Category Archives: Community News

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 [...]

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 [...]