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Recent high school graduates and college-age students are encouraged to apply for the SEE West Monroe AmeriCorps Fall Team.

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The city of West Monroe and the city of Monroe, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, will both host food distributions during the first week of August.

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North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) Board Chair Adam Johnston announced last week that Scott Martinez has resigned as NLEP President.

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Writer’s Note: Recently I found myself deep-cleaning my KitchenAid mixer — something I’ve done only rarely. This wasn’t the usual wipe-down. This time I paid close attention to the mixer’s details even though it looked spotless. Now do NOT judge. I was once a very busy woman. If something LO…

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The University of Louisiana Monroe recently partnered with the LSU Gordon A. Cain Center and McNeese State University to create the Louisiana STEM Pathways Consortium.   

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Officials at four private schools in Ouachita Parish — Geneva Academy, Northeast Baptist School, Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic School and St. Frederick High School — say their students are expected to resume classroom studies this fall.

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The West Monroe Community Center is partnering with Louisiana Delta Community College to once again offer ESL classes to the community.

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Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) has created new opportunities to help students get to class this fall as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt normal schedules and routines.

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Louisiana is joining forces with Healthy Blue for its annual back-to-school supply giveaway on Friday, July 24 from 2-5 p.m., in an effort to help jumpstart the students’ upcoming school year. The drive-through event will take place at the West Monroe club, …

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Union Museum of History and Art is proud to announce it will host a traveling exhibit from Southeastern Louisiana University celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote.

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University of Louisiana Monroe Associate Professor Mkay Bonner, Ph.D., Licensed Industrial Organizational Psychologist, has received the Louisiana Psychological Association 2020 Psychology in the Public Interest award.

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A community initiative to honor the memory of former Kansas City Chiefs running back Joe Delaney erected a memorial for Delaney at Monroe’s Chennault Park last week.

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Kenneth Wilson, City Councilman of District 4, along with PEEP Inc. recently announced a donation of $1,000 to Ouachita Multi-Purpose Community Action Program (OMCAP).

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Paul L. Hurd, sole shareholder in Paul Loy Hurd, A.P.L.C., and in Home Title Guaranty Co., both in Monroe, was recently named as the Seventh District member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2020-2021’s board of governors.

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Several students at University of Louisiana-Monroe were recently inducted 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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Writer’s Note: I was thinking about my next column (which I do a lot before writing) when I noticed only a smattering of acknowledgements marking D-Day — June 6th. A Facebook post — “The Greatest Tragedy of D-Day Would Be To Forget it” — got my attention.

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The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the winners of the 2020 Small Business Awards presented by Glenwood Regional Medical Center and Paramount Healthcare Consultants.

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“The phones are ringing off the hook!” is what’s going on in the “war room” at Ace’s Place in Sandel Hall. Student workers are answering the phones Monday through Friday, fielding hundreds of calls a week, mainly from other students needing help. 

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Writer’s Note: Some of you may remember that I wrote a rare two-column series last year on special challenges in 2019 — hummingbirds and zinnias. I had spent years of being unable to attract the former or grow the latter. 2019 was going to be MY year!

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Applications for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program are due by Monday, June 8, and families are urged to apply for the federal assistance.

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The Ouachita Parish Public Library reopened the Louise Williams, Ollie Burns Memorial, Cpl. J. R. Searcy Memorial and West Ouachita branches to the public earlier this week.

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Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D., who teaches history at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, recently received an esteemed Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to teach American History in Slovakia in fall 2020 and spring 2021.

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