Category Archives: Community News

Men’s Wearhouse, Corrections Dept. Sponsor “Give a Suit”

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Once again Men’s Wearhouse is partnering with the state corrections department to help inmates exiting the system. It’s called “Give a Suit”. It provides interview-appropriate clothing for men and women throughout July.
Men’s Wearhouse will offer a discount coupon to donors, plus you’ll receive a tax write-off.
Corrections officials say they need gently used suits, dress shirts, [...]

Fireworks Stands Advise Caution and Safe Practices

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President John Adams, one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence, famously predicted the 4th would become a national holiday with parades and luminations, or fireworks.
So, fireworks stands are everywhere.  Regardless of where you get your fireworks, you should heed the warnings of the experts.  Here’s one dealer’s advice.

You’re advised just to use common [...]

Gilchrist Construction Job Fair Set for July 9th

Contestants sought for Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program

NATCHITOCHES – Contestants are being sought for the 2014 Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program to be held Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Natchitoches Events Center.
The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant and Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant will both be held on Sunday, September 14 at 5 p.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center.
The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant is [...]

Supporters of Fort Polk Meet to Save the Historic Post

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Supporters of Fort Polk meet to fight for the life of the historic U.S. Army post. Community leaders, public officials and friends of the fort participated in a news conference to address the possibility the post could lose as many as 65 hundred troops, which is half its force. This is a part of a [...]

Helping Hands, Rapides Deputies Give Out Fans

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One group is providing fans to the needy during this hot weather. As they’ve done in the past, Rapides Deputies chip in to the Helping Hand Ministries. These community deputies met early to pick up the fans at the helping hands warehouse on Greer Road in Pineville.

Deputies know many of the recipients from their routine [...]

City Seeks Citizen Comments on Recreation

The City of Alexandria will hold a Recreation Summit August 7-9 at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Alexandria.
The purpose of the summit is the engage the community and learn from nationally-acclaimed speakers about the benefits of good recreational programming and how it can improve the quality of life of Alexandria families.
Prior to the [...]

Showdown in Baton Rouge Over Common Core

The fight over common core between Governor Bobby Jindal and State Education Superintendent John White is at a showdown in Baton Rouge. The state board of education, better known as BESE, had a daylong hearing on what to do next.
The governor has blocked buying tests for common core. But, White has said the governor cannot, [...]

Officials Order Drawdown of Black-Clear Lake

State officials are ordering a drawdown for Black-Clear Lake near Campti.
This is done in many bodies of water this time of year to reduce aquatic weeds.
The gates will be closed no later than the end of January.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/1/14

Boil Advisory Lifted for Latanier

A boil advisory for the Latanier water system is lifted.
The boil advisory was imposed when the city of Alexandria had a water main break, and that cut off the water supply to a couple of rural water systems.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/1/14