Category Archives: Community News

Qualifying Ends for November Elections

The slates are set for the November 4th primary elections in Louisiana.
Some are re-elected without opposition, some have challengers, and others are more crowded than ever.
The former speaker of the House of Representatives is running for Alexandria and Ward Marshal. Charlie Dewitt is among five, including the incumbent, seeking the post, which reportedly pays more [...]

Local Churches, VOA to Help Homeless

A coalition of volunteers, many from area churches, is providing services to the homeless, the needy and the under-served. Volunteers of America is helping with this project which will be conducted next Thursday from 10 until noon in the parking lot of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Call VOA at (318) 442-8026 or visit their website for more [...]

Local Organization Aims to Use Pets in Therapy

Your pet may be able to rescue someone from despair and depression. Pets and People is an organization using pets in various institutions as therapy.

The group had an orientation meeting last night, but you can reach them via email or visit their website for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/22/14

Volunteers Working Hard on Cenla Race for the Cure

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The Komen Race for the Cure is less than two months away, and volunteers are working hard. The Cenla Race for the Cure Committee meets to recruit and inform new volunteers about the race. It’s October 11th in Downtown Alexandria.
These volunteers say Louisiana is at the top of the list for mortality from breast cancer. [...]

LSUA Officials Take Part in Ice Bucket Challenge

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It’s the perfect weather for another ice bucket challenge.
This one at LSUA. University officials gather on the quad to do their bit for the ALS Foundation. It’s dedicated to fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Chancellor Dan Howard, coaches and others are glad to do their part for the cause.
And nationally, leaders say it has raised more than [...]

LSUA Empty Space Players Announces 2014-2015 Season

Robert Harper, LSUA’s Director of Theatre and Empty Space Players, has announced ESP’s 2014-2015 season. This season will include two award-winning plays, a production of Doubt, A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley, and God of Carnage, by Jasmina Reza. Also included in the season will be two annual Open Mic Nights, one for Halloween and [...]

Aiken Virtual to Host Open House

If you’d like to know more about a virtual school, there’s an open house Monday to tell you more. It’s for those interested in the Aiken Virtual Program.

The open house is from five to seven at 2121 Mason. You can call the school for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/21/14

Exchange Club to Host Forums for Candidates

Qualifying for the fall elections is about to wrap up and for the next six weeks, the Exchange Club is hosting a series of forums featuring three judicial races, and the elections for District Attorney, the U.S. Senate, 5th Congressional District and Alexandria Mayor.
The chairman of the forums is an appeals court judge.

Today, this civic [...]

State Police Offer Car Seat Safety Workshop

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Strapping your child into their car seat seems like a simple task, but experts say parents do it wrong all the time. They say the result can be deadly.
Today, state police conducted a how-to workshop on caring for the littlest passengers.

Technicians say these seats offer the best chance for a child to survive a crash. [...]

APD To Conduct Drive Sober Campaign

As the last blowout of summer approaches, Alexandria Police are conducting a campaign they call “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” They’re planning to set up checkpoints to get impaired drivers off the road.

Police at LSUA are also conducting this campaign to keep the campus safe.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/20/14