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Lily Orchid Days


[ August 16, 2013 to August 18, 2013. ]


It will be hot but this is the time of the year that Carolina Lily (Lilium michauxii) and Yellow Fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris) are in flower and perhaps yellow fringeless orchid (Platanthera integra) and crested yellow orchid (Platanthera cristata).  I and the Fort Polk crew will have located good spots for these plus other notable [...]

Cane River Green Market Announces After Market Market Days


[ August 10, 2013; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. August 24, 2013; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. September 7, 2013; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. September 14, 2013; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] NATCHITOCHES – The Cane River Green Market is pleased to announce “After Market Market Days” to take place on the downtown riverbank in the Natchitoches Historic District starting August 10.

The CRGM After Market will operate on Saturdays between the spring and fall Cane River Green Market seasons.  Dates for 2013 are August 10, August 24, [...]

American Cancer Society’s Vegas Nights Gala


[ August 10, 2013; ] The American Cancer Society is excited to announce Vegas Nights as the theme for the 2013 gala.  This event is set for Saturday, August 10th at Paragon Casino Resort Ballroom in Marksville. This year’s gala is a fundraising event in an effort to make this cancer’s last century.   Some of the events of the evening [...]

Running Man Dash 2013


[ September 7, 2013; ] Running Man Registration Form About the Running Man: The Running Man is a fun run put on by Anytime Fitness to celebrate 5 years of promoting health in Cenla. The fun run/walk helps build awareness for healthy lifestyles and the excitement of participating in events outdoors. It will have obstacles including a colored chalk station, [...]

Paragon Casino Resort Welcomes Back Charley Pride

[ August 10, 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] Marksville – Paragon Casino Resort is excited to welcome Charley Pride to the Mari Showroom Stage on Saturday August 10th. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m.

Charley Pride has remained one of the Top 20 best-selling country artists of all-time. His legacy includes 36 #1 hit singles, over 70 million albums [...]

NSU holding early registration through August 18th

NATCHITOCHES – Early registration for the fall 2013 semester at Northwestern State University is available through Aug. 18. Regular registration will be held Aug. 19-25 and late registration is available on Aug. 26 – Sept. 4.
Northwestern State students enter their courses and select the times for them on their own through NSUConnect, which is available [...]

Avoyelles Commission of Tourism – August Events

[ August 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013. ] Taste of the Arts
Fox Theater-Marksville, LA
August 9, 2013
6pm-8pm  $10person
Indian Culture Laws and Customs
Marksville State Historic Site
August 10, 2013
11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
$4per adult 13-61(others free)
Prehistoric Mounds Tour
Marksville State Historic Site
August 24, 2013
10 am and Noon
$4 per adult 13-61(others free)
LA 4-H Museum
8592 Hwy 1 – Mansura 71350
Open Daily 9a-4p

Camp Grant Walker Receives New Computer Lab


A new computer lab is officially dedicated today at the Camp Grant Walker 4H Camp.  This will add another benefit to this sprawling camp, which services students from across the state.  ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior reports.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/13

“Safe Haven Law” Extension Begins Today

A new law that went into effect today gives new moms more time to give up their babies without consequences.  It’s called the Safe Haven Law, and it extends the allowable time for a baby to be given up at an emergency care facility from 30 to 60 days.  The bill was sponsored by local [...]

Citrus Disease Infects New Orleans Trees

A highly contagious citrus disease has been confirmed in New Orleans, and homeowners with citrus trees are urged to be on the lookout for it. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports on the symptoms of citrus canker and what to do it you suspect your tree has the disease.

Citrus canker had not been seen in [...]