Monthly Archives: January 2014

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DOTD to Shut Down I-49 and Other Elevated Structures

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises that due to the forecasted winter weather conditions by the National Weather Service, which could result in snow or ice accumulations, at 8:00p.m. Tonight, Monday, January 27, 2014, the following structures will be closed:
·The urban elevated section of I-49 in Alexandria between northbound [...]

Vitter speaks at VFW Convention Over the Weekend

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A newly announced candidate for governor visits here over the weekend.  US Senator David Vitter, who last week announced he’s a candidate for governor to succeed Bobby Jindal, paid a visit to the VFW mid-winter convention in Alexandria.
Almost 400 members gathered for workshops, awards and speeches.  They heard from the Senator and from a past [...]

Rapides Parish to Participate in ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce today announced Rapides Parish is accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative.
This is a work force system designed to assist states and regions in developing their work force pipeline to provide skilled workers to employers.
The parish also has been accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy.  This [...]

Ridgecrest May Be Mishandling Sales Tax Income

The Town of Ridgecrest in Concordia Parish receives a critical audit.  Auditors say the town may be mishandling its sales tax income and its budget.  Town officials say they’ll try to remedy the problems in time for the next audit.
KLAX ABC 31 News 1/27/14

Fort Polk Makes Plans for Future

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Fort Polk is looking into the future – far into the future.  The first of what are called Vision Workshops was held this morning for members of the Fort Polk and neighboring communities.  They’re sharing their visions of what the historic base and its surrounding support communities will be like in years to come.

There will [...]

Business/City Service Closures

Alexandria is not under any curfew due to the weather conditions. The Alexandria Police Department does urge those who can to stay off the roads until conditions improve.
Fort Polk employees are to report to work Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. Other announcements: Wheelock Gym opens at 6 a.m.; No organized PT on the roads [...]

RPSB Special Meeting Postponed

Please be advised that the Special Board Meeting for January 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. has been postponed and will not meet at this time. The meeting has been rescheduled for February 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

RRMC Cardiac Rehab program closed Wednesday

Due to forecasted wintry weather, Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab program will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The program will re-open as scheduled on Friday, Jan. 31. For more information, call (318) 769-3776.

Affordable Health Care Act Presentation at Main Library

[ February 6, 2014; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana—Are you prepared for Health Care Reform? Do you still have unanswered questions? The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has brought many changes to the healthcare system. In order to educate the public on the PPACA, Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition (LHEC) representative Wesley Watkins will be speaking at the Main Library on [...]

Help Choose a “Fresh Central” Logo

[ January 27, 2014 8:00 am to January 29, 2014 5:00 pm. ] The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) is developing a brand that collectively promotes the local produce grown in Central Louisiana. Based upon the many responses from last month’s survey, we’re moving forward with the following local foods brand: Fresh Central. The next step in developing Fresh Central is determining a logo- and we need [...]