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Writer’s Note: This column is dedicated to the cats that have made my life richer by showing me that — in spite of what cartoonist and Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz insisted — love is sometimes MORE than a warm puppy.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe Cheerleading Team was named World Cup Champions at the Universal Cheerleading Association National Championship in Orlando, FL, at Disney World Jan. 17-19, 2020. 

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The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is now accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state.

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The Ouachita Parish Public Library is kicking off Black History Month with special guest Hezekiah Watkins, author and Mississippi’s youngest Freedom Rider.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Monroe Post 1809 hosts the Saturday Night Special Band each Friday, from 7-10 p.m. at 1499 Hwy 594 in Monroe.

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Visitors to Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in a ranger-led demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 1, of crafting prehistoric-styled pottery similar to the pieces which the Native Americans fashioned more than 3,500 years ago.

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If you have an artifact or a collection of artifacts that you would like to know more about, then bring them to Poverty Point World Heritage Site on Saturday, Jan. 25.

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Writer’s Note: I’m taking a risk writing this particular column. It goes to press before the results of the College Football Playoff National Championship game are known. Because I’m not certified as a fortune teller nor am I even a fair guesser, there is no way that I can say for certain th…

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The LSU AgCenter Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners are pleased to present their 10th annual January Gardening Seminar on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the West Monroe Convention Center.

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Republicans gathered at the West Monroe Convention Center on January 6 for the first monthly meeting of the Ouachita Parish Women’s Republican Club of the new year. Newly installed President Misti Cordell welcomed the large group while noting that additional tables were needed to accommodate…

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A University of Louisiana Monroe social media hashtag is #takeflight — and that’s happened when a select group of Louisiana law enforcement, firefighters and first responders were trained in drone technology by the team from the ULM Precision AG and UAS Research Center.

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Members and guests of Potpourri Book Club met in late November in the home of Dianne Cage in the Garden District. Cage’s home was filled with gorgeous decorations that reflected the fall season. Co-hosting with Cage were Sue Nawas, Nancy Inabnett, and Regina Wood.

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The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum plans to host a Meet the Authors even on Jan. 16, featuring authors Wes and Shirley Wesselhoeft and Arthur Edwards.

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Writer’s Note: On January 17th entertainer Betty White will celebrate her 98th birthday —nearly 10 decades of life! In that time she has been recognized for many outstanding achievements — for being a television pioneer; having the longest television career of any entertainer (80 years); bei…

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There is just something special about the holidays that close out the old year and welcome the new! This is the time when families, friends, and — yes — even organizations pause to consider the passage of time and to celebrate this special portion of our calendar year.

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Union Museum of History and Art is proud to announce its upcoming exhibit of works by internationally known African-American artist Don Cincone.  The three-week exhibit will be launched on Jan. 7, 2020 with a public reception for Cincone from 4 to 6 p.m.   In addition to his museum exhibit, …

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A special tradition that began in 1963 continues today at St. Francis Medical Center. Once again this year, the St. Francis Auxiliary is presenting a handmade Christmas stocking to each family of babies born at St. Francis during the month of December. 

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Writer’s Note: This column is written especially for my husband, Jim, who recently took me on an amazing journey through time. Thanks to his remarkably sharp memory, I was given a glimpse of a time before I was born — and of times before even he was born. People whose names I had often heard…

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Gregory Lee of Delhi and Angela Scriber of Winnsboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Meagan Danielle Lee to Zachary Wade Morris, son of James “Jimbo” Morris of Rayville and Mike and Amy Alexander of Calhoun.

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Veterans, volunteers and loved one of the many veterans buried in graves across Northeast Louisiana will come together at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery.

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Temple B’nai Israel is hosting a Community Chanukah Celebration and Dinner. They will light the menorah, retell the story of Chanukah, sing Chanukah songs, and eat traditional potato latkes.

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Earning a college degree online is more than taking a class or two. It is a commitment requiring the discipline to study and the mindset to succeed.

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Join the interpretive ranger to discover what animals may have lived at Poverty Point World Heritage Site, and what their furs feel like. Learn what features the animals would have had to help them survive in and near the bayous of the area.

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Can you imagine waking up tomorrow and having no anxiety or stress about work, finances, marriage or health? That’s Chase Turner’s goal for readers of his recently released book, “T.R.I.A.L.S.: A Journey from Anxiety to Peace.”

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The City of West Monroe has announced street closures for the 2019 Kiwanis of Greater Ouachita Christmas Parade which will take place in downtown West Monroe and Monroe on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Writer’s Note: Our entire family is smitten with dogs. A few of us adore cats — a few of us perhaps even more than dogs — but we don’t talk about that very much. Some people — even family and close friends — have a dislike for cats that “clouds” any conversation we cat lovers might want to e…

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