Category Archives: Community News

EMT Training Course to Begin Monday, June 2 in Natchitoches

NATCHITOCHES — The Natchitoches Fire Department (NFD) is now accepting applications for enrollment in its new EMT program. The EMT training class will begin on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Natchitoches Fire Training Center.
NFD along with the Northwest Louisiana Technical College (NWLTC) Natchitoches Campus and EMS Instructor Monica Frazier have teamed up to deliver [...]

Off-Highway Vehicle Trail Opens At South Toledo Bend State Park

[ June 21, 2014; ] An off-highway vehicle trail opens at South Toledo Bend State Park Monday, June 2—the first off-road vehicle-specific trail in the Louisiana State Parks system. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne will cut the ribbon at a 1 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, June 21. Entrance fees will be waived that day.

Loops 1 – 6 will open immediately, with [...]

Cenla Pride Weekend June 6-8 in Alexandria

[ June 6, 2014 to June 8, 2014. ] Alexandria,  LA – The weekend of June 6 – 8, 2014, will be a celebration of diversity as the first Cenla Pride Weekend is observed in Central Louisiana. A weekend of activities that includes an art auction, live entertainment and an inter-faith prayer service will be held to celebrate the diversity of the community and [...]

Leesville Municipal Pool Opening Soon

Leesville, LA—The Community Services Department announced today that the Leesville Municipal Pool’s tentative opening date is set for June 7, 2014. Once an official opening date has been set, for the Municipal Pool, an announcement will be made.
It was determined that additional water treatments were needed in order to satisfy health and safety standards. The [...]

Adopt-A-Block Program to Hold Second Annual Backpack Giveaway August 2

[ June 2, 2014 to August 2, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – Faith Family Church’s Adopt-A-Block Program will hold its Second Annual Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the MLK Recreation and Community Center in Natchitoches for students in need. Backpacks will include school supplies such as crayons, rulers, scissors, notebooks, loose leaf paper, pencils, pens, binders, tissue, pencil pouches and folders.

The Backpack [...]

Setup Begins for CMN Telethon at Cabrini

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Volunteers and staff from Cabrini Women’s and Children’s Hospital are busy today, with less than a day to go for their biggest weekend of the year. It’s time for the Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telecast that begins tomorrow night in the hospital atrium.
These dedicated volunteers will run the phone banks, greet visitors and encourage area [...]

Zoo Event Moves to Riverfront Center Due to Rain

Rainy weather forces the Wild Night of the Arts to move from the Alexandria Zoo to the Riverfront Center. Members of friends of the Alexandria Zoo, known as FOTAZ, scrambled to move everything to a different location, decorating and setting up tables for the gala event.
This is a new format for the annual Wild Side [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend in Cenla

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The Kisatchie National Forest is hosting a series of derbies this weekend and next. It starts tomorrow morning at seven at Valentine Lake Recreation Area.
And learn the basics of ceramics during a workshop at the Alexandria Museum of Art tomorrow. That begins at 10.
And it’s movie night tomorrow at Westside Regional Library. It begins at [...]

Car Seat Event Held Today

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What if you had a piece of life saving equipment, but you didn’t know how to use it?
That’s the predicament for a lot of parents. Car seats for children are not always used properly.
Today, a car seat event was held at Rapides Regional.

Trooper Moreau says it’s not that difficult to learn the proper installation, but [...]

Seniors Enjoy Month of Olympic Games

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A month of games comes to an end today for seniors in their own olympics. They took part in several events, from track and field to shuffleboard, and even challenges like a spelling bee. Winners of these games will head to state competitions.
Today, all the athletes took part in a health and fitness day with [...]