Category Archives: Community News

Kisatchie National Forest Day on Saturday, March 15th

[ March 15, 2014; ] Pineville, LA – Kisatchie National Forest is hosting an event on Saturday, March 15th as part of the month-long Central Louisiana Outdoor Adventure Festival. Kisatchie National Forest Day will include a wide range of outdoor activities for the entire family. Outdoor fun like kayaking, yoga on the beach, a CrossFit workout, mountain biking, trail running [...]

LSUA to Hold Job Fair

[ March 13, 2014; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] LSUA will hold its annual job fair this week on Thursday, March 13, from 9:00am – 2:00pm in the Brumfield Caffey Ballroom. Currently, there are 50 employers who will be attending the event.  Some of those registered include: Cleco, Campus Federal Credit Union, Crest Industries, MidSouth Bank, Rapides Regional Medical Center, Thompson Home Health, Lafayette [...]

LSA Scholarship Program Underway

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[ March 12, 2014 to April 1, 2014. ] Today, Sheriff William Earl Hilton announces the opening of the application process for the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Program.  Applications will be accepted until close of business April 1st, 2014.

“Education is so important for success in today’s world.  This program demonstrates our (Sheriff’s) confidence in our future leaders, Louisiana’s youth” said Sheriff Hilton.

The LSA Scholarship [...]

AMOA Exhibit: Art Shapes the World

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[ March 7, 2014 to May 24, 2014. ] Exhibition Dates: March 7 – May 24, 2014

Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual celebration every March to emphasize the value of art education for all youth, and to encourage support for quality school art programs. YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experience in the visual arts. Alexandria Museum of [...]

AMOA Exhibit: Dueling Visions of Liberty

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[ March 7, 2014 to May 24, 2014. ] Exhibition Dates: March 7 – May 24, 2014

Dueling Visions of Liberty: Depictions of the American Civil War presents the diverse political, regional, and racial viewpoints expressed during the American Civil War through art. The exhibit will feature a variety of artistic medium including contemporary paintings, lithographs from news journals, sculptures, photographs, and other period artifacts [...]

AMOA Exhibit: Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence

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[ March 7, 2014 to May 24, 2014. ] Exhibition Dates: March 7 – May 24, 2014

Alexandria Museum of Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence. This selection of works from AMoA’s permanent collection represents the later years of Jewish artist Theo Tobiasse’s prolific and innovative career. As a teenager living in Paris, Tobiasse and his family were forced [...]

Rapides Regional hosts Diabetes Screening Day March 25

[ March 25, 2014; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] ALEXANDRIA, La – There are approximately seven million Americans who have diabetes and don’t know it. The American Diabetic Association estimates another 79 million are pre-diabetic.
Are you one?
The Community Education department at Rapides Regional Medical Center is holding Diabetes Alert Day on Tuesday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Alexandria Mall near [...]

PRAL Scholarships Available

[ March 12, 2014 to April 11, 2014. ] The Public Relations Association of Louisiana (PRAL) is seeking college student applicants for two $1,000 scholarships to be presented to juniors who are studying public relations and/or communications.

The William “Bill” Michelet Scholarship and Jack Sanders Scholarship are awarded annually in honor of two Louisiana pioneers in the professional field of public relations.  Each scholarship is [...]

Alex River Fete May 8th-10th

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[ May 8, 2014 to May 10, 2014. ] The second annual Alex River Fete will be held May 8 through May 10 on the banks of the Red River in Downtown Alexandria.

Participants can look forward to a weekend of food, fun, Dragon Boat Races, Classic Car Fete, Kids Fete, more food, live music, a barbecue cookoff, Art Walk, Dinner on the Bricks, and [...]

Yarn Bombers Hit Downtown Alexandria

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Downtown Alexandria is hit by yarn bombers. The colorful display of yarn is decorating street lights, utility poles and trees. The knitted art displays the Chamber of Commerce’s logo.
This is all to mark the centennial of the chamber, which will have a day-long celebration on Thursday March 27th. A brass band will march on that [...]