Category Archives: Community News

State Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

For those of you not going out of town for Memorial Day Weekend, tomorrow and Sunday you can take advantage of a state sales tax break on selected items.
The tax break is provided by the Louisiana Legislature to help people buy severe weather items. These range from generators to batteries.
And, many stores are offering specials [...]

New State Troopers in Alexandria

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Four new state troopers report for duty in Alexandria. They are Mary Hyolanda Neal, Chadwick Jasper, David Ducote and Tyler Glynn. They are assigned to Troop E Headquarters which covers Central Louisiana.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/23/14

Central LA to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is also a time to remember our veterans who have passed. Here’s a list of events in our area.
The National Cemetery Program in Pineville is a program of music, readings and an address by marine veteran and state representative Chris Hazel. That’s happening Monday at 9:45.
Also Monday, a traditional ceremony honoring the [...]

Paragon’s “20th Anniversary Rooftop Blowout” Giveaway!

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[ May 23, 2014 to June 4, 2014. ] Paragon’s “20th Anniversary Rooftop Blowout”
KLAX ABC31 GIVEAWAY
It’s a “Rooftop Blowout” party event at the Paragon Casino Resort, featuring New Orleans’ own Cowboy Mouth, and KLAX-TV has tickets to giveaway!

Win a 4-pack of tickets to party with Cowboy Mouth on the Parking Garage Roof with food and drink specials and a spectacular fireworks show on June [...]

Northwestern State announces summer theatre schedule

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern Summer Dinner Theatre will present “Nunsense” June 11-14 and 18-21 and the murder mystery “A Prom to Die For” July 30 – Aug. 2 and Aug. 6 – 9 on the stage of the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. For [...]

2014 Louisiana Dragon Boat Races Photo Competition

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[ May 23, 2014 to June 30, 2014. ] Did you get that perfect shot? The one that captures the spirit of the 2014 races on May 10th? Here’s your chance to turn your photo into a money shot!

Drawing more than 10,000 attendees and 800 race participants, this spirited day of racing featured more teams, food, elaborate costumes, and entertainment — on and off [...]

Deadline Extended for 2014 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster Contest

[ May 23, 2014 to July 18, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – The deadline for the 2014 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster Contest has been extended to July 18, 2014.
The theme for the poster is “Christmas in Natchitoches”. Artists who would like to enter the contest should submit a drawing or painting to the Natchitoches Arts Council using the chosen theme.
The completed artist’s sketch or painting [...]

Brig. Gen. Hickman Delivers Speech at Fort Polk Memorial Ceremony

Speech by Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman, Commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk:
“The cost of freedom is not borne equally by all Americans
It never has been – and it never will be. There will always be some Americans that stand up and take the lead in defending our freedom. And there [...]

Memorial Day Ceremony to be Held in Marthaville

[ May 24, 2014; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] A special Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 24 from 2pm-5pm at Rebel State Historic Site in Marthaville. Public invited. Marthaville is 25 miles west of Natchitoches.

YWCA Volunteer Work Day Needs Volunteers Saturday

[ May 24, 2014; ] The YWCA has bought a second location for the YWCA at 1831 Turner St (formerly YMCA)!  Their target date to open that location is June 2nd, 2014. In order for that to happen they are asking for COMMUNITY WIDE VOLUNTEERS to help clean and paint the building on Saturday, May 24th starting at 8AM. They are [...]