Category Archives: Community News

2014 Louisiana Political Hall Of Fame Inductees Selected

[ February 1, 2014; ] The Louisiana Political Museum is proud to announce the 2014 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Inductees. Induction activities begin in Winnfield, Louisiana on Saturday, February 1, 2014 with a reception from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Political Museum, located at 499 East Main Street.  At 6:00 p.m. the induction banquet will be held at [...]

State Library Announces 2014 Teen Video Challenge

The State Library of Louisiana will again participate in the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public libraries’ summer reading programs.
Teenagers may enter the competition by creating a public service announcement that encourages teens to read and visit libraries during the [...]

Celebrate Youth Art Month!

[ March 1, 2014 to May 19, 2014. ] Celebrate Youth Art Month!  Free Youth Art Month 2014 Events at AMoA!
FREE ADMISSION SATURDAY, MARCH 8!
Youth Art Month Festival: Saturday, March 8, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Youth Open Mic Night: Saturday, March 8,  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Art Exhibitions:

“Art Shapes the World” Youth Art Exhibition: March 1–May 19

March is Youth Art Month (YAM)! Alexandria [...]

3 precision ag workshops scheduled for Louisiana in February

[ February 3, 2014; 9:30 am to 11:30 am. February 10, 2014; 9:30 am to 11:30 am. February 11, 2014; 9:30 am to 11:30 am. ] ST. JOSEPH, LA – The LSU AgCenter will hold three precision agriculture workshops in early February.

Precision ag agents Dennis Burns and R.L. Frazier will conduct the workshops, which will cover several topics and include a round-table discussion with participants to get their thoughts and ideas about precision ag.

The meetings, which will run from 9:30 a.m. [...]

LSU AgCenter wheat, feed grain grower meeting set for Jan. 23

[ January 23, 2014; ] OPELOUSAS, LA – The LSU AgCenter will hold a meeting on Jan. 23 for farmers growing wheat and feed grains.

The event will be held at the Opelousas Civic Center at 1638 Creswell Lane with registration at 7 a.m. and program starting at 7:45 a.m.

Private pesticide applicator registration renewal will be available for a $25 fee.

“Even [...]

Get Outdoors this March

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[ March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014. ] Alexandria, La – In celebration of the area’s outdoor adventures, a group of community event planners has formed the Central Louisiana Outdoor Adventure Festival. This month-long series of events during the month of March highlight the numerous outdoor activities and adventures throughout Rapides Parish.

The idea was formed as an effort to capitalize on Alexandria [...]

Rapides Parish Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Alexandria, Louisiana—All branches of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  For more information about the Library, visit www.rpl.org or call 318-445-2411.
The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central [...]

Rotary Club of Avoyelles Hosts 2014 Krewe of Cyllenius Mardi Gras Parade

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[ February 23, 2014; ] Marksville, LA – The Members of the Rotary Club of Avoyelles are pleased to announce the tenth annual Krewe of Cyllenius Mardi Gras Parade.  This event is being held to provide a source of family entertainment for all in Avoyelles Parish and Central Louisiana, and to showcase Avoyelles’ French heritage and some of the traditions [...]

Arbor Day Celebration Set For January 18 At Louisiana State Arboretum

[ January 18, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] VILLE PLATTE – Celebrate Louisiana’s Arbor Day with a day full of activities at the Louisiana State Arboretum on Saturday, January 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The tree seedling give-a-way will begin after the opening ceremony at 10 am.  Games, crafts and tree care and planting information will be available throughout the day.  [...]

Julius McLaurin, former CEO of Rapides Regional, dies

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The long-time president and CEO of Rapides Regional Medical Center, Julius McLaurin, has died at the age of 90.
He ran the hospital from 19-70 to 1988 and steered the hospital from its ownership by the Louisiana Baptist Convention into what became Rapides Regional.
Services are Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at First Baptist, Pineville, with arrangements by [...]