Category Archives: Community News

Benefit Scheduled for Lil Boo Maddox

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A benefit golf tournament for Lil’ Boo Maddox is slated for November 2nd at Links on the Bayou.  He has bravely battled a number of illnesses.

Call 481-2955 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/22/13

Alexandria student earns $20K college scholarship

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gabrielle Lessen, a senior at Holy Savior Menard Central High School in Alexandria, has been selected to receive a $20,000 college scholarship through the Samsung-American Legion program.
Lessen selection was based on her class standing, academic and civic achievements and financial need.  Nine students earned the scholarship from a finalist group of nearly 100.
Eligibility [...]

Miss. River Balloon Race in Natchez Attracts Large Crowds

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It’s time for the great Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez, Mississippi.  ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior got up at the crack of dawn to try to take his first hot-air balloon ride.

For more information about this weekend, go to NatchezBalloonRace.com.
Also, one Natchez-area hotel manager, Walter Tipton, says the Balloon Race fills up the city [...]

Women in Business Conference Features Former Governor

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It’s not a man’s world any more.  These women are learning the ropes.  It’s the first-ever Women in Business Conference for this area.
The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce brought in successful women to talk about how they climbed the ladder.

The women discussed topics like the art of negotiating your salary and managing stress.  Chamber president [...]

Tri-Centennial Committee Seeking Special Volunteers

NATCHITOCHES, LA – The Tri-Centennial Steering Committee is forming a group of volunteers to support Tri-Centennial events during the 2014 celebration. The Tri-Centennial Ambassadors will serve as representatives of the celebration at many events throughout the year. The Ambassadors are comprised of high school juniors and seniors, and college students.
The Ambassadors will represent the Tri-Centennial [...]

“Rocking on the Riverbank” Festival in Natchitoches

[ October 18, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will present the first-ever Rocking on the Riverbank Homecoming Festival in downtown Natchitoches on Friday, Oct. 18.  The event is open to the public and will include musical entertainment by MoJeaux (mojeauxband.com) on the riverbank stage, as well as food vendors, a mechanical bull and other attractions.  This year’s Homecoming [...]

Smoke Detectors Available For Homes With Children Or Elderly

NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches Fire Department has partnered with the Louisiana State Fire Marshall in a smoke detector installation program.  Smoke detectors, provided by the Louisiana State Fire Marshall, will be installed by the Natchitoches Fire Department in residences.  Emphasis of the program will be on those residences that do not currently have smoke detectors [...]

Natchitoches Recreation and Parks Dept. to Host Coat and Toy Drive

NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches’ Recreation and Parks Department will host a coat and toy drive to benefit underserved children in the Natchitoches area.  Donations for both events are now being accepted.
The Recreation and Parks Department encourages all persons to donate gently used coats to help those who may not have winter coats in [...]

Schools compete for Clarkson concert, share of $3.25 million

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[ October 19, 2013; ] Wal-Mart, AT&T, Verizon & State Farm team up for teen driver safety event in Alexandria, LA. Oct. 19, 2013

– It’s a sobering statistic: Teenage drivers are three to four times more likely to be in a fatal crash than are adult drivers.

Wal-Mart, AT & T, Verizon & State Farm are joining forces to help reduce [...]

Zoo Boo at the Alexandria Zoo

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[ October 24, 2013 to October 26, 2013. ] Dates: Thursday, October 24; Friday, October 25; Saturday, October 26
Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Admission: $6 (Ages 1 & older)
It’s ALL TREATS and NO TRICKS at Cenla’s largest family-friendly Halloween Party! Alexandria Zoo’s ZOO BOO is three nights of SPOOKTACULAR, SCARE-FREE fun for kids 12 and younger.  Enjoy sweets and treats along the traditional trick-or-treat [...]