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Coverage of community events and issues.

Louisiana Ferries

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Louisiana's bayous and rivers have long been considered blessings and banes, depending on one's preferred mode of transportation.  In a land laced with aquatic arteries, streams were the only practical means of conveyance for centuries.  Only when colonial authorities began planning a system of roads to facilitate European settlement and economic development did the waterways become appreciated as substantial barriers to progress.

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The Biedenharn Museum and Garden's will be holding its 27th annual Garden Symposium and Plant Sale the weekend of April 21st and 22nd. Friday, the 21st, will hold the symposium followed by the plant sale on the 22nd.

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Saturday, March 25th, the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation is holding its  Delta Spring Ramble. Registration for the Ramble will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Poverty Point, and the event begins at 10:00 a.m.

Swamp Sleep

Mar 20, 2017

Swamps sleep naked and are slow to awaken.  Long after green-up in the uplands, deep overflow swamps that sustain Louisiana bayous and rivers remain quiescent, prolonging winter dormancy until the threat of natural spring flooding has past.

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St. Patrick's Day, March 17th Enoch's Irish Pub and Cafe is hosting the 12th annual fundraiser for the St. Vincent DePaul Community Pharmacy. 

Joann Crone of  St. Vincent DePaul Community Pharmacy shares that the mission of the pharmacy is, " to provide prescription medication free of charge to those that have no other means of acquiring it." Since it opened in April 1999, the pharmacy has given away 20 million dollars worth of free medication.

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Thanks so much to everyone who made the KEDM Director's Gala for Pippin a success! 

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Ouachita Green is always in the business of keeping Ouachita Parish clean. This weekend, in affiliation with Keep America Beautiful, they are promoting the Great American Clean Up. Saturday, March 18th, community members are invited to help clean up the community from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

It can't be spoken in soft words for there is no other way to put it.  Whether you are for it or against it, the recent sea change in American politics has led to an all-out assault on this country's long-held environmental policies and laws.  Barring effective pushback, a future of drastic change seems certain for our biotic natural resources.

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The Monroe Symphony League is hosting their Spring Book Sale this Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th, and again the following weekend.  The Book Sale will take place in two buildings located at 320 North 4th Street. 

  The Spring Book Sale will have books of all categories from cookbooks to fantasy to nonfiction and are priced at about a tenth of the retail price with some books for only a dime. Along with books, there will also be magazines, sheet music, and CDs.

Living Well Foundation

Tuesday, March 7, the Living Well Foundation will be holding it's annual Update to the Community Luncheon. The Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center.

The Living Well Foundation was created through the sale of Glenwood Regional Medical Center in 2006. The proceeds of the sale were invested, and the Living Well uses the interest of this money to serve the community through providing grants and starting initiatives. 

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