Category Archives: Community News

Chopstick Restaurant Now Open


The restaurant on North MacArthur Drive formerly known as Anchors is now Chopstick. Chamber of Commerce Red Coats did the honors for the grand opening today.
Chopstick offers a wide variety of Japanese and Chinese dishes, including sushi and hibachi entrees. They’re open for lunch and dinner.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/24/14

LSUA SGA President Elected to LSU Board of Supervisors


The SGA President at LSU of Alexandria is the new student member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Brandon Crain was selected by other student body presidents to represent them on the board of supervisors.
He’s the 3rd LSUA student ever elected to this board.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

Carnival Coming to Rapides Library

[ July 26, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Alexandria, Louisiana—Rapides Library Carnival, hosted by the Tween Advisory Group and Teen Advisory Board will be held Saturday, July 26th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  There will be games, food, prizes, animal balloons, cartoon characters, Curly the Clown, and much more.  All games and activities require tickets.  Tickets may be purchased for .50 each, 3/$1.00, or 15/$5.00.  [...]

State Highways & Bridges Director in Town Today

The woman in charge of state highways and bridges is in Central Louisiana today. She’s the guest of the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance, meeting today at Guinn Auditorium in Pineville at Louisiana College.

She is the first woman to serve in this capacity in state government.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

City of Alexandria to Host Summer Day Camp

[ June 25, 2014 to August 8, 2014. ] The City of Alexandria, Division of Community Services, will provide a summer camp from June 25 through August 8 for children ages 4-12. 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 Bringhurst Park.

The cost of camp [...]

Speaker and Author Angel Cortello to Sign Books At Hastings


[ June 28, 2014; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Alexandria, LA—Last year her book published, and this year she’s taking her message of hope on the road.

Earlier this year, Angel Cortello had speaking engagements in San Marcos, TX and Miami, FL. She’ll be speaking in Austin, TX in soon and in August, she heads to Providence, Rhode Island as a guest speaker at another [...]

Enjoy Little Big Town, Tyler Bryant, fireworks, food on Fourth


[ July 4, 2014; 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] FORT POLK, La. –– Do you have plans for the Fourth of July? If you’re looking for great music, tasty treats and spectacular fireworks, look no further than Fort Polk.  The Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, will headline FreedomFest July 4 at 5 p.m. at Headquarters Field.

Besides the wonderful music, [...]

City to Sponsor Summer Day Camp at East Natchitoches Beginning July 7

[ July 7, 2014 to July 18, 2014. July 21, 2014 to August 1, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches Recreation and Parks Department will sponsor a summer day camp at East Natchitoches Elementary and Middle School beginning Monday, July 7, 2014 for ages 5 to 12 years old. The camp will feature instruction in recreation, arts, life skills and civic responsibilities.

The camp will consist of two sessions: July [...]

Benefit/Fundraiser for Detective James Owens

[ June 27, 2014; 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. ] Benefit/Fundraiser For Detective James Owens For New Hearing Aids
Friday – June 27, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. To 1:30 P.M.
$8.00 A Plate
RPSO Detective Office 473-6727
Menu:   half chicken, baked beans, potato salad, BBQ sauce and a roll
Free delivery for 5 orders or more

Clyde Holloway Calls for CLECO CEO to Resign

Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway is calling for the resignation of CLECO CEO Bruce Williamson.
Last week news broke that the utility headquartered in Pineville is set to be sold.
Holloway says CLECO no longer practices positive community partnership. Holloway says neither Williamson nor the majority of the CLECO board have any ties to Central Louisiana and [...]