Category Archives: Community News

Leesville Fire Department to Conduct Yearly Fire Hydrant Testing

LEESVILLE–The Leesville Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants throughout the City of Leesville starting October 13, 2014 and ending November 28, 2014. Fire hydrant testing is required yearly to ensure that all hydrants are in working order and to accurately estimate the capabilities of the cities water mains.
Throughout the testing process, sediment will be [...]

Hunters Donate Extra Game to Feed Hungry

Hunters may donate extra game to benefit the hungry on Sunday afternoon from noon to 5pm. It’s called Hunters for the Hungry Food Drive and it’s an opportunity to clear out your freezer.

Hyper Graphics is at 1922 North Bolton Avenue next to Cenla Camping and Livestock Supply.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/14/14

Soldier Dad Stuns Son with Surprise Return

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A child at Brame Middle School today is surprised by the return of his soldier-dad.
Chief Warrant Officer Louis Sologaistoa stunned his sixth grade son Louis, who was not expecting his dad’s return until later. (Check out the heart-warming reunion below.)

The U.S. Army officer has spent the last 10 months in Kosovo.
The school officials helped with [...]

2nd Round of Rice Harvest Begins This Month

The rice season harvest is kicking into second gear.
The first round of crops are planted in March and then harvested around August. But around October, a second round is re-grown called “ratoon crops.” These produce nearly 30 percent more crop for the season. KATC’s Kari Beal in Lafayette says the ratoon crops are really important [...]

Hundreds Attend Race for the Cure

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Hundreds of people attended the annual Race for the Cure in Downtown Alexandria.
Some walked or ran while others cheered them on. They raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the fight against breast cancer.
Volunteers say they’re motivated by friends and family, some of who are survivors for many who lost their battles.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

TREE House Adds Exhibit Teaching Kids About Banks

This week the TREE House Children’s Museum will open a new exhibit. It seeks to teach children about banks.

The TREE House Children’s Museum is located in Downtown Alexandria on Third Street.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/13/14

Fifth Graders Participate in Forest Awareness Week

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Some 700 fifth graders from Rapides Parish have been spending all week in the woods. It’s Forest Awareness Week, sponsored by the Louisiana Forestry Association and others.
The children go into the forests to learn about the number one crop in Central Louisiana. They also learn how scientists are trying to help tree farmers.

Other sponsors are [...]

Downtown Rockers Enjoy Lil Nathan & Zydeco Big Timers

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The final Downtown Rocks of the fall season concludes, avoiding the almost rainy weather, outside on the City Hall steps.
Li’l Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers entertained the crowd. And, despite the overcast skies, the downtown rockers had a good time.
This is a service of the City of Alexandria and is held each fall and [...]

CLEDA Offers Farming Classes

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CLEDA, the local economic development alliance, is offering classes on farming. They call these courses, Exploring The Small Farm Dream. They say there are many who might venture into small farms, if they just have the know-how.
They’re offering these six-week courses in conjunction with the LSU Ag Center in hopes of explaining this industry in [...]

Senior Citizens Spend Friday Morning at the Fair

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Friday at the fair is a long tradition for Rapides Parish seniors.
These seniors, some who hail from nursing homes, are special guests of elected officials for a morning at the Rapides Parish Fair. There were door prizes, entertainment and health screenings.

Beautiful plants were among the many door prizes these seniors took home. Many have been [...]