Category Archives: Community News

Alexandria Crossfit Fundraising for CASA

A fundraising effort is slated for September 13th to benefit CASA. That’s the Court Appointed Special Advocates program which watches over children embroiled in the legal system.

For more information, go to www.AlexandriaCrossfit.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/14

Rapides Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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The Rapides Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary today. The Foundation came about when the old Baptist Foundation was sold and became Rapides Regional Medical Center.
A portion of those funds were set up for good works. And, from arts, to education, to health care information, the Foundation’s leaders believe they’re making a difference in the [...]

Groundbreaking Held for New Service Station

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Ground is broken this morning for a new service station in Alexandria.
It’s for Murphy USA near the Wal-Mart on North Mall Drive. Murphy Oil is a company headquartered not far from here in El Eldorado, Arkansas.
Members of the Murphy family live in the Alexandria area.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/14

ABATE Group Meets with Pineville City Judge Candidates

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Pineville City Judge candidates meet with bikers who are part of a program called ABATE. It stands for American Bikers Active Toward Education. They’re usually conducting information sessions for drivers to make the roads safe for everyone.
But, last night, they wanted to learn more about the people seeking the city judgeship. They had a chance [...]

Mid-Week Market Offers Farm Goods, Bread, Other Foods

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A new mid-week market for farm goods, bread and other foods is being offered on Tuesdays at the Texas Plaza in Alexandria. Local producers can sell their products at Texas and Jackson from three to six on Tuesday afternoons.
Inglewood Farms had already been setting up nearby on Tuesday afternoons to accommodate those who needed produce [...]

Pink Dress Run Scheduled for September

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A pink dress run, in connection with the Komen Race for the Cure, is scheduled later this month and it’s not just for women.

Visit the Race for the Cure web site for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/2/14

Local Guitar Expert to Participate in Monthly Music Series

An area guitar expert is part of a monthly series to start next week and sponsored by the Arts Council.  They’re produced on the Hearn Stage in Downtown Alexandria.

Call the Arts Council at 318-443-4718 for more information or check out the event on our Community Calendar.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/29/14

Nachman Elementary Families Participate in “Walk Night”

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Families of students at Nachman Elementary get off their couches and take a hike, sort of.
2 physical education teachers late yesterday organized the Nachman Walk Night. Parents and students were invited for the hour-plus walk on the school campus.
Margaret Laborde and Rebecca Cook say the event was planned to promote family fitness and togetherness.
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Senior Citizens Enjoy Carnival Today

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Senior citizens at Our Lady’s Manor in Alexandria enjoy a carnival today. They’re actually celebrating a day in their honor, but health care and community groups provide booths with information, health screenings and even games.
The group also heard from an area pastor on how they have contributed to the junior citizens of Central Louisiana.
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City of Alexandria Issues Boil Advisory

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Alexandria, Louisiana—A water main blowout today on Brenda Street has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory a part of the Martin Park Subdivision, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.
Because of this incident, the water in the affected area may have been compromised. Therefore, as a precaution, the Alexandria Water Department is issuing [...]