Category Archives: Community News

Memorial Day Ceremony to be Held in Marthaville

[ May 24, 2014; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] A special Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 24 from 2pm-5pm at Rebel State Historic Site in Marthaville. Public invited. Marthaville is 25 miles west of Natchitoches.

YWCA Volunteer Work Day Needs Volunteers Saturday

[ May 24, 2014; ] The YWCA has bought a second location for the YWCA at 1831 Turner St (formerly YMCA)!  Their target date to open that location is June 2nd, 2014. In order for that to happen they are asking for COMMUNITY WIDE VOLUNTEERS to help clean and paint the building on Saturday, May 24th starting at 8AM. They are [...]

School Board Rejects Charter School Application

The Rapides Parish School Board rejects a school application filed by Louisiana Charter Foundation. The corporation is applying for type-one charter schools throughout the state, including Alexandria.
The parish superintendent recommended against the application, saying the group seemed unfamiliar with the Rapides School System. The board vote was unanimous.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/21/14

SUMMER ART CAMP: Out of Our Minds


Out of Our Minds: Think Like an Artist!
AMoA is offering 6 different, week-long summer art camp sessions in June and July for kids ages 6 through 17! Campers will learn to think and create like artists in these hands-on classes taught by local and regional teaching artists. Space is limited and sessions fill up quickly, [...]

The Rape of Europa Film Screening


[ May 22, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Thursday, May 22  6-7:30pm

In conjunction with the current exhibition Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence, AMoA presents The Rape of Europa, a feature documentary film that tells the story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction, and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures in the Third Reich and Second World War. Today, the legacy of this tragic history [...]

LifeShare Blood Drive Friday

[ May 23, 2014; ] LifeShare Blood Drives will be held in Leesville at Walmart on Friday, May 23rd 4:00 — 7:00.  Also at Barksdale Federal Credit Union on Friday, May 23rd 11:00 — 3:00. All donors will receive our new Summer t-shirt AND a $5 coupon to Outback Steakhouse. Please stop by and donate blood for the patients in [...]

Youth Fishing Derbies on the Kisatchie National Forest

[ May 31, 2014 to June 9, 2014. ] Pineville, La. – With summer just around the corner, Kisatchie National Forest (KNF) would like to invite families to the annual youth fishing derbies held on the KNF. The derbies are free, age requirements vary from district to district. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Although the derbies are free, registration is required. [...]

Boyce Branch Library to Host FIZZ! BOOM! BURP!

[ June 4, 2014; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Boyce, Louisiana—Can something be both a solid and a liquid?  Can you make a balloon burp?  How do you make rock candy?  What happens when you mix a certain candy with a diet soft drink?  Join the Boyce Branch Library on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., for the answer to these and other [...]

Rapides Regional Medical Center offers free child passenger safety checks

[ May 28, 2014; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] ALEXANDRIA, La., May 20, 2014 – When it comes to your child, safety is always a priority.
So it may shock some parents to realize that even though they make sure their child uses a car seat, they are probably using it incorrectly.
“The majority of the children we see during these checks are not using the [...]

Memorial Day Ceremony at Paragon Casino Resort

[ May 26, 2014; ] Marksville, LA (May 19, 2014) –  Officials of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and veterans organizations throughout Central Louisiana extend an invitation to all veterans, their family members, and the general public to attend a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26 at the Avoyelles veterans monument on Highway One at 10 a.m. The ceremony [...]