[ January 23, 2014; ] OPELOUSAS, LA – The LSU AgCenter will hold a meeting on Jan. 23 for farmers growing wheat and feed grains.
The event will be held at the Opelousas Civic Center at 1638 Creswell Lane with registration at 7 a.m. and program starting at 7:45 a.m.
Private pesticide applicator registration renewal will be available for a $25 fee.
[ March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014. ] Alexandria, La – In celebration of the area’s outdoor adventures, a group of community event planners has formed the Central Louisiana Outdoor Adventure Festival. This month-long series of events during the month of March highlight the numerous outdoor activities and adventures throughout Rapides Parish.
The idea was formed as an effort to capitalize on Alexandria [...]
Alexandria, Louisiana—All branches of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 21, 2014. For more information about the Library, visit www.rpl.org or call 318-445-2411.
The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central [...]
[ February 23, 2014; ] Marksville, LA – The Members of the Rotary Club of Avoyelles are pleased to announce the tenth annual Krewe of Cyllenius Mardi Gras Parade. This event is being held to provide a source of family entertainment for all in Avoyelles Parish and Central Louisiana, and to showcase Avoyelles’ French heritage and some of the traditions [...]
[ January 28, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. February 4, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. February 11, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] How To Buy A Business Workshop, 6p.m.-7p.m., January 28th, February 4th, February 11th, Red River Bank, 1412 Centre Court, 2nd Floor Training Room, Alexandria, La., Red River Bank and CLEDA’s Business Acceleration System is providing a three-part workshop series for anyone considering buying a business or is in the process of buying a business and would [...]
[ January 18, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] VILLE PLATTE – Celebrate Louisiana’s Arbor Day with a day full of activities at the Louisiana State Arboretum on Saturday, January 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The tree seedling give-a-way will begin after the opening ceremony at 10 am. Games, crafts and tree care and planting information will be available throughout the day. [...]
State senator Rick Gallot announces his candidacy for an upcoming judgeship vacancy in North Louisiana. Gallot is serving a term that expires in 2 years, but he says he has his eyes on a vacancy in the third judicial district.
Gallot is a Ruston lawyer and is serving his first term as a senator.
If elected, this [...]
Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister is in town today. He started the day with lunch in Pineville as a guest of the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance.
McAllister is from the Monroe area and he won the seat formerly held by Rodney Alexander.
He spent the afternoon in Alexandria at a roundtable meeting with the Central [...]
Daniel Howard of Jonesboro, Arkansas, is named LSU of Alexandria’s next chancellor.
Howard is a professor at Arkansas State. He has served as vice chancellor for academic affairs, Prevost and interim chancellor at that school.
His appointment still must be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors, but that is usually pro-forma. The final selection was made [...]
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal meets with 4 companies in Tokyo.
Here (above) he poses with company representatives of Sumitomo. This company recently bought a Baton Rouge based steel company.
The Governor says he’s talking about how the state can support future growth for these companies.
KLAX ABC 31 News 1/17/14