Category Archives: Community News

Tekakwitha Conference Relocating Offices to Alexandria

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The National Conference Center for a Native American Mission, founded by the Catholic Church, will now be calling Alexandria their home.  The Tekakwitha Conference has moved from its home of 34 years in Montana, all the way here to Bolton Avenue.
This year, it’s celebrating its 75th year of urging followers to reaffirm their baptismal vows.  [...]

Marksville Couple Honored for 83-year Marriage

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On Valentine’s Day, friends and family honor a couple that has been married for 83 years.  In fact, Norman and Norma Burmah of Marksville are believed to be the longest married couple in the state of Louisiana.
The Burmahs still live at home and care for themselves with some assistance from family, friends and neighbors.
Their community [...]

Colfax Man Honored at Black History Program

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A special black history program is being held this weekend in Colfax.  ABC 31 News’ Bennett Roland Junior will be there for the extraordinary service, which is a family affair.

KLAX ABC 31 News 2/17/14

2nd Annual Spring Music Festival coming to NSU Campus

[ March 21, 2014 to March 22, 2014. ] Northwestern State University’s student run radio station KNWD 91.7 FM is putting on its 2nd annual music festival, DemonFest 2014, starting at 11 a.m. on March 22, 2014.  DemonFest 2014 will be held at the Iberville Field on the NSU campus. Admission to Demonfest is $10 for non-NSU students, and NSU/LSMSA/BPCC students get in free [...]

Bravo TV’s Realty Star & Author Phaedra Parks Visits Alexandria

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[ February 16, 2014; 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ] One of the stars of Real Housewives of Atlanta will be at Schnack’s Monday afternoon to sign copies of her book.  She’s Phaedra Parks, and the book is called “Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun and Never Have an Off Moment”.

Parks will be signing from 3:30 [...]

City of Natchitoches to Hold Recycling Meeting

[ February 24, 2014; ] Public Invited to Share Ideas on Ways to Increase Recycling in Community
NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches will hold a community meeting on Monday, February 24 to discuss ways to encourage and increase participation in city-wide recycling efforts.  The meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second [...]

RPSB Will Meet to Decide School Make-Up Days

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There will be a special Rapides Parish School Board meeting Tuesday to decide how to make up those lost days because of the snow and ice.  Students missed six days and now the Rapides Parish Superintendent must figure out how to make those up.

While students stayed home today, the superintendent did call in faculty and [...]

Inglewood Carnival Market Mardi Gras Day

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[ March 4, 2014; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

LRA Cenla Chapter presents “Taste of Mardi Gras”

[ February 28, 2014; ] Alexandria, LA – The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Cenla Chapter’s annual Carnival party, “Taste of Mardi Gras,” will be held Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Alexandria Riverfront Center, 707 Main Street, 7-9 p.m. (Special VIP entry is at 6 p.m.) Tickets are now available for purchase.

As Central Louisiana’s most well-known Mardi Gras event, it [...]

NSU Theatre to present “Hairspray” Feb. 19-23

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[ February 19, 2014 to February 23, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES  — Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance will present the musical “Hairspray” Feb. 19-23 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19-22 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 23.

Tickets are $15 and $12 for senior citizens 65 and over and children 12 and under. Northwestern State, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana [...]