Category Archives: Community News

LDOA’s First 5K Walk/Run for the Buddy Camp

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[ July 22, 2014; 8:00 am; ] Register for Louisiana D.A.R.E Officers Association’s (LDOA) first 5K in support of the Buddy Camp. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22nd at Buhlow Park in Pineville.

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Alexandria Named Cleanest City

The city of Alexandria gets an “atta-boy” today. It is named cleanest city in its category by the State Garden Club Federation.
The drive-by’s and judging happened in the spring, but the results were recently announced for this area.

Country Star to ‘Hypnotize the Moon’ in Marksville

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[ July 5, 2014; 7:00 pm; ] Clay Walker to play Paragon’s Mari Showroom 4th of July Weekend

MARKSVILLE, La. – Paragon Casino Resort is pleased to welcome back country music star Clay Walker to the Mari Showroom on Saturday, July 5. Doors open at 7 pm and show begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 and are on sale now.
When his father [...]

Registration Deadline Extended for Children’s Camp

The Alexandria City Day Camp is so successful; the registration deadline is being extended.
Sign-up for the camp at the former Boys and Girls Club is extended to Monday July 7th.
The camps run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camp will end August 8th.
City officials say it’s an overwhelming success with many more [...]

The Watermelon Festival Kicks off in DeRidder

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The 9th Beauregard Watermelon Festival is underway in DeRidder.
Today’s ceremonial cutting of the melon is followed by shows and a dance party.
It celebrates the famous Sugartown watermelon with contests, rides, music and food.
It runs from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
All events are at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds.

Lake Charles Announces Plans for Red White Blue & You

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The City of Lake Charles is calling for entries into the Fourth of July Red White Blue & You Parade. Entry forms are now being accepted for parade units including floats, marching units, vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and golf carts. From organizations and businesses to the neighborhood kids, all are welcome to join the fun. Parade [...]

LA 112 Now Open to all Traffic

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that LA 112 located approximately 2.9 miles north of the Intersection of LA 112 and LA 113 was OPENED to all traffic on June 25th, 2014 at 1:00pm following a four week closure which is two days ahead of the scheduled June 27th completion [...]

ABC’s Good Morning America Calling all Firefighters!

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It’s your chance to show America what you’ve got and win a shot at $10,000 for you fire department!

Summer Day Camp Underway in Alexandria

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A summer day camp is now underway for City of Alexandria children through August 8th. It’s for children ages 4 to 12, and it runs all day, ending at 6 each night, Monday through Friday.
The camp is designed to provide physical and educational activities for the children.

City officials say the camp is modestly priced and [...]

Kent House Hosts Jane in June Camp

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Young ladies who want to travel back in time are at the Jane in June Camp this week at Kent House. It’s a series of adventures based on the life and times of Jane Austin.
It’s a chance for these girls to be ladies, enjoying tea parties, art work and precisely how to set a perfect [...]