Category Archives: Community News

Rapides Library Teaches People How to Iron-On Shirts

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Say it on a t-shirt. That’s what’s happening today at the Boyce branch of the Rapides Parish Library. Teachers are teaching people how to select the shirts, make iron-ons and more, all while being attentive to copyright laws.

The workshop continues tomorrow afternoon at two and again at 10am on Saturday as part of the summer [...]

Over $157 Million in Projects to Be Spent in CenLA

More than 157 million dollars in projects are now headed to Central Louisiana.
The biggest portion will be spent in Rapides and Natchitoches Parishes. These range from roads to colleges and universities to privatizing Huey Long Hospital. Some represent new buildings though most will go for operation and maintenance of existing facilities.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/14

Farmers Look Forward to Profitable Harvest This Fall

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Area farmers spent this morning learning the latest on the crops they planted in the spring and hope to harvest come fall. It’s the 13th Annual Field Day sponsored by the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center and LSU.   They talked corn, sorghum, soybeans and pests.
They’re looking forward to a profitable year.

They also learned from [...]

Lagniappe Theatre Presents The Odd Couple

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You may recall the story of the Odd Couple. Two roommates, one organized, the other not so much and the comedy that results.
Lagniappe Theatre is staging the production through Sunday at their theatre space in the Alexandria Mall.
You may have seen the movie or the TV series. It’s the endearing story of 2 misfits who [...]

Cabrini Students Fill Helium Balloons with Prayers

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The unusually nice weather for a July day sends Saint Frances Cabrini students outdoors for a balloon project.
These youngsters use helium balloons to make their own rosary and inside the balloons they place thoughts, prayers and intentions. The balloons are designed to follow the historic prayers these catholic children learn from their earliest days in [...]

State Bond Commission To Handle $200 million in Cenla Projects

The State Bond Commission meets tomorrow with almost 200 million dollars in pet projects on the table for Central Louisiana. These are capital outlay projects, which made it through the legislature.
Rapides has the lion’s share with almost 55 million dollars in projects. Evangeline is not listed for any stand-alone projects, though they’re included in some [...]

NSU Honors Graduate on 100th Birthday

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NSU honors one if its oldest living graduates on her 100th birthday. Pinkye Simpson Mitchell has earned the Nth degree, an honor for those who go the extra mile in service to others.
Mrs. Mitchell was born in 1914 and spent her childhood on a large farm near Many. She was the first of 12 children [...]

Baton Rouge Case Challenges Confidentiality of Church Confessions

A case in Baton Rouge has the Catholic Church defending its deeply rooted tradition steeped in confidentiality. It’s those traditions the victim and her attorney believe prevented the priest from reporting abuse he knew about.
Chris Nakamoto reports from WBRZ.

The priest told WBRZ he asks for your continued prayers for the church and for me in [...]

Maness Speaks to VFW Members

Members of the VFW hear from one of the candidates in the U.S. Senate race. Rob Maness brought his campaign to Central Louisiana again last night. He spoke to the combat vets motorcycle association.
Lately commercials attacking the other republican in the campaign have been airing, but Maness says these are paid for by a democratic [...]

Democratic Women Host Judicial Candidates

It’s a day of debate and stumping as candidates start working toward the November 4th election. The Central Louisiana Democratic Women hosted District Court Judge Division “A” candidates.
We asked them the most important experiences they’ve had and how that could help them on the bench.

The group also heard from division “G” candidate Greg Gravel. Greg [...]