Category Archives: Community News

Book Signing for Local Author

MiracleonFifthFloor

[ 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

Madly

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

RedRiverBank

[ 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 [...]

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

AlexPineCVB

[ 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 [...]