Category Archives: Community News

Wartime Exhibit at Watson

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Northwestern State University freshmen Ashleigh Daniels of Marthaville and Benjamin Wright of Converse took a moment from studies in the Fleming and Jean D’Amato Thomas Reading Room at Watson Library to look over the “Wartime in Natchitoches Exhibit.”
The panels explain the region’s role during the War Between the States as part of the city of [...]

Saturday Pet Adoption Day

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[ May 3, 2014; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] This month’s Saturday Pet Adoption Day at the Alexandria Animal Shelter is going to be an exciting one. Fame, the abused puppy rescued by the Alexandria Police Department and Alexandria Animal Control officers a couple of months ago, is now available for adoption and will be on had with the other great shelter pets to [...]

Natchitoches Historic Businesses to Participate in “Sale on the Trail”

Sale on the Trail

[ May 2, 2014 to May 3, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES, LA-The National Landmark Historic District in Natchitoches will participate in the sixth annual El Camino Sale on the Trail on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3, 3014.

Sale on the Trail is a 175 mile shopping extravaganza along scenic El Camino Real. The trail stretches from Louisiana Highway Six in Natchitoches to Texas Highway [...]

LSUA ANNOUNCES SUMMER ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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ALEXANDRIA, LA – LSU of Alexandria is inviting rising high school juniors and seniors to campus for an elite, all-inclusive four-week residential program this June.
Participants will not only enjoy a true college experience, but they will also have the opportunity to earn up to six hours of college credit.
Applicants must have a cumulative high school [...]

Teacher Job Fair May 3rd

Teacher Job Fair

[ May 3, 2014; 8:30 am; ] Rapides Parish School District will have a TEACHER JOB FAIR on Saturday, May 3rd.

Early Voting

Early voting for the May 3rd run-off election ends Saturday night at 6.  These run-off elections are from the April primaries.  In Rapides, two major taxes are on the ballots.
One would provide a recreation program for the City of Alexandria and secure funding for the zoo.
The other would renew funds for the Renaissance Home, a [...]

Owsley Announces Candidacy for Judge

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Robert Owsley announces his candidacy for division “A” of the 10th Judicial District Court in Natchitoches.  He’s seeking the seat being vacated by Rick Harrington.
Owsley is a graduate of Tulane Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1992.  The election is November 4th.
(Natchitoches, La.) – Natchitoches attorney Robert Owsley formally launched his campaign [...]

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR AMoA’s SEPTEMBER COMPETITION

The 27th September Competition presented by the Alexandria Museum of Art is an annual, juried exhibition selected from national and international submissions highlighting contemporary art practices in all media. Featuring original art created within the past two years, 50 artworks selected by the 2014 juror, New Orleans-based artist James Michalopoulos, will be featured in a [...]

Central Louisiana Letter Carriers to Help Stamp Out Hunger!

[ May 10, 2014; ] On Saturday, May 10, central Louisiana letter carriers will again work to Stamp Out Hunger! with thehelp of the residents in our community.  Now in its 22st year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.   In 2013, drive organizers across the country collected more than 74 million pounds of food [...]

A Press Conference with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne

[ May 7, 2014; 8:00 am; ] The Avoyelles Commission of Tourism invites the public to join Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne for a Press Conference at the Avoyelles Commission of Tourism Office in Mansura, Louisiana during National Tourism Week.

Jay Dardenne was reelected to a four-year term as Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor in October 2011. He previously served four years as Secretary of State, [...]