Category Archives: Community News

Alexandria All-Stars Win State Championship

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Congratulations to the Alexandria All-Stars. These 6-year-old athletes won the state championship played in Shreveport yesterday. They went undefeated in the state tournament, plus they won their district title in Olla the previous weekend.
Their coaches are Buck Evans, Jamar Gailes, John Extine and Rose Townsend.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

Pineville City Hall Closed Due to No A/C

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Pineville City Hall is closed until tomorrow morning at 8, because the central air conditioning has gone out.
City officials say the 40-year-old unit died on Saturday. They hoped to be back up and running this afternoon, but it will take a while to cool down the building.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

Rock the Red Event Draws Crowd Downtown

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We hope you had a grand Independence Day weekend.
This was the scene on the banks of the Red River Friday night. The City of Alexandria sponsored its annual Rock the Red event at the amphitheater. There was music followed by a fireworks display.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/7/14

Marksville Hosts State’s Oldest July 4th Parade

The oldest Independence Day parade in the state is tomorrow night in Marksville. And, there’s more to do all month in Avoyelles Parish.

For a list of all the events, call the Avoyelles Commission of Tourism at 1-800-833-4195 or visit www.travelavoyelles.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Peason Wildlife Management Area Adds 18k Acres

The state is adding almost 18 thousand acres to the Peason wildlife management area. That action came today in Baton Rouge.
This particular management area is north of Leesville in Sabine, Natchitoches and Vernon parishes.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Men’s Wearhouse, Corrections Dept. Sponsor “Give a Suit”

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Once again Men’s Wearhouse is partnering with the state corrections department to help inmates exiting the system. It’s called “Give a Suit”. It provides interview-appropriate clothing for men and women throughout July.
Men’s Wearhouse will offer a discount coupon to donors, plus you’ll receive a tax write-off.
Corrections officials say they need gently used suits, dress shirts, [...]

Fireworks Stands Advise Caution and Safe Practices

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President John Adams, one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence, famously predicted the 4th would become a national holiday with parades and luminations, or fireworks.
So, fireworks stands are everywhere.  Regardless of where you get your fireworks, you should heed the warnings of the experts.  Here’s one dealer’s advice.

You’re advised just to use common [...]

Gilchrist Construction Job Fair Set for July 9th

Contestants sought for Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program

NATCHITOCHES – Contestants are being sought for the 2014 Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program to be held Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Natchitoches Events Center.
The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant and Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant will both be held on Sunday, September 14 at 5 p.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center.
The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant is [...]

Supporters of Fort Polk Meet to Save the Historic Post

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Supporters of Fort Polk meet to fight for the life of the historic U.S. Army post. Community leaders, public officials and friends of the fort participated in a news conference to address the possibility the post could lose as many as 65 hundred troops, which is half its force. This is a part of a [...]