Category Archives: Community News

Pollock Student Receives LA Sheriff’s Scholarship

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Sheriff Steven McCain announced that Chelsey Paul of Grant Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program.
She resides in Pollock and plans to attend Louisiana Tech University and pursue a career as a pediatric occupational therapist.

“Stamp Out Hunger” Brings in Record Donations

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Stamp Out Hunger in our area brings in more food than ever this time around.
Postal employees picked up more than 51 thousand pounds of non-perishable food Saturday. That’s 18 thousand pounds more than last year’s donations.
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana will distribute this food through its various partners throughout the coming months.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Deputy Registrars Visit Area Libraries

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All week deputy registrars will be in Rapides Parish libraries to sign up voters.
It’s voter registration week in Louisiana and they want to make it easy for eligible voters to sign up, especially in time for the lengthy fall November ballots. Today they were at main, Gunter and Robertson in Tioga.
Deputies say it takes just [...]

2nd Annual RiverFete a Great Success

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This weekend was the 2nd annual RiverFête in downtown Alexandria. ABC 31′s Bennett Roland junior was there and brings us this report.

KLAX ABC 31 News 5/12/14

ArtWalk Begins Today in Alexandria

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ArtWalk is underway in downtown Alexandria as part of RiverFête.
Artists moved into the downtown cultural arts district today to set up their wares and show off their latest works. The booths are all along Third and Johnston Streets.
If you’re shopping, you can expect to find a little bit of everything.  All original artwork that’s sold [...]

Memorial Held for Fallen Police Officers

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For the 17th year in Rapides Parish, law enforcement agency representatives meet to remember their own. Sheriff William Earl Hilton hosts the service, which dates back to 1962. It’s a chance to honor and remember the men and women who have died in the line of duty.
A joint resolution of congress established the date of [...]

Go Red For Women Luncheon June 13th

Next month advocates for heart awareness in women will wear red.  The occasion will be marked with the annual “Go Red for Women Luncheon” at the Riverfront Center.

The Go Red For Women Luncheon is June 13th at 10:30. Call 794-9621 for tickets.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/7/14

Cabrini Hosts Walk-a-Thon in Glenmora

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Walking becomes a way to stay healthy and raise money in Glenmora today. Today’s Walk-A-Thon was sponsored by the CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital School-Based Health Center and the high school.
These walkers fulfilled a pledge of almost 2 thousand dollars. That money will fill the pot for the Children’s Miracle Network Telecast right here on KLAX-TV May [...]

“Sentimental Journey” Production Starts This Weekend

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A production by and about local participants in World War Two opens tomorrow night on the Hearn Stage. It’s called “Sentimental Journey, Those Who Waited Also Served.”
It features 16 actors who will tell the stories of men and women who will be familiar to many in the audiences. One actor is even playing his own [...]

Annual RiverFete Starts Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow there is a now-annual event in downtown Alexandria called RiverFete, and it embraces three popular traditions along the Red River. Bennett Roland Junior says it’s sure to be fun on land and on the water.

As Bennett mentioned, one of the main attractions are the dragon boats. Teams have been practicing most afternoons this [...]