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RPSO to Assist Helping Hands Ministries Distribute Fans

Deputies with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office will be assisting the Helping Hands Ministries again this year in the distribution of fans to families and elderly citizens who have no air conditioning in their homes.  Helping Hands Ministries partners with local businesses and also receives donations from individuals of fans and other supplies to distribute [...]

Holiday Closure for Rapides Parish Library

Alexandria, Louisiana—All branches of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014, in observance of Independence Day.  Normal business hours will resume, Saturday, July 5, 2014.
For information about the Rapides Parish Library, visit www.rpl.org or call 445-2411.
The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central Louisiana. [...]

Arts Council of Central Louisiana Announces DAF Deadline

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana announces their annual Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grant Application deadline for July 7, 2014.
The Louisiana Decentralized Arts Fund Program (DAF) is a service for funding artists, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and local government agencies to foster the arts in every parish in the State of Louisiana. Grants are available [...]

Summer Day Camp registration extended

Summer Day Camp registration extended
The City of Alexandria, Division of Community Services has extended the sign-up for Summer Camp. The deadline will be Monday, July 7 at 4 p.m.The camp will run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the former Boys and Girls Club building at 1801 Sylvester Street across from [...]

Mayor lifts water conservation order

Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy lifted the water conservation order as of 9 a.m. today.
The 42” transmission main from the Kisatchie Fields, which sustained a blowout on Saturday, June 28, was returned to service about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Water storage levels inside the City rose substantially last night.  At this time the Alexandria water system has [...]

Court: State Senate Violated Meeting Laws in Huey Long Decision

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A lawsuit is in the works challenging the shuttering of Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
Local attorney Chris Roy Senior says the ruling out of Baton Rouge is significant and not the hollow victory described by one area lawmaker. It basically says the state senate violated the open meetings law when it voted to shut down [...]

First Round of Competition Begins Tonight for Miss LA Contestants

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The first round of competition in the Miss Louisiana Pageant begins tonight.
It’s pageant week in Monroe, and the 32 young women vying for the crown of Miss Louisiana are keeping busy. It’s not quite summer camp, but some may feel that way as they manage their sleep, stay fit and learn the dance steps they’ll [...]

Summer Day Camp Underway in Alexandria

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A summer day camp is now underway for City of Alexandria children through August 8th. It’s for children ages 4 to 12, and it runs all day, ending at 6 each night, Monday through Friday.
The camp is designed to provide physical and educational activities for the children.

City officials say the camp is modestly priced and [...]

Kent House Hosts Jane in June Camp

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Young ladies who want to travel back in time are at the Jane in June Camp this week at Kent House. It’s a series of adventures based on the life and times of Jane Austin.
It’s a chance for these girls to be ladies, enjoying tea parties, art work and precisely how to set a perfect [...]

Leesville City Councilman Dies

Leesville officials are mourning the death of City Councilman William Mike Elliot. He served District 4 for more than 20 years and was planning to run for re-election.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14