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Heart Walk Kick Off Next Week

The kick-off for the American Heart Association’s walk is next week from noon to one at Calvary Baptist in Alexandria. It’s a time to get involved and get your teams together.

For more information, you can call the Heart Association.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/31/14

Prompt Succor Students Dress Up for All Saints Day

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Tomorrow is All Saints Day. It’s a time for families to remember their loved ones who are no longer with them.
This morning, children at Prompt Succor School dressed as their favorite saints and walked from the school to the church. And, we’re not talking about football players here. These are children dressed as Christian martyrs [...]

Pancake Breakfast Held to Raise Money for Children’s Toys

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Have a Halloween breakfast for Christmas. That was the spirit early this morning for a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office and the DA.
The money raised will go toward Christmas toys for children in need. Last year they helped nearly 250 children.

They served pancakes and the works for a just five dollars [...]

City of Leesville yard waste schedule

LEESVILLE–City residents are reminded that yard waste, including grass cuttings, weeds, small tree limbs and twigs will be collected weekly on the following days:
Lee Hills – Monday
District  2 – Tuesday
North of Mechanic – Wednesday
South of Mechanic – Thursday
Make up day – Friday
By City ordinance yard waste should be placed in clear plastic bags, or in [...]

Get it Growing: Fall Plants

Fall means different colors on trees and plants throughout Louisiana. But if you’re looking for more color, you can do something about it. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill shows some plants that can make your landscape burst with those warm fall shades of orange, red, and gold.

For more [...]

Rapides Symphony to Host Fall Concert

The fall concert for the Rapides Symphony is Saturday night at 7:30pm at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. It features the True Classics.

You can call the symphony office at (318) 442-9709 or visit their website for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/30/14

Local American Heart Assoc. Honors Forward-Thinking Children

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Ladies from the American Heart Association local chapter honor some forward-thinking children today. They’re members of the Circle of Red, women dedicated to eliminating heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the United States.
These students at Julius Patrick Elementary won the prize for door decorations that inspire a healthy Halloween by [...]

Pineville Rotary Club Gives Out Dictionaries to 4th Graders

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For the ninth year, the Pineville Rotary Club is giving away dictionaries to fourth graders. These kids at Pineville Elementary received their books this morning.
In all, the Rotarians will hand out these dictionaries to 10 schools and at the Pineville Youth Center.
The club president says this is an important job for their group, which is [...]

Kiwanis Hears from Juvenile Justice Expert

Decades ago, parents worried if their children were hanging out at pool halls.
Times have indeed changed and a juvenile justice expert in our area Newmon Bobb, describes the problems parents and law enforcement now face.

He and another court officer today spoke to the Alexandria Kiwanis Club.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/30/14

Safety Tips, Trick-Or-Treat Times for CenLA

Halloween belongs to the children and law enforcement agencies want to remind you they will be on high alert. Here are some simple safety rules from APD Officer Bruce Fairbanks and State Trooper Scott Moreau that will make Halloween memorable and safe for your little ghouls and goblins.

Meanwhile, the state probation and parole group will [...]

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