Category Archives: Community News

State Troopers Warn Parents of “Thrill Hill”

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State Troopers are getting the word out about a dangerous hill in the Tioga community.
This was the scene January 27th when an SUV crashed, killing 2 teens.  Troopers say there were 7 teens in the SUV when the driver went airborne after crossing the hill.  Troopers are concerned because the hill is known among teens [...]

Rapides, Avoyelles School Boards Face Critical Audits

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Two area school boards are facing critical audits due to misappropriation of funds by employees.  The legislative auditor says both the Rapides and Avoyelles school systems have had problems that need to be monitored.
One involved the theft of cafeteria funds in Avoyelles, while auditors say a secretary took funds from Bolton High in Rapides.
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Strategic Luncheon featuring the CenLA State Legislative Delegation

[ February 17, 2014; ] Monday, February 17, 2014
Best Western, 2720 N MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA
11:30am Buffet – Program begins at 12:00 noon
Click here to RSVP (deadline 2/14) – $20/person 

Gumbo Lunch Fundraiser for Special Needs Campers

[ February 12, 2014; ] Applications for a summer vacation full of fun for special needs youth in the Central Louisiana area are now being accepted by members of the Alexandria Lions Club.

The Louisiana Lions Camp is located north of Leesville and will open Sunday, June 1, 2014.  There will be a one-week session for youth with pulmonary disorders, two [...]

Navy Concert Band to perform at NSU

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[ February 10, 2014; 7:30 pm; ] NATCHITOCHES – The United States Navy Concert Band will perform at Northwestern State University Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling (318) 357-5773.

The Concert Band includes Northwestern State alumnus Josh Arvizu of DeRidder.

Since 1925, the Concert Band has [...]

Free African American History Month Concert

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[ February 7, 2014; 7:00 pm; ] In honor of African American History Month, Cane River Creole National Historical Park will be partnering with Asbury United Methodist Church in Natchitoches to present a free concert on Friday February 7th at 7:00pm. The concert will feature musicians from New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park playing selections from their acclaimed CD collection: “Freedom is [...]

Saturday Pet Adoption Day

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The City of Alexandria’s Animal Shelter will host a Saturday Pet Adoption Day from 9AM – 1PM on February 1st.

“Our animal shelter was created for the sake of public safety and public health where dangerous or diseased animals are humanely dealt with, ” Mayor Jacques M. Roy said. “It has become, [...]

Shires to Present Horn Recital at NSU

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[ February 3, 2014; 7:30 pm; ] NATCHITOCHES – Hornist Brent Shires and pianist Terrie Shires of the University of Central Arkansas will perform at Northwestern State University Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.

Brent Shires teaches horn, music theory and brass pedagogy classes at Central Arkansas. He is also [...]

Violist Peter Minklet to Perform at NSU

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[ February 6, 2014; 7:30 pm; ] NATCHITOCHES – Violist Peter Minkler will perform at Northwestern State University Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend. He will be accompanied by Northwestern State as part of an all Brahms program.

A longtime member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, he also holds the [...]

Inglewood Live & Local

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[ February 8, 2014; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]  

Come out February 8 for “Live & Local.” It’s Music! Music! Music! and over 20 local vendors.

Every Saturday Inglewood Farm offers delicious, nutritious organic fruits & vegetables, pastured eggs, and Organic pecans – locally grown and fairly priced.  Our Harvest Market’s beautiful farm setting showcases our products as well as other local producers.  Slow down [...]