Category Archives: Community News

Enjoy Little Big Town, Tyler Bryant, fireworks, food on Fourth


[ July 4, 2014; 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] FORT POLK, La. –– Do you have plans for the Fourth of July? If you’re looking for great music, tasty treats and spectacular fireworks, look no further than Fort Polk.  The Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, will headline FreedomFest July 4 at 5 p.m. at Headquarters Field.

Besides the wonderful music, [...]

City to Sponsor Summer Day Camp at East Natchitoches Beginning July 7

[ July 7, 2014 to July 18, 2014. July 21, 2014 to August 1, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches Recreation and Parks Department will sponsor a summer day camp at East Natchitoches Elementary and Middle School beginning Monday, July 7, 2014 for ages 5 to 12 years old. The camp will feature instruction in recreation, arts, life skills and civic responsibilities.

The camp will consist of two sessions: July [...]

Benefit/Fundraiser for Detective James Owens

[ June 27, 2014; 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. ] Benefit/Fundraiser For Detective James Owens For New Hearing Aids
Friday – June 27, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. To 1:30 P.M.
$8.00 A Plate
RPSO Detective Office 473-6727
Menu:   half chicken, baked beans, potato salad, BBQ sauce and a roll
Free delivery for 5 orders or more

Clyde Holloway Calls for CLECO CEO to Resign

Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway is calling for the resignation of CLECO CEO Bruce Williamson.
Last week news broke that the utility headquartered in Pineville is set to be sold.
Holloway says CLECO no longer practices positive community partnership. Holloway says neither Williamson nor the majority of the CLECO board have any ties to Central Louisiana and [...]

Avery Island Adding New Exhibit, Restaurant

The famous Tabasco plant on Avery Island is getting even bigger. Ashlea Bullington of KATC in Lafayette explains.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/23/14

Garden District Ladies Meet for “Stroll”


Ladies in the Alexandria Garden District call it a stroll. They meet early each Friday morning at the 1921 Jackson Coffee House, and from there they’re able to walk and enjoy the scenery.
They say it’s good for moms who want to get their children out of the house and for ladies who want to make [...]

Lecompte Rotary Club Sells BBQ Sandwiches


Today people got to enjoy BBQ on the Bayou.
The Lecompte Rotary Club sold sandwiches today to fund their many projects. These include textbooks for shop classes at Rapides High, a leadership award for young people, dictionaries in four community schools and a history room at the local museum.
If you missed it today, be on the [...]

U.S. Air Force Musicians to perform in Alexandria


[ August 29, 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] [JBSA-Lackland, San Antonio, TX] Brass In Blue, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a concert at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center on August 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The performance is family-friendly and open to the public, free of charge. Reserve your tickets at any TicketCentral booth, [...]

More Local Soldiers Home with Their Families Today


More soldiers are back home with their families today. More members of the Louisiana National Guard 844th Engineer Company returned last night. They’re coming in from Kuwait where they’ve been a support group for Operation Enduring Freedom.
Soldiers have been arriving all over the state, ending their mission abroad.
Families and friends were there to welcome the [...]

Spring Clean-Up This Weekend in South Alexandria

A big, spring cleanup is scheduled for Saturday in south Alexandria. Former Alexandria City Councilman Roosevelt Johnson has founded the group.

More information is available from the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14