Community

Coverage of community events and issues.

https://www.facebook.com/Starr-Homeplace-in-Oak-Ridge-145096918859027/

Starr Homeplace's Community Day for the month of September is taking place this Saturday, September 9th. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Community Day will be filled with creative spirits and multiple activities to take part in.

foodbanknela.org

September is the National Hunger Action Month, and the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank has prepared many opportunities over September to serve the hungry in the community. 

In Northeast Louisiana alone there are over 73,000 people facing hunger. The NELA Food Bank is inviting the community to stand up against this fact during the month of September.

The first event of the month will take place September 7th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The community is invited to go eat out at WhataBurger in Monroe that night, and a portion of their proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank.

Monroe Police Chief Exam Process Announced

Sep 7, 2017

The Monroe Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has received official notice from the Office of the State Examiner for Fire & Civil Service, in Baton Rouge, that a posting period and date has been set for the Monroe Police Department Police Chief Exam.

Monroe resident, Amethyst Baird, is looking at a variety of charges after allegedly shooting a Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Agent multiple times earlier this year.

Baird has a history of drug use and has already pled guilty to possession of stolen items and possession of meth. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. 

Baird was also charged with attempted first degree murder after she allegedly shot Wildlife Agent Tyler Wheeler multiple times.

United Way / http://visitvicksburg.com/united-way-true-color-run

If you're looking for a chance to get covered in color and support United Way's mission to improve communities, then September 23rd at 8:00 a.m. join the Vicksburg True Color Run.  The third  annual True Color Run will be held in downtown Vicksburg with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. at 820 South Street. 

Rain Crows

Sep 4, 2017

One definition of the word 'lurk' is to lie in wait in a place of concealment.  Among those birds that spend time along Louisiana bayous, one species in particular can be said to exhibit this behavior as a matter of habit.  Rain crows, often heard but less often seen, are bona fide lurkers as they perch with hunched shoulders that belie a long, graceful neck in a pose that for all the world appears to me an expression of guilt.

http://www.standforhope.org/2017-black--white-ball.html

Saturday, September 16th, the Center for Children and Families is holding its annual signature fundraiser, the Black and White Ball. This year's ball will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Bayou Desiard Country Club. 

D.A.R.E. Youth Fishing Tournament

Aug 30, 2017
OPSO

The annual Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Youth Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017. 

Fishing will begin at 7:00 a.m. until 11:00a.m. and participants may fish any public or private waterway within Ouachita Parish. You do not need to report to the tournament headquarters before fishing. Bring your biggest fish (any species) to the weigh in. 

Ouachita Green / http://watersweep.org/images/watersweepevent/Boat%20filled%20with%20debris.jpg

Saturday, September 9th Ouachita Green is bring the community together with one purpose: to clean. This year's Ouachita Water Sweep will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. across Ouachita Parish.

Wild critters walk, fly and swim among us Louisiana folks.  While all are interesting, a few are downright strange, or at least strange looking.  The unusual appearance of some animals is often caused by skin aberrations usually linked to genetic abnormalities.

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