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Local Certified Public Accountant John Cameron recently received the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants’ (LCPA) 2014 Distinguished Public Service Award. Presented jointly by the LCPA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the award is the highest honor for public service leadership, impact, involvement and innovation a Louisiana CPA can earn. 

  A West Monroe native, Cameron has served community organizations for over three decades. Cameron is also devoted to improving the academic, economic, and cultural climate of his community.

Attorney George Britton collapsed Wednesday morning at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse, a victim of an apparent heart attack. St. Francis hospital confirms he is in critical but stable condition.

Monroe Police have a suspect in custody accused of shooting a fellow resident of Francis Towers early Tuesday morning.

Discovering What Works In Parenting

Jan 13, 2015
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Parenting can be a challenge.  Finding what works depends on several factors.  This weekend, the Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana hosts the "What Works" conference at the Monroe Civic Center.

"It's really important that all children have caring adults in their lives," said Coalition Executive Director Lynn Clark.  "We've reached out to educators, nurses, social workers, and others to create a nurturing environment in their professional lives for children."

One of the most under-appreciated native trees in Louisiana grows in every parish, is important to wildlife, and has a fascinating local history. During the Autumn it is one of our most colorful trees as leaves on the same tree may be purple, burgundy, orange and yellow.

  (adapted from Flora and Fauna of the Civil War by Kelby Ouchley, LSU Press)

The Druids thought it peculiar also. As you are traveling around the next few days, scan the tops of the leafless hardwood trees and look for the dark green clumps of mistletoe. Now contemplate just how they cam about growing in the loftiest boughs of our tallest oaks.

    

Gardening Through The Ages

Jan 12, 2015
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Every generation passes along it's share of folklore and fact when it comes growing a garden.  Peter Hatch,  former Director of Gardens at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, is the keynote speaker in the Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners' Association 5th Annual January Seminar on Saturday.   He presents an informative lecture based on his book, A Rich Spot Of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Gardens.  

Intake Site Sought For Area Homeless

Jan 9, 2015
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The plight of the homeless is an issue where some local organizations want to make a difference in the new year.  Continuum of Care Coalition's Sarah Johnson says she's hopeful of developing a centralized intake site in Monroe.

ULM Honors Veterans

Nov 22, 2014
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The University of Louisiana at Monroe hosted a Veteran's Day ceremony Tuesday in the ULM Library Conference Center.  Louisiana National Guard Brigadier General Dr. Charles Chappuis gave a keynote address during the ceremony.  ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno recognized veterans in a pinning ceremony that concluded the program.

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