Category Archives: Community News

Historian Tells Rotary: First Bowie Knife Made in Central LA

Here’s a fact you may not know about Central Louisiana. Historians tell us the first Bowie knife ever forged was made on the banks of Bayou Boeuf in the Bunkie area.
Today, members of the Rotary Club there heard the story about their link to history.

The knife became famous for being used by Bowie at the [...]

AMoA Now A Blue Star Museum

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You will see a big, blue star hanging in the Alexandria Museum of Art. It means this museum is free all summer for military personnel and their families.
Sarah LeBoeuf explains how Alexandria is now a Blue Star Museum.

The Alexandria Museum of Art wants to get the word out to those associated with Camp Beauregard, Fort [...]

Alexandria Rotary Club Honors Civic Work

The Rotary Club of Alexandria hands out an award for civic work.
Wayne Denley takes the honors this year. He chaired the successful dragon boat races for the Alexandria Museum of Art.
The honor goes to a resident who best exemplifies service to others. The Rotary Club has given it out 16 times.

Last year the award went [...]

State Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

For those of you not going out of town for Memorial Day Weekend, tomorrow and Sunday you can take advantage of a state sales tax break on selected items.
The tax break is provided by the Louisiana Legislature to help people buy severe weather items. These range from generators to batteries.
And, many stores are offering specials [...]

New State Troopers in Alexandria

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Four new state troopers report for duty in Alexandria. They are Mary Hyolanda Neal, Chadwick Jasper, David Ducote and Tyler Glynn. They are assigned to Troop E Headquarters which covers Central Louisiana.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/23/14

Central LA to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is also a time to remember our veterans who have passed. Here’s a list of events in our area.
The National Cemetery Program in Pineville is a program of music, readings and an address by marine veteran and state representative Chris Hazel. That’s happening Monday at 9:45.
Also Monday, a traditional ceremony honoring the [...]

Paragon’s “20th Anniversary Rooftop Blowout” Giveaway!

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[ May 23, 2014 to June 4, 2014. ] Paragon’s “20th Anniversary Rooftop Blowout”
KLAX ABC31 GIVEAWAY
It’s a “Rooftop Blowout” party event at the Paragon Casino Resort, featuring New Orleans’ own Cowboy Mouth, and KLAX-TV has tickets to giveaway!

Win a 4-pack of tickets to party with Cowboy Mouth on the Parking Garage Roof with food and drink specials and a spectacular fireworks show on June [...]

Northwestern State announces summer theatre schedule

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern Summer Dinner Theatre will present “Nunsense” June 11-14 and 18-21 and the murder mystery “A Prom to Die For” July 30 – Aug. 2 and Aug. 6 – 9 on the stage of the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. For [...]

2014 Louisiana Dragon Boat Races Photo Competition

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[ May 23, 2014 to June 30, 2014. ] Did you get that perfect shot? The one that captures the spirit of the 2014 races on May 10th? Here’s your chance to turn your photo into a money shot!

Drawing more than 10,000 attendees and 800 race participants, this spirited day of racing featured more teams, food, elaborate costumes, and entertainment — on and off [...]

Deadline Extended for 2014 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster Contest

[ May 23, 2014 to July 18, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – The deadline for the 2014 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster Contest has been extended to July 18, 2014.
The theme for the poster is “Christmas in Natchitoches”. Artists who would like to enter the contest should submit a drawing or painting to the Natchitoches Arts Council using the chosen theme.
The completed artist’s sketch or painting [...]