Category Archives: Community News

Leesville Fire Department to Conduct Yearly Fire Hydrant Testing

[ April 9, 2014 to May 30, 2014. ] The Leesville Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants throughout the City of Leesville starting April 09, 2014 and ending May 30, 2014. Fire Hydrant testing is required yearly to ensure that all hydrants are in working order and to accurately estimate the capabilities of the City’s water mains.

Throughout the testing process, sediment will be [...]

Huey P. Long Job Fair

[ April 16, 2014; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Huey P. Long Job Fair
April 16 | 9am -2pm
Pineville Community Center 
Help LSU-Huey P. Long Medical Center’s employees affected by the closure find new jobs. Event will be hosted by The Rapides Business and Career Solutions Center, Chamber of Commerce and CLEDA. Businesses wanting to recruit at this job fair can contact Peggy Harring at [...]

Shriner Circus Draws Large Crowds to Coliseum

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This weekend, the circus came to town.  ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior says a colleague got the ride of a lifetime.

KLAX ABC 31 News 4/14/14

Breakfast Kicks Off Annual CMN Fundraiser

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The annual Children’s Miracle Network will be broadcasted here on KLAX-TV in June.
To help in building the excitement, a breakfast is held this morning to announce the plans.  This breakfast is the official kick-off for the CMN fundraiser.  Every dollar raised by CMN stays right here for the children of Central Louisiana.
The local CMN hospital [...]

Chamber Promotes “Work Keys” Program

The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a program called “Work Keys” to help employers recruit skilled members of their work force.

Call the Chamber at 318.442.6671 if you have any additional questions.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/8/14

7th Annual Community-Wide Youth Job Fair

[ April 15, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. April 22, 2014; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] This job fair is to match young jobseekers (ages 16-25) with local businesses for summer, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or full-time entry level employment opportunities. Presented by: The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce, the Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center, the Learning Center for Rapides Parish, the City of Alexandria, and the City of Pineville.  Tuesday, [...]

Bolton High School to hold 10th Annual Chalkfest

[ April 17, 2014; ] On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Bolton High School will hold its 10th Annual Chalkfest.  A group of over 50 students will spend the day creating chalk drawings on the concrete in front of the school building. Some works will be reproductions of famous artworks, while others are beautiful paintings by lesser-known and/or local artists.

Education Professionals Career Fair at Grambling April 11th

[ April 11, 2014; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] The Office of Career Development & Placement at Grambling State University will be hosting our Spring 2014 – Education Professionals Career Fair.

The Education Professionals Career Fair will link entry-level and experienced candidates with school districts from Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, and Texas.  A list of all of the school districts that are participating can [...]

Ryan’s Steakhouse Grand Re-Opening

[ April 12, 2014; ] Please join us in celebrating the Grand Re-Opening & new “Southern Family Goodness” menu at both of Ryan’s Cenla locations with back to back Ribbon Cuttings!  Have a free breakfast in Pineville, then a free lunch in Alexandria!
Saturday, April 12:
10:00 AM, 3632 Monroe Hwy, Pineville, LA
12:00 PM, 3024 N MacArthur Dr. Alexandria, LA

Rapides Parish Library Free Car Seat Checkup

[ April 10, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Glenmora, Louisiana—The J.W. McDonald Branch of the Rapides Parish Library and the Hispanic Committee of the South will host a seminar on car seat safety, Thursday, April 10, 2014,10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This event will be held at the McDonald Branch Library and admission is free.  Dr. Claudia Glascock, with the Hispanic Committee of the South [...]