Community

Coverage of community events and issues.

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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Sunday, February 26th the Red Carpet Rendezvous will be taking place at the West Monroe Convention Center from 7 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This gala-style fundraiser is coinciding with the airing of the 89th annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award show. 

Last week concerned local citizens attended KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The event featured a panel of local experts to answer questions about reducing waste going into our landfill.

The discussion includes information on curbside recycling and where to take items for reuse.

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Saturday, February 18th the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade will take place at 6:00 p.m. The floats will make their way through downtown West Monroe and Monroe throughout the course of the night.

While the main parade does not start until 6:00 p.m. Saturday night, Mardi Gras activities will be going on throughout the day. There will be a Kid's Parade at the Pecanland Mall starting at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Pet Parade at 2:00 p.m. in downtown West Monroe. 

The Krewe of Janus Parade will roll through the streets of the Twin Cities this weekend. The parade starts at 6:00 pm in West Monroe and then crosses into Monroe via the Lee Joyner Bridge. 

The theme for this years parade is Around the World with Janus. 

The Grand Marshal of the parade is Dillon Day. Day is a tackle for the Denver Broncos and played football at West Monroe High School.

The Krewe of Janus was established in 1984. It was organized by the Twin Cities’ Jaycees and became an independent organization in 1989.

ULM OPI

Soccer player Mia Hamm and artistic gymnast Shawn Johnson, will share their unique stories at the University of Louisiana Monroe as part of this year’s Lyceum Series held on Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in ULM’s Brown Auditorium. Hamm and Johnson are both retired after outstanding professional careers, with seven Olympic medals between the two of them.

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Friday, February 17th, Geneva Academy is hosting its annual fundraiser, the Wig and Stache Bash. This 1920's themed party will be held at the Vantage Banquet Hall in downtown Monroe from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

When people toss things out, many items can still be recycled or reused. Josh Tolleson at Goodwill Industries explains how Goodwill reuses and recycles items that are unwanted.  

KEDM Policy and a Pint will be held Tuesday, Feburary 7th, at 5:30 PM at Doe's Eat Place, 300 Washington Street in Monroe.

The public is invited to our open forum to discuss recycling and reducing waste. 

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