Category Archives: Community News

Lacey Sanchez Crowned New Miss LA

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Lacey Sanchez of Baton Rouge is now the new Miss Louisiana. She was chosen out of 32 contestants in the annual pageant Saturday night in Monroe. This was the 51st year for the event there.
Lacey is a senior at LSU, majoring in mass communications. The 23-year-old competed as Miss Lafayette.

She’s an experienced competitor, after being [...]

RPSO to Assist Helping Hands Ministries Distribute Fans

Deputies with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office will be assisting the Helping Hands Ministries again this year in the distribution of fans to families and elderly citizens who have no air conditioning in their homes.  Helping Hands Ministries partners with local businesses and also receives donations from individuals of fans and other supplies to distribute [...]

Holiday Closure for Rapides Parish Library

Alexandria, Louisiana—All branches of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014, in observance of Independence Day.  Normal business hours will resume, Saturday, July 5, 2014.
For information about the Rapides Parish Library, visit www.rpl.org or call 445-2411.
The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central Louisiana. [...]

Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival July 18-19

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[ July 18, 2014 to July 19, 2014. ]

Rock the Red To Be Held July 4th in Alexandria

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[ July 4, 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

Come celebrate our nation’s Independence Day as the City of Alexandria presents Rock the Red on the 4th of July.  This annual event will be held at 7  p.m. on Friday, July 4, at the Alexandria Riverfront Levee Amphitheatre in downtown Alexandria.

The evening will kick off with the rhythm and blues party band J. Diamond [...]

Arts Council of Central Louisiana Announces DAF Deadline

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana announces their annual Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grant Application deadline for July 7, 2014.
The Louisiana Decentralized Arts Fund Program (DAF) is a service for funding artists, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and local government agencies to foster the arts in every parish in the State of Louisiana. Grants are available [...]

Summer Day Camp registration extended

Summer Day Camp registration extended
The City of Alexandria, Division of Community Services has extended the sign-up for Summer Camp. The deadline will be Monday, July 7 at 4 p.m.The camp will run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the former Boys and Girls Club building at 1801 Sylvester Street across from [...]

Mayor lifts water conservation order

Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy lifted the water conservation order as of 9 a.m. today.
The 42” transmission main from the Kisatchie Fields, which sustained a blowout on Saturday, June 28, was returned to service about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Water storage levels inside the City rose substantially last night.  At this time the Alexandria water system has [...]

LDOA’s First 5K Walk/Run for the Buddy Camp

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[ July 22, 2014; 8:00 am; ] Register for Louisiana D.A.R.E Officers Association’s (LDOA) first 5K in support of the Buddy Camp. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22nd at Buhlow Park in Pineville.

LDOA 5k form

Alexandria Named Cleanest City

The city of Alexandria gets an “atta-boy” today. It is named cleanest city in its category by the State Garden Club Federation.
The drive-by’s and judging happened in the spring, but the results were recently announced for this area.