Category Archives: Community News

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

ABATE Group Meets with Pineville City Judge Candidates

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Pineville City Judge candidates meet with bikers who are part of a program called ABATE. It stands for American Bikers Active Toward Education. They’re usually conducting information sessions for drivers to make the roads safe for everyone.
But, last night, they wanted to learn more about the people seeking the city judgeship. They had a chance [...]

Mid-Week Market Offers Farm Goods, Bread, Other Foods

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A new mid-week market for farm goods, bread and other foods is being offered on Tuesdays at the Texas Plaza in Alexandria. Local producers can sell their products at Texas and Jackson from three to six on Tuesday afternoons.
Inglewood Farms had already been setting up nearby on Tuesday afternoons to accommodate those who needed produce [...]

Pink Dress Run Scheduled for September

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A pink dress run, in connection with the Komen Race for the Cure, is scheduled later this month and it’s not just for women.

Visit the Race for the Cure web site for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/2/14

Local Guitar Expert to Participate in Monthly Music Series

An area guitar expert is part of a monthly series to start next week and sponsored by the Arts Council.  They’re produced on the Hearn Stage in Downtown Alexandria.

Call the Arts Council at 318-443-4718 for more information or check out the event on our Community Calendar.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/29/14