Category Archives: Community News

Retirement Reception for Mrs. Leola King

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[ October 14, 2013; 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Glenmora, Louisiana—Monday, October 14 at 2 p.m. there will be a retirement reception at the J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library in Glenmora for Mrs. Leola King. Mrs. King has volunteered with the Friends of the Library for over 20 years. Mrs. King has been a mainstay for the Friends of the Library in Glenmora.  She [...]

NSU will present inaugural Homecoming Festival

[ 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 [...]

Fall Bake and Book Sale

[ October 14, 2013 to October 19, 2013. ] Glenmora, Louisiana—The annual Fall Bake and Book Sale at the J.W. McDonald Memorial Branch Library is Monday through Saturday, October 14-19. Baked goods include cookies, cakes, candy, jellies and jams. Books cost $1 for hardbacks and $0.50 cents for paperbacks. Wednesday’s book sale special is buy two books and get one free.

The event will open [...]

Fall Trash Bash

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[ October 19, 2013; ] The Leesville Mayor’s Women’s Commission and the Keep Leesville Beautiful Committee invite you to join us for the Fall Trash Bash!
Saturday October 19, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Meet at Liberty Garden (across from the library)
11:00 a.m. Hotdogs, Drinks, Dessert and DOOR PRIZES!!!!
Curb your: *Trash *Junk *Broken Things *Bagged Leaves  CASH FOR TRASH!!!!

Student/youth organizations may compete for [...]

Holiday Trail of Lights 2013

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[ December 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. ] Join the chorus and get in the holiday spirit – Holiday Trail of Lights is a seasonal delight! From east to west on I-20, and north to south on I-49, experience holiday lights and exciting events in eight of our most festive cities:
Shreveport-Bossier
Minden
Monroe-West Monroe
Natchitoches
Alexandria-Pineville
The trail spans across I-20 and down I-49 incorporating the cities of [...]

Hardtner Health Fair Encourages Healthy Choices

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A health fair today offers free tests and screenings to hundreds of LaSalle Parish area residents.
It’s for young and old alike and many of these health care providers say this service by Hardtner Medical Center can be a path to a healthier existence.  That means checking issues like cholesterol, sugar levels and blood pressure.  But [...]

Senior Citizens Day at Fair

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It’s Senior Citizens Day at the fair.  Many of these fair-goers have been attending the Rapides Parish Fair for all of its 53 years.
Now, seniors have a day just for them, sponsored and run by elected officials.  There’s entertainment, health screening, door prizes awards and snacks and the day ends with a big luncheon.  The [...]

Barnyard Nursery Excites Children at Rapides Parish Fair

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One of the major attractions at the Rapides Parish Fair seems normal to folks on the farm, but if you’re a city kid, not so much.  It’s called the Barnyard Nursery and you’ll see ducks, and geese and calves.  Children who attend the fair get a chance to see some of the animals they’d [...]

Rapides Parish Fair Spirit Spectacular Winners

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Cheerleaders are usually yelling for their teams on the field.  But what happens when they’re the ones on the field in competition with other schools?
That was the scene at the Rapides Parish Fair late yesterday for the annual cheerleading contest.  All the squads in the parish are entered.  And even though they compete against other [...]

Rapides Parish Fair Now Open

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The Rapides Parish Fair is open for business and fun.  KLAX ABC 31 News’ Bennett Roland Junior says the sights and sounds and food are beckoning young and old alike.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/9/13