Category Archives: Community News

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 [...]

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 [...]