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.
After a five-month hiatus, Strauss Theatre will raise the curtain again for its 89th consecutive season of live performing arts in northeast Louisiana.
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…
The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Louisiana handed out 397 boxes full of school supplies last week at its West Monroe Club location off Evergreen Street.
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.
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.
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.
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, …
As the University of Louisiana Monroe prepares to welcome students for the Fall 2020 semester, information is being provided regarding course delivery methods and safety measures implemented in response to COVID-19.
In 2018, Congress tripled federal funding for student-parents, and that year the University of Louisiana Monroe received its first Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant of more than $122,000.
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.
Writer’s Note: Sometimes a little break is in order. It is the beginning of the second half of 2020, and I want to think — and write — about something that is relaxing. I am weary of chaos. My guess is that you are, too.
The faculty of Northeast Baptist School proudly announces Kallan Grace Mulhearn, Kamrin Skye Gregor and MacAaron Allen Owen as their 2019-2020 school representatives for Mr. and Misses NBS.
Growing up on a rural Louisiana farm where his father worked as manager, Van McGraw believed education and hard work would open opportunities for his life.
Camile Currier, Vice President for Student Affairs, retired from the University of Louisiana Monroe on June 30, after spending more than 50 years at ULM, beginning as a student in 1969.
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.
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.
Writer’s Note: When the USA has a birthday, the entire country marks the occasion. Some celebrations are quite large, especially those located at or near historic sites.
Alto Presbyterian Church in Alto (Richland Parish) was recently added to Louisiana's Most Endangered Places list, according to the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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!
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.
The Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau launched a new destination brand for Ouachita Parish on Thursday, May 28 via a livestream event on Facebook.
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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The LHSAA has officially pushed the 2020 high school football season into October. Read more
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