Category Archives: Community News

LSU Sets Dates For Annual Tiger Tour

[ May 19, 2014; ] BATON ROUGE — LSU’s annual Tiger Tour, featuring head football coach Les Miles and other members of his staff along with men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones and vice-chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva, will make eight stops this year, starting with Shreveport/Bossier City on Monday, April 28. .

The eight tour stops have been condensed [...]

Louisiana State Parks May 2014 Calendar of Events

[ May 1, 2014 to May 31, 2014. ] As requested, Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – The Ancient Wheel Gin. Daily demonstrations will be conducted to show how cotton fiber was separated from seed. Site staff will use a wheel gin, a simple hand crank roller gin; a type that pre-dates the Whitney gin but still played a large role [...]

Central La. garden expo set for April 11-12

[ April 11, 2014 to April 12, 2014. ] ALEXANDRIA, La. – The 2014 Central Louisiana Garden Expo will be held at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria on April 11-12.

The expo will feature vendor booths, lawn and garden items, educational gardening seminars, and plants and supplies, according to LSU AgCenter regional director Boyd Padgett.

This two-day event will be held from 9 a.m. to [...]

Public Meeting To Address Recreation Opportunities For West Natchitoches

[ March 24, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches will hold a public meeting on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. to address recreational needs for west Natchitoches.  The meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street prior to the scheduled City Council meeting.

The City of Natchitoches is considering a Land [...]

Hotel Bentley Progress Waits on Inspections After Flooding

Recently we learned the timeline for the opening of the historic hotel Bentley must change, because it was a victim of the cold weather when pipes burst.
Today we talk to developer Mike Jenkins on the progress of the hotel re-opening and the condo owners moving into their new places overlooking the Red River.

Jenkins was among [...]

Fiddler On The Roof April 10-13

[ April 10, 2014 to April 13, 2014. ] A TRUE AMERICAN CLASSIC!  TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  Click on this link to reserve your tickets:  http://www.pinevillehigh.tix.com

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this multiple Tony Award-winning musical that has danced its way into the hearts of people all over the world. Packed with memorable music, rousing dances and a touch of human wisdom, this legendary musical [...]

St. Jude Hero Pledges to Raise Money for the Hospital

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Evan Sanders never imagined his life’s journey could inspire others.  As a St. Jude hero, he pledges to raise money for the hospital while doing something he loves: running.  Evan is a Louisiana Tech student from Alexandria.
In this special report, ABC 31′s Lauren Partain finds out how Sanders considers his journey a blessing.

KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Czech Festival Celebrates Heritage

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Names like Cespiva, Gunter and Tuma are part of the history of Rapides Parish.  This is the 100th year of the Czech settlements north of the Red River and this weekend a festival was held celebrating that heritage.
The dancing, food and costumes reflect the bohemian culture, which transplanted here a century ago.  Cookie Tuma says [...]

11th annual Bill Bailey Memorial Golf Tournament

[ April 12, 2014; ] The tournament this year will  be held at Links on the Bayou, on Saturday, April 12, 2014 and is open to the public.  As you may remember from past years, the proceeds of this tournament are utilized to fund our annual SCHOLARSHIP program for students in Vernon Parish.  We are seeking your help in the [...]

Lagniappe Theatre Presents Acts of God

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[ March 14, 2014 to March 16, 2014. ] Lagniappe Theatre’s latest adventure is a whirlwind of a show starring twelve very talented teenagers from the Central Louisiana area!  A storm-tossed swirl of a play, Acts of God tracks twelve high school students through the year following a devastating tornado strike.  As the students grieve, assist in the recovery efforts, and tackle the basics [...]