Category Archives: Community News

Huey Long Hospital Closes Today

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It’s an historic or infamous day in Central Louisiana, depending on how you look at it. The Huey Long Hospital, also once known as Charity, is shuttered after 70 years of service to the uninsured and under-insured of this area.
But, legal matters are still pending. A state district judge in Baton Rouge has ruled the [...]

Litter Court Judge Retires

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Grant Parish is honoring retiring Litter Court Judge Chuck Evans.
Evans established one of the first litter courts in the state. He became a justice of the peace in 1988.
His Litter Court served as a model for other jurisdictions throughout the state.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14

Natchitoches Police Search for Missing Teen

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Natchitoches police need your help in finding a missing teen. 17-year-old Bianca Chew was last seen Friday night in the front yard of a home on Martin Luther King Drive in Natchitoches. She was wearing a blue and white shirt with pink jeans and pink shoes.
Anyone with information should call Natchitoches Police at 318-352-8101.
KLAX ABC [...]

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 [...]