Farmerville

The Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana has started a new healthy pregnancy and parenting program for pregnant teens and their families in Morehouse and Union Parishes called More 4 U. The program is from 5:30-8 p.m. every other Tuesday, beginning tomorrow, with two separate locations. 

The Union Parish location is at Union General Hospital on 901 James Avenue in Farmervillle. The Morehouse Parish location is at Morehouse General Hospital on 323 W. Walnut Avenue in Bastrop. 

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The Union Museum of History and Art is hosting  a traveling display from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans called “Victory Gardens, Then and Now,”

Marianna Langston, a nutritionist with the Southern University AgCenter system, is discussing the history and importance of Victory Gardens, regarding the war effort in a presentation on Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m.

"Hershey Bar Day" Offers A Taste Of History

Jun 17, 2019

Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville is offering free Hershey bars to all visitors Saturday, June 22,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as a feature of its "Pelican State Goes to War" exhibit. 

"The Hershey bar was an iconic food of World War II, so we wanted to give the community literally a taste of those times," says Jean Jones, exhibits coordinator for the Union Museum. The Hershey company produced some three billion chocolate D-ration bars for American soldiers during World War II.             

Vandalism arrest made in Farmerville

Sep 25, 2018
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An arrest has been made in Farmerville after an adult and some youths allegedly vandalized old Farmerville High School. There are 10 people ages 12-17 who are suspected of spraying fire extinguishers and causing damages throughout the unused building.

The campus insist on reopening and naming it LA Delta Community College.  

Catholic Diocese of Shreveport

Pope Frances has appointed a new Bishop to preside over the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Bishop Michael Duca will be transferred from Shreveport, where he’s been for the last ten years. He’s replacing Bishop Robert Muench, who’s held the position since 2002. Duca says he didn’t see it coming, but he’s looking forward to serving the people of Baton Rouge.

"I was completely suprised by this appointment and while I am sad to leave the good people of the Diocese of Shreveport, I immediatley accepted the appointment without reservation", said Duca.

NWS Shreveport / NOAA

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in...
Southern Union County in south central Arkansas...
Central Jackson Parish in north central Louisiana...
Union Parish in north central Louisiana...
Ouachita Parish in north central Louisiana...
Northeastern Claiborne Parish in northwestern Louisiana...
Lincoln Parish in north central Louisiana...

Until 1115 AM CDT Thursday

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Lake Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening.                                                                                                                
A tight pressure gradient will persist across the region today in wake of a cold frontal passage Monday evening Northwest winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph by mid-morning, and continue through the afternoon before diminishing quickly after sunset. 

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The National Weather Service in Shreveport has continued the flood warning for the Ouachita River Monroe and Farmerville areas. The warning will persist until further notice.

At 1100 AM Monday the stage was 35.4 feet.The river will rise above flood stage by late Friday morning and continue to rise to near 46 feet by March 11. Additional rises remain possible thereafter.

Lake Wind Advisory Until 6 p.m. Thursday

Feb 15, 2018
NOAA / NWS Shreveport

A Lake Wind Advisory has been issued across a four-state area. A tight pressure gradient between surface low pressure to the North and surface high pressure to the Southeast will produce strong and gusty Southwest winds of 15-25 MPH gusts to 25-30 MPH today.

Via: National Weather Service Shreveport, LA

Local Wildlife Biologist Talks Alligators

Jan 22, 2018

Kelby Ouchley, wildlife biologist, author and radio host, will speak on American alligators Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville. Ouchley wrote a book on the subject in 2013 titled, American Alligator: Ancient Predator in the Modern World. The talk is the first of several events in conjunction with the museum's exhibit of art by nine regional wildlife artists.

 

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