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Because Of The Times

January 20th - 22nd

Over 3,000 people will arrive in Alexandria from across America and the World for three days of spiritual inspiration, restoration, teaching and direction.

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Rapides Symphony Orchestra Concert

January 25th

Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
1202 Third Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
2:30PM

Tango del Cielo
A program of music and dance with harpist Anna Maria Mendieta and tango and flamenco dancers.

Admission: 
$25 admission
Phone: 
(318) 442-9709

Cenla Fly Fishing Festival

January 24th

Kees Park Civic Center
2450 Hwy 28 East
Pineville, LA
9:00AM - 3:30PM

Come join fly fishers, kayak fishers, and other anglers in a free celebration of our favorite sport at the first-ever Cenla Fly Fishing Festival. Held at Kees Park Civic Center in Pineville, this family-oriented event features seminars, fly tying demonstrations, casting clinics, vendors, raffles, and more. Whether you're a veteran flyfisher or kayak angler, or wanting to learn about either, there's something for everyone.

Admission: 
Free
Phone: 
(318)793-5855

“Our Lady of Prompt Succor School will host an Open House on Sunday, January 25th at 11:30am in the Divine Providence Center located at 420 21st St., Alexandria.  The Open House will highlight the excellent education and exciting programs offered at OLPS School for Preschool-6th grade students of all religious denominations.

For More Info Call (318) 449-9073 ext. 209


Abendmusik Alexandria Music Series

February 5th

Hearn Stage at the Kress Theater
1102 Third Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
6:00PM

Trio de Llano in Concert: A wind trio composed of NSU music faculty Dennette McDermott, Malena McLaren, and Douglas Bakenhus, Trio de Llano presents music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Walter Piston, Shreveport-based composer Todd Gabriel, and others. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Admission: 
$10, cash bar, $5 appetizer plate
Phone: 
(318) 445-7705

Pineville Mardi Gras Parade

February 6th

Pineville, LA
5:30PM

Route: College Drive & Donahue Ferry-Main Street-Across the Jackson St. Bridge-Third Street

Phone: 
Madonna LeBlanc (318)449-5660

Taste of Mardi Gras

February 6th

Alexandria Riverfront Center
707 Second Street
Alexandria, LA
7:30PM

VIP seating at 6:30 pm general admission

at 7:30 pm

Tickets can be purchased in advance at $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 years and younger.

They can be purchased at the following locations in Alexandria: - Atwoods Bakery - Critics Choice (both locations) - Alexandria Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Reserved VIP Tables are also available in advance for $400, which includes reserved seating for eight, a complimentary bottle of champagne and early admittance at 6:30 p.m. and can be purchased at the Alexandria/Pineville Area CVB (318)442-9546, inquire@apacvb.org

Admission: 
$20 Adults, $10 Children ages 10 and younger, VIP tables $400 for table of 8
Phone: 
APACVB (318)442-9546 Nick Carrozza (318)729-6045

La. Political Museum Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Banquet

February 7th

Winnfield, LA
4:00PM
Admission: 
Reception Free; Banquet $75 per person
Phone: 
318-628-5928

St. James Concert Series

February 14th
St. James Episcopal Church
1620 Murray Street
Alexandria,
7:00PM

"That's Amore: Love in 17th Century Italy"
Italian for "heavenly harmony", Armonia Celeste brings the music of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque eras vividly to life using plucked-string period instruments.

Admission: 
Free
Phone: 
(318) 445-9845

Alexandria Mardi Gras Assoc.  22nd Annual Krewes Parade

February 15th

Alexandria, LA
2:00PM

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Cenla Broadcasting is a locally owned and operated company that hit the airwaves on September 17, 1978 with its radio station KQID 93.1.  Over the past thirty plus years, they have held an integral part in community events, local fundraising, area concerts, and local business growth.  In August of 2007, they expanded their portfolio by purchasing Clear Channel Radio in Alexandria.  The company now owns and operates 6 radio stations.  Cenla Broadcasting Inc is made up by KQID-FM 93.1, KZMZ-FM 96.9, KKST-FM 98.7, KRRV-FM 100.3, KSYL-AM 970, and KDBS-AM 1410 (ESPN).  Their signals reach from Natchitoches to Baton Rouge and from East Texas to West Mississippi.  With their powerhouse 100,000 watt stations, as a broadcast company, their stations reach more listeners than any other station in the area!  Each of their stations are diverse with formats like Top 40 Hits, Classic Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Talk Radio, and Sports Radio.  Whatever you are listening for, one of their stations are sure to please.  Locally owned and operated companies are what keep communities strong and growing.  It is important to spend advertising dollars locally and keep the economy striving.  Visit our location at 1115 Texas Avenue or call us at (318) 445-1234 and let us know if we can help you with your advertising needs.  We are proud to be a part of Cenla (Central Louisiana) and we hope to have the chance to stay on the airwaves another 36 years!

 

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Rapides Parish Police Jury President Richard Billings has called a special Police Jury meeting for 4 p.m. today to discuss the Police Jury's lawsuit against the city of Alexandria. The jury sued the city over the parking lot dispute, which parish officials say has delayed the start of the $23 million Coliseum renovation project. It’s believed the city and the parish are very close to an agreement.  The police jury is also working toward a long-term lease for "overflow parking" on property that is not owned by the city.

 

When it was created last year, a $40 million incentive fund to pay for college programs that fill high-demand jobs in Louisiana was hailed as critical to both higher education and the state's workforce needs. Now, with the state grappling with deep budget problems, Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to strip financing from the fund that only months ago he described as among his top priorities. But with Louisiana facing a $1.6 billion budget shortfall in the 2015-16 fiscal year that begins July 1, Jindal is considering cuts of $300 million to $400 million to public colleges. And WISE, as the program is called, is on the chopping block.

 

According to the American Automobile Association, the statewide average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is at $1.87 for the second day in a row. So has the price bottomed out? AAA fuel analyst Don Redman says it’s possible, as the price of crude oil has stabilized between $45 and $48 a barrel. But, that’s not likely.  Redman says there’s a chance that we could still see prices slip as we head into February. Redman says the drop in fuel costs is astounding, especially when you compare prices to this time last year…

 

The health of the teachers’ retirement system in Louisiana got a “C minus” in a report issued Tuesday by The National Council on Teacher Quality, a nonpartisan research and policy organization. The report says the state’s teacher retirement debt totals $11.3 billion.

The latest estimate from state officials is nearly $12 billion, which is the largest of the four statewide retirement systems. The report said the retirement debt is not well funded and lacks the flexibility needed to be fair to teachers, including allowing them to be vested in no more than three years. The requirement here is five years.

 

Louisiana's economy keeps creating jobs, but it can't keep up with the state's growing workforce. The state's unemployment rate rose in December for the eighth straight month, to 6.7 percent from 6.5 percent in November. Louisiana now ties for the sixth-highest jobless rate among the states. But at the same time, the state hit new all-time highs for jobs. Experts say The jobless rate rose, though, because the number of job seekers grew faster than the number of jobs.

 

Two men were gunned down Monday and killed in Donaldsonville  less than two hours before a community group intent on stemming a recent tide of violence prayed in the city’s downtown square.  Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said 37 year old Chad Nichols was slain in his front yard.  A second man, 29-year-old Benny Booker of Prairieville, was wounded with serious injuries and taken to a hospital but later died.

Witnesses told deputies that two white cars were seen speeding away from the mobile home shortly after the shooting.

 

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office says the search for a teen, wanted in connection to a weekend robbery, ended unexpectedly when the suspect was found dead. Sheriff’s spokesperson Maxine Trahan says officers responded to a call from a crawfisherman who discovered the body of 18 year old Slye Mier in a field just east of Crowley. Authorities say Mier’s death is being classified as suspicious, although the exact cause of death is unknown at this time.

 

A Breaux Bridge woman Tuesday admitted to a judge that she was one of two people who strangled her elderly mother in 2011, drove her body to Lake Martin and left it in a car for others to find. 51 year old Heller Marie Dupuis plead guilty to manslaughter in the November 2011 killing of 83-year-old Jessie  Messex, whose body police found with the rope still around her neck. Dupuis acknowledged to 16th District Judge Lori Landry on Tuesday that she and an accomplice, her 33-year-old daughter, Toni Marie Dupuis, carried out the crime. Toni Dupuis has agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter, though no court date has been scheduled.

 

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Studies show more and more women are buying guns and becoming more familiar with how to use them. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 74 percent of gun shops saw growth in female customers in 2014. Barret Kendrick, a firearms trainer in Covington, says they have seen a major increase in the number of women coming into the gun market. Kendrick says women want to be able to protect themselves and their children and not feel like they have to rely on a man to protect them.

 

What is the first thing you think of when you hear “Boudin King Cake?” Well it’s out there. The brains behind the now crazy viral concept is Acadiana food critic Bob Carriker who is a UL-Lafayette history professor. He says he reviews King Cakes and Boudin from all over the nation and decided to combine the two and share the idea on his Facebook Page. Carriker says the now-famous King Cake uses a bread that is savory, not sweet, stuffed with boudin, topped with Steen’s cane syrup then sprinkled with cracklin.

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