[ December 4, 2013 to December 6, 2013. ] NATCHITOCHES – The combined talents of the Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will be on display at the 25th- annual Christmas Gala Dec 4-6 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Performance times are at 7 p.m. each evening with a 9 p.m. show [...]
[ December 7, 2013; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospice is holding a Holiday Grief Workshop to help people cope with grief during the holidays. The event is Saturday, Dec 7 from 1-4 p.m and is free. It will be at the Cabrini Hospice office at 4801 Jackson St. Ext, Suite B (behind Patton Jewelers, next to McDonalds). Call 448.6764 for more [...]
A community clinic across the street from Cabrini Hospital will be one option for the uninsured once Huey Long Hospital shuts down.
Cabrini hosted a walk-through of the facility today to show off what the Incarnate Word Community Clinic will offer.
Cabrini and Rapides Regional have both agreed to open these clinics to serve the uninsured, under-insured [...]
Motorcycle clubs in Grant Parish are making donations to the sheriff’s toy drive. The Circuit Rider’s Motorcycle Ministries, the Band Motorcycle Club and the Grayson Police Department rode to Colfax to donate toys for the sheriff’s toy drive.
Sheriff Steven McCain says this collection helped 155 children last year and he expects to meet or beat [...]
[ December 5, 2013 to December 16, 2013. ] Dec. 5: LOPA Tree of Life ceremony, 10 a.m., Rapides Regional Medical Center South Tower Lobby. Rapides Regional Medical Center joins with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency as it recognizes donors and their families during the holiday season. Family members are invited to place an ornament on the tree in honor of their loved one.
Teachers and school staffers are on vacation but they can’t take time off worrying about the future of education.
The 49th annual convention of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers is in Alexandria until tomorrow. This is an AFLCIO affiliated union, with about 20 thousand members.
The common core curriculum is number one on the agenda and is [...]
An off-duty Rapides Parish firefighter dies after his home catches fire, Sunday evening. He’s 24-year-old Dustin Bordelon.
Authorities say they saw thick smoke coming from the house, but were able to put out the blaze and remove the victim. He was taken a hospital where he later died.
Investigators say the fire started in the kitchen.
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The fifth district’s brand new congressman is in Alexandria today. Congressman Vance McAllister appeared at the LFT Convention and talked about his Washington experiences.
McAllister succeeds Rodney Alexander who resigned mid-term to take a job with governor Bobby Jindal.
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Children are out of school and some have drama in mind. These students are attending the Lagniappe Theatre camp during Thanksgiving break.
The camp includes crafts, acting games, indoor drive-in movies with their own homemade cars and more. It’s a camp with a cost, but parents say it’s a great way to keep the kids happy [...]
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday, November 28, through Sunday, December 1).
DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urged drivers to use extra caution when traveling on the roadways during the upcoming [...]