445.7705.


 

Thursday September 4th

Downtown @ The Hearn

An Evening With

Scott Joplin

Classical Guitarist

John De Chiaro

For Tickets..

Ticket Central

Or Call 318-445-7705

 


Superhero Dash 5k
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Dust Off Your Cape, Lace Up Your Shoes and Join Us For The 1st Annual Superhero Dash in Alexandria, LA. Runner's from across Louisiana will be donning their best superhero attire for this fun filled 5k around Alexandria Senior High. Awards will be given to Top Male and Female Finishers & there will even be prizes for best costume! All proceeds benefit the CF Foundation. Be A Hero, Register Today! Pre- Registration $25Day of registration $30- 8:00am 5k start 9:00am Alexandria Senior High
 


2014 Walk

To End Alzheimers

September 13th

Kent House Plantation

Registration at 9am

Ceremony at 10am

Info: ClickLogo Above

Call 318-861-8680

 



September 20th

A Cycling Event

Kent House Plantation

(318) 487-5998

 

 

 

 

 




Cenla Broadcasting is a locally owned and operated company that hit the airwaves on September 17, 1978 with its radio station KQID 93.1.  Over the past thirty plus years, they have held an integral part in community events, local fundraising, area concerts, and local business growth.  In August of 2007, they expanded their portfolio by purchasing Clear Channel Radio in Alexandria.  The company now owns and operates 6 radio stations.  Cenla Broadcasting Inc is made up by KQID-FM 93.1, KZMZ-FM 96.9, KKST-FM 98.7, KRRV-FM 100.3, KSYL-AM 970, and KDBS-AM 1410 (ESPN).  Their signals reach from Natchitoches to Baton Rouge and from East Texas to West Mississippi.  With their powerhouse 100,000 watt stations, as a broadcast company, their stations reach more listeners than any other station in the area!  Each of their stations are diverse with formats like Top 40 Hits, Classic Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Talk Radio, and Sports Radio.  Whatever you are listening for, one of their stations are sure to please.  Locally owned and operated companies are what keep communities strong and growing.  It is important to spend advertising dollars locally and keep the economy striving.  Visit our location at 1115 Texas Avenue or call us at (318) 445-1234 and let us know if we can help you with your advertising needs.  We are proud to be a part of Cenla (Central Louisiana) and we hope to have the chance to stay on the airwaves another 36 years!

 

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Police Officer Suspended After Allegedly Threatening Protester in Ferguson

Police Officer Suspended After Allegedly Threatening Protester in Ferguson

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) -- The Saint Louis County Police Department announced on Wednesday that a St. Ann Police Officer was suspended indefinitely after a video circulated showing him threatening peaceful protesters on Tuesday night.

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James Foley's Boss Says Kidnappers Had Sent Threatening Emails to Foley's Family

James Foley's Boss Says Kidnappers Had Sent Threatening Emails to Foley's Family

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The President and Founder of GlobalPost, the news organization for whom James Foley worked when he was abducted in 2012, said in an interview with ABC News on Wednesday that the Foley family had received a threatening email from Foley's kidnappers prior to his death.

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WHO Provides Ebola Update, Notes More Than 200 New Cases in West Africa

WHO Provides Ebola Update, Notes More Than 200 New Cases in West Africa

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- The World Health Organization provided another update on the spread of the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak on Wednesday, noting 221 new cases and 106 additional deaths between Aug. 17 and Aug. 18.

In total the WHO says, there have been 2,473 cases of Ebola reported. The disease has killed 1,350 people thus far in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leon...

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Taylor Swift Says Twerking Is 'Mind-Blowing to Me...It's So Above My Comprehension'

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In her new video for her song "Shake It Off," Taylor is seen attempting to take on various dance styles, one of which...

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Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell Takes Stand at Corruption Trial

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand on Wednesday to testify at his public corruption trial.

McDonnell and his wife stand accused of accepting over $165,000 in cash, goods and trips as part of a 14-count indictment. He spoke on the stand about the difficulty of running a state-wide campaign and how taxing it can be on a marriage. The ...

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Rays Activate Myers from DL

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Myers missed the last 70 games after he broke his right wrist during a collision in the outfield with teammate Desmond Jennings.

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Judge Todd Hernandez sided with Common Core proponents, Tuesday, and lifted the Jindal administration’s suspension of testing contracts tied to the controversial education standards. This lawsuit was filed by teachers and parents who claim Governor Jindal overstepped his Constitutional authority when he halted the implementation of Common Core.

 

The Alexandria City Council voted 4 to 3 at it meeting yesterday to pay more than $1.3 million to a Baton Rouge attorney for work he did in the city's lawsuit against Cleco. But, there’s a slight problem. The City Charter won't allow a payment to be made as quickly as a federal judge would like.

 

Fort Polk Progress and its chairman Michael Reese are energizing efforts to save the Vernon Parish army base from impending major budget cuts. Reese was on Talkradio 970 KSYL  and spoke to the Alexandria Rotary Club yesterday in an effort to get cenla residents involved in the movement by signing letters and petitions which will be sent  to top army officials in Washington, D.C.

 

State Police Bureau of Investigations Special Victims Unit has arrested a Leesville man for attempted aggravated rape and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

 

Louisiana Attorney General – Buddy Caldwell – filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Farm claiming the insurance company has created a culture of unsafe business practices when it comes to vehicle repairs.

 

Gov. Bobby Jindal wants the Legislature to repeal a state law he signed that provides State Police Col. Mike Edmonson with enhanced retirement benefits.

 

Qualifying is underway today for November’s congressional elections. Two competitive races will happen in the fifth and sixth districts. The sixth district race is headlined by Democratic former governor Edwin Edwards running for the seat against Republicans Dan Claitor, Paul Dietzel, Garrett Graves, and Lenar Whitney among others. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says while it’s likely Edwards will make the runoff, the other slot is up for grabs. In the fifth district, embattled incumbent Vance McAllister’s challengers include Democratic Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and Republicans Ralph Abraham, Harris Brown, and Zach Dasher. Hogan feels McAllister is facing an uphill battle.

 

A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.

 

Covington Police have arrested the brother of St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed on charges of sexual battery. Police Chief Tim Lentz says Richard Reed allegedly assaulted an intoxicated woman earlier this month at a restaurant, and authorities saw the surveillance video.

 

A dog attack Monday night in Houma has a 71 year-old woman in the hospital with severe lacerations to her face, arms and hands.

 

According to “The New York Times”, Louisiana leads the nation in the percentage of residents born in-state.

 

 

 

 

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