Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Downtown at Sundown

[ June 7, 2013; 6:15 pm; ]  
City Heat Wraps up Downtown at Sundown’s 15th Season

City Heat will wrap up the 15th season of Downtown at Sundown Friday, June 7 from 6:15-9 p.m. The band is driven by local jazz legend Chester Daigle II on keyboards/bass, with DeWayne Simmons on vocals and James Bill on drums. With City Heat’s unique combinations and [...]

Family Day and Trail Ride

[ June 15, 2013; ]
NATCHITOCHES – The Thurman D. Miller Youth Foundation presents the Fourth Annual Family Day and Trail Ride Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Turner’s Place in Bermuda.  The proceeds from the event will help sponsor youth attending the Youth Leadership Development Camp in St. Landry June [...]

Police Pull over an Ice Cream Van and Find Drugs

Trae Williams
Mark Leduff
On Tuesday, Alexandria Police arrested 18-year-old Mark Leduff of Alexandria and 17-year-old Trae Williams of Marksville.
APD Officers were patrolling in the 100 Block of Louisiana Avenue, when they spotted an Ice Cream van that failed to signal while making a turn. The officers conducted a traffic stop.
Officers noticed the driver Mark Leduff acting [...]

Alexandria Man Arrested Accused of Shoplifting from JC Penney

Ivan Jones

Ivan Jones
On Thursday, Alexandria Police arrested 26-year-old Ivan Jones of Alexandria; he is charged with Felony Theft over $500.
Police were called to JC Penney’s on Masonic Drive Thursday afternoon in reference to a shoplifter in custody. When officers arrived, they found that Jones was detained by the stores Loss Prevention Officer.
According the the press release, [...]

“Only in America: A Celebration of American Music”


[ June 12, 2013 to June 15, 2013. June 19, 2013 to June 22, 2013. ]
NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State Summer Theatre will present “Only in America: A Celebration of American Music” June 12-15 and 19-22 on the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium stage. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for dinner and the show. Advance reservations are required and can be made by [...]

Cancer Survivors Day

[ June 6, 2013; 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ]  

CHRISTUS Cabrini Celebrates Cancer Survivors Day

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital is joining communities worldwide in honoring cancer survivors with a celebration of life from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., June 6 in the lobby of the Cabrini Cancer Center.  All survivors, caregivers and family members are invited to attend.  Entertainment will be provided and light refreshments [...]

World Health Organization Issues Health Threat Warning


The World Health Organization is concerned about a new virus that it says could be a threat to the entire world. There are already 49 cases of this new strain of virus in eight countries.

Hollywood movies like “Contagion” are sobering reminders of the real threat of deadly viruses.
Reports of a new strain of a coronavirus [...]

APD Arrest a Woman in a Lab Coat on Drug Charges

Marijuana Arrest

Patricia Annette Mertens
The Alexandria Police department’s Street Team arrests a woman in a lab coat Wednesday night on a drug possession charge.
While on routine patrol, Police stopped Patricia Mertens in the area of South Harvard and Harris Streets for having an expired sticker.
They say she appeared very nervous; they ended up finding two baggies of [...]

Comedic Duo: The Wayans Brothers

[ June 8, 2013; ]  
Paragon Presents Comedic Duo: The Wayans Brothers
Shawn and Marlon Wayans to Perform Stand-up Show

MARKSVILLE, La. – Paragon Casino Resort is excited to announce that comedic duo, Shawn and Marlon Wayans, will perform live in the Mari Showroom on Saturday, June 8. Tickets are $30 and are on sale now.

The Wayans’ family is a household name [...]

Exhibit: Unraveling Time, Creating Space


[ May 31, 2013 to August 24, 2013. ]  

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A group exhibition of contemporary Native artists explores created spaces transcending time and place. Featuring artists Julie Buffalohead, Erica Lord, James Luna, Jacob Meders, Sarah Sense, Yatika Starr Fields, and Will Wilson, including a new installation by Sarah Sense commissioned for the exhibition of Louisiana landscape photographs woven into bamboo paper [...]

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