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PHOTOS: Give the Joy of Learning Delivery to Carver Elementary

KEDM Staff and volunteers from the Miss Louisiana Organization delivered 1,700 books to students in thirteen area schools as part of the "Give the Joy of Learning" year-end fundraising campaign. The campaign was designed to send new books home to each 1st and 2nd grader in the United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s Read. Learn. Succeed. schools to encourage literacy in the home. “We saw an alarming statistic that 71% of Louisiana public school fourth graders were not reading at grade level,”...

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Historians agree that the American president with the greatest conservation legacy was Theodore Roosevelt.  Among his many accomplishments in that arena was the protection of millions of acres that became units of the National Forest and National Park systems.  Additionally, he protected another group of lands and waters specifically for their wildlife values.  These became components of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Local students read their favorite holiday stories as part of the 90.3 KEDM Give the Joy of Learning reading campaign.  1,700 books were distributed to area 1st and 2nd graders in 13 local schools.   

Layla Calhoun - I Love Christmas by Hans Wihelm

Riley Trappey - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Santa's Big Day! from Bendon Publishing

Cruse Flowers - Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin

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KEDM Staff and volunteers from the Miss Louisiana Organization delivered 1,700 books to students in thirteen area schools as part of the "Give the Joy of Learning" year-end fundraising campaign.

The campaign was designed to send new books home to each 1st and 2nd grader in the United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s Read. Learn. Succeed. schools to encourage literacy in the home.

Photo courtesy of Blanche Betz, SOS Pets of Ouachita

On December 15th, 2017 at 7 p.m., a brass quintet featuring the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Black Bayou Brass will present Christmas Brass Spectacular Concert to benefit the SOS Pets of Ouachita.

SOS Pets of Ouachita was formed by a group of individuals in the Ouachita Parish area who saw the need for a better shelter program for our animals. These individuals are working towards a no-kill, humane shelter to help accommodate animals waiting to be adopted.

 

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KEDM will feature many special programs this holiday season. Join us on our 2017 holiday journey.

December 14

9 a.m.   Christmas with The Mormon  Tabernacle Choir 

The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings familiar carols along with lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Hosted by Julie Amacher.

1 p.m. Advent Voices

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The Masur Museum of Arts will be hosting Variety at the Zoo Saturday, December 16th from 1-4 PM at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. The event is free and open to all ages. 

ULM Receives $1 Million Anonymous Gift

Dec 12, 2017
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The University of Louisiana Monroe received an early Christmas present Monday with the gift of $1 million.

The estate gift from an anonymous donor is intended for scholarship endowments to benefit students pursuing a degree in education.

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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.

 

 

Fox Folklore

Dec 11, 2017

While on a late afternoon walk in the bottom north of the house, I heard a commotion in the dry, freshly fallen leaves beyond the creek.  Something was coming my way.  Suddenly, a red fox appeared in mid-air as he leaped across Rocky Branch, barely flowing in the late autumn drought.

Keeping Safe On Winter Roads

Dec 8, 2017
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One of the main concerns when we start to see wintry weather like this for the first time of the season is the roadways. Department of Transportation spokesman Rodney Mallett says even today as the bottom half of the state is dealing with constant rain, they keep seeing a trend of rear end crashes and side-swiping because people aren’t paying attention.

 

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