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On Saturday April 20, Poverty Point World Heritage Site will present a bird hike at 9:30 a.m. The program will consist of a two-mile hike around the tram road and some wooded areas off the tram road, where local bird enthusiast, Roselie Overby will discuss the different birds seen along the route. 

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The first planning meeting for the fourth annual Winnsboro High School Reunion, classes 1950 – 1959, was held March 12 at Vicki’s Restaurant, in Gilbert. Committee members present for WHS 1958 were James H. Robinson, chairman; Sandra Beach Chappell; Loretta Smith Gwin; Joyce Hawthorne Heath;…

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Jesus has risen from the dead! Christ is alive, alleluia!

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No matter what the critics say or tell me to believe, I believe in the Resurrection.

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In our secular society, the colored eggs, the Easter baskets, the bunnies and the candy can obscure the real reason we have Easter each year. For the Christian, Easter is the most important day of the year. It is on Easter that we celebrate the stupendous glory of Jesus’ resurrection. No one…

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Shock and sadness flashed around the world as the 856-year-old Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris burned earlier this week.

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Stuart Hodnett, director of Ouachita Green, gave a first quarter report to members of the Ouachita Business Alliance (OBA) recently during which he emphasized just how much can be accomplished in three months when all areas of Ouachita Parish work together. “After three years in existence, O…

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The Northeast La Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Ouachita Parish Public Library Main Branch.

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Writer’s Note: Over the course of five days, I had three experiences that changed my thinking about kindness toward others. Taken separately, each of these experiences would not have had such an impact, but in combination they made me start thinking seriously about gratitude.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe’s International Student Services is hosting its annual International Week from Sunday, April 14 through Thursday, April 18. The purpose of this special week is to highlight the diverse cultures and nationalities present on ULM’s campus. 

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Dr. Joni Henry Noble, Professor of Art, in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana Monroe, has been accepted in Art Flow 2019, a statewide art exhibition held in downtown Baton Rouge.  

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Never been to a Passover Seder? Would you like to experience the celebration of Passover by attending a Seder? Here’s your chance! Temple B’nai Israel is holding a Community Passover Seder and celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Everyone is the community is welcome to attend.

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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council will host its free Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series each Wednesday at noon in April at the Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe between St. Francis Medical Center and the courthouse.

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On Saturday, April 13, visitors to Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in a ranger-led demonstration of crafting prehistoric-styled pottery similar to the pieces which the Native Americans fashioned more than 3,500 years ago. The event will begin with the demonstration…

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April is here and Spring has sprung! Easter is on the way! Be sure and line up baby ducks, chicks and rabbits ... if you wait until the last minute they may all be gone.

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The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum invites the public to “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” at the museum on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s Vietnam veterans.

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The Wellspring, in collaboration with the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) Femhawks, will host its 4th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. in the ULM Quad.

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Sometimes “home grown” applies to more than just those first garden tomatoes we are all craving about now. It can also apply to people, and at their March meeting the Monroe Garden club ladies met a fellow who has lived his entire life right here at home. From his opening prayer to his ninth…

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A dedicated group of University of Louisiana Monroe musicians have stepped forward to recognize the service and honor the sacrifices of United States Armed Forces veterans by performing “Taps” at funeral and memorial services.

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Last weekend marked the official kickoff to the 2019 First National Bank Bayou DeSiard Dragon Boat Festival. Participants learned proper rowing techniques which will come in handy when more than 600 rowers race along the banks of Bayou DeSiard for the fastest time on Saturday, May 11.

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March, March, the month of March…spring is on the way!! St. Patrick’s Day… Leprechauns find pots of gold at the end of rainbows. Daylight Savings Time: I just read in “The Week” they are thinking about doing away with it. I like it because it gives us more time to enjoy the day. But whatever…

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Sterlington High School senior Graham Grunsky was recently recognized by the state Department of Education as one of 21 regional finalists in the state’s annual Students of the Year competition.

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