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OXFORD, Miss. — Several local students were recently named to the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss, Spring 2020 Honor Roll lists, including Dean’s Honor Roll and Chancellor’s Honor Roll.

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Five hundred ninety-five students graduated from Union University after the spring semester ended May 14, including Orlean Patterson, of Monroe, who obtained a doctorate in Pharmacy.

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University of Louisiana Monroe Assistant Professor of English Will Rogers, Ph.D., has received a prestigious ATLAS grant — Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars — from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

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Writer’s Note: Recently I have written about COVID-19 and how it has changed our lives. Last time I focused on the impact that it has had on education — the institutions, students, parents-turned-teachers, “real” teachers, and basically everyone who has faced change with schools closed.

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The West Monroe Police Department recently received a grant from the Living Well Foundation for automatic external defribillators (AEDs) to be placed in police units, helping ensure officers are equipped to assist in saving lives more quickly and efficiently.

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The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

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The Miss America Organization announced that for the health and safety of candidates, families, and volunteers, the 2020 Miss America Competition will be postponed.

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Writer’s Note: It began with buying an ant farm for our two young granddaughters in North Carolina. Their parents, Brian and Leigh Grainger, were at the beginning stages of juggling new “conditions” that were being imposed on them by growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Several local students were among more than 5,400 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2020 at the University of Mississippi, or “Ole Miss,” during a live, virtual celebratory event on May 9.

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 Lisa Van Hoose, Ph.D., Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Louisiana Monroe, has been named to Gov. John Bel Edwards Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. She will serve on the Health Disparities and Research subcommittee, which provides research a…

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The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System approved an agreement between The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Louisiana System that recognizes the quality undergraduate education provided by the nine member institutions and prioritizes Sys…

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The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce, Strauss Theater Center and the City of West Monroe are pleased to announce the return of the West Monroe Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series to be held every Wednesday in May at noon.

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As a show of support and solidarity, St. Francis Medical Center encourages the community to #LightTheWay for healthcare heroes and essential workers by illuminating a light on their home each night.

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Glenwood Regional Medical Center, a Steward Family hospital, recently announced the launch of its “Shine on Health Care Heroes” campaign, an effort to enlist patients, residents, and local business partners in applauding health care workers both in our community and across the country from t…

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The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce (WMWO Chamber), in partnership with Downtown West Monroe, will host a virtual sidewalk sale for small businesses on Friday, May 1st and again on Friday, May 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Writer’s Note: Just when you think it couldn’t get worse, it does. Certainly Louisiana experienced that truism Easter Sunday and for several days afterward when tornados spun their way, dipping and dodging through our homeland. Our own children live in Texas, Mississippi, and North Carolina,…

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Editor’s Note: In honor of Earth Day, which is April 22, The Ouachita Citizen is featuring the cleanup work of local and statewide organizations to keep Ouachita Parish clean. While events and efforts are currently on hold due to coronavirus restrictions, these organizations work tirelessly …

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MRS. HATTIE WILLIAMS recently celebrated her 102nd birthday. She was born April 9, 1918. She is a  mother of Olive Branch Baptist Church, where she celebrated her 99th and 100th birthdays. Last year, she celebrated 101 years at home with family and friends. This year, due to coronavirus, she…

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Several locals studying at the University of Louisiana-Monroe were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

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Due to the terrible situation our nation and our world finds themselves in, reflection on one’s life and future is almost a given.

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Every person who has ever lived faces the same problems. They are sin, death and the grave.

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