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Highway Officals, Local Law Enforcement Close Icy Roads

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Highway officials and local law enforcement started plans for winter weather last night.  The elevated portions of Interstate 49 were shut down as of 6pm yesterday.  In previous winter weather events, there were problems when the interstate iced over, so now highways officials take all precautions.
When people woke up this morning, they learned a winter [...]

Rare Snowfall Covers Central Louisiana

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Early this morning, this is what people in this area woke up to.
Snow – coating the lawns and rooftops.  All schools in this area cancelled classes today, which give a rare snow day for area students.  Many enjoyed making their first snowmen, having their first snowball fights and taking pictures of this snow event.  Take [...]

School Closure Announcements

The following schools are closed Friday, January 24th due to weather:
Allen Parish Schools
Rapides Parish Schools
Grant Parish Schools
Evangeline Parish Schools
Vernon Parish Schools
All campuses of NSU
LSU of Alexandria
Central Louisiana Technical Community College (All staff and faculty should report to their work locations at 12 noon on Friday unless other instructions are announced.)

Little Cakes Auctioning Off 100,000th Cupcake for Charity

[ January 23, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Celebrate Little Cakes with Big Attitude’s milestone of serving its 100,000th cupcake, Thursday, January 23 at 4120 Jackson Street, Alexandria from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

The 100,000th cupcake will be a giant one that will be auctioned off by Barbara Bonnette to benefit the homeless for the January Business After Ours. Meet the talented team, tour the new venue, and make sure [...]

Rapides Symphony Orchestra Presents Stained Glass & Strings

[ January 26, 2014; ] (Alexandria, LA)  The Rapides Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Joshua Zona presents “STAINED GLASS & STRINGS” on Sunday, January 26, 2:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 626 Fourth Street in downtown Alexandria.

Strings of the RSO will perform the meditative music of Arvo Pärt’s Fratres and Peter Tchaikovsky’s delightful Serenade for Strings.  The Symphony [...]

Inglewood Farm to Feature Performer Tim Free

[ January 25, 2014; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Inglewood Farm continues our new, expanded Harvest Barn Market this Saturday, January 25th from 9am to 1pm at 6233 Old Baton Rouge Hwy, Alexandria, LA.  Our 2014 New Year’s Resolution is more vendors, more music, more surprises, EVERY Saturday!  The entire community will enjoy Inglewood’s full produce market, farm tour wagon ride and more than [...]

Book Signing for Local Author

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[ January 25, 2014; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Alexandria, LA – With the release of her first book, Miracle on Fifth Floor, Sarah D. Perry has embarked upon a writing venture that has touted her as one of the most read authors in Central Louisiana.

Perry will hold a book signing and reception on Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 2-4 pm at the Arna [...]

Rapides Regional Events – February 2014

[ February 1, 2014 to February 27, 2014. ] Feb. 1:  Breastfeeding Class, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Gallery Room in the Medical Terrace at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Intended for women wanting to breastfeed their infants, this one-day class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and focuses on advantages, preparation and troubleshooting techniques. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for your [...]

Dognapping in Pineville

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A couple visiting Pineville from Boulder Colorado had their hearts broken as they beloved pet was stolen right in front of them.  The story below is Jason’s plea for everyone to be on the look-out and help find “Madly.”
Hello, My name is Jason and I’m in Pineville visiting my in-laws and was letting my dog [...]

Consumers can protect their credit with Red River Bank University seminars

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[ February 8, 2014; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] ALEXANDRIA, LA—Red River Bank continues its Red River Bank University consumer education programs in 2014 with a series of consumer finance classes across Alexandria, Shreveport and Baton Rouge. The first session, focusing on credit repair, is Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Central Louisiana Business Incubator at 1501 Wimbledon Ave. in Alexandria.

The [...]