Focus on the Fort: Brian Sylvester

Posted December 2016

There once was a boy from Breaux Bridge whose mother asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. When he answered, “a basketball player,” she bought a basketball, a goal and made it happen. That began the story of Brian Sylvester’s basketball career. At 6’8” tall, he is no longer a little […]

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8th Annual Zombie Walk of Alexandria

Posted October 2016

It’s October and that means it’s time for Zombies. Saturday, October 22nd, the 8th Annual Zombie Walk of Alexandria, presented to you by The Cenla Zombies Association will gather Zombies of all ages downtown.  Zombie Walks take place in urban centers and have become popular in large cities.  A zombie walk is an organized public […]

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LSUA Generals Claim Back to Back Championships

Posted March 2016

For the second year in a row, the LSUA Generals Men’s basketball team has won the regular season Red River Athletic Conference Championship.  This is quite a feat if one considers that the team has only been in existence for two years.  On April 1, 2014, LSUA announced the hiring of Larry Cordaro as the […]

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18th Annual Red River Run

Posted February 2016

Alexandria’s Premier 10k returns on March 5th as the Red River Runners present the 18th Annual Red River Run.  Sponsored by Cleco, the run will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, March 5th at Big Island Park, next to Bringhurst Field in Alexandria.  The run will follow a flat, fast USATF certified 10k course, starting and […]

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Focus on the Fort: Twin Power

Posted December 2015

Anyone attending an LSUA Generals Basketball game may feel they are seeing double.  Truth is, the Generals are fortunate to have two talented ‘‘big men’’ on the team, that are not only brothers but also are twins.  Austin and Dustin Adams are seniors at LSUA. They were born in Tacoma, Washington.  When they were four […]

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Posted August 2015

Join the LSUA student-athletes and run with the Generals on Saturday, September 26th.  The 5K will take place on the LSUA campus and begins at 8:30am.  In addition to the 5K, there will also be a one-mile fun run with each participant receiving a t-shirt, prizes and a surprise bonus.   Registration is available online […]

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Louis Mykoff: Running the Distance to Make a Difference

Posted November 2014

Athlete Louis Mykoff hopes to inspire others to make a difference in people’s lives by running ultramarathons.  Recently, Mykoff raised nearly $23,000 for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)—also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease—research by completing an ultramarathon of his own design. He ran 125 miles in five days on the Mississippi River bank levee from downtown […]

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9th Annual Hacker’s Cup Golf Tournament

Posted July 2014

The entire Cenla community is invited to participate in the 9th Annual Hacker’s Cup Golf Tournament to benefit the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research on Saturday July 26th at the Alexandria Golf and Country Club.   Today, over 5 million people are living with Parkinson’s Disease.  As members of Team Fox, my wife, […]

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Cenla Autism Network 2nd Annual 5K Race

Posted April 2014

Cenla Autism Network is excited to announce their second-annual 5K Race/1 Mile Walk fund raiser to be held in beautiful downtown Alexandria on April 26th at 8:00am. Registration will begin at 7:00am, but everyone is strongly encouraged to pre-register online at or by visiting Anytime Fitness on Memorial Drive. All proceeds for this year’s […]

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Second Annual Le Tour de Bayou

Posted September 2013

Kent Plantation House, built in 1800 by Pierre Baillio II, is one of Louisiana’s oldest standing structures.  This French Creole style home, built raised on brick pillars to protect it from flood waters, has been fully restored with period correct furnishings and pieces.  All outbuildings, though not original to the plantation, are as old as […]

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