Category Archives: Community News

Tourism Celebration Today Features Attractions in CenLA


It’s a Celebration of Tourism at the Interstate 49 Welcome Center today.
This annual event features displays, food and music.  The local convention and visitors bureau is trying to make locals and visitors aware of the many attractions in and around Central Louisiana.  They’re also touting the Little Walter birthday party.

The CVB here says if you [...]

Citizens Around Cenla Participate in Nat’l Day of Prayer


It’s a National Day of Prayer and several groups planned observances around the noon hour.
We caught up with these residents in Pineville.  They observed the day with a brief prayer service on the steps of Pineville City Hall.
Other observances included the mall and some churches.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/1/14

LA Students Compete in Auto Tech Competition


20 juniors and seniors from 10 high schools across the state competed this morning.
They’re repairing cars, but it’s not as simple as it sounds.  These cars have been purposely bugged to test the auto tech skills of these budding mechanics.  Each 2-student team will race the clock to identify and fix the problems.

The winning team [...]

Local NAACP Speaks About Recreation Tax

Members of the local NAACP chapter say they want to clarify their position on a proposed recreation and zoo tax for the city of Alexandria.
They say they are not taking any position on plans to build a civil rights park in the downtown area.

They say they’ve been asked about their position on this proposal in [...]

Funeral Services Set for Pastor Big Jim Wheatley


Funeral Services for Pastor Big Jim Wheatley will be Saturday May 3, 2014 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 11 16th Street in Alexandria, La @ 11:A.M.  Rev. J.L. Franklin Officiating. For more information, please call (337) 215.5353 or (318) 451.4583.
Pastor Jim Wheatley, 82, of Winnsboro, Louisiana entered peacefully into the heavenly gates of his [...]

Dragon Boat Races May 10th


[ May 10, 2014; ] Make way for Dragons!

The 4th Annual Louisiana Dragon Boat Races will make a splash on May 10th

The Alexandria Museum Art is proud to present the 4th Annual Louisiana Dragon Boat Races™.

AMoA’s signature fundraiser is free and open to the public! Featuring races on the river, art and food vendors, entertainment by Taiko Drummers of Houston, [...]

Menard Students Turn Mall into Art Museum


Menard High students are transforming the Alexandria Mall into an art museum.  This is a part of Youth Art Month celebrations that started last month.
The students in the art department are displaying about 600 pieces, including digital photography.  The show was held yesterday afternoon and into the night.
This is the 20th year for the student [...]

Phoenix Magnet Students Tour the World


Students from Phoenix Magnet traveled around the world yesterday, without actually leaving central Louisiana.  It’s the annual Geo Awareness Program on the quad at LSU of Alexandria.
Students set up booths representing various countries, showing off their costumes, music and food.  The students had passports, which were stamped as they moved from country to country, learning [...]

LC Holds Press Conference to Discuss Athletics

Louisiana College officials held a news conference today to talk about the school’s athletic program.
LC is now under the leadership of Doctor Argile Smith.  He will be resident pro-tem while a search committee finds a successor to Joe Aguillard.

The school has a variety of athletic programs, including football.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/29/14

Rotary Honors KLAX-TV Sales Director


KLAX TV Sales Director, John LeBoeuf, was among those honored by the Alexandria Rotary Club today.
The guest speaker was Noel Bajat, who spoke to the club about their contribution of more than 600 thousand dollars to the Rotary International Foundation.
LeBoeuf is among 52 new Paul Harris fellows recognized at today’s meeting.  They represent club members [...]