Category Archives: Community News

LA Pecan Festival This Weekend

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The Louisiana Pecan Festival started this morning, bright and early with the blessing of the pecan crops.  It’s taking place in downtown Colfax that will host a huge parade Saturday morning at 10.
There are arts, crafts, entertainment, a carnival and, of course, pecans.  The pecan house is selling shelled and unshelled pecans along with pies, [...]

Saturday Pet Adoption Day Set at Animal Shelter

[ November 2, 2013; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] The city of Alexandria’s Animal Shelter will host a Saturday Pet Adoption Day from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, November 2nd.

“Our animal shelter was created for the sake of public safety and public health where dangerous or diseased animals are humanely dealt with,” Mayor Jacques M. Roy said.  “It has become, however, a place where [...]

Food Bank & Suddenlink Team Up for Canned Food Drive

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana partners with Suddenlink this time of year for the largest canned food drive of the year.  It coincides with the holidays, so needy families can have Thanksgiving and Christmas tables filled with nutritious food.

This is the 7th year for the Suddenlink Food Drive, which ends on November 21st.
For more [...]

Rapides Regional Staff Gets Artistic

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The staff at Rapides Regional Medical Center search for their inner artists.  The staff shows off their skills each year then exhibits their work in the hallway across from the gift shop in the main hospital.
Many say they select pumpkins that already inspire them to create a certain theme.
There are prizes for the best and [...]

Art of Glass Lecture at AMoA

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[ November 14, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Art of Glass: Lecture by renowned glass expert & author William Warmus!
LSUA Cavanaugh Lecture Series presented by Alexandria Museum of Art
Thursday, November 14, 6:00-7:30pm
FREE & open to the public!
Discover the fascinating artistic and technical traditions of glassmaking from ancient Egypt to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through Tiffany, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco to [...]

Johnny’s Pizza House Giveaway!

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[ October 30, 2013 to November 22, 2013. ] PIZZA LUNCH BUFFET GIVEAWAY
We’re giving away a Pizza Lunch Buffet every week from Johnny’s Pizza House at 3497 Highway 28 East in Pineville!

Two winners will be randomly picked from all eligible entries every week from Friday, December 20th through Friday, January 17th.

Just visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KLAX31. “Like” our page and click on the [...]

Trick or Treat Events Moved to Wednesday!

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Trick or Treating Times Have Changed for Rapides Parish.
The City of Alexandria has authorized “trick or treating” from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  on  Wednesday, Oct. 30, in lieu of the traditional Halloween night, Oct. 31, due to anticipated potential severe weather.
“We certainly understand many have planned festivities for Thursday,” said Alexandria Police Chief Loren [...]

LSUA Students Given Interview Tips

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The Quad at LSU Alexandria was turned into a runway today.
Students are given tips on how to look sharp when interviewing for a job as well as techniques for answering questions.  There were also live interviews for internship positions at Dillard’s.
The fashions are provided by Dillard’s and the event was organized with help from the [...]

Work Begins on New Library Branch

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The Lower Third Street area is getting a new library: the Martin Luther King Junior Branch.
Today, the ground is broken for the new facility in the 11 hundred block of Broadway, between Peabody Magnet and the fire station.  Tudor Construction will begin work in a few weeks and the construction is scheduled for completion next [...]

City helps citizens get connected with Mobile Apps

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A new citizen is emerging. Every day, tech-minded citizens across the country are doing good by their communities using technology as the tool.
The City of Alexandria has many ways to stay connected empowering citizens to act and interact and connecting just got easier with new two new tools for your convenience. New services like the [...]