Category Archives: Community News

NSU Says Farewell to Longest Serving President

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NSU is saying farewell to the longest serving president in the school’s history. Randy Webb has served since 1996. The hosts are collecting well wishes for a memory book for Brenda and Doctor Webb. He announced his retirement earlier this year.
And, the search for his successor is already underway. There is now a short list [...]

Atwood’s Celebrates International Bacon Day

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There’s an old joke that bacon makes anything taste better. Well, that’s the theme this week at Atwood’s Bakery, leading up to International Bacon Day on Saturday.
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says you’ll find bacon in everything from cookies to chocolate.

This is the second year for Baconfest.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/28/14

LA May Top Historical Tourism Records in 2014

If Labor Day crowds keep coming, our state will have another record year for tourism. Last year was one for the record books, but numbers now on the books indicate 2014 will be just as good or better. That’s according to the state’s tourism czar and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne.
More than 27 million people visited [...]

Garden District Homes to Be Featured in Tour

A tour of garden district homes is being planned for December. The Holiday Tour of Homes will feature some that are part of the neighborhood’s historic preservation efforts.

Call the Historic Preservation Commission for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

Art Workshop Teaches New Techniques

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A two-day workshop is being held at River Oaks and it’s all about technique.
The artist is Daniel Mark Cassity of Northeast Louisiana. He specializes in a unique way of creating landscapes and still life paintings with a new take on an old technique.

Some local artists are signed up to learn his techniques. This is part [...]

Job Fair Held for Military Spouses

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Spouses at Fort Polk are treated today to a fair about opportunities available to them. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce foundation, Hiring Our Heroes, and others who want to offer program options for these military families.
All active duty, guard, reserve, veteran and gold star spouses were invited. And, they’re offering [...]

Rapides Regional Presents ER Expansion Plans

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An expansion of the emergency room at Rapides Regional Medical Center is planned.
Today, staff members described what is happening and when.

Rapides Regional, along with Cabrini, has taken over the services once provided by Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

Welcome Week Continues at LSUA with Global Village Day

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Welcome week continues at LSUA and today is Global Village Day. Students, faculty and staff are welcoming the many international students who have chosen to study at LSUA.
Faculty members say these students are doing more than absorbing American culture. They also teach their colleagues about their home countries.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/14

TREE House Museum to Hold Parents’ Night Out

A Parents’ Night Out is set for next month at the TREE House Children’s Museum.

The TREE House is located in downtown Alexandria on Third Street. Call them at 318-619-9394 or visit their website at http://www.kidtreehouse.org/ for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/26/14

Coaches, Players Honored at Rotary Club

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Coaches and their star football players are honored today at the Alexandria Rotary Club.
It’s a long-standing tradition as school gets underway. The coaches get to talk about the upcoming season, their strategy for winning, and to introduce their standouts.
Almost all area high schools are represented, as well as Louisiana College and the University Academy at [...]