Category Archives: Community News

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 [...]

Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries: Hunter Education Requirements

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reminds hunters that they must have successfully completed an approved Hunter Education class prior to hunting if they were born on or after September 1, 1969.
Younger hunters may hunt without Hunter Education certification if they are under the direct supervision of a person 18 years or older who [...]

NSU Hosts “When Inspiration Strikes” Exhibit

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[ October 14, 2013 to October 18, 2013. ] NATCHITOCHES – “When Inspiration Strikes,” an art exhibit by Kendra Northover, will be up in Northwestern State University’s Gallery 2 Oct. 14-18 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.

“Ideas come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are jumbled.  Some are clear.  Some are inspired by other people.  This art exhibit is inspired by [...]

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 [...]