Category Archives: Community News

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

Work Begins on Alexandria Holocaust Memorial

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The spire that will be the centerpiece of the Alexandria Holocaust Memorial arrives this morning.
The granite obelisk is 18 feet high.  The memorial is developing at the corner of 4th and Elliott in the downtown area.  The 100-thousand-dollar structure is being paid for entirely by private donations, and most of the money has been raised.  [...]

Boyce Branch Library Book Sale and Library Fair

[ October 17, 2013 to October 19, 2013. ] Boyce, Louisiana—Come join the fun as the community gathers for the annual Boyce Branch Library Book Sale and Library Fair, October 17-19, 2013. Book Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with various activities following.

On Thursday, October 17, from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m., Boyce Branch Library Manager Margie Mealer will lead [...]

Nationally-Recognized Business, Zingerman’s, Comes to CenLA

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[ October 15, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. ] Alexandria, La. – How does a small delicatessen grow into a multi-million dollar business? Central Louisiana entrepreneurs and small business owners are about to find out, as the Business Acceleration System (BAS) presents Sharing Zingerman’s Unique Approach to Business on October 15th at the Hearn Stage Kress Theater in Alexandria.
This FREE workshop will be divided [...]

More opportunities for classes at Learning Center this fall

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There are still more opportunities to register for credit classes at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish this fall.
LSU Alexandria and Upper Iowa University will offer additional classes that begin in the coming weeks at the Learning Center, which is located on England Airpark.
LSU Alexandria will offer Public Speaking and History of Western Civilization I, [...]

Kiwanis of Vernon 5Kostume Fun Run & Walk

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[ October 26, 2013; ]

Food Bank & Suddenlink Come Together to Help Needy

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The Food Bank of Central Louisiana and Suddenlink kick off the seventh year of the “Connecting to Those in Need” Food Drive.  The program provides drop-off locations at several town halls, grocery stores and Suddenlink offices across CenLa.
As an incentive, those who donate at least 5 non-perishable items can enter in a drawing for a [...]

CM Farms Giveaway!

[ October 5, 2013 to November 14, 2013. ] REGISTER TO WIN FREE TICKETS
CM Farms in Dry Creek, Louisiana
Family fun attractions include farm animals, wagon rides, pumpkin blasting, pig races, giant jumping pillow, barrel train rides, homemade fudge, paintball target range drive, 12 acre corn maze, haunted house attractions, and much more.
The farm is open Fridays 6-11PM and Saturdays 10AM-11PM.  The farm is [...]

Master Farmer University in Alexandria

[ October 24, 2013 to October 25, 2013. ] ALEXANDRIA, La. – The Louisiana Master Farmer program will offer a two-day workshop – called Master Farmer University – at LSU in Alexandria on Oct. 24-25, in which participants will be able to complete the first two of three phases of the program.

“The Master Farmer program allows producers to implement best management practices for all [...]