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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. 

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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.

Ouachita Council on Aging

Life is a sum total of all our experiences, our growth and development, our hopes and our disappointments. 

It's a movement from conception to death. We move from one transitory stage of development to the next transitory stage.

As we move through in life, we learn to deal with our life experiences in our own functional or dysfunctional way. 

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Give the Joy of Learning with 90.3 KEDM Public Radio this holiday season!! Your gift to KEDM puts a book in the hands of a child in northeast Louisiana. 

KEDM partnering with the United Way of Northeast Louisiana and the Read, Learn, Succeed program to give books to students in 13 schools in our community.

Riding the Monroe Transit bus will cost more in the coming months, but not as much as was anticipated. A fifty percent increase in fares was proposed at Tuesday's Monroe city council meeting. The council instead decided on a twenty five percent increase.

 Elderly, students and disabled riders will not have to pay more for their trips. 

Monroe Mayor Jaime Mayo wanted fifty percent increase but said the increase of twenty five percent is still a positive step that could help in filling the nearly four million dollar projected budget deficit for next year. 

What is the value of shopping with local merchants this holiday season? Listen to KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World  to find out.  Our "LIVE" public forum featured leaders from business and government answering your questions about how to compete against internet and catalog sales and what that means for our local economy. 

The event was held Tuesday, November 14 at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe. 

New Veteran Service in Louisiana

Nov 21, 2017
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Chapter 51 of the Disabled American Veterans has started a shuttle service to bring disabled veterans to the VA Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. 

The mission of the Disabled American Veterans is to empower veterans to live a a high quality life with respect and dignity. General Claire Chennault shares that, "It is our responsibility to work with veterans to give them the benefits they rightfully deserve." This shuttle service is one way that the Disabled Americans Veterans are ensuring that veterans are being taken care of.

Thank you, O Lord, in this bountiful season for the five senses to relish your world.  

Thank you for the succulent smells of the fruits of the earth in the kitchens of our mothers and wives.

Thank you for the odor of rich delta dirt on a warm, foggy winter morning.

Thank you for the smell of wood smoke, especially that tinted with lighter'd pine.

Thank you for the stew of odors distinct to our rivers and bayous: cypress needles, primal water, life and life-to be.

Leoniods and Leave No Trace

Nov 16, 2017
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Subaru's Leave No Trace Traveling Trainings have made their way to Louisiana to help promote outdoor ethics and safe interactions with wildlife. The trainers, Amanda Jameson and Junaid Dawad, will be at the Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge on Friday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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