Category Archives: Community News

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 [...]

Pilgrimage to Bethlehem 2013

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[ December 12, 2013 to December 15, 2013. ] Emmanuel Baptist Church invites you to step back in time to a place where a single event changed million of lives forever.

We are excited to present “Pilgrimage to Bethlehem 2013” to the Central Louisiana community.  Come for music and drama presented in the beautiful Emmanuel sanctuary and stay for a guided tour of the dramatic [...]

17th Annual Alexandria Invitational Benefitting the National Kidney Foundation of LA

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[ October 25, 2013; ] Alexandria, Louisiana – On Friday, October 25, 2013 over 150 golfers and supporters will take to the golf course for the 17th Annual Alexandria Invitational benefitting the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana and help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against kidney disease in Alexandria.  The tournament is in a four-man scramble format [...]

Running Inglewood 5k Fun Run/Mile Walk

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[ November 9, 2013; ] Inglewood Farm is proud to announce that we have joined the American Heart Association’s lifesaving mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  To that end, we are celebrating National Eat Healthy Day by hosting Running Inglewood, a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday November 9th, 2013.  Check-in will begin at 9 am [...]

Groundbreaking Ceremony for MLKJ Branch Library

[ October 29, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Alexandria, Louisiana—The official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library will be Tuesday, October 29 at 10 a.m. Several local officials will participate in the ceremony which is open to the public.

The ceremony is planned on the site of the new location, the 1100 block of Broadway Avenue between Peabody Magnet [...]

DOTD to hold public meeting for LA 1 widening project in Avoyelles Parish

MANSURA, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that it will conduct an open-house style public meeting to provide information on the upcoming La. 1 widening project, from Town of Mansura to the City of Marksville, located in Avoyelles Parish.
The meeting will be held Thursday, October 17, from 5:30 p.m. until [...]

Louisiana Tech Forestry Program Receives Gift from Roy O Martin

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RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech University’s Forestry Department held a reception Wednesday to thank members of the Martin Foundation, the charitable arm of the RoyOMartin Companies, for a donation of four vans to be used by forestry faculty and students.
Four 15-passenger vans were donated directly to the university rather than through the Louisiana Tech University [...]

Race Honoree Tells Her Story

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For one woman, the Race for the Cure this Saturday is yet another milestone.  Here’s the story of Jackie Caplan, who’s an honoree in the very first Race for the Cure in Alexandria.

The race begins early Saturday on the banks of the Red River.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/14/13

Phone Book Recycling Contest for Fifth Graders

NATCHITOCHES – Fifth grade students in Natchitoches Parish are learning the importance of recycling and taking care of the environment.
Fifth graders are currently participating in a phone book recycling contest, sponsored by the City of Natchitoches, Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Cp-Tel.
The public is asked to support local schools by assisting students [...]