Category Archives: Community News

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 [...]

Science Fair Aims to Inspire Careers in 6th Graders

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Some teachers at Prompt Succor School are hoping their science fair won’t just get their 6th graders’ creative sides going, but also start them down the path of a great career.
The exhibits range from botany to zoology, things these students have studied in their science courses.
The exhibits are judged on originality and how well they [...]

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.
You can [...]