Category Archives: Community News

Local Conservationists Band Woodpeckers To Help Them Survive

It’s time to keep up with the red cockaded woodpecker. You may have seen some in your neighborhood. They are an endangered species, and conservationists are banding them to help them survive.
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior has more.

The banding mission took place in the forest’s Winn district.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/3/14

LSUA Houses Large Hurricane Evacuation Shelter

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Hurricane season is here and there’s a new place to seek shelter from the storm. The large evacuation shelter is at LSU of Alexandria.
Today, various groups met with the state’s emergency team to find out how evacuations will take place, if needed. The participants are the point people for assistance to evacuated families. These include [...]

Children Learn About Golf at Bringhurst Park

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Children are learning about golf this week at Bringhurst Park. The course claims to be the oldest par-3 in the nation. But, for these kids, it may be their introduction to golf.
Volunteers are led by Scott Brame, who says golf teaches life lessons and is a game for life. He’s enlisted volunteers to help these [...]

Habitat For Humanity Closing Restore

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Habitat for Humanity is reminding everyone it’s closing its Restore by the end of this month. It’s chock full of construction materials and items needed for homes. Most have been donated to Habitat.
Habitat volunteers say they’ll be turning their attention and efforts to building more homes for the working poor.
The Restore is located on Broadway.
KLAX [...]

New Alexandria Business Provides Photo Booths for Special Events

Solo Productions is open for business in Alexandria. It’s an unusual service: photo booths for weddings, proms and parties. It also offers video booths and green-screen photography plus uploads to social media.
Solo is the exclusive mobile photo booth vendor to David’s Bridal in Alexandria.
The red coats of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed [...]

Best of the Class 2014

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Habitat For Humanity to Close Restore

Rapides Habitat for Humanity is closing its Restore on Broadway. The final day will be June 30th, and now it’s having an “everything must go” sale.
Officials with Habitat say they’re now focusing their efforts on increasing house production.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/2/14

Local Businesses Receive Awards at Annual Bizzies

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Businessmen and women and guests gathered over the weekend for the 2nd Annual Bizzies, the business awards made by the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.
More than a dozen awards were given out. Big winners were Red River Bank as Best Overall Business, receiving the Roy O. Martin Award and Mike Jenkins. Jenkins was honored with [...]

CMN Telethon Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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The Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telecast is, once again, a resounding success.
For a night and a day, volunteers and residents lined up to pledge money for the CMN at Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital. They met miracle families and their children and celebrated the willingness of area residents to get involved.

The final total was more [...]

AMoA Events July 2014

[ August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014. ] EXHIBITS:

Dorothea Lange’s America
Exhibition Dates: June 6–August 23, 2014
Intimate photographs of people and land by Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) captured pride and resilience in the face of suffering during the Depression-era through the postwar period. Her work raised awareness and brought federal relief to struggling Americans, and influenced documentary photography by highlighting the camera as an instrument [...]