Category Archives: Community News

Fall Trash Bash

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[ October 19, 2013; ] The Leesville Mayor’s Women’s Commission and the Keep Leesville Beautiful Committee invite you to join us for the Fall Trash Bash!
Saturday October 19, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Meet at Liberty Garden (across from the library)
11:00 a.m. Hotdogs, Drinks, Dessert and DOOR PRIZES!!!!
Curb your: *Trash *Junk *Broken Things *Bagged Leaves  CASH FOR TRASH!!!!

Student/youth organizations may compete for [...]

Holiday Trail of Lights 2013

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[ December 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. ] Join the chorus and get in the holiday spirit – Holiday Trail of Lights is a seasonal delight! From east to west on I-20, and north to south on I-49, experience holiday lights and exciting events in eight of our most festive cities:
Shreveport-Bossier
Minden
Monroe-West Monroe
Natchitoches
Alexandria-Pineville
The trail spans across I-20 and down I-49 incorporating the cities of [...]

Hardtner Health Fair Encourages Healthy Choices

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A health fair today offers free tests and screenings to hundreds of LaSalle Parish area residents.
It’s for young and old alike and many of these health care providers say this service by Hardtner Medical Center can be a path to a healthier existence.  That means checking issues like cholesterol, sugar levels and blood pressure.  But [...]

Senior Citizens Day at Fair

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It’s Senior Citizens Day at the fair.  Many of these fair-goers have been attending the Rapides Parish Fair for all of its 53 years.
Now, seniors have a day just for them, sponsored and run by elected officials.  There’s entertainment, health screening, door prizes awards and snacks and the day ends with a big luncheon.  The [...]

Barnyard Nursery Excites Children at Rapides Parish Fair

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One of the major attractions at the Rapides Parish Fair seems normal to folks on the farm, but if you’re a city kid, not so much.  It’s called the Barnyard Nursery and you’ll see ducks, and geese and calves.  Children who attend the fair get a chance to see some of the animals they’d [...]

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 [...]