[ March 12, 2014; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. ] Please join us at the Chamber’s March Strategic Luncheon featuring the Louisiana Secretary of State. Tom Schedler will explain his latest initiative, the GeauxBiz Portal that will allow new businesses to register online one time with three different required state agencies through the Department’s GeauxBiz website.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Diamond Grill, 924 3rd Street, Alexandria. [...]
NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Folklife Center is seeking help as it updates the Natchitoches-Northwestern State University Folk Festival Cookbook and invites the public to submit recipes for consideration. Personal stories about the recipe are also welcome.
“Have your recipe go down in culinary history by contributing your traditional recipes to be included in the Natchitoches-NSU Folk [...]
[ February 28, 2014 to March 2, 2014. ] When you think Mardi Gras, the first thing that pops in your head is probably a picture of the streets of New Orleans filled with rowdy, raucous parades. We have a different idea of Mardi Gras in Central Louisiana. Our parades are family-friendly, daytime parades. The Hixson Autoplex Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade starts the [...]
[ April 12, 2014; ] Students in 5th – 12th grades can compete in the Zoo’s first Social Science Fair. Individuals or groups can participate to win prizes like zoo memberships, animal adoptions, zoo passes, pizza parties and more. Visit our website for the fair rules and entry form.
What? Alexandria Zoo Social Science Fair 2014
When? Saturday, April 12, 2014 during [...]
A new high school for Rapides Parish students will be opening at LSU of Alexandria in August. The university will allow students to earn their high school diploma and up to 60 college credits through a dual enrollment plan.
The school will also be used by LSUA education majors as a site for internships and practical [...]
CLECO says customers are still being pestered by scam artists demanding money in order to prevent disconnection.
CLECO officials are warning everyone that customers will not be called about payments. There will also be no suggestion about where to make a payment on legitimate CLECO calls.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/25/14
The town of Woodworth is now smoke free. The town celebrated the banning of tobacco from public places last night with a recognition dinner.
Supporters say they’re confident it will make the community a healthier place to live, work and play.
Town officials say this will be a plus in other ways like cutting down on litter [...]
It’s Bar-B-Que on the Bayou. The Lecompte Rotary Club sells sandwiches and fixings to benefit their many projects today. Club members are doing all the cooking, preparation and sales.
And they say the money will be put to good use in Cheneyville, Lecompte, and Forest Hill.
Some of their successful projects funded by the club include books [...]
Foodies and farmers gather today for the 2nd annual Foodapalooza. The morning is filled with workshops on how to make a living with profits from farmers markets. Experts offer instructions on building container gardens and on why fresh food is so nutritious.
The free event attracts restaurant owners, small farmers and people who have their own [...]
An open house will be held next week to introduce the new high school in Rapides Parish to parents and students.
It’s a lab school at LSU of Alexandria to open August 1st and to be called University High of Cenla. Officials say it will offer dual enrollment, starting in the 9th grade, and will provide [...]