Category Archives: Community News

LRA Cenla Chapter Presents “Taste Of Mardi Gras”

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[ February 28, 2014 6:00 pm to March 1, 2014 12:00 am. ] METAIRIE, 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.)

As Central Louisiana’s most well-known Mardi Gras event, it will feature “tastes” of the most delicious restaurants [...]

Exchange Club Honors Police Chief Lampert

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Today a local civic club is honoring a member of the law enforcement community.  The Exchange Club names an outstanding member of the Alexandria Police each year.
This year they went straight to the top with Chief Loren Lampert.  Lampert’s entire life has been devoted to law enforcement on the streets as a policeman, in the [...]

Snow Briefly Visits Central LA Again

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Many Central Louisiana residents spent the morning dealing with the third snowfall of the season.  DOTD officials scrambled to salt bridges, and the Boyce and Jonesville bridges were shut down, though the Boyce Bridge later re-opened.
The winter weather advisory was in play until the middle of the afternoon.  And, viewers once again dragged out their [...]

CLTCC announces training for millwright apprentice jobs in Jena

Successful graduates could be selected for millwright positions at Universal Plant Services in Jena
Alexandria, LA — Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) today announced a short-term Millwright Apprentice Training Program at its Rod Brady campus in Jena to help fill 40 to 50 entry-level millwright positions at Universal Plant Services Inc. (UPS), a new machine [...]

Central Louisiana’s 2nd Annual Foodapalooza This Month

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[ February 21, 2014; ] Register now for the biggest local foods event in Central Louisiana- the 2nd Annual Foodapalooza! You can register by following this link: https://foodapalooza2014.eventbrite.com. The daylong event will take place on Friday, February 21st, beginning in downtown Alexandria.

Foodapalooza is a special celebration of Central Louisiana’s local food and farms! The event features a variety of learning [...]

Rapides Library to Host “Homeschool Showcase”

[ February 12, 2014; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana–The Gunter Branch of the Rapides Parish Library, located on Highway 28E in Libuse, will host “Homeschool Showcase” , on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-noon. This presentation will highlight the Library’s services and materials and is open to all parents of homeschoolers. Learn how to access free audio books and e-books for pre-school [...]

Natchitoches To Honor Black History Month

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[ February 7, 2014 to February 23, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES, LA – The Tri-Centennial celebration for the oldest city in Louisiana is in full swing! Commemorative events celebrating Natchitoches’ Tri-Centennial will continue in February honoring Black History Month.

Black history and heritage of Natchitoches are celebrated in February with events that define the history and culture of African Americans. Planned activities throughout the month include [...]

“We Love Louisiana Authors” Day at Westside Library

[ February 15, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana–The Rapides Parish Library announces their upcoming “We Love Louisiana Authors” Day, on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at the Westside Regional Library.  This event is for local authors to showcase their material and will include networking, book signings, panel discussions, and more.

Westside Library is located at 5416 Provine Place, Alexandria, Louisiana.  [...]

Second Saturday Market Featuring Textile Art

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[ February 8, 2014; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Second Saturday Market Featuring Textile Art
Saturday, Feb. 8, 9am -1pm
Building on demand for more interactive Family Art Activities, AMoA is re-tooling Second Saturday this month. Come in from the rain and cold and join us for a focus on Textiles.  Several of our Textile Artist Vendors will be on site demonstrating their techniques in addition [...]

Millwright Training Course Being Offered in Jena

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A millwright-training course will be offered next week at the Brady Campus of the VoTech school in Jena.
This is a short-term apprentice-training program to fill some 40 to 50 entry-level positions at Universal Plant Services in Jena.  The classroom will look like the one you see here in Alexandria.

Starting wages range from 13 to 15 [...]