Category Archives: Community News

VOA Provides Supplies to Homeless

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Volunteers of America reach out to the homeless on selected Thursdays through September. These are called Helping to Overcome Homelessness.
Instant, on-site services are provided to help people without a home or who anticipate being homeless very soon. Free health, clothing and food items are provided according to the needs of the people who attend the [...]

YWCA Opens Turner Street Branch

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The YWCA shows off its new branch on Turner Street this morning. This is the old YMCA, which became so tied up in financial problems it had to close. The YWCA picked up the ball and started it rolling again.
The group has done some renovations and is hoping to expand services. That includes their popular [...]

New Play Features Local Actors

A new play is opening at the Hearn Stage in downtown Alexandria. It’s about a small Georgia town and features local actors.

The production continues tomorrow and Saturday night at 7:30 with a Sunday matinee. The schedule is repeated again starting next week on Thursday night.
Related: City Park Players to Present “Second Samuel”
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Seminar Informs on 3D Printing, Social Media, E-Commerce

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An e-commerce seminar is hosted in Mansura to offer cutting edge ideas for computer sales. It’s offered by the LSU Ag Center through the Connect My Louisiana Initiative. They’re providing information on 3D printing, building on-line businesses and social media.
The “Connect My Louisiana Program” is focused on 18 parishes where broadband is underused.

The experts on [...]

Cenla Chamber Introduces Job Connection

A new website is available for members of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. It’s called the Job Connection and it’s a way for Chamber members to connect with the talented needs of Louisiana employers.
It’s basically a centralized hub for job seekers.

The website is free and is designed to address employers’ needs with job posting [...]

City Park Players to Present “Second Samuel”

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The City Park Players’ production of Second Samuel opens tomorrow night.
It’s the story of a lazy little Georgia town in the 1940’s. They’ve experienced the end of World War Two and the election of Harry Truman. But, it’s also the summer when the town piano teacher passes, and it turns out she had some secrets.
What [...]

Servies for Larry Jeane to Be Held Thursday

Services for Pineville and Ward Marshal Larry Jeane will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Pineville.
Jeane died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was 68.
Burial will be at Fort Jesup Cemetery in Many. Arrangements are being handled by Hixson Brothers in [...]

Local Fire Department Raises $10k for Muscular Dystrophy

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Back Row left to right: 1st Asst Chief Malcolm Rachal, Firefighter Delwin Eldridge, Firefighter David Hooper, 1st Asst Chief Ozias Price, Captain Mark Mathews Front Row left to right: Captain Bennie Ouber, MDA Representative Charly Lacroix, Fire Equipment Operator Joe Adcock, Fire Equipment Operator MDA Coordinator Greg Derbonne, Firefighter Brock Brasseaux
The Alexandria Fire Department, Local [...]

Campers Learn Shadow Puppetry

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Campers at the Alexandria Museum of Art are learning the ancient art of shadow puppetry. The theme for the camp is “Playing in the Shadows”.
Instructor Cindy Blair is teaching these budding artists how to make their own shadow puppets. They’re also learning to create stop-motion animation shorts and the stars are their creations.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Local Children Play with Animals at Vet Camp

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A vet camp is being held this week at the TREE House Children’s Museum. These campers get to play with animals for this weeklong experience at the children’s museum. Their theme is “Get Set to Be a Vet.”
It’s sponsored by Proctor and Gamble. And, we may have among these campers some future veterinarians or zookeepers.
KLAX [...]