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Forestry forum rescheduled for March 17 in Alexandria


The Central Louisiana Forestry Forum, canceled last month because of bad weather, has been rescheduled for March 17 at the LSU AgCenter Evacuation Shelter next to the LSU-A Campus on U.S. Hwy 71 south of Alexandria. The Central Louisiana Forestry Forum ...

Central Louisiana, a healthier side of Louisiana cooking


ALEXANDRIA – Central Louisiana often is not a consideration when it comes to Louisiana cuisine. But a growing number of regional restaurant owners and chefs want to change that. Alexandria has long been known as a chain restaurant town, said Lee Gwinn ...

What's happening in Cenla


15 a.m., Central Louisiana State Hospital, Pineville. Call (318) 335-6621. FREE HIV TESTING: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Class, 1785 Jackson St. Call (318) 442-1010. "UNSCRIPTED" OFFERS COMMUNITY TIME TO PRAY: 6:30-8 a.m., Pentecostals of Alexandria, 2817 Rapides Ave.

Alexandria man killed in train accident


An Alexandria man was killed Saturday night, after being hit by a train in the Wardville area. Rapides Parish deputies say the conductor noticed the person walking on the tracks between Louisiana College and the creosote plant. The conductor told deputies ...

Quick work uncovers heart threat


“He had what I consider a true life-threatening event,” said Dr. R. Chance DeWitt, heart surgeon at Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute in Alexandria, La. “Fifty or 60 years ago, nothing could have been done.” The condition often is ...

The players: Who's who in the Louisiana Legislature


Lance Harris, R-Alexandria: Harris is chairman of the Republican delegation ...
She was listed among The Time-Picayune's 25 People to Watch in Louisiana Politics in 2015. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite: Edwards is the only announced Democratic candidate in ...

Former Alexandria officer booked with carnal knowledge


ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a former Alexandria police officer has been booked with carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Deputies said in a news release received by The Town Talk (http://townta.lk/1EwNdKn ) 38-year-old Deric Reed ...

Former Alexandria Police officer arrested


ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 38-year-old former Alexandria police officer has been arrested for carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says Deric Dionell Reed is accused of having inappropriate sexual relations with a teenage girl.

Markel Brown Threw Down a Nice 360 Dunk Against New Orleans


Brown, who is from Alexandria, Louisiana, has played very little all season and obviously wanted to put on a show for his friends and family that may have been in town to see him play. The Nets have won their last two and are currently sitting in 8th place ...

2015 Archery in Louisiana Schools State Tournament Set for March 7


Louisiana National Guard, Alexandria Pineville Visitors and Convention Bureau, Outlaws BBQ, H & E Equipment, Y-Not Stop, Morrell Targets, Cenla Signs, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the LSU AgCenter.

After School Activities Canceled in Alexandria , Virginia – Tuesday, March 2


Due to today’s expected wintry mix, all after-school and evening activities in Alexandria City Public Schools or on school grounds are canceled, including adult education classes. Campagna Kids and Ca…

5 Most Viewed Real Estate Listings on Redfin.com in Alexandria This Past Week


Below is a list of the 5 most viewed real estate listings in Alexandria, Virginia on Redfin.com over the last week. 1245 Portner Rd – $605,000; 2 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 1582 square ft 3518 Wilson Ave – …

What’s Happening in Alexandria, Virginia TODAY (March 3)


Image via Red Brick Town Flickr Pool by Del Ray Artisans, on Flickr Here’s what’s happening in Alexandria, Virginia TODAY March 3, 2015. If you’d like to add your event to our calendar, please click …

Dog in Need of a Good Home in Alexandria, Virginia


You can contact me for contact information on this. Click on the image on the right for a larger view. Via OT Moms A dear old high school friend of mine has come into some unfortunate circumstances …

Where To Buy Cheapest Anti Aging Laser Treatments In Alexandria, Virginia


Neutrogena anti wrinkle lotion anti aging laser treatments benefits of always young renewal HGH power for adults. Certified bio Pueraria Mirifica for nervous upset stomach in Alexandria, Virginia. The…

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Fda approved hgh HGH IGF-1 Growth Factor (Sublingual) for hair regrowth. Read a review of organic L-Glutamine for improving immune system function after cancer chemotherapy in Alexandria, Virginia? Mo…

{Giveaway} Gift Card to Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, Virginia


As our readers know, the Lost Dog Cafe in the Braddock Road Metro/Parker Gray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia opened in early January. They have great food and they also do some great work in he…

Photo: Beavers Hard at Work in Alexandria’s African American Heritage Park


Great photos here via one of our readers. Here, as you can see, beavers have been hard at work in Alexandria, Virginia’s African American Heritage Park. If you have a photo or photos of Alexandria, V…

DASH Bus Service Alert in Alexandria, Virginia


DASH bus is now operating on a regular weekday schedule in Alexandria, Virginia with no snow delays or snow detours. For more information, please visit this link.

Now Open: 15 New Restaurants in Alexandria


Over the past few months Alexandria has seen a smorgasbord of new restaurants arrive in Old Town and beyond, serving everything from steak to sushi, farm-to-table fare and Iranian-inspired pizza. The …




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Giving Every Young Person in ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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Domestic violence in ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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Giving Every Young Person in ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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