Category Archives: Community News

State Parks Adjust Pool Schedule For End Of Summer

The Louisiana Office of State Parks is adjusting swimming pool schedules at sites throughout the state. Certified lifeguards are present during pool operating hours.
Bayou Segnette (Westwego)
After Aug. 10, the wave pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays and on Labor Day. Visitors should note that the daily capacity of [...]

“Second Samuel” Continues 2nd Week of Performances

A roaring comedy about a small Georgia town continues its second week of performances. “Second Samuel” continues tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinee at 2:30 at the Hearn Stage.
It’s the story of a secret that challenges these characters and their way of life. It’s regional theatre offered by City Park Players.
Related: New [...]

Square Dance Club Looking for Members

For physical activity, you might consider square dancing and there’s a club recruiting members. It’s the Circle Eight Square Dance Club in Pineville.

To get involved in the great American tradition of square dancing, call 318-640-1169 or 318-640-1421 or 318-487-4900 or you can also check out LouisianaSquareDance.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/31/14

Annual Book Sale Starts Today

booksale

Today through Saturday you can pick up gently used books at the annual sale benefitting the Rapides Parish Friends of the Library. Books are sold at reduced prices, and some paperbacks are even sold by the inch. There are also CDs, DVDs and audio books on sale.
The sale is nine to six tomorrow and nine [...]

Kincade appointed to Louisiana National Register of Historic Places

Leesville Main Street Manager Sam Kincade stands in front of the plaque designating the Historic Vernon Parish Courthouse as having been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Kincade now serves on the committee that makes those designations for the state of Louisiana.

Leesville Main Street Manager Sam Kincade stands in front of the plaque designating the Historic Vernon Parish Courthouse as having been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Kincade now serves on the committee that makes those designations for the state of Louisiana.
LEESVILLE, LA –Leesville Main Street Manager, Sam Kincade, has been appointed as [...]

Fort Polk’s Education Initiative Receives MCEC Award

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition's (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita Page, Curriculum Coordinator for the Vernon Parish School Board; Jon Grafton, executive director of England Airpark and Fort Polk Progress Board member; James Williams, superintendent of the Vernon Parish School District; Stephanie Sarver, chief, Plans Analysis and Integration Office, Fort Polk; Jim Tuck, president of the Vernon Parish Police Jury and a Fort Polk Progress board member; Col. Thomas Moore, garrison commander of Fort Polk; Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk Progress; Paul Sawyer, of Louisiana Economic Development; and Katherine Corbin, of the Roosevelt Group.

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita [...]

Veterans Voice Opinions on VA Health Care System

veterans

Area veterans are given an opportunity to share their opinions about the veterans health care system. State Secretary of veterans’ affairs David LaCerte is holding a series of town-hall meetings throughout the state.
Last night he was at the VFW Post on Veterans Drive in Alexandria. This afternoon he was in Grant and Winn Parishes.
He says [...]

Magnolia Minutes Gives Preview of Things to Do in Natchitoches

farrahreyna

The oldest city in Louisiana is just up the road, and one of their tourism experts is creating a unique way to keep people aware of what they have to offer.
ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior says Farrah Reyna is a one-woman symphony.

Farrah is a former news anchor and uses those talents for her Magnolia Minute.
KLAX [...]

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

backtoschoolsalestaxholiday

The wallets of parents around the country are about to get much lighter again. It’s that time of year, buying back to school clothing and school supplies.
But you might want to wait to shop until Friday. More than a dozen states, including Louisiana, are offering a sales tax holiday this weekend. The back to school [...]

Cenla Signs Opens New Location

cenlasigns_ribboncutting

An old business has a new location. The Chamber of Commerce Red Coats cut the ribbon on Cenla Signs at 3219 Masonic Drive.
This company works with customers to provide promotional materials of all kinds and this morning, they’re promoting themselves in their new location.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/29/14