Category Archives: Community News

Stage Supports Food Bank through Month of Giving Campaign

[ March 1, 2014 to March 27, 2014. ] During the month of March, Stage in the Alexandria Mall will raise funds for the Food Bank of Central Louisiana through their “Month of Giving” campaign.

During March 1-27, Stage customers and associates will have the option to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation while in the store.  All customers making a donation will receive [...]

Chamber’s 100th Anniversary Celebration

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[ March 27, 2014; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to celebrate its 100th Anniversary, Thursday, March 27 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

***WEATHER UPDATE***

The Central LA Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its Centennial Celebration rain or shine. However, in the event of severe weather guests are asked to join the Chamber for an open house inside its [...]

Rapides Regional Events March 2014

[ March 8, 2014 to March 31, 2014. ] March 8: American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, 9 a.m., Big Island at City Park. Activities begin at 8 a.m. with the 5K walk set to begin at 9 a.m. Follow the signs and join the Rapides Regional Medical Center team as it participates in this annual event. Survivors can stop by the Rapides Regional Heart [...]

Trisha Yearwood Concert Scheduled at Paragon

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[ April 5, 2014; ] MARKSVILLE, LA – Officials from Paragon Casino Resort are proud to announce that Country music superstar Trisha Yearwood will be performing on Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m. in the Mari Showroom. Tickets are $45 and currently on sale.

Since her 1991 debut, Yearwood has recorded twelve albums and achieved a hit-list of nine #1 hits [...]

City Officials Break Ground on New Regional Gateway Project

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Today Mayor Roy and city officials broke ground on the city’s new Regional Gateway Project.
The Regional Gateway Project is part of a revitalization program.  Park signs, way-finding signs, and street signs are all undergoing improvements in what the Mayor says will all come together and share the same theme citywide.

The new gateway will consist of [...]

“Battle on the Red River” Re-Enactment

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[ March 6, 2014 to March 9, 2014. ] Remember the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the Red River Campaign through living history, battle re-enactments, and symposia, March 6-9, 2014, in Alexandria and Pineville. This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Red River Campaign.

All events are free and open to the public.

Enjoy “A Taste of the Old South” during a symposium being [...]

Civil War Re-Enactment This Weekend

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To mark the 150th anniversary of the red river campaign, there’s a big weekend of activities scheduled at Forts Randolph and Buhlow.
This morning, school children got the chance to go around to different re-enactor camp sites and find out what life was like at the historic forts during the civil war.
Tomorrow at 1pm, union and [...]

Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the deadline for registering to vote for April 5th’s primary municipal election.  You can register to vote or change your party affiliation at www.geauxvote.com.  Or you can stop by the registrar of voters office tomorrow.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/4/14

Monster Jam Ticket Giveaway!

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[ March 4, 2014 to March 7, 2014. ] KLAX TV, ABC 31 is giving away tickets to the MONSTER JAM
Win 4 tickets!
The event is at the Cajundome in Lafayette March 14-16.

KLAX CONTEST RULES

1. Prize: Each winner receives four (4) tickets to MONSTER JAM at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA

2. Prize Value: $20 per ticket.

3. Promotion runs from Tuesday, March 4, 2014 through Friday, [...]

Crawfish Slowly Making Their Way to Area Restaurants

It’s been a slow start to the season, but finally more and more crawfish are making their way to area restaurants.
And we know the crowds aren’t far behind, but not everything we know about crawfish is actually true.  Allison Bourne-Vanneck has a few lessons for us.

McClain says he has the research to back it up, [...]