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CF Foundation Continues Great Strides Walks in Alexandria


[ October 5, 2013; ] Alexandria, LA – The Baton Rouge Regional Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has announced the continuation of Great Strides in Alexandria, one of over 600 national walks that generate critical funds to support lifesaving cystic fibrosis research, education and care.  The 2013 goal of Great Strides, the largest CF fundraiser, is to raise nearly [...]

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life


[ September 14, 2013; ] Ride today and Add tomorrows!  Join us on Saturday, September 14th in St. Francisville, LA for the 4th Annual Aptalis CF Cycle for Life presented by BJ’s Restaurants.  This year’s ride kicks off at Parker Memorial Park and allows cyclists the opportunity to ride through some of the most picturesque terrain in Louisiana.  Cyclists from [...]

Civil War Reenactment Demonstration


[ August 24, 2013; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] 19th Louisiana Infantry Regiment Civil War Reenactment Demonstration
Fort Randolph, Pineville
Saturday, August 24th from 9am-2pm
The event will feature Confederate reentactors participating in drills, a small camp, and rifle demonstrations.  It is open to the public and everyone is invited to come and watch.
For more information, contact Richard Holloway at (318) 484-2390.

Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings


Red coats for the Chamber of Commerce were busy this morning cutting ribbons at 2 new businesses.
First they went to O’Reilly Auto Parts in the 3 thousand block of Highway 28 east.  The company already has 2 other stores on the Alexandria side of the river.
The red coats then gathered at Medical Center Drive in [...]

Pineville Man Arrested for Theft


Rapides Deputies arrest a man for stealing auto parts from his employer.
Investigators say Mark Earnest of Pineville took about 4 thousand dollars worth of parts and sold them to scrap yards since April.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/9/13

State Senator Neil Riser Discusses 5th Congressional Race


State Senator Neil Riser of Columbia is in Ferriday for the Delta Care Project.
He’s the first person to announce his run for a special congressional election in the 5th district.  He says he has been planning to run for the seat being vacated early by Rodney Alexander.

Riser is the owner of funeral homes in Caldwell [...]

Delta Care Project Begins in Concordia Parish


It’s a project that’ll be a big help to a lot of area families.  In fact, planners say it’s a win-win event for east Louisiana residents.  The U.S. Army is setting up in Concordia Parish for a good cause.  Health specialists are providing free medical and dental care for the coming week.  They’ll be at [...]

Smokey Bear Turns 69


Today, Smokey Bear is 69 years old.  He’s long been the symbol of safety in the woods, especially in our national forests.
Today he was treated to a birthday party at a local restaurant, complete with cake.  It was sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, which depends on Smokey to help guarantee fire-free fun in the [...]

Freshman Orientation at LSUA


Freshmen Orientation is underway at LSU Alexandria.  About 150 students are hearing from administrators and the ambassadors who recruit students from the area high schools.  The ambassadors are leading sessions on classroom success, what the university has to offer and how to survive a roommate.
There are sessions for parents, as well.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/9/13

Lilly Oncology Exhibit opens at Rapides Regional


Artwork is being installed at Rapides Regional for an exhibit that opens Monday.  This is the Lilly Oncology Exhibit, Expressions of a Cancer Journey.  These works are from all over the United States and Puerto Rico.
The competition has drawn more than 4 thousand entries over the years as artists express their experiences through art.  The [...]