Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Road Closure on LA 115

Road Closure

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advise the public that LA 115, Avoyelles Parish, will be closed at the Union Pacific Railroad track.  The work will be done at Milepost 39.63 and is on Control Section 33-1.  The closure will be Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  The closure [...]

Open Kitchen at the Central LA Business Incubator


[ June 27, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ]

Marksville Man Arrested for Trying to Carry Handgun onto Plane at AEX


A Marksville man is arrested at Alexandria International Airport for trying to take a loaded handgun onto an airplane.  Charges were upgraded late this afternoon to illegal carrying of a weapon.
A Rapides deputy working security detail stopped 25-year-old Rashad Hamidei last week.  TSA agents reportedly spotted the gun in the man’s backpack while it was [...]

Mayor Roy Reacts to Fort Polk News

Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy today hails the news that Fort Polk has been spared major cuts in the latest round of base changes.  However, he warns the fight is not over, because the Base Re-Alignment Commission work will continue.

The state got word yesterday Fort Polk will keep it’s 10th Mountain Division and the Joint Readiness [...]

LA Sports Hall of Fame Opens This Week

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame opens this week.
Jonathan Ginsburgh visits Natchitoches today to learn about the long-awaited festivities.

The museum is open to the public starting Tuesday morning at 10.  The museum’s schedule is 10 to 4:30 Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 Sunday.  General admission is 5 dollars with discounts for seniors, military [...]

“Race for the Cure” Volunteer Meeting Tomorrow Night

Chances are you know someone touched by breast cancer.  You may want to become involved in the annual race for the cure.  They’re holding the first volunteer meeting tomorrow night.

Early registration is now underway.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/26/13

Marksville State Historic Site, Marksville – Prehistoric Mound Tour

[ July 27, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] July 27th, 10 a.m. & noon. Site manager, Doyle Jennings, will conduct tours of the prehistoric mounds and demonstrations of the area and daily tasks. The Marksville mound site was an important American Indian ceremonial center over 2,000 years ago, established sometime around 100 B.C. by the Hopewell Indian culture and extended until approximately 430 [...]

Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien – Main Garden Tour

[ July 26, 2013; ] July 26th, 10 a.m. Learn about the history of Hodges Gardens during a stroll through the main gardens. The landscapes are breathtaking along with their unique and colorful history. For more information call 800.354.3523 toll free or 586.3523 locally.

Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Night at the Museum

[ July 20, 2013; 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] July 20th, 5-6 p.m. This program will host different subjects including historic events, special topics associated with daily life of French Marines and family, and other various demonstrations. For more information call 888.677.7853 toll free or 357.3101 locally.

Rebel State Historic Site, Marthaville – Kid’s Instrument Day

[ July 20, 2013; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] July 20th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This program invites children of all ages to learn about musical instruments and try their hands at crafting their own. Homemade maracas, coffee can drums and more will be some of the musical instruments for kids to play with as well as learn about how the creation of [...]