Category Archives: Community News

Local Legislators Actively Opposing New Bridge Name

There’s more fall-out from that bill which re-names the bridge now being built across the Red River. Alexandria State Representative Lance Harris and Natchitoches Senator Gerald Long say they both have contacted the governor asking him to veto house bill 1140.
Alexandria Representative Herbert Dixon has named the bridge for former Pineville City Councilman Lemon Coleman [...]

Garden District Residents Creating Community Garden

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Residents of the Garden District in Alexandria are creating their own community garden. Bennett Roland Junior says it’s a project that will provide vegetables and herbs for those willing to get their hands dirty.

The garden will expand August 1st. Go to the garden district Facebook page or send them an email for more information.
KLAX ABC [...]

AMOA Campers Learn to Create Original Artwork

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Campers at the Alexandria Museum of Art are learning to create original art this week.
Kids ages six to nine are exploring the illustrations in award-winning picture books. And, they are creating their own artistic take on the books they like. Teachers say it gives them a new appreciation for these books, and there may be [...]

Water Festival Gets Underway This Weekend at Alexandria Zoo

The Water Festival at the Alexandria Zoo gets underway this Saturday.

That’s 10am to 3pm, and FOTAZ members get in free with their membership cards and photo IDs.  Click here for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/18/14

LA Nat’l Guard Soldiers Return from Kuwait Today

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Family and friends welcome Louisiana National Guard soldiers home from Kuwait. The 844th and the 1021st Engineer Companies are coming home today.
The 844th is based in Pineville with two detachments in Ruston and Monroe. They deployed 160 soldiers to support Operation Enduring Freedom. They conducted operations to maintain and upgrade base camps.
And, they’re glad to [...]

High School Students Learn About Forest Service Careers

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Wanna-be forest rangers are in the Kisatchie today. 30 high school seniors are learning about jobs with the U.S. Forestry Service. The program is co-sponsored by Southern University.
Various rangers described their training and their work in the forest. They also showed these students what kind of work life they would have as a forest ranger.

The [...]

Rapides Librarian Rogge To Retire

Rapides Parish librarian Steve Rogge is in his final days at his office before retirement. We asked him his plans for the future.

He will be succeeded by Laura Ellen Ayres, who has been on his staff.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/18/14

Go Red Luncheon Raises Over $100k

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The ladies behind the Go Red for Women last Friday are glowing with smiles.
The numbers are in and it was a sell-out with more then 350 participants. And, they say they raised some 100 thousand dollars to stay right here in Central Louisiana.
The event was sponsored by Rapides Regional Medical Center and other top supporters [...]

BARK Holds Jambalaya Plate Fundraiser

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Dog lovers are at it again. They sold plates of jambalaya today to help the rescue efforts of Boudreaux’s Animal Rescue Krewe better known as BARK. BARK operates a no-kill shelter and is dedicated to finding good homes for all the pets.
Be on the look-out for future lunch specials benefiting BARK.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/17/14

Summer Camps Begin for Lagniappe Theatre

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Summer camps are underway at the Lagniappe Theatre.
These children are in the Showstoppers Camp. They’re learning acting skills and they’ll produce a performance at the end of the week.
The older campers will start next week with the Broadway Dance Camp.
Lagniappe is also in rehearsal for its July performance of The Odd Couple.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]