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BubbaQue's BBQ restaurant to open in February
FROM STAFF REPORTSNEW LLANO -- West Central Louisiana is getting a new barbeque restaurant.BubbaQue's plans to open in Fe...
A little bit of Christmas magic on Powell Drive
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- There's magic at 143 Powell Drive in Leesville.The beautifully-lighted miniature Christmas vi...
'Miracle on Washington' Christmas festival to feature family fun, music, vendors, food -- and the 'Grinch'
FROM STAFF REPORTSDERIDDER -- Beauregard Parish's "Miracle on Washington" Christmas festival, themed this year ...
13th annual "Country Christmas" lights display set Dec. 2-20 at Rebel State
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7MARTHAVILLE -- Guests are invited to Rebel State Historic Site and the Louisiana Country Music Museum...
Fort Polk commissary grand opening set for Nov. 12
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7FORT POLK -- Commissary-authorized shoppers will get their first look inside the new Fort Polk Commis...
Friends of Leesville Golf Course to host ladies' clinics
The following is a news release from the City of Leesville:LEESVILLE -- The Friends of Leesville Golf Course will be hosting ...
JRTC, Fort Polk to host Veterans Day ceremony
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7FORT POLK -- The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk will host a Veterans Day ceremony on F...
2014 Veterans Day events in West Central
Veterans Day event calendar for West Central:Here are the events that have been submitted to us. Send event information to re...
Leesville motorcyclist killed in Vernon Parish crash
FROM STAFF REPORTSVERNON PARISH -- A Leesville motorcyclist was killed Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash.According to a ...
'La Cuisine de Beauregard' in DeRidder canceled for this year
DERIDDER -- According to City of DeRidder officials, La Cuisine de Beauregard, which had been slated for Saturday, Nov. 8, ha...
War Memorial Civic Center to sponsor free veterans' dinner and Veterans Day observance
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7DERIDDER -- All veterans and family members are invited to the DeRidder War Memorial Civic Center to ...
ROAD ADVISORY from the Vernon Parish Police Jury:
ROAD ADVISORY from the Vernon Parish Police Jury:West Hawthorne Road -- Kansas City Southern is closing the road to repair ra...
Golf event, to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, set Nov. 15 at Leesville Municipal Golf Course
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- "A Round To Remember," a golf event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, will...
Chefs invited to take part in "La Cuisine de Beauregard"
The following is from the City of DeRidder:DERIDDER -- The date for the 6th Annual "La Cuisine de Beauregard" has b...
L'Auberge to offer free breakfast, lunch to veterans, active-duty personnel on Veterans Day
FROM STAFF REPORTSLAKE CHARLES -- L'Auberge Casino Resort, in Lake Charles, will offer a complimentary breakfast or lunch...
City of Leesville announces trick-or-treating hours
LEESVILLE -- The City of Leesville announces that trick-or-treating hours will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 this year thr...
Pocket park trailhead to open in November
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7LEESVILLE -- This November will mark the opening of a new pocket park in Leesville.The park will also...
Advisory from the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office:
LEESVILLE -- Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft would like to advise motorists and citizens of the DARE Fun Ride.The bicycle rid...
VPSO Crime Stoppers looking for information in golf cart theft
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7VERNON PARISH -- The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in id...
American Legion Riders Post 145 to host poker run to benefit food bank
The following is a news release from the Food Bank of Central Louisiana:LEESVILLE -- American Legion Riders Post 145 in Leesv...
Fort Polk to host 9/11 observance
FORT POLK -- The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 at 9...
Kiwanis of Vernon plans annual "5Kostume Fun Run and Walk"
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- The Kiwanis of Vernon's "5Kostume Fun Run and Walk" will be Saturday, Oct. 25 in...
"Ride for the Heroes" set Saturday in Leesville
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- American Legion Post 145, in Leesville, will host their "Ride for the Heroes" poker ...
"Dining and Dancing with the Stars" set July 26 in DeRidder
DERIDDER -- "Dining and Dancing with the Stars," a Beauregard ARC fundraiser, returns to the Beauregard Parish Fair...
Leesville municipal pool opens
LEESVILLE -- The City of Leesville has announced that its municipal pool is now open.Sessions are $2 each per person.City...
Community invited to garrison commander's fishing tourney
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7FORT POLK -- The community is invited to attend the Fort Polk Garrison Commander's Fishing tourna...
"Running For A Cure 5K" set Sept. 20 in DeRidder
DERIDDER -- "Running For A Cure 5K," benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is set for 8 a.m. Sept. 20 in De...
Fort Polk slates change of command for 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
FROM STAFF REPORTSFORT POLK -- The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division will conduct its change of command and res...
'Best of West Central' winners announced
Thanks to everyone who voted in Today's Country 105.7's "Best of West Central" contest.We had 10 categories...
New Family Dollar opening in DeRidder this summer
FROM STAFF REPORTSDERIDDER -- A new Family Dollar store is coming to DeRidder.The store, at 1010 West 1st Street, will be 8,0...
Tournament to benefit Alzheimer's Association planned at Leesville Municipal Golf Course
The following is a news release from the City of Leesville:LEESVILLE -- The Leesville Municipal Golf Course is set to host &q...
War Memorial Civic Center to honor Velmer Smith
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7DERIDDER -- The public is invited to the DeRidder War Memorial Civic Center for the unveiling of &quo...
Arts, culture website gives nod to Beauregard Watermelon Festival
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Culture Trip, a travel, arts and culture website, has named the Beauregard Watermelon Festival one of t...
NY man pleads guilty in scheme to use counterfeit access devices at casinos
The following is a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:LAFAYETTE -- U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced ...
City of Leesville announces build date for Jubilee Park playground
The following is a news release from the City of Leesville:LEESVILLE -- The City of Leesville has announced that Friday, May ...
Toledo Bend lodge to hit the auction block
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7TOLEDO BEND -- A Toledo Bend lodge will hit the auction block on Saturday, May 17.According to Bonnet...
"Return to Tiger Land" set May 17 at Fort Polk
FROM STAFF REPORTSFORT POLK -- A "Return to Tiger Land" tour is set May 17 on North Fort Polk.Military veterans who...
Leesville looking for volunteers to help build playground
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7LEESVILLE -- The City of Leesville is looking for volunteers to help build a playground for Jubilee P...
Vernon Parish slated to be travel motorcoach destination
BY ELONA WESTONVERNON PARISH -- In coming months, Vernon Parish will become a stop for travel motorcoaches.Vernon Parish tour...
MayFest to offer music, art, vendors and food May 2-3
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7LEESVILLE -- Music, arts, food and crafts will highlight the annual MayFest, set May 2-3 in downtown ...
DOTD issues Easter holiday travel advisory
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development on Tuesday advised drivers ...
Louisiana Veterans Festival planned in Slidell
SLIDELL -- The Louisiana Veterans Festival will be held May 17 at Northshore Harbor Center from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.Entertainme...
DeRidder man creates historical downtown walking tour
BY ELONA WESTONDERIDDER -- A DeRidder history enthusiast has mapped a walking tour that includes 22 points of interest in the...
City of Leesville announces name change for golf course
The following is a news release from the City of Leesville:LEESVILLE -- Is it the Country Club? The Municipal Golf Course Mee...
Fatboy and Skinny's sets annual car, truck and cycle show for May 17
LEESVILLE -- Fatboy and Skinny's will sponsor their 4th Annual Benefit Car, Truck and Cycle Show on Saturday, May 17 at t...
Boil advisory for residents, businesses in Wal-Mart area
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7According to city officials, a break to an 8-inch water main Thursday in the Wal-Mart parking lot has...
Some Leesville residents under boil advisory
LEESVILLE -- Some residents in the City of Leesville, in the area of Colony Park Drive, are under a boil advisory.City offici...
Dates set for 2014 Beauregard Watermelon Festival
FROM STAFF REPORTSDERIDDER -- The dates for this year's Beauregard Watermelon Festival are set.The event will take place ...
Lorrie Morgan to headline DeQuincy Railroad Festival
FROM STAFF REPORTSDEQUINCY -- Country singer Lorrie Morgan will be the headline performer Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m., at t...
Several win big at annual gumbo cookoff
BY RYAN KEETONLEESVILLE -- The 3rd annual "Dicky Berry Gumbo Cookoff" was held Saturday in downtown Leesville.Cooks...
City of Leesville announces 'Tee-Off Tuesdays'
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7LEESVILLE -- The City of Leesville has announced that "Tee-Off Tuesday" will be held every ...
DeRidder Mayor: City pool won't open this summer, plans for new pool progressing
BY RYAN KEETONDERIDDER -- DeRidder Mayor Ron Roberts on Monday said the city pool won't open this summer and that plans f...
Merryville Heritage Festival set March 27-29
FROM STAFF REPORTSMERRYVILLE -- The Merryville Heritage Festival will be March 27-29 in Merryville.The festival offers entert...
'Pie Guy' has pie down pat
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- On the edge of Leesville, there's a baker on wheels that has pies down pat.Roger Emmons, a Mi...
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Louisiana State Parks asking for your input
Louisiana State Parks is asking residents to help plan the future of outdoor recreation in Louisiana.The department is asking...
Annual gumbo cookoff slated March 1 in downtown Leesville
LEESVILLE -- The annual "Dickey" Berry Main Street Gumbo Cookoff will be held Saturday, March 1 in downtown Leesvil...
Rebel SHS to host mountain dulcimer workshop
MARTHAVILLE -- Rebel State Historic Site will offer a mountain dulcimer workshop on Saturday, Jan. 18.Daryle Stephenson, of S...
Dates for 2014 Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival announced
NATCHITOCHES -- The dates for the 2014 Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival have been announced.The festival, in its 35th year, wil...
Chef: Warmth, creative flair make Booker-Lewis a dining destination
The Booker-Lewis House is located at 106 East North Street in Leesville.BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- When John Martinez was hi...
Work continues on old home, future timber museum
DERIDDER -- Progress is being made on the renovation of an old sawmill home in downtown DeRidder.The home, built around 1914,...
Warrior Hills New Year's Par 3 event planned Jan. 11
FORT POLK -- The Warrior Hills Golf Course at Fort Polk will host a New Year's Par 3 Golf Tournament on Jan. 11 starting ...
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"Witch Way To Main Street" held Oct. 31, 2014 in Leesville
Some scenes from the "Witch Way To Main Street" event held Oct. 31, 2014 in downtown Leesville.
2014 Leesville Lions Club Rodeo Parade
Scenes from the 2014 Leesville Lions Club Rodeo Parade held in downtown Leesville.
"Light Up The Night Gleaux Run/Walk"
This event was held Sept. 13, 2014 in downtown Leesville.
C.H. Parker General Store, Simpson, La.
The C.H. Parker General Store on La. 8 in Simpson is being restored and is now open as a gift shop.
Appreciation fish fry for Fort Polk soldiers in DeRidder
Here are some scenes of an appreciation fish fry event held April 11 in DeRidder. Some volunteers came together to show their...
Fort Polk welcome home ceremony, March 2, 2014
Some scenes from a welcome home ceremony held March 2, 2014 at Fort Polk. Soldiers returned from several months of service in...
Taste of West Central: Pie Guy of Leesville
The Pie Guy, of Leesville, has perfected the pie. An Army retiree, he operates a mobile kitchen on the edge of town.
Taste of West Central: Booker-Lewis House
A look at the Booker-Lewis House, featured in our "Taste of West Central" series.