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West Nile Virus in Seven Ouachita Locations

The Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District issued a list of seven locations that tested positive for West Nile Virus. The mosquito pools that tested positive for West Nile on July 9 and 10 include: Near the intersection of I-20 and Orange Street Garden District Near Bernstein Park Between Forsythe Avenue and the Ouachita River Near Lakewood Estates subdivision Near Davis Street in Sterlington Near Howard Brown Road in West Ouachita Parish Testing was conducted by the Louisiana Department...

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Last week I suggested that no small business can be really successful until it is ready to be sold.

 

A sale requires a willing buyer with sufficient resources to buy the business. And most of the time, both the buyer and the resources to buy must be developed by the current business owner, or the business won’t get sold at all. The owner will simply close the door and leave lots and lots of potential wealth in the trash heap of items he said he would “get around to doing one day when I have the time.”

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Northeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club is hosting Amateur Radio Field Day 2018 at Kiroli Park, Shelter 6 Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24.

Amateur Field Day is held across the US and Canada each year. The overnight event demonstrates how ham radio can be used to serve communities during times of crisis. The Amateur Radio Relay League created Field Day in 1933, and it has occurred annually ever since. It combines a picnic, campout, emergency preparedness, and an informal contest.

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The Ouachita Council of Governments (OCOG) is hosting an Introduction to Ouachita Strong - Resiliency Strategy Development and Community Meetings June 19 in Monroe and June 21 in West Monroe.

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Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, members of the legislature, my fellow Louisianans:

Good afternoon.

Today, I’m going to be brief.  The time for politics and partisanship is over.  The time for solutions is now.  No more excuses.  The citizens of this state have waited long enough.  They deserve results – now. 

I’m not going to bog you down with the numbers and figures that have been in front of us for more than two years. We don’t need to rehash the tale of how we got here – we all know that by now.

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For those of us who might be considered unrefined epicureans, May is the month of ritual pleasures involving a wild gourment treat. It is the season to gather Mayhaw fruits and make one of the finest jellies to grace a buutermilk biscuit.

Born of the southern swamps, mayhaws are small trees technically considered hawthorns in the rose family. They grow in wetloands across the Southeast and are usually found only in soils that have a sandy component.

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MONROE, La.  United States Attorney David C. Joseph and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced today that a prosecutor with the state Attorney General’s office would be designated as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in an effort to help reduce violent crime in the Monroe area.

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The Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana opened the Children's Coalition Family Garden Saturday, June 16 for "Super Saturdays," an event happening every third Saturday of the month.

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Mable John, “Motown’s first singing lady” is a Bastrop, Louisiana native. The eldest of 10 children, she became the first female signed by Berry Gordy to Motown’s Tamla Records.

When she was just a baby, her family moved from Log Cabin, Louisiana to Cullendale, Arkansas where her father worked at a paper mill.

The Monroe Farmers Market grand opening  is  Thursday, June 14 at 9:30 a.m. 

The market has fresh locally grown vegetables and fruits.  The Monroe Farmer's Market is located at 1200 Washington Street, across from J.S. Clark Elementary, Monroe. 

The market is open 7am-noon Monday through Saturday. 

The final act of this year’s special session trilogy is less than a week away, with the administration and many legislators scrambling to find some extra cash for programs like TOPS, which is facing a 30 percent cut. House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry says the Department of Health is one place the state should look if it wants to plug the budget gaps.

 

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Touring New Orleans’s Historic Portage Route

In New Orleans, water touches our daily lives in many ways: the impacts of coastal land loss, buying flood insurance and just keeping cars dry when it rains. Water has shaped the city since its beginning. As the city celebrates its 300th birthday, the Historic New Orleans Collection is giving bike tours along the old “portage” route that was once a narrow strip of dry land between the river and lake.

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