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Parole Fee Bill Prompts Verbal Battle

When House Republican Caucus chair Lance Harris squared off with New Orleans Senator Karen Carter Peterson – who is the chair of the state Democratic Party, it was partisan pugilism of the verbal variety. Harris’ bill to increase parole fees by 50% was the issue.

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Sunday, May 7th, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is holding its twentieth annual Blend of the Bayou fundraiser. This event will be held at the home of Dr. Walter and Sue Sartor at 2110 Island Drive from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Saturday May 6th, the University of Louisiana Monroe's School of Humanities is holding its Festival of World Languages. This event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Building's Ballroom.

Dendritic Patterns

May 1, 2017
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Persistent patterns of nature permeate our bodies and our environment, and for the most part go unrecognized by all but the very observant. One ubiquitous design is the dendritic pattern.

Dendritic refers to a shape that resembles a branch tree. It is a pattern that is associated with growth or movement. Consider how the main trunk of a oak forks into large limbs that form again and again into smaller branches and twigs.

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Sheriff Jay Russell and members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office are mourning the loss of a Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputy in the line of duty early this morning, Sunday, April 30, 2017. 

Deputy Justin L. Beard, age 26, was killed in a one vehicle traffic accident while responding to a burglar alarm during a severe thunderstorm. 

Deputy Beard had been employed by the OPSO for 3-1/2 years and assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. 

He is survived by his wife and 3 young children. 

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A huge converting and logistics facility will be built in Ouachita Parish near Ouachita High School and the now vacant Guide Plant. The facility will house Graphic Packaging’s Carton Folding Plant and DHL’s Logistics and Distribution Operation.  The 1.27 million square foot facility will be bigger than the Louisiana Superdome.

DHL will construct the building and the adjoining distribution center. The total construction investment for the new Monroe facility will be over $84 million.

Pawpaws

Apr 28, 2017
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During one of the earliest European explorations of interior North America in 1541 Hernando de Soto's scribes wrote of a particular tropical-like fruit that was being cultivated by Native Americans.

When President Thomas Jefferson sent William Dunbar and George Hunter to explore the Ouachita River in 1804, Hunter recorded a small Bayou named after this plant that entered the river on the east side about a league above the mouth of Bayou Bartholomew.

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Saturday April 29th, the Monroe Symphony Orchestra will be holding its last concert of this year's season. The Tchaikovsky Spectacular will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Monroe Civic Center. 

The Tchaikovsky Spectacular will include three works by Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, March Slav, and his famous piece Piano Concerto No.1 performed by guest musician Gleb Ivanov. Tchaikovsky is well known for his melodies, and his pieces are found in many movie soundtracks.

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The West Monroe Police Department joins the National “Click-It or Ticket” Campaign for the Month of May 2017. The campaign which is being funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission will focus on sobriety and occupant protection laws every Monday through Friday in the month of May. 

 

The checkpoints will be conducted as follows:

 

• Thursday, April 27, 2017: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Occupant Protection)

• Friday, May 5, 2017:7:00 pm to 1:00 am (Sobriety and Occupant Protection)

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Tuesday May 2nd, the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority is holding the Law Enforcement and Mental Health Symposium. The symposium will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ruston Civic Center.

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