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Coverage of community events and issues.

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KEDM hosts Policy and a Pint today at 6:00 p.m.  The topic of discussion is public art.

Anne Bloxom Smith of the Monroe Garden District Alliance serves as a panelist in the discussion. Smith said the Garden District could be enhanced by public art projects but they must meet historical and community standards.  

Smith said the biggest problem with public art is upkeep. She says the care of public art must be thought about before art is installed.  

Policy and a Pint begins with a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m.  and discussion at 6:00 p.m.

This year's Homecoming week is set to be one of the most exciting that ULM has had yet. The theme this year, Home Is Where the Hawk Is, brings together current students and falculty with alumni to celebrate why they love this university. 

From registering to vote, cuddling with puppies, and free food, the students are well taken care of this week. Alumni are also being accounted for with a luncheon, reception, and awards ceremony. 

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Subtitles are not keeping people away as the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Humanities continues its French Film Festival with Danton, Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Stubbs Hall, room 100.

Balloon Releases

Oct 10, 2016

Louisiana.  Across the country we are known for our moss-draped cypress trees, slow meandering bayous, antebellum homes, spicy cooking... and litter.  In spite of our wonderful assets, our litter liability is one thing most visitors remember.  Everyone is impacted.

 

Starr Homeplace present their last Community Day of the season this Saturday October 8th. Community Days allow the people of Northeast Louisiana to come together and enjoy the outdoors and reflect on a simpler time of life. 

The Wellspring Alliance

The Wellspring's upcoming event Hope in the Light of Day is Northeast Louisiana's kickoff for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Food and Wine Festival / NLAC

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council presents this year's North Delta Food and Wine Festival. This event caters to foodies and wine lovers alike.

Starlings

Oct 3, 2016

That humans are increasingly impacting the natural world is beyond question.  Our influence often comes by way of odd and sinuous paths.  Consider that the presence of one very common but non-native and often harmful bird species in Louisiana can be attributed to William Shakespeare.

 

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A group of Monroe residents are suing the owner of White Oaks landfill for the reoccurring foul smell sweeping the area. 

Leading the charge of disturbed residents is Alan Brockman who started the campaign on Facebook when he was able to get 300 citizens to sign a petition in support of a lawsuit against White Oaks. 

"For the past couple months I've walked outside my house in the morning and got hit with a smell that the first time smelled like a gas leak at my house," said Brockman. 

Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival.

Northeast Louisiana's Celtic Festival is ready to start its 13th year of celebrating Celtic culture.  Kiroli Park will be hosting this festival Saturday October 1, from 7 a.m to 10 p.m. 

Tom McCandlish, membership director of the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce,  says the festival is something many people look forward to each year. The festival features vendors along with traditional Irish and Scottish live music.  Bands featured this year include Smithfield Fair, Emerald Accent, and Jim Flanagan. 

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