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VA To Hold Monroe Town Hall Event For Local Veterans

Aug 21, 2018
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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) will host a Town Hall and outreach event on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, from 5-6 p.m., at the Monroe VA Clinic, 1691 Bienville Dr., Monroe, Louisiana 71201.

 

Veterans and their families, congressional and senatorial stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations, local media partners, and other organizations in our community are invited to attend.

 

This Town Hall is an opportunity to provide information, answer questions, and strengthen our relationship with our Veterans and community partners.

 

University of Louisiana Monroe

Fox Sports commentator Tim Brando thinks this could be a pivitol year for the University of Louisiana Monroe football program. Brando knows the Warhawks and Monroe very well. He is one of the most famous voices to study broadcasting at ULM. 

I had a chance to talk with Brando about the Warhawks upcoming season.

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The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana been chosen as one of the Top 200 nationwide finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. If the Food Bank makes the Top 40 most voted causes, it will use the $25,000 grant to expand Senior programs to provide over 200 more low income senior citizens with a monthly box of food. The Food Bank needs the support of the entire community to get the votes it will take to win!

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On August 2, 2018 at approximately 7:20 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a fatal crash involving a bicyclist on LA 548 in Jackson Parish.

The preliminary investigation revealed 53-year-old Clint Caraway of Eros was riding a Trek bicycle westbound on LA 548 in the lane of travel. At the same time, 64-year-old Shelby Berry of Eros was driving a 2005 GMC Yukon westbound on LA 548 behind Caraway. Berry’s Yukon struck the year of the bicycle in the lane of travel. After impact, Caraway was thrown from the bicycle into a ditch.

LaSalle Lumber Job Fair For New Urania Mill

Aug 1, 2018

LaSalle Lumber Company, supported by LED FastStart®, will conduct a job fair on Tuesday, Aug. 7 to identify potential employees for salaried positions at its new state-of-the-art sawmill in Urania. The job fair will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Urania Recreation Center located at 6635 Tannehill Drive.

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The Northeast Louisiana Opportunity, a branding project to promote the region, unveiled a new marketing initiative Friday that will showcase the area to potential transplants and companies.

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Action requested due to demand potentially exceeding available generation  A note from Entergy: Our power reliability coordinator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, is requesting Entergy customers voluntarily reduce their electricity usage on Thursday, Jan. 18, between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. MISO is making this unusual request because use of electricity could exceed available generation, due to higher than expected demand for power and unexpected power generator outages within the MISO southern territory.

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90.3 KEDM Public Radio hosts Policy and a Pint: Ouachita Runs Dry-The Decline of a River System on Tuesday April 11 at 6 p.m. Topics to be discussed include river health, drinking water, economic impact, agricultural impact, industry and recreational use of the Ouachita River.

...TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH 9 PM...

The Jackson National Weather Service Doppler Radar showed widespread showers and thunderstorms across all of the Ark-La-Miss region.

Expect these showers and thunderstorms to slowly continue increasing in intensity throughout this afternoon as they race northeast near 65 miles per hour.

During this afternoon...severe thunderstorms may develop that may produce damaging winds and perhaps even a tornado or two.

Keep an eye to the sky and be prepared to seek shelter should warnings be issued.

 

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One of the most pressing issues in Ouachita Parish is the state of health of citizens who live here and the many social, economic, and racial divides that hinder improvement.

The Louisiana Public Health Institute hosts a Health Equity Summit June 23 from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m., and June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon .

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