Category Archives: Community News

Sign-up for Fresh Central Farm-to-Restaurant Pilot Program!

[ March 21, 2014 to March 31, 2014. ] Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) is still seeking eight restaurants and eight farmers to participate in the Fresh Central Farm-to-Restaurant pilot program. CLEDA will work closely with each of the participating restaurants and producers during the sixteen-week pilot program to work out any kinks that may arise.

Interested producers and restaurants or caterers should contact [...]

Cenla Events This Weekend!

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[ March 21, 2014 to March 23, 2014. ] Here’s a great list of everything going on this weekend in Central Louisiana!

Harley Davidson Demo Weekend

Test-ride the NEW Harley-Davidson line up BEFORE they’re released to the public. Live music, food and Demonstrations by Rush Accessories and Other Vendors.

Renegade Harley Davidson, 2030 North Mall Drive, Alexandria

http://www.renegadehd.com 

Crossroads Cup

Hosted by Cenla Soccer Organization

Friday, begins at 5 pm; Saturday, [...]

Tricentennial Garden Tour in Natchitoches

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[ March 22, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Six private historic gardens on tour in Natchitoches on March 22
NATCHITOCHES, LA – Ten of the most unique gardens in the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District will be opened to visitors for the Tri-Centennial Garden Tour on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Throughout the tour visitors will learn much about the [...]

Spike Lee featured guest @ Boys & Girls Club’s Fundraiser

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[ April 8, 2014; ] Boys & Girls Clubs of El Camino Reál hosts one of Natchitoches’ most popular fundraisers on April 8, 2014, at the Natchitoches Event Center – doors open at 5:30 pm with the program beginning at 6 pm.  The 16th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner benefits programs and services offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs [...]

Welcome Home Event at Fort Polk

[ March 28, 2014; ] Everyone is invited and encouraged to Welcome Home our Ft Polk Heros from Afghanistan.  The big celebration kicks off at 3pm on Friday the 28th.  Enjoy Fox’s Pizza, Great American Cookies, Marble Slab ice cream, hot dogs, Coca-Cola plus lot’s of free give-a-ways, free race tickets, prize drawings, and great music.  Bring the kids for [...]

KLB’s Leaders Against Litter event to Kick-Off Great American Cleanup Weekend

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[ April 11, 2014; ] Community leaders invited to “lead the way to a cleaner Louisiana”
NATCHITOCHES – Leaders throughout Natchitoches are joining Keep Natchitoches Beautiful to participate in the inaugural “Leaders Against Litter” event Friday, April 11, 2014.  Keep Natchitoches Beautiful is one of 15 Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) affiliate communities across the state selected to host this statewide “litter-thon.”

In [...]

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

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[ May 16, 2014 to May 18, 2014. ] 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 Louisiana and Paragon Casino Resort will host the cultural festivities, filled with authentic [...]

48th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Begins March 28

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[ March 28, 2014 to April 6, 2014. ] Alexandria, LA – The 48th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival will be held at First United Methodist Church in Alexandria from Friday, March 28 until Sunday, April 6. This annual event includes a variety of art exhibits, guest speakers, musical entertainment and other activities to celebrate the arts.

Special events during the Tom Peyton Memorial [...]

Anonymous Flyer Calls for Student Strike at LC

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An anonymous flyer is circulating around Louisiana College and to news media calling for a strike by students on Monday and Tuesday.  The flyer says they’re demanding the resignation of the President, Joe Aguillard.
The administration today said it takes all student complaints seriously and has an approved procedure for handling them.  Further, they say, they [...]

LC Students, Employers Participate in Annual Job Fair

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Louisiana College students today participated in the school’s annual career fair.  It’s more than a job-hunting activity.  LC officials say this gives students an opportunity to peruse various professions, find out what courses they should be taking to pursue jobs and what vacancies exist in our area.
Many students begin college with little idea of where [...]