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Hundreds Attend Race for the Cure

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Hundreds of people attended the annual Race for the Cure in Downtown Alexandria.
Some walked or ran while others cheered them on. They raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the fight against breast cancer.
Volunteers say they’re motivated by friends and family, some of who are survivors for many who lost their battles.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

TREE House Adds Exhibit Teaching Kids About Banks

This week the TREE House Children’s Museum will open a new exhibit. It seeks to teach children about banks.

The TREE House Children’s Museum is located in Downtown Alexandria on Third Street.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/13/14

Fifth Graders Participate in Forest Awareness Week

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Some 700 fifth graders from Rapides Parish have been spending all week in the woods. It’s Forest Awareness Week, sponsored by the Louisiana Forestry Association and others.
The children go into the forests to learn about the number one crop in Central Louisiana. They also learn how scientists are trying to help tree farmers.

Other sponsors are [...]

Downtown Rockers Enjoy Lil Nathan & Zydeco Big Timers

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The final Downtown Rocks of the fall season concludes, avoiding the almost rainy weather, outside on the City Hall steps.
Li’l Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers entertained the crowd. And, despite the overcast skies, the downtown rockers had a good time.
This is a service of the City of Alexandria and is held each fall and [...]

Coalition of Retired Teachers Hosts Candidate Meet & Greet

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The Coalition of Retired Teachers meet and greet a slew of candidates. Candidates for a dozen races affecting Central Louisiana were invited to last night’s event at the Fulton Hotel.
These retired teachers are concerned about money issues, but also about education, safe neighborhoods and economic development.
Remember the elections are November 4th, early voting starts October [...]

Senior Citizens Spend Friday Morning at the Fair

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Friday at the fair is a long tradition for Rapides Parish seniors.
These seniors, some who hail from nursing homes, are special guests of elected officials for a morning at the Rapides Parish Fair. There were door prizes, entertainment and health screenings.

Beautiful plants were among the many door prizes these seniors took home. Many have been [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Congressional Candidates

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With less than a month to go before the election, we get to hear more from candidates in a key race.
Fifth congressional district voters can never say they are without a choice on November 4th. There are nine candidates in the race, and most pitched their stories to the Alexandria Exchange Club today.

A run-off, if [...]

Parish Fair Offers Inexpensive Food Choices

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Planning to go out to dinner this weekend?
ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior says head to the fair. He eats his way through the Rapides Parish Fairgrounds for this next report.

The fair continues through Sunday, and remember the new venue is the area just south of LSU of Alexandria.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/14

Cassidy Comments on Federal Ebola Response

U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy is in Central Louisiana today, first in Ferriday and then here in Alexandria, to tour AFCO Industries.
We asked him about the Ebola scare in the United States and the federal response.

He’s seeking the seat held by incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, and the other leading candidate in the race is [...]

LSP Provide Rollover Simulator at Fair

When you visit the Rapides Parish Fair, you might want to engage in a simple safety lesson, courtesy of the Louisiana State Police.
Their rollover simulator will be there to show you what happens when you neglect simple rules, like wearing your seat belt.

The simulator is especially recommended for teen drivers.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/14