Category Archives: Community News

Humane Society Forming Shelter Oversight Committee

The Humane Society of Louisiana is forming a shelter oversight committee. The council will inspect shelters around the state, and work with local shelters to improve them and increase public support.
The Humane Society says recent arrests at the Saint Landry Parish Animal Shelter prompted the formation of this inspection council.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14

LA Economic Development Recognizes Pineville Company

Congratulations goes to Eclectic Products of Pineville. The award recognizes Louisiana-based companies, which demonstrate quality of work and commitment to their communities.
There is a winner for each region, and the award is presented by Louisiana Economic Development.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14

Pageant Week Begins in Monroe

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It’s Miss Louisiana week in Monroe. The pageant week has started, featuring 32 young women from all over the state who are vying for the crown. It’s the 51st pageant, and one of the women will succeed Jaden Leach of West Monroe.

You will be able to watch the final night and the crowning of the [...]

Camp Carter Aims to Improve Students’ Reading Skills

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It’s camp time for students at Carter C Raymond Elementary in Lecompte. This is the 5th year for LSU of Alexandria to partner with the school for Camp Carter.
The morning camp is for first through 7th graders. It provides classroom instruction plus lots of physical education.   One major goal of the camp is to help [...]

Chopstick Restaurant Now Open

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The restaurant on North MacArthur Drive formerly known as Anchors is now Chopstick. Chamber of Commerce Red Coats did the honors for the grand opening today.
Chopstick offers a wide variety of Japanese and Chinese dishes, including sushi and hibachi entrees. They’re open for lunch and dinner.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/24/14

LSUA SGA President Elected to LSU Board of Supervisors

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The SGA President at LSU of Alexandria is the new student member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Brandon Crain was selected by other student body presidents to represent them on the board of supervisors.
He’s the 3rd LSUA student ever elected to this board.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

Carnival Coming to Rapides Library

[ July 26, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana—Rapides Library Carnival, hosted by the Tween Advisory Group and Teen Advisory Board will be held Saturday, July 26th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  There will be games, food, prizes, animal balloons, cartoon characters, Curly the Clown, and much more.  All games and activities require tickets.  Tickets may be purchased for .50 each, 3/$1.00, or 15/$5.00.  [...]

State Highways & Bridges Director in Town Today

The woman in charge of state highways and bridges is in Central Louisiana today. She’s the guest of the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance, meeting today at Guinn Auditorium in Pineville at Louisiana College.

She is the first woman to serve in this capacity in state government.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

City of Alexandria to Host Summer Day Camp

[ June 25, 2014 to August 8, 2014. ] The City of Alexandria, Division of Community Services, will provide a summer camp from June 25 through August 8 for children ages 4-12. The camp will run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the former Boys and Girls Club building at 1801 Sylvester Street across from Bringhurst Park.

The cost of camp [...]

Speaker and Author Angel Cortello to Sign Books At Hastings

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[ June 28, 2014; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Alexandria, LA—Last year her book published, and this year she’s taking her message of hope on the road.

Earlier this year, Angel Cortello had speaking engagements in San Marcos, TX and Miami, FL. She’ll be speaking in Austin, TX in soon and in August, she heads to Providence, Rhode Island as a guest speaker at another [...]