Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Beauty of Vernon Awards Party


[ August 10, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN in Leesville will present a double bill in August, hosting both the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce “Beauty of Vernon” photo competition winners show and BLACK+WHITE,  an exhibit of artwork in black and white by gallery artist members. The Beauty of Vernon exhibit will highlight the 12 finalists in the photo competition [...]

Stuart Lake is now re-opened for swimming, fishing and boating


Pineville, La. – The swim area at Stuart Lake Recreation Area is now open. The decision to re-open the lake to swimming, fishing and boating is due to improved and acceptable water quality levels. Stuart Lake’s picnic, camping, pavilion, and trail areas are also open for public use.
If you have any questions, please contact Lee [...]

Zoo Selling T-Shirts for New Exhibit


Excited about the new exhibit opening at the Alexandria Zoo?  Show your support by purchasing new “Land of the Jaguar” t-shirts and wearing them on casual Fridays in your office or business.
T-shirts are $10 and can be purchased in a variety of sizes.
All orders must be received by August 23.
Orders will be ready to pick [...]

Plein Air Painting with Margie Tate


[ August 3, 2013; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_31064" align="alignleft" width="250"] Spring Creek Memories by Margie Tate is an example of Plein Air painting.[/caption]

Learn how to paint landscapes en plein air (“in the open air”) at this outdoor workshop. Participants should bring their own painting surface and materials. For a list of materials and to register, call Anne at (318) 443-3458.

Cost: $20 [...]

2013 Dixie Girls Softball World Series to be held in Alexandria


Alexandria, La – For the first time in the history of Alexandria Dixie Girls Softball, Alexandria will play host city to all five age divisions for the annual Dixie Girls Softball World Series at Johnny Downs Sports Complex August 2-8, 2013.
The tournament will welcome approximately 6,000 visitors to the city, involving 60 teams from 11 [...]

Most Retail Purchases Exempt From State Sales Tax August 2 & 3

BATON ROUGE – Most retail purchases are exempt from the four percent state sales tax during the 2013 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3.
The exemption applies to most consumer purchases of tangible personal property under the following conditions:
•         The customer buys and accepts delivery of eligible property;
•         The customer [...]

Let’s Grow Vernon announces town hall meetings Aug 14 & 15


[ August 14, 2013; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. August 15, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] LEESVILLE­- Let’s Grow Vernon has announced the next step in the process of becoming a Louisiana Development Ready Community: Town Hall Meetings.

Vernon Parish residents are encouraged to attend one of two town hall meetings in the month of August. The first is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Vernon Parish Library meeting room.  [...]

Beef, forage field day set for Sept. 12 in Alexandria


[ September 12, 2013; ]


A beef cattle and forage field day will be held Sept. 12 at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station and Extension Center on U.S. Highway 71 south of Alexandria.  The program will begin with registration at 3 p.m. and start with the following field tours:

– Nutrient runoff from winter pastures.

– Utilizing different planting methods [...]

Best-selling author John Foxjohn to speak at Vernon Parish Library


[ August 8, 2013; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The Vernon Parish Library presents best-selling author John Foxjohn, author of the true crime titled Killer Nurse.  The true crime is about convicted serial killer, Kimberly Clark Saenz, convicted of murder in one of the most unique crimes in the history of the U.S.  She used bleach as the murder weapon, injecting dialysis patients with [...]

Gardening With Native Prairie Plants

[ July 27, 2013; 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] VILLE PLATTE – Join the site horticulturist at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte on Saturday, July 27, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., in a program designed to inspire the use of native prairie plants in your landscape.

Whether you are planning to add a few prairie plants to your garden or convert acres into a remnant [...]