Community

Coverage of community events and issues.

One in four teens have experiences bullying in middle or high school, and over 160,000 students do not want to go to school because of their fear of bullies.

October is bullying awareness month, and the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana is raising awareness throughout the community by proclaiming "Bully Proof Day" on October 19. 

The Children's Coalition charges the community to wear orange to show support for victims of bullying. Local schools are showing their support by hosting a balloon release with encouraging messages tied to them.

Velvet Ants

Oct 17, 2016

Boys are impressionable creatures.  They hone in on pronouncements that combine adventure and danger.  Such was my experience many years ago when I was warned by elders to avoid at all costs an insect with the moniker "cow killer."  How could such a beast in our midst not be a call to action?  It was claimed that the sting was so terrible that it could dispatch a healthy cow.  I set out to catch one in a Mason jar.  

Friends of Black Bayou is hosting its 20th annual Fall Celebration on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

"Friends of Black Bayou's purpose is to support the mission of the refuge," says President Bob Eisenstadt. "We're an event planning and fundraising wing that's here to support the refuge however we can, whether through time or finances."

The Ouachita Council on Aging together with C.A.B.L.E.( Community's Acting to Benefit Louisiana's Elderly)  is putting on the sixth annual Theresa Marsala Memorial Heart Walk. This event is at the Ouachita Council on Aging on Friday October 14th from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. 

C.A.B.L.E. was started through the governor's office, and helps spread more awareness about the needs of the elderly in the community. 

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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.

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