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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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The Combined Choirs of Riverside Missionary Baptist Church, 2601 Powell Avenue, Monroe, C. R. Jackson, Sr., Pastor, are gearing up for their Musical and Candlelight Services. The event will be at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. The public is invited.

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Seasonal décor with an emphasis on iconic elements associated with Thanksgiving in Louisiana greeted members and guests of the Monroe Garden Club last month. The ladies were excited to be together and anxious to hear Monroe native, Lee Ledbetter, present a talk on his book, “The Art of Place…

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A Monroe tradition for over 3 decades, Christmas Open House is a free event that showcases the decorating talents of the Monroe Garden Study League, the talent of many area musicians and the many facets of the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, all with bright lights, festive refreshments and of…

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Strauss Theatre on Lamy Lane in Monroe plans to open the “Sanders Family Christmas” dinner theatre production on Dec. 5.

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A group of nine Catholic Christian ladies who call themselves GPS (God’s Powerful Servants) made three families happy for this upcoming Thanksgiving. The ladies purchased and presented food baskets to three cafeteria workers at Our Lady of Fatima School. The three recipients were Theresa Joh…

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The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce together with the City of West Monroe encourages locals to shop at local retailers and help make the 10th annual Small Business Saturday a big success.

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“A Book of Essays: Pappy’s Proverbs” by local author Patrick H. Anderson, is available at amazon.com and at Barnes & Nobles.

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Coast Professional Inc. recently promoted both Chad Reese and Randy Diffy to Director of Operations. Reese will serve as Director of Operations at the company’s Elma, New York office, while Diffy will be at Coast’s West Monroe office.

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Strauss Theatre on Lamy Lane in Monroe plans to open the “Sanders Family Christmas” dinner theatre production on Dec. 5.

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The St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church is opening its kitchen to the community on Wednesday, November 27 starting at 3 p.m. until supplies last. The church will be serving Thanksgiving dinner prepared by its members to feed anyone in the community who desires to fellowship and have a home-…

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Origin Bank recently announced that Justin Underwood has joined the company as a Vice President, Mortgage Sales Strategy Manager for the bank’s home lending division. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard Gandy are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Anna Magee Gandy, to John Lane Ewing Jr., son of Mrs. Jeanne Noelie Grezaffi and Mr. John Lane Ewing, Sr.  The ceremony was held in the Church at Hotel Peter and Paul in New Orleans on Friday, November 1…

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Three locals recently earned their degree from Western Governors University, which is an online, non-profit university that held commencement ceremonies across the country.

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Ouachita Parish Schools recently celebrated its administrators, teachers and support staff during the 2019-20 Employees of Distinction Banquet.

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