Category Archives: Community News

Government Shutdown Begins Today

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Many areas of the government are closed today and it’s affecting our area, as well.  Here’s what a partial government shutdown means for us:
The military will continue to fight and social security checks will continue to be paid.  Hundreds of thousands of federal civilian workers are furloughed and will not be paid during the shutdown.
If [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Starts Today

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This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, bringing many events to the area promoting the importance of early screening, celebrating survivors, and remembering those who lost their lives to the disease.
One of two cancer-screening vans in Louisiana was in Natchitoches today.  It features a 3D mammogram machine.  The van is made possible through a partnership [...]

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini October Events

[ October 1, 2013 to October 31, 2013. ] Tuesday, October 1, MOMMY TALK – a teenage pregnancy education program, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. This fun and informative class is especially designed for the “on the go” teenage expectant mom and her support group/family.  Special emphasis is given to the continuing needs of teenagers such as health and fitness, nutrition, staying in school, [...]

“Some Enchanted Evening” At Coughlin-Saunders

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[ October 3, 2013; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] ALEXANDRIA, LA – Thanks to the support of McDonald’s of Alexandria, the Arts Council of Central Louisiana proudly presents Some Enchanted Evening, featuring the Rising Stars of the Shreveport Opera.  This performance will be at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 1202 3rd Street, in the Alexandria Cultural Arts District on Thursday, October 3, 2013.  The [...]

NSU Artists Featured in Leesville Exhibit

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[ October 12, 2013 to November 16, 2013. ] NATCHITOCHES – Artists from Northwestern State University who participated in a summer trip to Ghost Ranch, N.M. will featured in an exhibition at Gallery 111 in Leesville Oct. 12-Nov. 16.  “Painted Desert:  What We Did On Our Summer Vacation” will open with a public reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Students and faculty who participated in [...]

Suddenlink Kicks Off 7th Annual Program for Food Bank of CenLA

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[ October 7, 2013 to November 21, 2013. ] ALEXANDRIA, LA – The Food Bank of Central Louisiana and Suddenlink will kick off Suddenlink’s 7th annual “Connecting to Those in Need” fall food drive Oct. 7.

Last year the “Connecting to Those in Need” campaign collected more than 68,000 pounds of food and monetary equivalent. The program goal this year is to collect 80,000 pounds [...]

Leesville’s Annual Cleanup Week and Fall Trash Bash

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[ October 14, 2013 to October 19, 2013. ] LEESVILLE, LA- The Mayor’s Women’s Commission (MWC), in conjunction with The Keep Leesville Beautiful Committee, will host Leesville’s semi-annual Cleanup Week beginning Monday, October 14th through Saturday, October 19th.  Residents are encouraged to clean their properties and the city will offer a lending hand.  Leesville Public Works crews will pick up items throughout the week. [...]

Chamber Hosts Brig. Gen. William Hickman at Luncheon

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce has a long and rich history with Fort Polk.  Today, the Commanding General is hosted by the Chamber for a special luncheon.
The General is also Commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center.  He describes the ongoing exercises at Fort Polk, how the Chamber’s efforts to provide hospitality for the [...]

Natchitoches Regional Airport Fly-In

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[ October 5, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] The Natchitoches Aviators (EAA Chapter 1526) will host a regional Fly-in for pilots and attractions of interest for the public on Saturday, October 5, 2013 in conjunction with the Classic Car Show to take place at the downtown riverbank in the National Historic District.

The Fly-in will be held at the Natchitoches Regional Airport; 450 Wallenberg [...]

2014 LA Political Hall Of Fame Inductees Selected

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[ February 1, 2014; ] The Louisiana Political Museum is proud to announce the 2014 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Inductees. Induction activities begin in Winnfield, Louisiana on Saturday, February 1, 2014 with a reception from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Political Museum, located at 499 East Main Street.  At 6:00 p.m. the induction banquet will be held at [...]