Category Archives: Community News

Local Policeman Honored with Saved By the Belt Award

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Seatbelts save lives every day and today a special officer from Central Louisiana was honored for wearing his.
Louisiana State Police presented Captain Brian Walker of the Natchitoches Police Department with the Saved by the Belt Award. The award is given to law enforcement officers who exemplify what they are enforcing.
Captain Walker was involved in a [...]

RRMC Hosts Annual Book Sale

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Rapides Regional Medical Center’s annual book sale started today. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Central Louisiana.
Shoppers can get brand new books and gifts at discounted prices. The sale ends Friday at three.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/1/14

RPSO Alerts Public to Warrant Scam

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Scammers are targeting people in our area over the phone.
The Rapides Sheriff’s Office says crooks are calling and claiming to be from the department. They claim you owe money over outstanding warrants.
They office says it never collects such money over the phone, so please do not give such callers any money.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/1/14

Golf Tournament Friday to Benefit CMN

It’s not too late to get a team together for a four-man scramble golf tournament Friday at Oak Wing. The tournament will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and is sponsored by the Valex Federal Credit Union.
Tee off is at noon with a shotgun start.
Call 318-443-1200 for more information or you may download the entry form [...]

Baton Rouge Researcher Gets Horse Prosthetic Leg

A horse now has a prosthetic leg thanks to a Baton Rouge researcher. Ambria Washington has the report.

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/29/14

Pops on the River Draws Large Crowd

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Pops on the River drew a large crowd over the weekend.
The annual performance begins the fall arts season, and it’s an opportunity for all those penned in during the summer months to see each other again. Plus, it’s the fun performances by the symphony, playing music loved by one and all.
You can inquire about season’s [...]

Les Fest Offered Free Zoo Tours

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Les Fest weekend offered a free tour of the zoo to one and all. From 10 to four, everyone attended Alexandria Zoo functions for free. It was the conclusion of Les Fest weekend, which started Thursday night with an adults-only party and ended Saturday with family day.
The weekend is an annual affair to honor and [...]

Port Allen Restaurant Gives Discount for Gun Carriers

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Bergeron’s Restaurant off Lobdell Highway in Port Allen, Louisiana, is known for its Cajun cooking, but recently it’s been getting a lot of attention for something that doesn’t have anything to do with their food. The restaurant began offering a ten percent discount a couple of weeks ago for bringing in both your appetite and [...]

VA URGENT CARE CLINIC HOURS CHANGE

Pineville, LA – Effective October 6, 2014, the Alexandria VA Medical Center’s Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) hours will change to Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  On weekends and holidays, hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The UCC offers care for such illnesses as cold and flu symptoms, high/low blood [...]

VA Conducts “Stand Down” To Help Homeless Veterans

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The VA Hospital conducts what it calls a Stand Down. The medical center is offering services to homeless veterans. This is the 11th year for the homeless stand down.
Experts offered medical services, scans and immunizations. Others were there to help these veterans with a search for homes, jobs and job training.

This outreach program was co-sponsored [...]