The West Monroe Chapter of the Women of Moose  is collaborating with the Safe Surfin' organization to provide a free child and senior ID event. This free ID event will take place Friday, October 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the West Monroe Moose Lodge.

Shannon Rider from Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement shares information on the different types of mosquitoes in our area and how to steer clear of bites this mosquito season.

When trying to avoid mosquitoes, it is important to take action. Shannon shares that wearing longer sleeves, lighter colors, EPA approved repellant, and avoiding scented lotions and perfumes can all help keep the mosquitoes away. Making sure that there is no standing water around you house in buckets or other containers can also help reduce the amount of mosquitoes around your house.

The West Monroe Police Department joins the National “Click-It or Ticket” Campaign for the Month of May 2017. The campaign which is being funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission will focus on sobriety and occupant protection laws every Monday through Friday in the month of May. 


The checkpoints will be conducted as follows:


• Thursday, April 27, 2017: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Occupant Protection)

• Friday, May 5, 2017:7:00 pm to 1:00 am (Sobriety and Occupant Protection)