Lagniappe: WM Mayor On Getting Back To Business

Jun 2, 2020
City of West Monroe

West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell says her city is ready to get back to work.  She joined KEDM News Director Cory Crowe to explain how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the City of West Monroe. 

ULM Vision 2031

Jan 18, 2019

The economic driver of many small communities is too often its university. A group of local businessmen came up with a progressive idea over coffee. The proposal is to build a better economic base for Ouachita Parish in hopes to better the quality of life, provide strong occupational assets, offer superb healthcare, and an educated work force.

ULM President, Dr. Nick Joseph Bruno, explains how the University of Louisiana at Monroe could help establish Ouachita Parish as a premiere cultural and research community.

Day On, Not A Day Off

Jan 18, 2019
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For Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service donate items or simply your time. Local facilities need items like: Clorox, Fabuloso, sack lunch foods, fruit cups, plates, and more.

ULM Offers Fun/CE Classes For Spring 2019

Jan 16, 2019
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College classes don't have to be about college credit. Sometimes they can be fun or used to advance your knowledge. Ida Wilson, ULM Coordinator of Non-Credit Classes has both to offer this Spring. 

In February, Swing Dancing will be offered as well as Basic Digital Photography and Photo Editing, and Private Investigator Training.

If you're artistic, March has just what you need: Floral Design and Watercolor Painting.

The Cooley House Foundation is hosting a tour of Mid-Century homes of all varieties in Monroe on October 27th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. On the 26th, at the Parish Restaurant, there will be a brief meet and greet with Mil Bodron, an award-winning interior designer. 

The tour consists of four homes all built from the 1930's-1970's in the area. There will be specific emphasis on the Prarie Style with clean lawns, open floor plans and natural elements tied into the structure. This style was popularized by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright after World War 2. 

Downtown Gallery Crawl

Oct 2, 2018

This Thursday, October 4, downtown Monroe and West Monroe will be transformed for our downtown gallery crawl from 5-9. This free event involves 10 galleries opening up to show local art, vendors stationed downtown and live music. You can find their website here

There's a diverse group of artists to see, several food trucks and artisans to buy from available Thursday night. There will be a new gallery open called Edges, curated by Clinton Whitney. Ben Moss and Amanda Row are working together on the outside gallery as well. 

LTCA yMusic Concert

Oct 2, 2018

The Louisiana Tech Concert Association presents yMusic, a concert that showcases the future of classical music. It will be October 4 at 7:30 in the Howard Theater on the LA Tech campus. Tickets are available here; students can purchase their tickets for $10, adults for $30, children and seniors $25.  

Upcoming Vote for Louisiana Amendment Two

Sep 18, 2018
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Ed Tarpley, former district attorney of Grant Parish, is working to tear down a Jim Crow-era law regarding unanimous juries. On November 6th, an amendment to the Louisiana constitution will be on the ballot to change this law. If passed, Louisiana would go from needing ten jurors approval to convict to all twelve.

Tarpley notes the importance of unanimous juries by referencing its past and a quote from John Adams, "it is the unanimity of the jury that preserves the rights of humankind."

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As we get older, our needs change.  Sometimes, we may require help from others to meet these changing needs.  Fortunately, our community provides a whole range and continuum of services to address various needs of an aging population.

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What do you do with tattered old American flags? Military etiquette dictates that worn flags be burned in a “retirement ceremony.” The burning is to symbolize purification and rebirth when performed. 


On Tuesday, December 12, The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum will  hold a solemn flag retirement program at  6:00 p.m.  The ceremony will be performed by representatives from veterans’ organizations and first responders.