Category Archives: Community News

SAFEALEX Clinic Set Nov. 20-21

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[ November 20, 2013 to November 21, 2013. ] Alexandria’s SafeAlex program, under the direction of Charles F. Smith Jr., will present a two-day clinic, Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Central Louisiana Business Incubator, 1501 Wimbledon Boulevard in 
Alexandria.

SafeAlex is designed to enable citizens to become involved in making Alexandria safer through the education, empowerment and actions of the individuals [...]

Sylvan Learning Offers Parents 7 Simple Tips for Choosing Kid Tech Tools

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Alexandria, LA – Computers, video games, mobile phones, and tablets are ubiquitous in our lives and the lives of our kids.  Parents want to embrace technology to facilitate their children’s learning. But with so much technology available, how are parents supposed to know which tools and activities will actually help build skills?
“Every day new resources [...]

Local Bank Employees Volunteer in Their Community

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Employees of a local bank are doing their part to make a difference in the community.
They’re sprucing up the TREE House Children’s Museum with a fresh coat of paint.  Also, they’ve donated office furniture and other equipment.
This week, about 13 hundred Capital One bank associates will spend more than 45 hundred hours partnering with area [...]

Rapides Parish Schools Receive Positive Grades

Children aren’t the only ones getting graded in school.  The Rapides Parish school superintendent talks about the latest grades for Rapides Parish schools.

These scores are posted on http://www.louisianabelieves.com/
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/24/13

Zoo Boo Expected to Draw Thousands of Visitors to Alexandria Zoo

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It’s the scariest time of year at the Alexandria Zoo.  The 3-day annual Halloween celebration begins tomorrow and runs from 6 to 8:30 each night.
Dozens of volunteers will be handing out candy to the little ghosts and goblins.  The zoo has decorations throughout the exhibits and thousands of visitors are expected over the next 3 [...]

Coats for Kids

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[ October 23, 2013 to January 31, 2014. ] Helping kids stay warm this winter could be as easy as cleaning out your closet. So, whether you’re shopping at a store or your own closet, you can help us keep a kid warm this winter.

Drop off new or gently used coats, jackets or sweaters at a drop-off location near you. All coats are cleaned [...]

LSMSA Theater Dept. to Present “The Canal”

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[ October 31, 2013 to November 2, 2013. ] Natchitoches, LA – The Department of Creative and Performing Arts at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts will present “The Canal” at 7 pm on October 31st and November 1st and at 2pm on November 2nd in the Blackbox located in the Center for Performance and Technology.

This radio play is from the [...]

Second Stage show to open Friday at NSU

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[ October 25, 2013 to October 27, 2013. ] [caption id="attachment_33131" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The cast of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” is Clinisha Chandler of New Orleans as the Lady in Blue. Nina Breeland of Ruston as the Lady in Purple, Ne’Ambri Owens of Mansfield as the Lady in Red, Caitlin Douglas of Shreveport as the Lady [...]

6th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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[ October 26, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The Alexandria Police Department will be hosting the 6th. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday October 26th. 2013, from 10AM to 2PM, at the Public Safety Complex, located at 1000 Bolton Ave., in Alexandria.

The Drug Enforcement Administration will again coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcements agencies focused on removing potentially [...]

Piano Competition Contestants Performing This Week

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Young pianists are in town for the annual Louisiana International Piano Competition.  One of the performers today entertained members of the Downtown Rotary Club.
Competition began tonight and lasts all week.  Many of these young artists are staying with area residents and using churches as their recital halls.  Maestro Joshua Zona is Artistic Director of the [...]