Category Archives: Community News

City of Leesville Announces Opening Dates of Municipal, Leisure Pools

LEESVILLE, La. –The City of Leesville anticipates that American Pool Services will open not only the Leisure Pool but also the Leesville Municipal Pool (located at the former Leesville State School site) for Memorial Day Weekend.
The City’s Recreation Department has begun to clean up around the Leesville Municipal Pool in anticipation of handing off the maintenance of [...]

Public meeting on recreation and zoo millage set Thursday at ASH

[ April 3, 2014; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] A public meeting to discuss the proposed City Recreation and Zoo Support millage will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at Alexandria Senior High School, 800 Ola St.
The funds generated by the proposed 6-mill tax, if passed, will be used to support the zoo as well as expand cultural, parks and recreation programming, [...]

Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival to feature The Marshall Tucker Band

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[ April 4, 2014 to April 5, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES, LA- The Board of Directors of the Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival have announced that legendary southern rock band, The Marshall Tucker Band, will headline this year’s 19th annual festival on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014 in downtown Natchitoches.

This year, four stages will be set up on the riverbank of Cane River Lake [...]

Strategic Luncheon: Give your business an “Undercover Boss” makeover without going undercover

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[ April 9, 2014; ] Join Us Wednesday, April 9 – The Central LA Chamber of Commerce invites you to Strategic Luncheon featuring Tony Wedo, Buffet’s Inc. (Ryan’s) CEO.

Buffet’s Inc is the largest buffet restaurant chain in the country. However, with a sales decline and two bankruptcies in 10 years the company was struggling. Tony Wedo was brought in as a [...]

Avoyelles Parish Events April 2014

[ April 5, 2014 to April 26, 2014. ] St. Anthony School Fair
116 S Knoll, Bunkie LA   71322
April 5, 2014 at 10am
318.346.2739
Pine Needle Basketry
Marksville State Historic Site – 837 Martin Luther King Drive, Marksville LA   71351
April 11, 2014
$4person(under 13, over 62 free)
Pre-Registration: 888.253.8954
The Civil War in Avoyelles
Grounds of NEW Marksville Public Library – 660 N. Main St., Marksville LA 71351
April 12, 2014 at 10am [...]

LDWF Hosts Father-Child FUN Camp 2014, Mother-Child Camp Coming in October

2014 Father-Child FUN Camp at LDWF’s Woodworth Outdoor Education Center.

[ October 3, 2014 to October 5, 2014. ] [caption id="attachment_36047" align="alignleft" width="200"] 2014 Father-Child FUN Camp at LDWF’s Woodworth Outdoor Education Center.[/caption]

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Education Program held the annual Father-Child FUN Camp March 21-23 at the Woodworth Outdoor Education facility, south of Alexandria.

Twelve families participated in various activities including .22 rifle and shotgun target shooting, archery, kayaking, outdoor [...]

Art will be featured at NSU spring gala

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[ April 4, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – Several works of faculty art and pieces from Northwestern State University’s permanent collection will be on exhibit during the President’s Command Performance, a spring gala to celebrate the arts and honor the accomplishments of Bill Brent, former director of the Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing [...]

Northwestern State to host two job fairs Tuesday

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Counseling and Career Services is sponsoring a Spring/Summer Job Fair and Teacher Job Fair Tuesday, April 1 in the Friedman Student Union.
The Spring/Summer Job Fair event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Lobby and is open to all Northwestern State students and alumni. The [...]

Native Flute Making Workshop Among Pow Wow Festivities

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[ May 10, 2014; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] MARKSVILLE, La. – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe has announced a Native Flute Making Workshop to be facilitated by musician/flute maker, Hawk Henries, Saturday, May 10 from 9 a. m. – 5 p. m. at the main pow wow grounds pavilion on the reservation near Marksville. Building flutes for over 25 years, Hawk will be arriving a [...]

Pet Adoption Day April 5th

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[ April 5, 2014; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_36031" align="alignleft" width="143"] Bobbi Sue[/caption]

This month’s Saturday Pet Adoption Day at the Alexandria Animal Shelter offers adopters a new collar and leash with a dog adoption or a new collar and cat toy with a cat adoption while supplies last.

The Saturday Pet Adoption Day is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, [...]