The historic Rialto Theatre, an 83-year-old El Dorado landmark, would undergo renovations as part of a $50 million plan to create an arts district in downtown El Dorado.
The El Dorado City Council will contribute $9 million toward the development of a downtown arts district. The unanimous vote came late last week.
It’s part of a larger $50 million initiative that will include a renovation of the historic Rialto Theatre, a city landmark that dates back to 1929. It will house the Southern Theatre Festival. The funding also will be used to build an arts administration building, public art gallery, parks, and public restrooms, among other upgrades, according to Austin Barrow, president of El Dorado Festivals and Events Inc.
Bill Beckett talks with Mark Massom, the interpretive ranger at Lake Bistineau State Park about the ongoing Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program for kids that takes place at the Park as well, as well as other uncoming events including an archeological dig that will take place on Saturday November 17. For more information about the park and events contact them at 318-745-3503 or on Facebook at Lake Bistineau.
The FBI Citizens’ Academy chapter in Shreveport-Bossier is promoting child’s safety programs on Veterans Day. The FBI-trained academy alumni will distribute materials about FBI community programs at the Louisiana State Fair on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to dusk. Gina Starnes, vice president of the FBI Citizens’ Academy Shreveport chapter, says her group will hand out hundreds of child ID kits that involve fingerprinting and DNA swabs.
“The kits are kept at home in a safe place,” Starnes said. “Hopefully [parents] will never need it, but they will have it right away.”
The late commentator Archie McDonald rubbed shoulders with a president or two. In light of this week's presidential election, we thought it would be entirely appropriate to revisit Dr. McDonald's chance encounters with POTUSes.