Category Archives: Community News

MLK Library Branch Now Open for Business

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The new Martin Luther King branch of the Rapides Parish Library is open for business. It’s on Broadway and is a full-service branch for the entire community.
This library has come a long way from its days in a crowded building on Smash Avenue.
The library is also an important addition to the educational community in the [...]

New NSU President Introduced to Students, Faculty, Staff

Doctor James Henderson is officially introduced today to students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern State University.
He was selected Tuesday after months of interviews and input from everyone affected by the appointment. He succeeds Doctor Randy Webb, who announced his retirement in April.
NSU is the undergraduate home for Henderson and his wife.

He will preside over a [...]

Jewish New Year Begins at Sundown on Friday

The Jewish New Year begins at sundown and ends at nightfall on Friday. The rabbi at the Jewish temple describes how the congregation will celebrate the beginning of the Jewish high holy days.

And, a common greeting is a good and sweet new year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/24/14

LHSAA Meets with Local Officials About Basketball Tournaments

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A group of area leaders today meet with officials from the state high school athletic association. The effort is to bring some basketball tournaments in to Alexandria.
For many years, Alexandria was the chosen place for the end of basketball season. But, these leaders hope to bring them back, especially with planned renovations to the Rapides [...]

Local Companies Band Together to Form Clinic

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A few local companies have their own clinic, and a spokesman today describes how this came about. It’s the Legacy Health and Wellness Clinic for the Roy O. Martin Companies, Afco Industries and Gilchrist Construction Company.

Ray Peters spoke about this today to the Lions Club.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/24/14

University Academy Plans Auction to Raise Money

The University Academy at LSU of Alexandria is planning a big event Saturday.
It hosted an open house today. Saturday, there will be an auction for the school, which is in its first year.

Contact the school or LSUA for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/23/14

Prompt Succor Student Collects Used Dresses for Needy

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A Prompt Succor student is again collecting donations of gently used clothing for those in need. Madeline Jones says this is a boutique of sorts for prom, homecoming and cotillion dresses.
This is the second year Madeline has spearheaded this project and she says it’s a lifesaver for girls her age who just do not have [...]

Rotary Hears About Lessons From World War One

It’s is the centennial of World War One, the war to end all wars, but it didn’t, of course. Today, the Downtown Rotary Club heard from two Avoyelles Public Charter School teachers about what we’ve learned 100 years later.

The Great War started in the summer of 1914 and ended on November 11th, 1918.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

CLEDA Hears from Economic Development Expert

An economic development expert is in town to make a presentation to business professionals associated with CLEDA. CLEDA is the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, and they heard about what is called Creative Economies.

Stuart Rosenfeld is the founder of RTS and the Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/22/14

Jewish Temple Celebrates 155 Years

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The Jewish Temple of Alexandria celebrates over the weekend. The historic congregation is now 155 years old. A plaque was placed near the building and the facility is now on the historic registry list.
The entire community was invited to tour the temple, hear its history and celebrate its enduring place in Central Louisiana.

The temple was [...]