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Bible Stories at the Biedenharn

Thursday, May 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. the Biedenharn Museum of Monroe will be hosting a Director's Talk for two new exhibits in the Biedenharn Bible Museum. The two exhibits', as well as the Director's Talk, topics are "Stations of the Cross" and "Noah in Traditional and Contemporary Art". Seats are limited to 15 people only and tickets are $10 a head, so call (318) 387-5281 to reserve your ticket. Stations of the Cross is generally a depiction of Jesus' path throughout the last few days of his...

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Get a running start to your Memorial Day weekend by participating in the 6th annual Run for the Red, White, and Blue. 

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Living within your means is an illusion, and when you are awakened from your dream, it will be too late.

Most of us have the idea that if we are living within our means, we’re OK, even if it means we can’t save anything right now. You’re not racking up debt, but you’re also not saving. Is that OK for a while?

No.

If life was a straight line of experiences and expenses, each one following predictably after the other exactly as planned, you might be able to pull this “living barely within your means” thing off.

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Thursday, May 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. the Biedenharn Museum of Monroe will be hosting a Director's Talk for two new exhibits in the Biedenharn Bible Museum. The two exhibits', as well as the Director's Talk, topics are "Stations of the Cross" and "Noah in Traditional and Contemporary Art". Seats are limited to 15 people only and tickets are $10 a head, so call (318) 387-5281 to reserve your ticket. 

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KEDM's Policy and a Pint will delve into disaster at Miro's on Tuesday night. At 6 p.m. our open public forum will talk about recent disasters and how to prepare. Ron Bush from State Farm Insurance will address some of the most common issues that people face after a disaster and how you can better prepare beforehand. 

The event will begin with a "meet and greet" at 5:30 p.m. and the "LIVE" radio event begins at 6 p.m. at Miro's, 201 Walnot Street in Monroe. 

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Disaster often strikes when we aren't ready. Sometimes the damage is more than we can handle. The United Way offers the 2-1-1 service to help.  Janet Durden is the Executive Director of the United Way of Northeast Louisiana. She says the United Way offers the 2-1-1 service for non-emergencies. The 2-1-1 operators match the callers needs with available local services.

Shell In Planning Stage For Louisiana Expansion

May 20, 2019
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Shell Chemicals Vice President for Gulf Coast Manufacturing Rhoman Hardy announced the company will advance feasibility plans for a potential $1.2 billion manufacturing expansion at its Shell Geismar facility in Louisiana. At the 841-acre complex in Ascension Parish, Shell Chemical LP would build a world-scale monoethylene glycol plant, pending final engineering, design and investment decisions. A decision to proceed with the project could come from Royal Dutch Shell in 2020. 

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University of Louisiana Monroe student Charles Riddick has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2019 Internship Program.

 Riddick, a Communication major, will be an intern this summer in the publicity department at Hulu in Santa Monica, CA.

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Louisiana's four-year high school graduation rate has surpassed 80% for the first time, and the graduation rate for African American students in the state has — for the first time — surpassed the national average, state education officials said Wednesday.

Louisiana Education Department figures show an overall graduation rate for 2018 of 81.4%.

That's up from 78.2% in 2017. State Education Superintendent John White said reaching the 80% threshold meant "the state has finally hit a long-held goal" established by lawmakers and the state education board in 2012.

Kick start your summer by attending the Ouachita Parish Public Library's annual SummerFest on Saturday, May 18th.Themed "Universe of Stories" the Ouachita Parish Public Library is using treats, activities, a challenge, and even prizes to motivate participation in their Summer Reading Challenge. Festivities for SummerFest are being held at the Main Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with live music, food trucks, and plenty of activities for space cadets of all ages.

Republican lawmakers in the Louisiana House have stalled a bid to give municipalities the authority to set their own minimum wage rates.

The proposal by Rep. Royce Duplessis, a New Orleans Democrat, aimed to work around repeated legislative defeats for boosting Louisiana's statewide minimum wage above the $7.25-per-hour federal level.

Duplessis sought to reverse a state law passed in 1997 that prohibited parishes and cities from setting local minimum wage rates.

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Shell In Planning Stage For Louisiana Expansion

Shell Chemicals Vice President for Gulf Coast Manufacturing Rhoman Hardy announced the company will advance feasibility plans for a potential $1.2 billion manufacturing expansion at its Shell Geismar facility in Louisiana. At the 841-acre complex in Ascension Parish, Shell Chemical LP would build a world-scale monoethylene glycol plant, pending final engineering, design and investment decisions. A decision to proceed with the project could come from Royal Dutch Shell in 2020. The Geismar...

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