Christopher and Carrie Ferguson of West Monroe are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren Suzanne Ferguson to Devin Wayne Yarborough, son of Melanie Moreau of Siloam Spring, Arkansas, and Chris and Jennifer Yarborough of Castle Rock, Colorado.
Writer’s Note: And just like that, the whole world changed. This “new normal” is one that doesn’t feel “normal” at all. Being asked to stay at home, gather only in very small groups, and to use “social distance” to separate ourselves physically ... That doesn’t resemble any “normal” that I’v…
Rodney Welch, Owner of Brightway, The Rodney Welch Agency, was recently named the Best Insurance Agent in the Ark-La-Miss from Black Business Owners United at an award ceremony held Feb. 22.
The lovely La Louisianne home of member Andi Gay was the perfect setting for P.E.O. Chapter AE’s recent business meeting. Chapter AE members arrived on a day filled with unexpected sunshine, laughing and enjoying the surprise of good weather.
The classic Robert Lewis Stevenson tale of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” comes to life on stage at the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Brown Auditorium for four performances, March 19, 20 21 and 22.
Writer’s Note: Not very long ago on one of those all-too-frequent gray, rainy, cold, breezy days, I found myself walking across a parking lot and heading straight to a display of garden bedding plants placed just outside the store’s entrance. I was like a moth to a flame . . . I simply had t…
The state Department of Education recently released the names of 21 students selected as regional finalists in the state’s annual Students of the Year competition, including one student from eastern Ouachita Parish.
President Misti Cordell convened the monthly luncheon of the Ouachita Parish Women’s Republican Club at the West Monroe Convention Center on Monday, March 2, with a capacity crowd in attendance.
Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville will have a daylong celebration on March 13 observing two happenings: The beginning of its new exhibit, “For the Love of Horses,” and the grand opening of its new location at 211 N. Main Street.
First Methodist Church of Monroe has partnered with P. Allen Smith to present an introduction to the Gardens of Somerset on March 10 at 1:30 p.m. at 3900 Loop Road in Monroe.
John W. Sutherlin, Ph.D., Director of the University of Louisiana Monroe Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, and Grants and Projects Developer Meghan Risinger recently participated in continuing professional and development training.
Potpourri Book Club met at the lovely Deborah Drive home of member Denise Smith. Assisting Smith for the occasion were her co-hostesses Allison Cattar, Lisa Nelson, and Joy Loomis. Paige Ensminger was a guest for the afternoon affair.
The Northeast Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society will meet Sunday, March 8, at the Ouachita Parish Public Library’s main branch on North 18th Street in Monroe.
The Advertising Club of Northeast Louisiana (Ad Club of NELA), a local chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), announced the 2019 American Advertising Award winners on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Vantage Rooftop Garden.
The 2020 St. Paddy’s Day Bicycle Parade and Festival, presented by Centric Federal Credit Union, will be held on Saturday, March 14 at Kiroli Park in West Monroe.
Writer’s Note: By now the parades have rolled, the King Cake is but a memory (except when you step on the scales), and life has returned (in Louisiana, at least) to something akin to normal.
The Fort Miro Chapter National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, a patriotic service-oriented lineage society, held its annual George Washington Luncheon on Feb. 15, at the Bayou DeSiard Country Club. Founded in 1914, Fort Miro has 118 active daughters descended from American …
Grace Episcopal Church and School announces the Rev. Donald Meredith Smith has accepted Grace’s call to serve as Rector. He and his wife, Lloyd, moved to Monroe from Sheffield, Ala.
Valued benefactors have generously invested in the University of Louisiana Monroe College of Health Sciences and College of Pharmacy by establishing newly endowed faculty positions and endowed scholarships.
Six exceptional Louisiana youths were recognized Feb. 15 for their knowledge, skills and communication abilities as they were named winners of the Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor Award at the 85th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
The University of Louisiana Monroe President’s Academy is a distinguished program for a select group of highly motivated high school students. Limited to only 65 students, President’s Academy provides real-world learning opportunities at local businesses and hospitals with professionals in …
Poverty Point World Heritage Site will host a pre-historic cooking demonstration, featuring the earth oven method of cooking, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29.
For the sixth straight year, the University of Louisiana Monroe finished as one the top teams at the American Mock Trial Association’s Regional Tournament hosted by the University of St. Thomas on Feb. 8-9 in Houston.
The Living Well Foundation recently provided a $5,100 grant making it possible for Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) nursing students to have real world experience through the pilot of a new electronic health records (EHR) documentation program for students.
Writer’s Note: I don’t know about you, but I grow weary of the seemingly endless media (traditional and social) posts that exclaim (almost gleefully, it seems) that Louisiana is near or at the top of the “bad” lists (those you DON’T want to score high on) and near or at the bottom of the “go…
The 99th Annual Meeting and Banquet hosted by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce was held Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Monroe Civic Center Conference Hall.
Josh Vines of Goldman Equipment Co. Inc., a John Deere dealer with locations across the region, was re-elected to serve as a director of the newly merged Deep Southern Equipment Dealers Association headquartered in Baton Rouge.
The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is holding their 4th Annual Spread the Love area-wide peanut butter drive to benefit food insecure children, adults and seniors in the 12-parish region they serve. Hunger is a big issue in our community, with over 69,000 people in Northeast Louisiana stru…
Quanterecia Buckner, of Monroe, was recently added to the president’s list for the fall semester of 2019 at Minnesota State College Southeast in Red Wing and Winona, Minnesota.
Dr. Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., formerly of Bastrop, will deliver a lecture, “It Wasn’t About Slavery: Exposing the Great Lie of the Civil War,” at the Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the BBQ West at 4900 Cypress St., West Monroe.
The Northeast Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society plans to meet Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the Louis Lock Room at the Main Branch of the Ouachita Parish Public Library located on North 18th Street.
Lanar Whitney, the LAGOP National Committee Chair Woman, spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of Republican men and women on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 at the West Monroe Convention Center.
Ouachita Retired Teachers Association (ORTA) announces their speaker for Feb. 3, 2020, will be Rodney Watson, Executive Director, Louisiana Retired Teachers Association (LRTA).
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