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LRA Cenla Chapter presents “Taste of Mardi Gras”

[ February 28, 2014; ] Alexandria, LA – The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Cenla Chapter’s annual Carnival party, “Taste of Mardi Gras,” will be held Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Alexandria Riverfront Center, 707 Main Street, 7-9 p.m. (Special VIP entry is at 6 p.m.) Tickets are now available for purchase.

As Central Louisiana’s most well-known Mardi Gras event, it [...]

Father/Son Retreat April 4-5 at Dry Creek Baptist Camp

[ April 4, 2014 to April 5, 2014. ] Father/Son Retreat April 4-5
Friday night optional camp out – $10/family
Saturday – breakfast & lunch, staff-led and free-time activities
Devotion times led by Robert Friday
Saturday Cost: $15/person
Camp out supper at 7pm Friday
Saturday 8am-4pm
For more information, or to register, visit or call (337) 328-7531.

Preteen Retreat March 28-29 at Dry Creek Baptist Camp

[ March 28, 2014 to March 29, 2014. ] Preteen Retreat March 28-29 For Grades 1-6
Led by David Holder and Cade Gibbs & Abbie George
Special Feature: Late Night Tribal Challenge
A great camp try-out for first time campers!
Cost: $45 for individuals   includes 3 meals and lodging for 1 night; $35 each for multiple members of a household
Begins 5pm Friday and Ends after lunch Saturday.
For more [...]

Country Legend Ronnie Milsap Comes to Paragon

[ March 21, 2014; ] MARKSVILLE, LA – Officials from Paragon Casino Resort are proud to announce that country music legend Ronnie Milsap will be performing on Friday, March 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mari Showroom. Tickets are currently on sale.

A native of Robbinsville, North Carolina, Milsap was born with a congenital disorder that left him completely blind. He [...]

NSU Theatre to present “Hairspray” Feb. 19-23


[ February 19, 2014 to February 23, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES  — Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance will present the musical “Hairspray” Feb. 19-23 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19-22 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 23.

Tickets are $15 and $12 for senior citizens 65 and over and children 12 and under. Northwestern State, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana [...]

LSU Of Alexandria To Host College Goal Sunday

[ February 16, 2014; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] ALEXANDRIA, LA – One of the biggest concerns about going to college is how to pay for it.  As a result, LSU of Alexandria is helping parents and students navigate the financial aid waters with College Goal Sunday.

The program’s goal is to help parents and students complete the first step of the financial aid process [...]

Grant writing class to start at NSU Thursday

[ February 13, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – A course on grant writing will offered through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education starting Thursday, Feb. 13.

“Beyond Basics: Grant Writing to Capture Funding” is designed to train current and aspiring grant writers in the most critical strategy and writing skills needed to win grants. Beginning with guidance in how [...]

Judy Caplan Ginsburgh Alexandria’s Newest Rabbi


Judy Caplan Ginsburgh is the newest rabbi in Alexandria.  Bennett Roland Junior attended services at the Jewish temple where she was honored for her latest achievement, which she says has been a 30-year journey.

If that last name for the rabbi sounds familiar, that’s because her son Jonathan, a Tulane student, has interned here at KLAX-TV.
KLAX [...]

LCTCS Board of Supervisors Nominates Dr. Monty Sullivan for System President Position


BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors today nominated Dr. Monty Sullivan for the position of System President effective Thursday, February 27.  Sullivan currently serves as chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans.  The Board of Supervisors also voted to have Chairman Michael Murphy enter into contract [...]

Winter Storm Causes Problems for Central LA


There were outages throughout the night and this morning and some residents are still waiting to have their electricity restored.  There were extra problems in rural areas where CLECO workers were challenged by falling limbs and ice.
Most schools were out and many roads were closed.
But the worst weather appeared to be north of Alexandria, especially [...]