Category Archives: Community News

Alcohol Suspected in Deadly Weekend Crashes

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Alcohol is suspected in two deadly crashes over the weekend.
First, a Church Point man is dead while another is in critical condition facing and vehicular homicide charges following a crash on LA Highway 35 near Noel Road.  St. Landry’s parish deputies say Brad Wheeler was driving a truck when he hit a culvert and flipped.
He [...]

Mardi Gras Events in Alexandria Huge Success

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First up was Alexandria’s first Mardi Gras parade of the season and it just missed the rain on Friday.  Hixson Autoplex sponsored the College Cheerleaders and Classic Cars parade Friday afternoon.
The parade held downtown had many attendees despite the fear of rain.  The parade honored military members by featuring soldiers from Fort Polk and the [...]

High School Open Enrollment Deadline is Tomorrow

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Tomorrow is the deadline for high school open enrollment in Rapides Parish.  Supervisor Billy Albritton wants potential open-enrollees to keep in mind that applicants and parents must reside in the parish.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/27/14

Boil Advisory for Oak Grove

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2/28/14 – ***UPDATE***  The boil order for the Oak Grove community in Natchitoches water works district one has been lifted.  It was imposed after a drop in pressure caused by repairs.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/28/14
A boil advisory has been issued for customers in the Oak Grove area of the Natchitoches Water Works Number One system.  [...]

7th Annual Community-Wide Youth Job Fair

[ April 15, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. April 22, 2014; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] 7th Annual Community-Wide Youth Job Fair PRESENTED BY:
The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce, Rapides Business and Career Solutions Center/Louisiana Workforce Commission, The Learning Center for Rapides Parish, the City of Alexandria, and the City of Pineville
Ages:  16 – 25
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Riverfront Center
Free! Job Seekers’ Workshop
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Support the Food Bank through the Feinstein Challenge

[ March 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014. ] During the months of March and April, philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein will match a portion of donations to hunger relief agencies across the nation, including the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.  Last year the Food Bank received $2,212 from the Feinstein Challenge.

Donations received during March and April are critical to this fundraising effort because the [...]

Victory Belles to be in Alexandria

[ February 28, 2014; ] Alexandria, LA – The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles will be in Alexandria this weekend.

The Victory Belles are a charming vocal trio who travel the globe delighting audiences with their spirited performances, which feature dazzling costumes, audience interaction, and musical hits such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, and God [...]

Chamber Strategic Luncheon featuring LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler

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[ March 12, 2014; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. ] Please join us at the Chamber’s March Strategic Luncheon featuring the Louisiana Secretary of State. Tom Schedler will explain his latest initiative, the GeauxBiz Portal that will allow new businesses to register online one time with three different required state agencies through the Department’s GeauxBiz website.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Diamond Grill, 924 3rd Street, Alexandria.  [...]

LA Folklife Center seeks traditional recipes for cookbook

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NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Folklife Center is seeking help as it updates the Natchitoches-Northwestern State University Folk Festival Cookbook and invites the public to submit recipes for consideration.  Personal stories about the recipe are also welcome.
“Have your recipe go down in culinary history by contributing your traditional recipes to be included in the Natchitoches-NSU Folk [...]

Mardi Gras Events in Central LA

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[ February 28, 2014 to March 2, 2014. ] When you think Mardi Gras, the first thing that pops in your head is probably a picture of the streets of New Orleans filled with rowdy, raucous parades. We have a different idea of Mardi Gras in Central Louisiana. Our parades are family-friendly, daytime parades. The Hixson Autoplex Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade starts the [...]