Category Archives: Community News

Lagniappe Theatre Presents The Odd Couple

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You may recall the story of the Odd Couple. Two roommates, one organized, the other not so much and the comedy that results.
Lagniappe Theatre is staging the production through Sunday at their theatre space in the Alexandria Mall.
You may have seen the movie or the TV series. It’s the endearing story of 2 misfits who [...]

Cabrini Students Fill Helium Balloons with Prayers

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The unusually nice weather for a July day sends Saint Frances Cabrini students outdoors for a balloon project.
These youngsters use helium balloons to make their own rosary and inside the balloons they place thoughts, prayers and intentions. The balloons are designed to follow the historic prayers these catholic children learn from their earliest days in [...]

State Bond Commission To Handle $200 million in Cenla Projects

The State Bond Commission meets tomorrow with almost 200 million dollars in pet projects on the table for Central Louisiana. These are capital outlay projects, which made it through the legislature.
Rapides has the lion’s share with almost 55 million dollars in projects. Evangeline is not listed for any stand-alone projects, though they’re included in some [...]

NSU Honors Graduate on 100th Birthday

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NSU honors one if its oldest living graduates on her 100th birthday. Pinkye Simpson Mitchell has earned the Nth degree, an honor for those who go the extra mile in service to others.
Mrs. Mitchell was born in 1914 and spent her childhood on a large farm near Many. She was the first of 12 children [...]

Baton Rouge Case Challenges Confidentiality of Church Confessions

A case in Baton Rouge has the Catholic Church defending its deeply rooted tradition steeped in confidentiality. It’s those traditions the victim and her attorney believe prevented the priest from reporting abuse he knew about.
Chris Nakamoto reports from WBRZ.

The priest told WBRZ he asks for your continued prayers for the church and for me in [...]

Maness Speaks to VFW Members

Members of the VFW hear from one of the candidates in the U.S. Senate race. Rob Maness brought his campaign to Central Louisiana again last night. He spoke to the combat vets motorcycle association.
Lately commercials attacking the other republican in the campaign have been airing, but Maness says these are paid for by a democratic [...]

Democratic Women Host Judicial Candidates

It’s a day of debate and stumping as candidates start working toward the November 4th election. The Central Louisiana Democratic Women hosted District Court Judge Division “A” candidates.
We asked them the most important experiences they’ve had and how that could help them on the bench.

The group also heard from division “G” candidate Greg Gravel. Greg [...]

Youth Challenge Program May Get 145 Million

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There’s a 145 million dollar federal proposal for the Youth Challenge Program. It’s operated by the Louisiana National Guard at 3 sites, including Camp Beauregard.
The program intervenes when young people drop out of school or display problems. Some 14 hundred cadets graduate each year.
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu says it’s expected to have full committee approval [...]

Nat’l Guard Adjutant General Comments on Troop Deployments

The Adjutant General of the Louisiana National Guard runs an operation that includes more than 11 thousand men and women.
We asked him about the possibility of patrolling the Mexican border to help with the immigration crisis involving children.

Curtis is a native of Alexandria and graduate of Buckeye High School with higher degrees from LSU and [...]

Health Officer: Vaccines Required for Kids to Attend School

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Next month kids return to school. But are they ready? Preparation is not just about uniforms and supplies. Our area public health officer says parents need to think about vaccinations.

More information is always available from your child’s doctor or from the area health unit.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/15/14