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Forsythe Fire Station Temporairly Closed

Oct 12, 2017
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Monroe City Fire Chief Terry Williams announces the temporary closure of the Forsythe Fire Station (#6), effective immediately, due to a recent report of mold in the station. The mediation process should be completed by October 23rd, at which time we expect the station to re-open and be fully operational.  

In 2014, 19-year-old Jessica Chambers was found on fire on a back road near Courtland, Mississippi. She was severely burned on 98 percent of her body and later passed away at a hospital.

Suspect Quinton Tellis is being tried for the murder of Chambers. If convicted, Tellis will have a life in prison sentence.

 In 2015, Tellis allegedly stabbed and killed a graduate student from the University of Louisiana at Monroe over 30 times because she refused to give him the PIN to her debit card.

The ULM grad student was identified as 34-year-old Meing-Chen Hsiao.

Pamela Denmon, USFWS

Many events end with the release of balloons. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says balloon releases are damaging to the environment yet organized balloon releases continue to occur.  The USFWS often finds animals stuck in the strings or ingesting the balloon. 

Ann Bloxom Smith of Monroe works with Friends Of Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge. Tonight at 6:00 p.m. she will propose to the Monroe City Council an ordinance to ban the release of balloons. 

Monica Boudreaux / Friends of Black Bayou

The National Wildlife Refuge Week comes to a close Saturday, October 14th, and Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge will be ending it with its twentieth annual Fall Celebration. The celebration will begin at 8 a.m. with a fun run/walk and other activities beginning at 10 a.m. 

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Our Fall Membership Drive was a real team effort!

A lot of station staff and volunteers worked overtime during the drive. But the most important members of the team were the many listeners like you who called to join or to renew their memberships. Thank you for working to make a better station and a better northeast Louisiana!

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Tuesday, October 10th, kicks off the second annual Coca-Cola Week at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. This week will be filled with coke related activities for all ages and special opportunities for visitors. 

Fall Colors

Oct 9, 2017

Every autumn a multitude of people in the northern hemisphere contributes billions of dollars to local economies in order to look at brightly colored leaves.  The attraction, when green leaves of hardwood trees turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange, red, and purple, is a result of chemistry pure and simple.  Well - simple to a chemist maybe.

Update 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 16:

Due to regulatory issues, the Friends of KEDM Fall Beer Tasting has been postponed. Listen to 90.3 KEDM and watch KEDM.org for updates on rescheduling for Spring 2018.

Celebrate life at the Friends of KEDM Fall Beer Tasting Thursday, October 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.!

Taste some beers, have some laughs, and meet some new friends! This community gathering and fundraiser benefits KEDM Public Radio.

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Saturday, October 7th, the West Monroe Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the fourteenth annual Celtic Festival. The festival will be held at Kiroli Park from 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Thanksgiving 2011
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Congratulations to Maria Huckabay of Monroe, winner of the Thanksgiving Feast!

Take a break from the stress and mess of the holidays! Make a gift to KEDM during the Fall Membership Drive, and you'll be entered to win a Thanksgving Feast from KEDM!

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