Category Archives: Community News

Alexandria Zoo Preps for Les Fest

Friends of the Alexandria Zoo are getting ready for Les Fest Weekend. It features a Thursday night party for adults and a Saturday, all-day event for all ages.

The party is Thursday night, September 25th, and the all-day event is Saturday, the 27th.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/19/14

POW, MIA Ceremony Held Today at VA

Those who never returned are remembered today at a VA hospital service. The guest speaker for this POW-MIA ceremony is Colonel Glenn Moore, Garrison Commander at Fort Polk.

The annual ceremony is designed to thank and remember those who were prisoners and the ones who for whom there are still question marks.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/19/14

Bunkie Elementary Creates Awareness for Sickle Cell Anemia

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Bunkie Elementary School students today are involved in an awareness program for sickle cell anemia and volunteers from the Pineville Beauty College are joining in the effort.
Bennett Roland Junior shows us how students are learning about this genetic disorder.

There is a 2-hour seminar tomorrow at the First Union Baptist Church in Alexandria for more information. [...]

Town Hall Held to Discuss Health Care in LA

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A town hall meeting is held about health care. State Representative Lance harries took questions and provided experts to answer questions about the controversies surrounding health care in Louisiana.
Louisiana is among the states rejecting the federal government’s Medicaid Program, and, at the same time, the state has shuttered the so-called charity hospitals. Instead, Louisiana is [...]

Run GDN Invites Community to Walk, Run Through Garden District

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RUN GDN is a running group open to anyone who wants to walk or run through the Garden District with a fun group of people.  There is a 3 mile route or a 5 mile route available.  The group meets every Tuesday at 6:30 PM rain or shine on thePatio at Spirits located at 1200 [...]

Jewish Temple To Celebrate 155th Anniversary

The Jewish Temple in Alexandria will celebrate its 155th anniversary Sunday. The entire community is invited to the event at 2 pm.

The temple is located on Turner Street.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/18/14

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 [...]