Category Archives: Community News

Breakfast Kicks Off Annual CMN Fundraiser

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The annual Children’s Miracle Network will be broadcasted here on KLAX-TV in June.
To help in building the excitement, a breakfast is held this morning to announce the plans.  This breakfast is the official kick-off for the CMN fundraiser.  Every dollar raised by CMN stays right here for the children of Central Louisiana.
The local CMN hospital [...]

Chamber Promotes “Work Keys” Program

The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a program called “Work Keys” to help employers recruit skilled members of their work force.

Call the Chamber at 318.442.6671 if you have any additional questions.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/8/14

7th Annual Community-Wide Youth Job Fair

[ April 15, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. April 22, 2014; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] This job fair is to match young jobseekers (ages 16-25) with local businesses for summer, part-time, temporary, seasonal, or full-time entry level employment opportunities. Presented by: The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce, the Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center, the Learning Center for Rapides Parish, the City of Alexandria, and the City of Pineville.  Tuesday, [...]

Bolton High School to hold 10th Annual Chalkfest

[ April 17, 2014; ] On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Bolton High School will hold its 10th Annual Chalkfest.  A group of over 50 students will spend the day creating chalk drawings on the concrete in front of the school building. Some works will be reproductions of famous artworks, while others are beautiful paintings by lesser-known and/or local artists.

Education Professionals Career Fair at Grambling April 11th

[ April 11, 2014; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] The Office of Career Development & Placement at Grambling State University will be hosting our Spring 2014 – Education Professionals Career Fair.

The Education Professionals Career Fair will link entry-level and experienced candidates with school districts from Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, and Texas.  A list of all of the school districts that are participating can [...]

Ryan’s Steakhouse Grand Re-Opening

[ April 12, 2014; ] Please join us in celebrating the Grand Re-Opening & new “Southern Family Goodness” menu at both of Ryan’s Cenla locations with back to back Ribbon Cuttings!  Have a free breakfast in Pineville, then a free lunch in Alexandria!
Saturday, April 12:
10:00 AM, 3632 Monroe Hwy, Pineville, LA
12:00 PM, 3024 N MacArthur Dr. Alexandria, LA

Rapides Parish Library Free Car Seat Checkup

[ April 10, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Glenmora, Louisiana—The J.W. McDonald Branch of the Rapides Parish Library and the Hispanic Committee of the South will host a seminar on car seat safety, Thursday, April 10, 2014,10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This event will be held at the McDonald Branch Library and admission is free.  Dr. Claudia Glascock, with the Hispanic Committee of the South [...]

KDJMSF Scholarship to host sporting clay shoot

[ November 1, 2014; ] The KDJMSF Scholarship will be hosting a sporting clay shoot on November 1,  2014. This event is to bring together everyone who has supported this program in the past and who wants to make a difference by helping out. The Event will be hosted in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Wilderness Gun Club. This will be [...]

Habitat for Humanity to host a Big Ol’ Garage Sale Fundraiser

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[ April 12, 2014; 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Habitat for Humanity will host a Big Ol’ Garage Sale fundraiser, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Sally’s building behind Bancorp South on Jackson Street Extension.

The purpose of this event is to raise revenue to help support Habitat’s work of building safe, decent, and affordable shelter with working poor families.

The Big Ol’ Garage Sale will [...]

Keep Natchitoches Beautiful to Host Great American Cleanup April 12

[ April 12, 2014; ] Volunteers are asked to participate in city-wide clean-up efforts.
NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches and Keep Natchitoches Beautiful will hold a city-wide cleanup on Saturday, April 12 as a part of the Great American Cleanup.  Community groups and residents are asked to organize and participate in community cleanup efforts.

April, known as Keep Natchitoches Beautiful Month, [...]