Category Archives: Community News

ABC 31 News Photographer Speaks at Rotary

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A local Rotary club invited Channel 31 to give a presentation about who we are and what we do here in Alexandria.
ABC 31 News Photographer Jerry Havens spoke to members of the South Alexandria Rotary Club about our commitment to local news, how we accomplish what we do and why we share your cares and [...]

Gov. Jindal in Pineville Today with Economic Dev. Announcement

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Governor Bobby Jindal is in Pineville today to make an economic development announcement.  Governor Jindal met with Crest Industries officials to announce a 2.3 million dollar expansion to their corporate headquarters in Pineville.
The Governor says this will result in almost 200 direct and indirect new jobs.  And, he says, these are good jobs with salaries [...]

Ronnie Milsap Concert at Paragon Postponed

MARKSVILLE, LA– Officials from Paragon Casino Resort have announced that the Ronnie Milsap concert scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2014 has been postponed due to illness. The rescheduled show date will be announced at a later time.  Refunds for tickets are available at the original point of purchase. Ticketholders may retain existing tickets to attend [...]

Food Bank, Wal-Mart Team Up to End Hunger

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The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is teaming up with Wal-Mart to provide a different type of bowl game to end the football season.  Wal-Mart is sponsoring a food drive at 11 stores across Central Louisiana for their first Defeat Hunger Bowl.  All donations benefit the food bank.  All non-perishable items are needed, especially during [...]

2014 LA Turkey Regulations, Lottery Hunt Applications Now Available

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) 2014 Turkey Regulations pamphlet is now available. Hunters can obtain the pamphlet at any hunting license vendor outlet or via the LDWF website.
The 2014 wild turkey season will open March 22 in three designated areas with varying end of season dates as follows: Area A, March 22 [...]

Announcing Rapides Parish Main Library new book club

[ January 9, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana — Do you like to read and discuss new books?  Now is your chance: The Main Library is starting a new book club on January 9, 2014. They will be reading and discussing The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.  The first meeting is Thursday, January 9, from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Contact Monique at [...]

White Lake Fishing Lottery Applications Available for 2014

[ January 8, 2014 to February 20, 2014. ] The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now accepting applications for a lottery drawing for fishing permit access to the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) between March 15 and Aug. 15, 2014.

A total of 100 permits will be issued following the lottery drawing and winning applicants will be notified of their opportunity to [...]

Natchitoches Tri-Centennial Events Begin Jan. 11

[ January 11, 2014; January 22, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES, LA – The 300th anniversary celebration for the oldest city in Louisiana is in full swing! Commemorative events celebrating Natchitoches’ Tri-Centennial will begin on Saturday, January 11th with the celebration of Sacred Faith Month.

Sacred Faith: January 11, 2014:  Religion has been a major part of Natchitoches since it became a settlement. Events in January [...]

Spanish Talk and Tour

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[ January 11, 2014; ] Spanish Talk and Tour
Saturday, January 11
Exhibition Tour: 1-2pm     Art Talk: 2-3:30pm
FREE and open to the public! Have fun talking in Spanish and learning about the art of Spanish-speaking cultures. Conversation, cultural exchange and fun! Facilitated by Carlos Villasenor Anaya (bilingual), International Consultant and expert in Cultural Development and Cultural Policy. All Spanish-speaking levels welcome!   Get [...]

Holiday Art Camp Features Mardi Gras Beads

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Students are home until Tuesday and some are suffering from cabin fever.
The Alexandria Museum of Art is offering a holiday art camp to kids ages six to 12.  It’s called “Bead It” because the medium of choice is recycled Mardi Gras beads.
It’s amazing what can be made with these so-called throws.  In fact, the [...]