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Heart Walk Kick Off Next Week

The kick-off for the American Heart Association’s walk is next week from noon to one at Calvary Baptist in Alexandria. It’s a time to get involved and get your teams together.

For more information, you can call the Heart Association.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/31/14

Prompt Succor Students Dress Up for All Saints Day


Tomorrow is All Saints Day. It’s a time for families to remember their loved ones who are no longer with them.
This morning, children at Prompt Succor School dressed as their favorite saints and walked from the school to the church. And, we’re not talking about football players here. These are children dressed as Christian martyrs [...]

Fire Destroys Brick Home in Tennyson Oaks


An overnight fire destroys a two story brick home in Tennyson Oaks. The alarm system alerted the fire department around 12:30 this morning.
The home is at 6139 Tennyson Oaks Lane and is near the front entrance off Jackson Street to the upscale subdivision. The home belongs to the Charles Watkins family and they were home. [...]

Many Take Advantage of Drive-Thru Flu Shots


Many people took advantage of their own Halloween treat tonight with inexpensive or free flu shots. Public health unit nurses provided drive-through service for those wanting a vaccine.
The price was 10 dollars at the most and it was free for those with Medicaid or Medicare.
Public health doctors say vaccines and hand washing are the two [...]

Pancake Breakfast Held to Raise Money for Children’s Toys


Have a Halloween breakfast for Christmas. That was the spirit early this morning for a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office and the DA.
The money raised will go toward Christmas toys for children in need. Last year they helped nearly 250 children.

They served pancakes and the works for a just five dollars [...]

16-Year-Old Charged with Aggravated Arson

A 16-year-old Pineville student at the J.S. Slocum Learning Center is charged with aggravated arson.
Investigators believe he set fire to the school gym the night of October 21st. Firefighters found stage curtains smoldering from the fire that had been partially snuffed out. School officials say there was minimal damage to the building.
The boy has been [...]

Get it Growing: Fall Plants

Fall means different colors on trees and plants throughout Louisiana. But if you’re looking for more color, you can do something about it. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill shows some plants that can make your landscape burst with those warm fall shades of orange, red, and gold.

For more [...]

Rapides Symphony to Host Fall Concert

The fall concert for the Rapides Symphony is Saturday night at 7:30pm at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. It features the True Classics.

You can call the symphony office at (318) 442-9709 or visit their website for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/30/14

Flu Shots Offered Tomorrow at Health Unit

Medical experts say it’s easy to get your flu shots now. Tomorrow, just take your insurance cards and drive through, with your sleeves rolled up, at Rapides Parish Health Unit from eight to three.
The maximum out-of-pocket expense is 10 dollars. And it’s free for Medicaid and Medicare patients.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/30/14

Local American Heart Assoc. Honors Forward-Thinking Children


Ladies from the American Heart Association local chapter honor some forward-thinking children today. They’re members of the Circle of Red, women dedicated to eliminating heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the United States.
These students at Julius Patrick Elementary won the prize for door decorations that inspire a healthy Halloween by [...]

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