Category Archives: Community News

ArtWalk Begins Today in Alexandria

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ArtWalk is underway in downtown Alexandria as part of RiverFête.
Artists moved into the downtown cultural arts district today to set up their wares and show off their latest works. The booths are all along Third and Johnston Streets.
If you’re shopping, you can expect to find a little bit of everything.  All original artwork that’s sold [...]

Memorial Held for Fallen Police Officers

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For the 17th year in Rapides Parish, law enforcement agency representatives meet to remember their own. Sheriff William Earl Hilton hosts the service, which dates back to 1962. It’s a chance to honor and remember the men and women who have died in the line of duty.
A joint resolution of congress established the date of [...]

Go Red For Women Luncheon June 13th

Next month advocates for heart awareness in women will wear red.  The occasion will be marked with the annual “Go Red for Women Luncheon” at the Riverfront Center.

The Go Red For Women Luncheon is June 13th at 10:30. Call 794-9621 for tickets.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/7/14

Cabrini Hosts Walk-a-Thon in Glenmora

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Walking becomes a way to stay healthy and raise money in Glenmora today. Today’s Walk-A-Thon was sponsored by the CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital School-Based Health Center and the high school.
These walkers fulfilled a pledge of almost 2 thousand dollars. That money will fill the pot for the Children’s Miracle Network Telecast right here on KLAX-TV May [...]

“Sentimental Journey” Production Starts This Weekend

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A production by and about local participants in World War Two opens tomorrow night on the Hearn Stage. It’s called “Sentimental Journey, Those Who Waited Also Served.”
It features 16 actors who will tell the stories of men and women who will be familiar to many in the audiences. One actor is even playing his own [...]

Annual RiverFete Starts Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow there is a now-annual event in downtown Alexandria called RiverFete, and it embraces three popular traditions along the Red River. Bennett Roland Junior says it’s sure to be fun on land and on the water.

As Bennett mentioned, one of the main attractions are the dragon boats. Teams have been practicing most afternoons this [...]

Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow to Feature Native Singer/Songwriter Pura Fé

[ May 16, 2014 to May 18, 2014. ] Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and Paragon Casino Resort host 19th Annual Pow Wow Celebration
MARKSVILLE, LA – Native American dancers and artisans from across the nation will gather for the 19th annual Pow Wow celebration at the Chief Joseph “Alcide” Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation in Marksville, May 16-18. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of [...]

Mother’s Day Character Lunch

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[ May 10, 2014; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Come see all your favorite characters up close and personal!  You’ll enjoy food, beverages, and activities while taking tons of pictures with all the characters.  Feel free to come dressed as your favorite princess or super hero if you’d like!  You’ll also get a chance to hear our princesses sing on stage! This event is [...]

Taxidermists Hold Convention Over the Weekend

You’ve probably marveled at preserved animals.  The men and women who perfect this art are skilled taxidermists, who held a convention here over the weekend.  ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior finds out how they do it.

KLAX ABC 31 News 5/5/14

Tourism Celebration Today Features Attractions in CenLA

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It’s a Celebration of Tourism at the Interstate 49 Welcome Center today.
This annual event features displays, food and music.  The local convention and visitors bureau is trying to make locals and visitors aware of the many attractions in and around Central Louisiana.  They’re also touting the Little Walter birthday party.

The CVB here says if you [...]