Category Archives: Community News

Alexandria Zoo Social Science Fair

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[ April 12, 2014; ] Students in 5th – 12th grades can compete in the Zoo’s first Social Science Fair.  Individuals or groups can participate to win prizes like zoo memberships, animal adoptions, zoo passes, pizza parties and more.  Visit our website for the fair rules and entry form.

What?  Alexandria Zoo Social Science Fair 2014

When?  Saturday, April 12, 2014 during [...]

LSUA’s University High Holds Open House

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A new high school for Rapides Parish students will be opening at LSU of Alexandria in August.  The university will allow students to earn their high school diploma and up to 60 college credits through a dual enrollment plan.
The school will also be used by LSUA education majors as a site for internships and practical [...]

CLECO Warns Customers About Scam Artists

CLECO says customers are still being pestered by scam artists demanding money in order to prevent disconnection.
CLECO officials are warning everyone that customers will not be called about payments.  There will also be no suggestion about where to make a payment on legitimate CLECO calls.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/25/14

Woodworth Goes Smoke-Free

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The town of Woodworth is now smoke free.  The town celebrated the banning of tobacco from public places last night with a recognition dinner.
Supporters say they’re confident it will make the community a healthier place to live, work and play.

Town officials say this will be a plus in other ways like cutting down on litter [...]

Lecompte Rotary Club Hosts “Bar-B-Que on the Bayou”

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It’s Bar-B-Que on the Bayou.  The Lecompte Rotary Club sells sandwiches and fixings to benefit their many projects today.  Club members are doing all the cooking, preparation and sales.
And they say the money will be put to good use in Cheneyville, Lecompte, and Forest Hill.

Some of their successful projects funded by the club include books [...]

2nd Annual Foodapalooza Offers Workshops & Education Opportunities

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Foodies and farmers gather today for the 2nd annual Foodapalooza.  The morning is filled with workshops on how to make a living with profits from farmers markets.  Experts offer instructions on building container gardens and on why fresh food is so nutritious.
The free event attracts restaurant owners, small farmers and people who have their own [...]

University High to Host Open House

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An open house will be held next week to introduce the new high school in Rapides Parish to parents and students.
It’s a lab school at LSU of Alexandria to open August 1st and to be called University High of Cenla.  Officials say it will offer dual enrollment, starting in the 9th grade, and will provide [...]

Rapides Parish Students Losing Upcoming Mardi Gras Break

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Those snow days now mean Rapides Parish students will have to give up their Mardi Gras break.  They’ll also add 20 minutes to each school day between February 24th through April 8th.
The Rapides parish school board voted to make up those lost 7 days, as required by the state department of education, using this plan.  [...]

Alexandria Residents to Decide on Recreation Tax

Alexandria residents will have to decide on a 6-mill tax, intended to support recreational facilities, including the zoo.  Mayor Jacques Roy says it will provide 6 mills for maintenance of assets like ball fields, parks and the entire zoo complex.

The city council approved the tax call at its meeting last night.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/19/14

Lecompte Rotary Club presents BarBQue On The Bayou

[ February 21, 2014; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Location: On the Bayou in Lecompte Across From CENLA Family Medical Center
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11am – 2pm
A BBQ Sandwich, Chips and Dessert – $5.00
Make Checks Payable to Lecompte Rotary Club
Tickets Available at:
H&H Appliance & Furniture
Lea’s Lunchroom
Lecompte Hardware
Pearson’s Drugs
Poole Brothers Nursery
Or any Rotary Member
Proceeds Benefit Local Projects In Cheneyville, Lecompte, Forest Hill

Current Projects

-Welding and Carpentry [...]