Category Archives: Community News

Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival July 18-19

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[ July 18, 2014 to July 19, 2014. ]

Rock the Red To Be Held July 4th in Alexandria

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[ July 4, 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

Come celebrate our nation’s Independence Day as the City of Alexandria presents Rock the Red on the 4th of July.  This annual event will be held at 7  p.m. on Friday, July 4, at the Alexandria Riverfront Levee Amphitheatre in downtown Alexandria.

The evening will kick off with the rhythm and blues party band J. Diamond [...]

Arts Council of Central Louisiana Announces DAF Deadline

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana announces their annual Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grant Application deadline for July 7, 2014.
The Louisiana Decentralized Arts Fund Program (DAF) is a service for funding artists, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and local government agencies to foster the arts in every parish in the State of Louisiana. Grants are available [...]

Summer Day Camp registration extended

Summer Day Camp registration extended
The City of Alexandria, Division of Community Services has extended the sign-up for Summer Camp. The deadline will be Monday, July 7 at 4 p.m.The camp will run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the former Boys and Girls Club building at 1801 Sylvester Street across from [...]

Mayor lifts water conservation order

Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy lifted the water conservation order as of 9 a.m. today.
The 42” transmission main from the Kisatchie Fields, which sustained a blowout on Saturday, June 28, was returned to service about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Water storage levels inside the City rose substantially last night.  At this time the Alexandria water system has [...]

LDOA’s First 5K Walk/Run for the Buddy Camp

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[ July 22, 2014; 8:00 am; ] Register for Louisiana D.A.R.E Officers Association’s (LDOA) first 5K in support of the Buddy Camp. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22nd at Buhlow Park in Pineville.

LDOA 5k form

Alexandria Named Cleanest City

The city of Alexandria gets an “atta-boy” today. It is named cleanest city in its category by the State Garden Club Federation.
The drive-by’s and judging happened in the spring, but the results were recently announced for this area.

Country Star to ‘Hypnotize the Moon’ in Marksville

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[ July 5, 2014; 7:00 pm; ] Clay Walker to play Paragon’s Mari Showroom 4th of July Weekend

MARKSVILLE, La. – Paragon Casino Resort is pleased to welcome back country music star Clay Walker to the Mari Showroom on Saturday, July 5. Doors open at 7 pm and show begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 and are on sale now.
When his father [...]

Registration Deadline Extended for Children’s Camp

The Alexandria City Day Camp is so successful; the registration deadline is being extended.
Sign-up for the camp at the former Boys and Girls Club is extended to Monday July 7th.
The camps run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camp will end August 8th.
City officials say it’s an overwhelming success with many more [...]

The Watermelon Festival Kicks off in DeRidder

Watermelon Fest

The 9th Beauregard Watermelon Festival is underway in DeRidder.
Today’s ceremonial cutting of the melon is followed by shows and a dance party.
It celebrates the famous Sugartown watermelon with contests, rides, music and food.
It runs from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
All events are at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds.