Category Archives: Community News

Community Care Center Offers French Class

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A new community care center in Mansura is going further to honor the area’s strong French culture. ABC 31 Nws Reporter Bennett Roland Junior has more.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/25/14

12 Year Old Named Grand Fiddle Champion

Winners in the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship held during the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival were, from left, Carson Taylor, first;  Hal Mayfield, second place, and Ron Pace, third place.

Julia Taylor and Carson Taylor are pictured with their fiddle teacher Steve Cannon. Taylor won the Non-Championship Round playing an original waltz and Carson won the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship.
NATCHITOCHES – Twelve-year-old Carson Taylor was named Grand Champion of the 2014 Louisiana State Fiddle Championship.  Carson’s 9-year-old sister Julia Taylor is the 2014 Non-Championship winner.  [...]

City of Natchitoches to Hold Recycling Meeting

Public Invited to Share Ideas on Ways to Increase Recycling in Community
NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, July 29 to discuss ways to encourage and increase participation in city-wide recycling efforts. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second [...]

Marine Traffic Closure on Red River at O. K. Allen Bridge

Alexandria/Pineville, Rapides Parish, US 71/165
Mile Post 71.05; Bridge #840-43-0125-1
Control Section 840-43
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the Red River will be closed to marine/boating traffic on Friday (July 25, 2014) at 6:00 am and will reopen at 9:00 am on Sunday (July 27, 2014), at the site of O.K. [...]

State DARE Officers Train in Cenla

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DARE officers from throughout the state are training in Central Louisiana today through tomorrow. These officers are the first line of defense against drugs around schools. They share stories about students who even turn in their family members who are dealing drugs out of fear for other family members.
Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton says [...]

Alexandria Hosts Back to School Bingo

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Schools open back up in less than a month and the City of Alexandria sponsors its annual Back to School Bingo. The students play bingo to win school supplies and other prizes.
Several hundred children showed up for this annual event, which was open to k through 12 students.
Organizers say they want to help youngsters get [...]

VOA Provides Supplies to Homeless

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Volunteers of America reach out to the homeless on selected Thursdays through September. These are called Helping to Overcome Homelessness.
Instant, on-site services are provided to help people without a home or who anticipate being homeless very soon. Free health, clothing and food items are provided according to the needs of the people who attend the [...]

YWCA Opens Turner Street Branch

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The YWCA shows off its new branch on Turner Street this morning. This is the old YMCA, which became so tied up in financial problems it had to close. The YWCA picked up the ball and started it rolling again.
The group has done some renovations and is hoping to expand services. That includes their popular [...]

New Play Features Local Actors

A new play is opening at the Hearn Stage in downtown Alexandria. It’s about a small Georgia town and features local actors.

The production continues tomorrow and Saturday night at 7:30 with a Sunday matinee. The schedule is repeated again starting next week on Thursday night.
Related: City Park Players to Present “Second Samuel”
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Seminar Informs on 3D Printing, Social Media, E-Commerce

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An e-commerce seminar is hosted in Mansura to offer cutting edge ideas for computer sales. It’s offered by the LSU Ag Center through the Connect My Louisiana Initiative. They’re providing information on 3D printing, building on-line businesses and social media.
The “Connect My Louisiana Program” is focused on 18 parishes where broadband is underused.

The experts on [...]