Category Archives: Community News

State Superintendent of Education Tours CenLA

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Louisiana’s state Superintendent of Education John White is in town visiting schools and meeting with faculty members today.
This morning he was at the Central Louisiana Technical College speaking about the changing future of the school.  Considered the vocational tech school, it plans to become a full-fledged community and technical college.
Meanwhile, wherever he goes, he’s asked [...]

VA Medical Center Expands

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The VA Medical Center in Pineville uses the time leading up to Veterans Day to unveil better services for patients.
The outpatient building has been expanded, adding nearly 40 thousand square feet.  It includes ten new clinics, a larger lobby area, as well as improvements to the outpatient pharmacy.
Guided tours were provided during the afternoon.
KLAX ABC [...]

Veterans Honored All Over Central LA

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Veterans Day events are being held throughout our area in the coming days:
Creola, Friday at noon, Jena Choctaw Pines Casino
About 30 members of the Jena Choctaw Tribe will be honored.
VA Hospital in Pineville, Monday at 10am in the auditorium, followed by a parade and hot dog picnic.
Marksville, Monday at 10am, Avoyelles Veterans Monument on Hwy. [...]

Kisatchie Slough Bridge Construction Continues

Due to the recent heavy rains on Thursday, October 31st the temporary crossing in place for the new permanent Kisatchie Bayou Slough Bridge, currently under construction, is closed. Over seven inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours, flooding the temporary crossing.
The Kisatchie Bayou Slough Bridge provides water flow relief during periods of high [...]

Lagniappe Theatre Thanksgiving Break Camp

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[ November 25, 2013 to November 27, 2013. ] Looking for something exciting for your kids to do during Thanksgiving Break??

Bring your little turkey over to Lagniappe Theatre!

Monday, November 25th – Wednesday, November 27th from 9AM-4PM

Their days will be gobbled up with Thanksgiving crafts, tons of acting games, in-house drive in movies with their own homemade cars, and much much more!  Bring your little [...]

Sidewalks on Pinecrest Drive Help Seniors

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For some, something as insignificant as a sidewalk can be a big deal.
That’s what happened on Pinecrest Drive for residents of Pine Grove apartments.  Many had problems just crossing the street to get to a nearby store.  From there, the residents partnered with the state AARP office.  And the result today is a walk and [...]

Cenla Chamber Upcoming Events

[ November 7, 2013 to November 15, 2013. ] Morning Coffee
Alexandria Eye & Laser - Nov 7th
231 Windermere Blvd, Alexandria – 7:30am
Chamber Membership Event 
Rapides Foundation - Nov 5-7th
Call the Chamber for details
Ribbon Cutting
Bayou Mental Health - Nov 8th
818 Suite A Main Street,  Pineville -  10:30am
Ground Breaking
Kramer Funeral Home  – Nov 7th
2905 Masonic Drive, Alexandria – 10:00am
Ribbon Cutting And National Historic Registry Plaque unveiling by Lt. Jay Dardenne
Pill Box [...]

Veterans Day Car & Bike Show

[ November 10, 2013; ] Veterans Day Car & Bike Show
To Support the Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park
On the Waterfront, Historic Downtown Natchitoches on Sunday, November 10, 2013
Car Show Classes, Domestic Cars, Domestic Trucks, SUVs, Imports/Mini Trucks, Peoples Choice Car/Truck, Muscle Cars, 4X4/Off Road, Choppers/Cruisers, Sport Bikes, Dresser, People’s Choice Bike
Information & Registration:
Elisa Smith, 318-357-5157, parkere@nsula.edu

Alexandria Christmas Parade Calls for Float Entries

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[ November 4, 2013 to November 30, 2013. ] Alexandria, LA – The Alexandria Mardi Gras Association is calling for float entries for the Christmas de la Louisiane Parade to be held Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. This year’s Grand Marshal is Louisiana’s Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.

This year’s parade will once again line up at the Old Jake’s Building Parking Lot (Behind [...]

World CLASS Gumbo Lunch

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[ November 22, 2013; 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. ] World CLASS Gumbo Lunch – Friday, November 22nd from 10:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Enjoy a delicious lunch of Chef John Folse chicken and sausage gumbo, rice, sweet potato and crackers.  Tickets are $7.00 per lunch and can be purchased at the CLASS office, Tamp & Grind Coffee Shop, Rick Ferguson Flowers, 1921 Jackson Street Coffee Shop, Kitchen [...]