Category Archives: Community News

KDJMSF Scholarship to host sporting clay shoot

[ November 1, 2014; ] The KDJMSF Scholarship will be hosting a sporting clay shoot on November 1,  2014. This event is to bring together everyone who has supported this program in the past and who wants to make a difference by helping out. The Event will be hosted in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Wilderness Gun Club. This will be [...]

Habitat for Humanity to host a Big Ol’ Garage Sale Fundraiser

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[ April 12, 2014; 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Habitat for Humanity will host a Big Ol’ Garage Sale fundraiser, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Sally’s building behind Bancorp South on Jackson Street Extension.

The purpose of this event is to raise revenue to help support Habitat’s work of building safe, decent, and affordable shelter with working poor families.

The Big Ol’ Garage Sale will [...]

Keep Natchitoches Beautiful to Host Great American Cleanup April 12

[ April 12, 2014; ] Volunteers are asked to participate in city-wide clean-up efforts.
NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches and Keep Natchitoches Beautiful will hold a city-wide cleanup on Saturday, April 12 as a part of the Great American Cleanup.  Community groups and residents are asked to organize and participate in community cleanup efforts.

April, known as Keep Natchitoches Beautiful Month, [...]

Police Search for 2 Missing Juveniles

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The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department is asking for the community’s help in locating 2 missing juveniles, 12 year old Ariel Blaze Robin and 15 year old Henry Bieber, Jr.
Ariel Robin was last seen at 9:30 P.M., on April 6, 2014 running from her residence on Wenck Street in Leonville and getting into a white [...]

Friends of the James C. Bolton Library Book Sale

[ April 8, 2014 to April 9, 2014. ] ALEXANDRIA, LA – The Friends of the James C. Bolton Library will hold a book sale on the LSUA campus on April 8 and 9 from 9:00am-5:00pm both days. The sale will be in Oakland Hall, room 109.

In addition to books, CDs and DVDs will also be available for sale.

Proceeds from the book sale will [...]

Downtown Rocks again on April 4 and April 11

[ April 4, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. April 11, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] It’s time for DownTown Rocks. These popular spring concerts are hosted by the City of Alexandria and are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the steps of City Hall.
The first concert featuring the music of Chris Ardoin & NuStep Zydeko will be April 4.
The second concert will take place on April 11 and [...]

Welcome Home The Patriots of The 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

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[ April 3, 2014; ] LEESVILLE, La.—The Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee invites the general public to join them in celebrating the return of the Patriots of the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division from their recent nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

The division’s Uncasing Ceremony is set for 3 April, 2014, at 4 p.m., with a parade of [...]

Summer Splash Set for May 1 in Natchitoches

[ May 1, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Free summer activities information fair for area youth
NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches will host Summer Splash 2014 on Thursday, May 1.  Summer Splash is an annual informational fair that highlights summer activities throughout the city and parish for children of all ages.

Summer Splash will take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. [...]

City of Leesville Announces Opening Dates of Municipal, Leisure Pools

LEESVILLE, La. –The City of Leesville anticipates that American Pool Services will open not only the Leisure Pool but also the Leesville Municipal Pool (located at the former Leesville State School site) for Memorial Day Weekend.
The City’s Recreation Department has begun to clean up around the Leesville Municipal Pool in anticipation of handing off the maintenance of [...]

Public meeting on recreation and zoo millage set Thursday at ASH

[ April 3, 2014; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] A public meeting to discuss the proposed City Recreation and Zoo Support millage will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at Alexandria Senior High School, 800 Ola St.
The funds generated by the proposed 6-mill tax, if passed, will be used to support the zoo as well as expand cultural, parks and recreation programming, [...]