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Bill Owens: Suburbia On Exhibit in Lake Charles

[ January 10, 2014 to March 8, 2014. ] Bill Owens: Suburbiais part of a national tour, managed by Art2Art Circulating Exhibitions, New York, NY. It will open with a free reception Friday, January 10 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center at 1001 Ryan Street. The exhibition will run through March 8, 2014.

Bill Owens was born and raised [...]

LA Artist Exhibits Nostalgic Collections with Gallery Talk in Lake Charles

[ January 10, 2014 to March 4, 2014. ] Julia “Caroline” Youngblood will host an opening reception and gallery talk on Friday, January 10 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center at 1001 Ryan Street. Her exhibition will run through Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Youngblood grew up in her grandmother’s home surrounded by cotton fields on Breston Plantation, located [...]

NSU to hold Fall Commencement Dec. 20

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[ December 20, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold its Fall Commencement Exercises Friday, Dec. 20 in Prather Coliseum.

Undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Education and Human Development and undergraduate students from the Louisiana Scholars’ College will receive diplomas at 10 a.m. Undergraduate and graduate students from the [...]

Santa Comes to Arna Bontemps Museum

[ December 20, 2013 to December 22, 2013. ] Alexandria, La – ‘Tis the season to visit with Santa Claus! Santa will be at the Arna Bontemps African American Museum, located at 1327 Third Street in Alexandria, Dec. 20-22.  He will give a moment of his time to children visiting to discuss their Christmas wish list. Each child will have the opportunity to take [...]

Rapides Parish Main Library new book club

[ January 9, 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana—Do you like to read and discuss new books?  Now is your chance: The Main Library is starting a new book club on January 9, 2014. They will be reading and discussing The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.  The first meeting is Thursday, January 9, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Contact Monique at 318-445-2411, for information [...]

RPSO to Host Christmas Firearms Familiarization Sat, Dec. 28th

[ December 28, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Christmas time brings many first time firearms owners, especially youngsters who may be receiving their first hunting firearm as a gift.

Sheriff William Earl Hilton announces the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a “Christmas Firearms Familiarization” on Saturday, December 28th from 9 am until 3 pm at the RPSO Training Center at 150 Sheriff’s [...]

State Police Begin Annual DWI Crackdown

State Police are beginning their annual DWI crackdown.  It runs now through New Year’s Day.

Local law enforcement are also included in the crackdown.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/13/13

Monroe Hosts Very Merry Commander Christmas

Those famous bearded Duck Dynasty stars are part of a Very Merry Commander Christmas in Monroe tomorrow.  The events take place at the downtown river market on the Ouachita River.

There is no charge for entrance into the market.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/13/13

“Tree of Life” On Display at Rapides Regional

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A special sculpture is delivered to Rapides Women and Children’s Hospital.  This “Tree of Life” was created by participants in the John Eskew Project.
This project at River Oaks directs developmentally disabled clients ages 17 to 35 in art projects.  The instructors say it’s a healing and creative outlet for teens and young adults.
The sculpture they’ve [...]

Insurance Commissioner Reminds LA Homeowners of Katrina Rebate

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State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says the clock is ticking on 59 million dollars in rebates owed to Louisiana ratepayers.  These refunds are set to expire at the end of the year.

The assessment was imposed on all policyholders starting in 2009 to pay off Katrina claims.
KLAX ABC 31 News 12/12/13