Category Archives: Community News

BARK Holds Jambalaya Plate Fundraiser

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Dog lovers are at it again. They sold plates of jambalaya today to help the rescue efforts of Boudreaux’s Animal Rescue Krewe better known as BARK. BARK operates a no-kill shelter and is dedicated to finding good homes for all the pets.
Be on the look-out for future lunch specials benefiting BARK.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/17/14

Summer Camps Begin for Lagniappe Theatre

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Summer camps are underway at the Lagniappe Theatre.
These children are in the Showstoppers Camp. They’re learning acting skills and they’ll produce a performance at the end of the week.
The older campers will start next week with the Broadway Dance Camp.
Lagniappe is also in rehearsal for its July performance of The Odd Couple.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Teachers Attend “Whole Brain” Conference at LC

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About a thousand participants are on the campus of Louisiana College using their whole brain.
The Whole Brain Teaching Conference has attracted teachers from Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas and from across the state. Teachers are learning Whole Brain teaching as one method for helping with student discipline.

The developers of Whole Brain teaching have given seminars in the [...]

Gunter Branch Library and Chick-fil-A Announce Spirit Night

[ June 26, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Pineville, Louisiana—The Gunter Branch Library and Chick-fil-A will host Spirit Night, Thursday, June 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Library will present both a storytime with the Chick-fil-A Cow and a craft time. When ordering food, mention that you are with the Gunter Branch Library and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Library.

The [...]

Summer Theatre Camp Preparing for Broadway Presentation

NSU student Taylor Smith leads Vernon Parish students in a rehearsal of a "A Night on Broadway." The show is set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 at the Polk Outdoor Theatre.

[ June 20, 2014; ] [caption id="attachment_37607" align="aligncenter" width="500"] NSU student Taylor Smith leads Vernon Parish students in a rehearsal of a “A Night on Broadway.” The show is set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 at the Polk Outdoor Theatre.[/caption]

LEESVILLE–The 2014 Leesville Summer Theatre presentation is in full swing, and students across Vernon Parish are preparing for a night [...]

Legislative Session Review Luncheon Scheduled For June 30

[ June 30, 2014; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. ] You are invited to attend a special Central Louisiana Chamber Strategic Luncheon. Central Louisiana Lawmakers will provide a round-robin briefing about the 2014 State Legislative Session. A question and answer session will provide an opportunity to discuss issues of importance to your business.

The luncheon will be held at Convention Hall at Alexandria City Hall (915 [...]

Street Closures For Hall Of Fame Induction Festivities June 20

NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation will hold a special fundraising event, Folse, Fun and Fireworks, on Friday, June 20, 2014 as part of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend festivities. The event will be held at The Landing Restaurant and will include a five-course meal, silent auction and fireworks [...]

Bunkie Corn Fest Held Over the Weekend

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Sweet corn from Bunkie is for sale all over Central Louisiana.
The annual Louisiana Corn Festival ended Saturday. This festival represented everything corn, including art, cooking contests, and even recipes for you to tryout at home.
The event co-chairman says the festival started small, but has grown into a large event for the City of Bunkie.

The festival [...]

Lecompte Rotary Club BBQ on the Bayou

[ June 20, 2014; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Lecompte Rotary Club – BAR B QUE ON THE BAYOU

Location: On the Bayou in Lecompte Across From CENLA Family Medical Center

Friday, June 20, 2014 from 11am – 1pm

A BBQ Sandwich, Chips and Dessert – $5.00

Make Checks Payable to Lecompte Rotary Club

Tickets Available at H&H Appliance & Furniture, Lea’s Lunchroom, Lecompte Hardware, Pearson’s Drugs, Poole Brothers [...]

LDWF Accepting Applications for Aug. 2 Mini BOW Workshop at Woodworth

[ June 16, 2014 to July 18, 2014. ] The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting applications for a Mini Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) Workshop to be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Woodworth Environmental Education Facility located off I-49, south of Alexandria.

Saturday activities include a morning course on “Bucks and Does” or optional class on “Big Adventures with [...]