Category Archives: Community News

Kincade appointed to Louisiana National Register of Historic Places

Leesville Main Street Manager Sam Kincade stands in front of the plaque designating the Historic Vernon Parish Courthouse as having been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Kincade now serves on the committee that makes those designations for the state of Louisiana.

Leesville Main Street Manager Sam Kincade stands in front of the plaque designating the Historic Vernon Parish Courthouse as having been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Kincade now serves on the committee that makes those designations for the state of Louisiana.
LEESVILLE, LA –Leesville Main Street Manager, Sam Kincade, has been appointed as [...]

Fort Polk’s Education Initiative Receives MCEC Award

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition's (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita Page, Curriculum Coordinator for the Vernon Parish School Board; Jon Grafton, executive director of England Airpark and Fort Polk Progress Board member; James Williams, superintendent of the Vernon Parish School District; Stephanie Sarver, chief, Plans Analysis and Integration Office, Fort Polk; Jim Tuck, president of the Vernon Parish Police Jury and a Fort Polk Progress board member; Col. Thomas Moore, garrison commander of Fort Polk; Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk Progress; Paul Sawyer, of Louisiana Economic Development; and Katherine Corbin, of the Roosevelt Group.

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita [...]

Veterans Voice Opinions on VA Health Care System

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Area veterans are given an opportunity to share their opinions about the veterans health care system. State Secretary of veterans’ affairs David LaCerte is holding a series of town-hall meetings throughout the state.
Last night he was at the VFW Post on Veterans Drive in Alexandria. This afternoon he was in Grant and Winn Parishes.
He says [...]

Magnolia Minutes Gives Preview of Things to Do in Natchitoches

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The oldest city in Louisiana is just up the road, and one of their tourism experts is creating a unique way to keep people aware of what they have to offer.
ABC 31’s Bennett Roland Junior says Farrah Reyna is a one-woman symphony.

Farrah is a former news anchor and uses those talents for her Magnolia Minute.
KLAX [...]

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

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The wallets of parents around the country are about to get much lighter again. It’s that time of year, buying back to school clothing and school supplies.
But you might want to wait to shop until Friday. More than a dozen states, including Louisiana, are offering a sales tax holiday this weekend. The back to school [...]

Cenla Signs Opens New Location

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An old business has a new location. The Chamber of Commerce Red Coats cut the ribbon on Cenla Signs at 3219 Masonic Drive.
This company works with customers to provide promotional materials of all kinds and this morning, they’re promoting themselves in their new location.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/29/14

CLEDA Sponsors Marketing Workshop

Entrepreneurs gather this morning for a workshop about their customers.
The goal is how to make sure your marketing goes to the people who want to hear the message.

This is a presentation sponsored by the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA).
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/29/14

CLTCC Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

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Another school is banning tobacco use on campus, as now required by state law. The no smoking enforcement will apply starting Friday to the Central Louisiana Technical Community College on South MacArthur and its extension campuses.
This will also be applicable to the new campus being planned for downtown Alexandria.
The ban must also be honored by [...]

3 Charities Benefit Greatly from Annual La Cuisine

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For almost a dozen years, chefs and cooks and restaurateurs in Central Louisiana have showed off their skills for charity. This is the Annual La Cuisine fundraiser at the Paragon Casino in Marksville.
Patrons pay to sample the best of Louisiana foods. They include seafood, meat, Italian creations and specialty pastries, as well as adult beverages. [...]

All-Sports Camp Teaches Kids Team-Building Skills

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Kids grades one through 12 are on the LSUA campus this week for the All-Sports Camp.
Boys and girls get training in baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, swimming and tennis. And some children choose to participate in more than one sport.

Kids are learning team-building skills. Coaches say it’s a good opportunity to blow off end of summer [...]