Category Archives: Community News

Memorial Day Ceremony at Paragon Casino Resort

[ May 26, 2014; ] Marksville, LA (May 19, 2014) –  Officials of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and veterans organizations throughout Central Louisiana extend an invitation to all veterans, their family members, and the general public to attend a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26 at the Avoyelles veterans monument on Highway One at 10 a.m. The ceremony [...]

City of Pineville Plans Memorial Day Observances

[ May 26, 2014; ] Pineville, LA – Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities throughout the country will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, with ceremonies recognizing service members who have given their lives for their country.

Flags will be placed on the 7,816 graves at the Alexandria National Cemetery at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, in preparation for [...]

Just Dance To Host Summer Sensation 2014 Dance Camps

[ June 9, 2014 to August 1, 2014. ] Alexandria, LA – Just Dance will host four weeks of dance camps this summer. Each week of camp will include dance training in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, and creative movement. Also included are stories, games, arts & crafts, movies, and more.

Each week of dance camp features a different theme, with all music, choreography, stories, games, [...]

Little Walter Music Festival this Weekend in Alexandria

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[ May 24, 2014; ]

Alexandria, La. – Blues. It is a feeling. It is music. It is the spirit of Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs, who has been coined, “inarguably the single most influential artist in the history of Blues harmonica,” according to his biographers in Blues With A Feeling: The Little Walter Story.

The man behind the harmonica, the one [...]

Students Participate in Mock Crash

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It’s graduation time and that means high school students are out partying.
Today, students at Oak Hill High School participated in a mock crash. That’s with the help of Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Various law enforcement and safety organizations also assisted with the drama to show students what can happen when judgment is impaired on the highway.

Many [...]

Rapides Parish Fair to Move Near LSUA

Changes are coming in the 2014 fair schedule. It’s traditional home at the Rapides Coliseum will be undergoing major renovations.

The renovations are funded by a property tax approved by parish voters.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/15/14

Elementary Students Attend Vehicle Career Day

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Some area students spent their morning looking at those cool trucks and transportation they admire but never get to see up close.
It’s Vehicle Career Day at Julius Patrick Elementary. And, a variety of drivers took their rigs to the site – police cars, fire trucks, garbage truck, even an ice cream vendor. The children were [...]

LC, NSU Offering ROTC Program

Louisiana College is partnering with NSU to provide students with an ROTC program starting this fall.
The students can take one Army ROTC class and lab per semester at NSU. They will be able to graduate as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/15/14

Over 150 LSUA Students Graduate Today

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It’s graduation day for LSU of Alexandria. Friends and family members packed the Riverfront Center to honor the graduates.
The keynote speaker was King Alexander, LSU President and Chancellor. He’s been spending much of the spring in the halls of the state capitol, where the legislature decides on the budgets for the LSU system.

151 students received [...]

P.A.W.S. to Host Fundraiser: Woofstock 2014

The Protective Animal Welfare Society, better known as PAWS, is planning a fundraiser. It’s called Woofstock 2014.

Call PAWS at 318-443-0010 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/14/14