Category Archives: Community News

Reminder: City of Leesville yard waste schedule

LEESVILLE–City residents are reminded that yard waste, including grass cuttings, weeds, small tree limbs and twigs will be collected weekly on the following days:
Lee Hills – Monday
District  2 – Tuesday
North of Mechanic – Wednesday
South of Mechanic – Thursday
Make up day – Friday
By City ordinance yard waste should be placed in clear plastic bags, or in [...]

Drawdown Scheduled for Hardwater Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in conjunction with the Grant Parish Police Jury have scheduled a drawdown for Hardwater Lake to begin on Tuesday, September 2 to control nuisance aquatic vegetation.
The water level will be lowered 4 feet from pool stage.  Water fluctuations are proven to yield significant beneficial effects for fisheries and [...]

After Qualifying, Many Elected Unopposed

When the smoke cleared Friday afternoon at courthouses and the secretary of state’s offices in Baton Rouge, some candidates were elected unopposed.
All but two state district judges are returning to the bench as well as the Alexandria City Judge.
Seven school board members have no races, and two area mayors are elected in Lecompte and McNary.
Roosevelt [...]

Fort Polk Letters, Petitions Deadline Tonight

Midnight tonight is the deadline to save Fort Polk with letters of support.
Fort Polk Progress has been lobbying for the past few weeks for the continued troop strength at the U.S. Army base.

Michael Reese spoke today to the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance, which meets monthly on the Louisiana College campus in Pineville.
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Local Republicans Host Son of Ronald Reagan

Local Republicans raise money this weekend for their cause and their candidates by paying to hear from the son of the late President Ronald Reagan. Michael Reagan is a former radio talk-show host.

Reagan dinners are held throughout the country for conservative causes. Reagan now lives in California.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/25/14

Documentary Features Louisiana Woodstock

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Did you know Louisiana had its own Woodstock? It’s the subject of a one-time screening of a documentary, McCrea 1971: Louisiana’s Forgotten Rock Festival.
It will be shown September 4th here at the Fox Theatre in Marksville. The festival was named for McCrea, a small community south of Avoyelles Parish.
We talked to some of those who [...]

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. [...]