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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

Les Fest 2014

Thursday Sept 25th 6pm

Enjoy a wild evening at this outdoor music fest and fundraiser celebrating the Alexandria Zoo and remembering Zoo Director Les Whitt and his love for music.  Live music by Bonerama, silent auction, food available for purchase, presentations with animals and updates on the Alexandria Zoo are featured.


Avoyelles Commission of Tourism

Calendar of Events

September, 2014


Sounds of the Past

Marksville State Historic Site

September 5, 2014

$4adults(over 62, under 13 free)



Louisiana During WWII and

McCrea 1971(Louisiana’s Forgotten Rock Festival)

September 4, 2014

7pm(Movie)       $5(Limited seating)

Filmmakers/Q & A following at Bailey’s



Lunch, Learn and Lagniappe

ACT/LSU Ag Center

September 9, 2014

Planning for Unexpected Life Events

Red River Bank, Sponsor



Taste of the Arts

Fox Theater for Performing Arts

September 12, 2014

$10person           6:30pm



Prehistoric Mounds Tour

Marksville State Historic Site

September 20, 2014

$4adults(over 62, under 13 free)






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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Executed Journalist Steven Sotloff Noted for His Heartfelt War Reporting

Executed Journalist Steven Sotloff Noted for His Heartfelt War Reporting

File photo of American journalist Steven Sotloff (center with black helmet). Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ISIS appears to have cruelly executed American journalist Steven Sotloff just one week after his mother pleaded with the group's leader to "be merciful" and spare her son.

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Syrian Refugee Children Forced to Work

Syrian Refugee Children Forced to Work

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Teen Diagnosed with Cancer Looks for Cure as Researcher

Teen Diagnosed with Cancer Looks for Cure as Researcher

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Justin Bieber Arrested for Dangerous Driving, Assault in Canada

Justin Bieber Arrested for Dangerous Driving, Assault in Canada

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The singer, 20, was arrested on Aug. 29 in his native Canada, officials said Tuesday.

According to the Ontario Provincial Police, Bieber allegedly collided with a minivan while driving an all-terrain vehicle. He was charged with dangerous driving and assault.

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Threat of Foreign ISIS Fighters on NATO Summit Agenda, Says WH Official

Threat of Foreign ISIS Fighters on NATO Summit Agenda, Says WH Official

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will likely discuss the threat of foreign fightersand their travel in and out of countrywith British Prime Minister David Cameron at the upcoming NATO summit in Wales, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday.

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Report: Dallas Cowboys to Bring In Michael Sam

Report: Dallas Cowboys to Bring In Michael Sam

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- The Dallas Cowboys are planning to bring in free agent defensive end Michael Sam for a physical on Wednesday, according to ESPN.

If Sam passes the exam, the Cowboys will sign him to the teams practice squad.

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The city of Alexandria’s court-ordered payment of $1.32 million to a Baton Rouge attor­ney will be handled by a wire transfer if the City Council gives final approval Today.


Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes this weekend. The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday through Sunday and applies to individual consumer purchases of hunting gear, including firearms, ammunition, archery supplies, hunting apparel and off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles .


Former Senate hopeful Republican Paul Hollis has filed a lawsuit against Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu claiming she cannot represent Louisiana because she does not live in the state.


The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the job outlook in Sportsman’s Paradise has never been better. According to LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink, the labor force in Louisiana is stronger now than ever before.


A state law passed by the legislature this year that would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals did not take effect yesterday.


As we approach the halfway point in this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, there have been only three named storms, none of which have threatened the Gulf Coast.


The Division of Administration announces that in the first two months of the fiscal year, a newly created state office has already saved the state more than 5 million dollars.


George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are set to film a political comedy called “Our Brand is Our Crisis” in New Orleans this fall and producers are looking for Louisianans as extras.


The Baton Rouge Police Department says a man is in stable condition after he was shot by an officer when allegedly aggressively resisting a DWI arrest early Sunday morning.


Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a guide with information about how to avoid fraud that targets the elderly is now available. AG office spokesperson Amanda Larkins says research shows that Americans aged 65 and older are the prime targets of scams and receive more mail and telephone solicitations than anyone.



LSU fans are still buzzing  about the Tigers come from behind win over Wisconsin Saturday night.   The Tigers will now get ready to play Sam Houston State, who has already played two games this season, winning one and losing the season opener to Eastern Washington.


The Saints are preparing for Sunday’s season opener against Atlanta.  The Black and Gold signed ten players to their practice squad Monday, including former LSU and McNeese State tight end Nick Jacobs and safety Pierre Warren.  Warren played well in the preseason with ten tackles and an interception.


Southeastern Louisiana remains ranked number three in the latest FCS polls.  The Lions opened the season on Saturday with an easy 44 to 3 win over Jacksonville.  The Lions are back in action this Saturday as they host Southern Utah in a match up of two teams who were in the FCS playoffs last season.


McNeese State is ranked sixth and seventh in the FCS polls.  The Cowboys will kick off their season on Saturday at nationally ranked Nebraska.  The Cornhuskers crushed Florida Atlantic this past Saturday 55 to 7.


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