Category Archives: Community News

Parish Fair Offers Inexpensive Food Choices

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Planning to go out to dinner this weekend?
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says head to the fair. He eats his way through the Rapides Parish Fairgrounds for this next report.

The fair continues through Sunday, and remember the new venue is the area just south of LSU of Alexandria.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/14

LSP Provide Rollover Simulator at Fair

When you visit the Rapides Parish Fair, you might want to engage in a simple safety lesson, courtesy of the Louisiana State Police.
Their rollover simulator will be there to show you what happens when you neglect simple rules, like wearing your seat belt.

The simulator is especially recommended for teen drivers.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/14

Firefighters Take Safety Message to Schools This Week

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Firefighters are taking their safety messages to schools this week. They’re using a fire-safe house to teach children what to do when they awake to the smell of smoke in their home.
Today, they were at Cabrini School, demonstrating what to do and how to stay safe.

This is Fire Prevention Week and firefighters are trying to [...]

Cenla Chamber Planning 2 Large Events

The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is planning two large events this month and next. On October 30th, it will have the Fall Business Expo and Luncheon, and then on November 14th, they will sponsor the 2nd Women in Business Conference.

To get involved, call the Chamber 442-6671 or visit their website at www.cenlachamber.org.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Rapides Parish Fair Begins Today Next to LSUA

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It’s the first day for the Rapides Parish Fair in a new location. It’s sprawling across the Dewitt and Evacuation Centers right next door to LSU of Alexandria. Bennett Roland Junior says the 2014 fair will be one to remember.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/8/14

Supriya Jindal Presents Tablets to Alma Redwine

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The First Lady of Louisiana is in Alexandria today, visiting a local elementary school.
Supriya Jindal is at Alma Redwine Elementary. She’s presenting tablet technology to the school and even teaching a lesson, using the gizmo.
These teaching aids are provided by her non-profit foundation. The First Lady has traveled the state providing these high-tech gifts to [...]

Supt. White Talks Early Childhood, Jump Start Programs

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State Education Superintendent John White is making four presentations in the Alexandria Pineville area today.
White, who has been in the limelight over common core, is traveling the state talking about other issues. He stopped by Lessie Moore Elementary early this morning, where the focus is on early childhood network pilots.
White says his department will take [...]

Cenla Business League Holds Candidate Forum

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The Central Louisiana Business League invites candidates to a forum, especially those in the predominantly African American communities. Candidates for Alexandria Mayor, the judgeship vacancy for Division A, District Attorney and Congress were invited to the forum at Convention Hall.
KLAX-TV Sales Manager John LeBoeuf moderated the event.
The election is November 4th, and early voting begins [...]

Chrysler Issues Recall on Some Commercial Vans

Chrysler is recalling some of its commercial vans to fix a problem with headrests. More than 21 thousand full size commercial vans are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada.
Chrysler says headrests in the 2014 Ram ProMaster van can exceed the maximum allowable gap between a person’s head and the head restraint.
In a crash the [...]

Get it Growing: Cole Crops

Cole crops like cabbage and cauliflower are great vegetables to grow during the Fall.
On this edition of Get it Growing, Horticulturist Dan Gill explains the proper way to get them into the ground so they produce well for you.

For more information on other lawn and garden topics, contact your parish’s LSU AgCenter Extension Service Office [...]