Category Archives: Community News

Grant Parish Deputies Deliver Toys to Children

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Grant Parish Deputies are playing Santa’s elves today.  They joined Santa a bit early to deliver toys to some children in Grant Parish.
Sheriff Steven McCain says they called on Angola inmates to refurbish bicycles.
But that’s not all.
Deputies prevailed on Run Wild in Alexandria to provide them with new shoes for children.

The sheriff’s office has traditionally [...]

Gov. Jindal in CenLA to Announce Hayes Manufacturing Expansion

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Governor Bobby Jindal is back in Central Louisiana for an economic development announcement.
Actually, it’s an expansion of an existing business.  The governor announced the Hayes Companies will invest around three million dollars to expand its manufacturing facility in Pineville.  This will create 75 new jobs with an average salary of more than 45 thousand a [...]

VOA Selling Christmas Tree Lights to Help Needy

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Volunteers of America has begun a Light Up A Life program at its offices on Coliseum Boulevard.  Each light on this tree can be bought for a donation of one dollar that will go toward a fund to help clients in crises.
This is the first time VOA has tried this project, and their goal is [...]

Harlem Globetrotters to play at LC

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[ January 16, 2014; ] The Harlem Globetrotters will perform at Louisiana College on Thursday, January 16th at 7pm in H.O. West Fieldhouse.  The Community is invited to attend.  Tickets must be purchased in advance by mail, phone, email, or fax.  All ticketing will be handled by Brian Hill with the Globetrotters.

Download this flyer for ticket information (pdf download).

Santa Comes to Arna Bontemps Museum

[ December 20, 2013 to December 22, 2013. ] Alexandria, La – ‘Tis the season to visit with Santa Claus! Santa will be at the Arna Bontemps African American Museum, located at 1327 Third Street in Alexandria, Dec. 20-22.  He will give a moment of his time to children visiting to discuss their Christmas wish list. Each child will have the opportunity to take [...]

RPSO to Host Christmas Firearms Familiarization Sat, Dec. 28th

[ December 28, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Christmas time brings many first time firearms owners, especially youngsters who may be receiving their first hunting firearm as a gift.

Sheriff William Earl Hilton announces the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a “Christmas Firearms Familiarization” on Saturday, December 28th from 9 am until 3 pm at the RPSO Training Center at 150 Sheriff’s [...]

“Tree of Life” On Display at Rapides Regional

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A special sculpture is delivered to Rapides Women and Children’s Hospital.  This “Tree of Life” was created by participants in the John Eskew Project.
This project at River Oaks directs developmentally disabled clients ages 17 to 35 in art projects.  The instructors say it’s a healing and creative outlet for teens and young adults.
The sculpture they’ve [...]

Pineville Christmas Parade Moved to Monday Night

The Pineville Parade is being moved to Monday night at seven.  It’s the longest Christmas parade in Central Louisiana and provides the most candy thrown to children along the route.  The route is the same, but runs in reverse this year, heading from Main Street to Military Highway.  Again, no parade tomorrow night, but line [...]

Annual Christmas Bake and Toy Sale at J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library

[ December 16, 2013 to December 21, 2013. ] Glenmora, Louisiana—The annual Christmas Bake and Toy Sale at the J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library is Monday through Saturday, December 16-21. Baked goods include cookies, cakes, candy, jellies and jams. Books cost $1 for hardbacks and $0.50 cents for paperbacks. Wednesday’s book sale special is buy two books, get one free.

The event will open during [...]

Rapides Symphony Orchestra Presents Home For The Holidays

[ December 8, 2013; 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ] (Alexandria, LA)  It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Joshua Zona will once again celebrate this joyous season with the popular annual holiday concert on Sunday, December, 8, 2:30 p.m. at the Coughlin – Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Alexandria.

With this year’s theme being “Home [...]