Category Archives: Community News

Street Closures Announced For Dec. 7th Natchitoches Christmas Festival

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NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches Christmas Festival Committee and City of Natchitoches would like festival goers to be aware of the following street closures and safety precautions for the 87th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival taking place on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
On festival day, the following streets will be open to one-way traffic only:
Third Street from Texas [...]

5 New Exhibitions Opening at AMoA

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[ December 6, 2013 to February 22, 2014. ] Opening December 6 at AMoA: 5 next exhibitions featuring over 50 artworks by African-American artists from the collection of renowned costume designer Myrna Colley-Lee of Mississippi, 40 watercolors by artists throughout the world, rare behind-the-scene photographs of Mother Teresa by Baton Rouge-photographer Marie Constantin, and photographs of film production in Central Louisiana by Pineville-photographer Eric [...]

Texas Man Walks Across Country for Disabled Vets

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Meet Austin Shirley.  On October 9th, he started walking his dog across America.  Shirley, who’s from Dallas, left Jacksonville, Florida with a goal of reaching San Diego.
He says this started as a mission of self-discovery, and it’s turned into a way to draw attention and funds to disabled veterans.

Shirley says he’s amazed at the hospitality [...]

Creative Students Create “Human Snowman”

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Say hello to the creative students and faculty at Cherokee Elementary.
They enlisted about 700 students and adults in constructing what they’re calling a human snowman.  Each grade level is participating in a common core activity centered on the human snowman project.
The school will also be using the picture for their Christmas card.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Scholarship Honors Fallen Alexandria Police Officers

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A check is presented this morning to a scholarship fund named for two Alexandria police officers that died in the line of duty.  Jeremy Carruth and David Ezernack are the officers memorialized by the fund.  The money, raised from a fitness competition, came from the police department, CrossFit South Bank and LSU Alexandria.
The scholarship is [...]

Reindeer Games Begin at Alexandria Mall

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Reindeer Games started today and are being played all season at the mall.  The mall manager explains how it works.

KLAX ABC 31 News 12/2/13

Leesville Pie Guy Opens Mobile Bakery

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Leesville shows off a new mobile bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Pie Guy of Leesville cuts the ribbon for his enterprise today.  Owner Roger Emmons has more than 28 years experience cooking for the military, but now, he’s feeding civilians too.

They sell fruit, pecan, and cream pies.  Emmons is joined by his family in [...]

Holiday Wine Tasting at AMoA

[ December 7, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Holiday Wine Tasting
Saturday, December 7th  ~ 6-8:30pm
Sample specially selected wines from Hokus Pokus available on site for purchase during the event. AMoA will receive a percentage of all sales that evening. Tickets: $30 per person. RSVP to Steve Farnsley by calling (318) 443-3458.

Paragon Casino Resort Hosts Many Holiday Events

[ December 13, 2013 to December 15, 2013. ] MARKSVILLE, LA – Paragon Casino Resort is excited about the holidays and will have an action-packed weekend from December 13-15 including the Cirque du Noel show, the Holiday Open house and Brunch with Santa.

Paragon guests will delight in the amazing feats of jugglers, acrobats and aerialists all choreographed to holiday music during the Cirque du [...]

12 Nights of Christmas Schedule of Events

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[ December 5, 2013 to December 21, 2013. ] December 5: 1st Night of Christmas: Holiday Magic Downtown, 5 p.m. in the Alexander Fulton Mini Park in downtown Alexandria. Sponsored by City of Alexandria.  Food, fun, music, official lighting of Downtown and a visit from Santa.  Cost: Admission free.  Call: 449-5051.
December 6: 2nd Night of Christmas: Holiday Light Safari, Alexandria Zoo, 5:30 p.m. to [...]