Category Archives: Community News

AMOA Opens New Exhibits

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Two new exhibits are up at the Alexandria Museum of Art. One is the 27th Exhibition of the September Competition. This annual, juried contest among artists features original works selected by James Michaelopoulos of New Orleans.
And, Michaelopoulos himself has a show called Rapt in Color. He is well known for his New Orleans jazz festival [...]

Get It Growing: Tropical Cannas

Tropical cannas produce beautiful flowers in some of the hottest conditions. On this edition of Get it Growing, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to promote better blooming on these plants and how to control persistent insect problems.

For more information on other lawn and garden topics, contact your parish’s LSU AgCenter Extension Service Office [...]

Kiwanis Learns About Virtual School

One alternative school for area students is described today for members of the Alexandria Kiwanis Club. It’s the Rapides Parish Virtual School.

More information is available from the school board office or you may visit their website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/4/14

Public Hunting on Private Leases Being Offered This Weekend for Dove Season

Public hunting on private leases are being offered Saturday in this area for the start of dove season. The private land is leased by State Wildlife and Fisheries. In Grant Parish, call David Hayden at 487-5885 or drop by the Pineville field office for wildlife and fisheries on the Shreveport Highway for a map.
The hunts [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Pineville Judge Candidates

The Exchange Club continues with its forums today with candidates from Pineville for the city and ward court judge there.
Four are on the November 4th primary.

Also in the race is Gary Hays, who had a scheduling conflict. Next week the club will hear from three candidates for the “G” division judgeship on the 9th Judicial [...]

2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday Starts Friday

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Tomorrow begins the Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday. This is one of several shopping days afforded to Louisiana residents for purchases without state sales taxes. Local taxes still apply.
Still, it’s a good opportunity for hunters to pick up everything from guns to off-road vehicles at a savings.

The tax-free sales go from tomorrow through Sunday.  [...]

Church members to build keyhole garden at Rugg Elementary

Keyhole gardens can help unlock access to vegetables for urban “food deserts,” according to Wayne McConnell.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, McConnell will be leading members of First United Methodist Church Alexandria (First UMCA) in creating a keyhole garden at L.S. Rugg Elementary School as part of a Cornucopia Project to allow the students and congregation to [...]

Alexandria Crossfit Fundraising for CASA

A fundraising effort is slated for September 13th to benefit CASA. That’s the Court Appointed Special Advocates program which watches over children embroiled in the legal system.

For more information, go to www.AlexandriaCrossfit.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/14

Rapides Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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The Rapides Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary today. The Foundation came about when the old Baptist Foundation was sold and became Rapides Regional Medical Center.
A portion of those funds were set up for good works. And, from arts, to education, to health care information, the Foundation’s leaders believe they’re making a difference in the [...]

Groundbreaking Held for New Service Station

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Ground is broken this morning for a new service station in Alexandria.
It’s for Murphy USA near the Wal-Mart on North Mall Drive. Murphy Oil is a company headquartered not far from here in El Eldorado, Arkansas.
Members of the Murphy family live in the Alexandria area.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/14