Category Archives: Community News

LSUA Students Participate in Constitution Panel

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Constitution Week continues at LSUA. Today, students participated in a panel discussion on the Constitution.
All week students have been celebrating the charter, which binds all Americans, celebrating its foundation and, more-importantly, learning more about it. This is a tradition at the school.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/18/14

Walker Automotive Hosting Car Seat Safety Event

Saturday, parents and guardians can learn the proper installation of car seats for children. The event is at Walker Automotive on MacArthur Drive from 9 until noon.

Crashes are the leading cause of death for children between ages 1 and 13, and a properly installed safety seat can save a life.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/18/14

Janet Dixon Says Ethics Charges Are False

Rapides Parish School Board President Janet Dixon denied any wrongful actions in connection with the hiring of the current school superintendent.
She is the target of an ethics complaint that she improperly served on the school board while working for the head-hunting firm which was used to select the superintendent.

She says she has hired an attorney [...]

Efforts Begin to Organize Spring Heart Walk

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Executives leading the annual heart walk dine together on a healthy breakfast. Eugene Scriber and Doctor Vik Nijjar are chairing the 2015 walk.
This is the beginning of the effort to organize for the spring walk which raises money for education, research and equipment all to help out in the fight against the nation’s number one [...]

A Perfect Fit Sells Pancakes for Shoes

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Every year, the son and grandson of a long-time shoe salesman host a pancake breakfast to raise money for a cause in his honor.
It’s called A Perfect Fit and pancakes are sold to raise money to buy shoes for elementary school-age children in need. The family of Jerry Harp established A Perfect Fit to make [...]

Kisatchie Welcomes New Forest Supervisor

There’s a new forester in town. Eddie Taylor is the new forest supervisor for the U.S. National Forest at Kisatchie.
Taylor comes here from Mississippi where he was a deputy forest supervisor. His specialties include ecosystem restoration and endangered species.

His 25-year career began with research. Taylor is a graduate of Texas A&M, and when he’s not [...]

School Board Reverses Supt. Decision on Grading System

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Rapides Parish School Board members vote to go back to a numerical grading system, after hearing from unhappy parents and students.
The school superintendent changed the system to letter grades, as in A, B, C, D and F. But, angry students say this cheats good students out of high averages and allows poor ones to rank [...]

Ethics Complaint Filed Against School Board President

An ethics complaint is filed against Rapides Parish School Board President Janet Dixon.
Former Principal Fred Moore says Dixon was employed as a consultant by the firm the school board used as a headhunter, which resulted in the hiring of the current superintendent. Moore has filed an official complaint.
Dixon recently announced she is not running for [...]

LA Corn Crop Produces Good Yield This Year

Louisiana’s corn crop is coming in. Good weather during the growing season has translated into good yields. LSU AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard has this report.

They say if farmers don’t see a lot of rain over the next weeks, harvest should wrap up in early September.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/16/14

CPP Host Cake Cook-Off to Promote New Play

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City Park Players conduct a cake cook-off to promote their upcoming production, The Red Velvet Cake War. It opens Thursday night at 7:30.
4 local bakeries competed for the bragging rights and Atwood’s won. The mayors of Alexandria and Pineville and the parish sheriff were the judges. They tasted the cakes, which are a staple of [...]