Category Archives: Community News

Business After Ours: Unitech Training Academy Thurs, April 3

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[ April 3, 2014; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Thursday, April 3, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 PM
7225 England Drive | Building 1912 | Alexandria, La
(Inside England Air Park)
Please join Unitech Training Academy (UTA) of Alexandria & the Central LA Chamber of Commerce for an evening of fun, hors d’oeuvres, white/red wine & networking.

Join us to see what is new and changing in the UTA educational programs to better suit the [...]

Party for the Planet April 12th

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[ April 12, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Date: Saturday, April 12
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Admission: Regular Admission
Discover how to make every day Earth day at 20 interactive stations with giveaways and activities.
Visit with zookeepers and see some favorite creatures up-close.
Enjoy live performances by The Matthew Davidson Band.
Visit with Audubon Zoo staff and learn about our Louisiana Wetlands at Audubon’s Wetland Express [...]

Pollock Dogwood festival April 4-5

[ April 4, 2014 to April 5, 2014. ] Grant Parish Dogwood Festival Street Dance featuring “The Boogie Kings”

Coming out of Retirement and Reuniting for a Spectacular, One-Night Only Performance!

LaCroix Park, Pollock, Louisiana, Friday, April 4, 2014:  Benefit Jambalaya Supper beginning at 6pm. ($5.00 per person*) Street Dance from 7pm till 10pm.

*All funds to be used to offset the costs related to this year’s [...]

City of Leesville Employment Opportunities

[ March 27, 2014 to April 4, 2014. ] NOW HIRING: The City of Leesville seeks to fill the vacancy of one part-time Greenskeeper position within the Community Services Department. The position works under the direction and supervision of the Golf Course Manager to maintain the grounds of the Leesville Municipal Golf Course.

NOW HIRING: The City of Leesville seeks to fill the vacancy of [...]

Kent House Hosts KLAX-TV Staff for Open-Hearth Cooking

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A group of volunteers at Kent House in Alexandria are practicing open-hearth cooking.
They cook in a 19th century kitchen, away from the big house, which was common practice in those days for safety reasons.  The seasonal recipes are also taken from the original owners of Kent House.
KLAX-TV General Manager, Ken Nolan, and other staff members [...]

Group of La. College Students, Alumni Attend Protest

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A small group of Louisiana College students and alumni respond to a protest early this morning.  The event was billed as a prayer for progress.
Anonymous flyers circulated the campus last Thursday, calling for the resignation of embattled President Joe Aguillard.
However, the administration reportedly responded by warning students who participated in a planned strike they would [...]

Job Fair in Pineville Features Positions at Jena Choctaw Pines Casino

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The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino is in the first of a two-day job fair in Pineville.  The group says eight job categories are taking applications, from poker dealers to cashiers.  The fair is being held at the Sleep Inn and Suites in Pineville.
The casino is located just north of Pineville in the Village of Creola.

The [...]

LSUA Water Aerobics

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Anyone looking for a challenging and rewarding workout should search no further than the pool at LSU of Alexandria. Water aerobic classes are offered on campus five days a week and this fun, high intensity workout is designed to give participants increased flexibility, strength, endurance and cardiovascular health.
Dr. Julie Gill and Dr. Melissa Parks head [...]

Don’s Dynamite Tamales for Friendship House

[ May 1, 2014; ] Don’s Dynamite Tamales for Friendship House
$15/Dozen
*Pick Up from Friendship House on May 1st 4pm-6pm*
*Delivery available for 10 or more dozen on May 1st*
*Tamales will be frozen upon delivery or pick up*
Contact Faye Simpson (318-473-9504)
www.friendship-house.net
Click here to download the sign-up form (pdf download).
About the FRIENDSHIP HOUSE:

We are a Non-Profit Organization.  Our mission is to provide a [...]

Spring Artwalk To Be Held In Downtown Alexandria

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[ March 28, 2014; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_35855" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo credit: Kinetix Creative, Todd Fingleton[/caption]
(ALEXANDRIA)  The Arts Council of Central Louisiana will host the Spring ArtWalk on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 4:00-9:00 pm in downtown Alexandria.
ArtWalk is a free, family-oriented, self-guided walking tour of over 60 participating artists, vendors, and live entertainment acts, held semiannually in the Cultural Arts [...]