Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Healthcare Reform Seminar

[ June 4, 2013; 10:00 am; ]  

Join us TUESDAY, June 4th at 10:00am for a seminar at the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce to learn about how the Healthcare Reform will affect Large Businesses and Employees

Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce

1118 Third Street

Alexandria, LA

April 23, 2013


Book Signing

[ June 8, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]  

Author Cheri Taylor Book Signing Event

WHEN: 6/08/13

TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tamp & Grind Coffee shop, 828 4th Street Alexandria, LA 71301

WHAT: Taylor, a resident of Lamar, IN, will be available to sign copies of her book, The Other Side of Broken.

After nearly twelve years of believing that Mr. Drummer was my knight in shining armor, I [...]

NSU: Summer Sessions Begin


NATCHITOCHES – Two summer sessions begin Monday, June 3 at Northwestern State University.
The first four-week summer session will last until Friday, June 28. Early registration for the session is available until Sunday, June 2 through NSUConnect, which is available through the university’s homepage at NSUConnect is available daily from 5 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. [...]

Crazy Ants

crazy ants. courtesy CNN

crazy ants_courtesy CNN
Colonies of tiny terrors are invading the U.S. They’re called crazy ants, and they’re on the move eating up just about everything in their path.
Crazy ants!  Sounds like a children’s toy, or your mother’s eccentric sisters, but these things are a lot less fun.
Tawny crazy ants are native to South America; they’re invasive [...]

The Future of Huey Long Hospital

The future of Huey Long Hospital, the public facility for the uninsured in our area, is now a deal in the making. The state plans to shut down the facility in Pineville.
It’s the oldest of its kind in the state. They plan to move operations to the former England Air Base Hospital at the [...]

Louisiana Guard Soldier killed in Afghanistan


Spc. Christopher R. Drake
PINEVILLE, La. – The U.S. Department of Defense announced the death of a Louisiana National Guard Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Christopher R. Drake, 20, of Tickfaw, La., died May 26 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned [...]

“Pint for a Pint”

[ June 8, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. June 15, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. June 22, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. June 29, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]  


June is National Frozen Yogurt Month, and LifeShare Blood Centers is again partnering with local frozen yogurt shops for their second annual “Pint for a Pint” summer event. LifeShare will be holding mobile blood drives at all area shops to honor the month, and help ensure a consistent blood supply for the summer.

Beginning Saturday, June [...]

National Get Outdoors Day at Kisatchie

[ June 8, 2013; 8:00 am to 11:00 am. ]  

Kisatchie National Forest Celebrates National Get Outdoors Day

Pineville, La. – Kisatchie National Forest will host an event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 8, 2013, as part of National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day), the fifth annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Jennifer Heisey, Natural Resources Specialist, with Kisatchie National Forest, [...]

Free Legal Clinic at Main Library

[ June 13, 2013; 11:00 am; ] Alexandria, Louisiana – The Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project, Inc., will present a Free Legal Clinic on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Main Library of the Rapides Parish Library System (RPL), located at 411 Washington Street in Alexandria, Louisiana.  Local volunteer attorneys will be available to prepare simple [...]

Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

James  Morgan III

Press Release
James Morgan III
May 27, 2013 – On 05-25-2013 Alexandria Police arrested James Morgan III, 42 of Alexandria and charged him with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder.
On 05-25-2013, APD officers were dispatched to Huey P Long Hospital to investigate a reported stabbing. Upon officer’s arrival, they found a 17 year old male victim who reported he [...]