• News for Community

    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    The Living Well Foundation announces a Special Funding Cycle to receive applications addressing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This cycle will open April 6, 2020, through the online Grant Application menu on the Foundation’s website, www.livingwellfoundation.net, and will extend through August 15, 2020. Grant awards will be up to $20,000, with an initial allocation by the Foundation up to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
      The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce in partnership with First West School Based Ministries, the Food Bank of NELA and community partners distributed over 700 boxes to families in need in the West Monroe Community. These boxes, generously donated by The Home Depot and assembled by our community volunteers, contained over 19,974 pounds of food, over 21,000 candy filled Easter eggs ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Baton Rouge, La. – Effective today at 5 p.m. – March 24, 2020 – all buildings and overnight facilities at Louisiana State Parks are closed, as are all buildings at all state historic sites. This action is taken for the safety of staff members and the public at these sites, as they encounter the general public on a daily basis. The closure will remain in effect until April 13, and no new ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    United Way of Northeast Louisiana has established the COVID-19 Response Fund to accept donations to support response and recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  United Way of Northeast Louisiana has been a pillar of support for the community for more than 64 years. As our community faces the unprecedented challenge presented by COVID-19, support is needed for the most vulnerable now ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Political
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Out of concern for the health and safety of Ouachita Parish Public Library patrons and staff, all branches will close temporarily to the public at the end of regular business hours on Thursday, March 19 until April 13.  The Library is waiving all overdue fines for items borrowed and/or due between March 13-April 13. Out of an abundance of caution, the Library is requesting that patrons not ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Per the mandate of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued Monday afternoon, the City of West Monroe has made the following announcements in its continued effort to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. Effective Tuesday, March 17, the following City facilities will be closed: • West Ouachita Senior Center • West Monroe Community Center • The Rec • City of West Monroe Utility ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    Louisiana’s statewide 211 network is now answering calls about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. This network is best designed and staffed to handle the large volume of calls from Louisiana residents who are concerned and who have questions about the rapidly-spreading virus.   Anyone looking for information about the COVID-19 outbreak can simply dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno, Jr., Ph.D., released a letter to the students, faculty and staff, providing information on the university’s preparations for the spread of coronavirus.   The president’s letter is as follows:   I want to keep you updated on the latest information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact to campus.   Gov. John Bel Edwards ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Monday, March 09, 2020
    The screening will take place at the school's campus at 715 Cypress St. in West Monroe on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. “The Riot and the Dance II: Water” is the sequel to the 2018 nature documentary, “The Riot and the Dance: Earth.” The sequel focuses on aquatic creatures and their role in a world created by God. View the trailer at https://youtu.be/wXzi9XriRlk The public is invited to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    M3 Physio places your health as our top priority. With the imminent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the Flu as major health concerns, many patients are faced with the impact of suspending physical therapy to limit their exposure risk.  At M3 Physio, we strongly believe this should never be a decision necessary as it is our mission to meet our clients where they are – to get them ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    CHENNAULT MUSEUM TO OPEN DOORS LATE FOR AFTER HOURS SERIESMonroe, La (March 5, 2020) -- Chennault Aviation & Military Museum and The Backyard Street Food & Pub present Chennault Museum After Hours Series part two on March 19, 2020. The Museum, located at 701 Kansas Lane in Monroe, will keep its doors open late for a showing of the documentary Some Call Them Baby Killers… We Call Them Heroes with ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    Queen Sugar selected as Library’s River Reads: One Book, One Ouachita title; author to visit April 23  The Ouachita Parish Public Library has selected Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile as its 15th River Reads: One Book, One Ouachita title. The community reading program will culminate with an author visit on April 23.  Set in contemporary Louisiana, Queen Sugar tells the story of African American ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    The classic Robert Lewis Stevenson tale of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” comes to life on stage at the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Brown Auditorium for four performances, March 19, 20 21 and 22.    “Jekyll & Hyde” The Musical, presented by the ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts, is the epic struggle between good and evil featuring a thrilling score of pop-rock hits from multi-Grammy- ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    We are looking to add an outstanding AmeriCorps Program Officer to our team!  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/2736116/contracts-grants-reviewer-1-2-3  The AmeriCorps Program Officer (Contract/Grants Reviewer) reports to the Senior AmeriCorps Program Officer and is responsible for monitoring federal AmeriCorps grants and providing training and technical assistance to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Political
    Friday, February 28, 2020
    Small Business Awards Luncheon 2020   The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce will once again host their annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from Noon to 1 p.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center.   The WMWO Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Glenwood Regional Medical Center and Paramount Healthcare, is an opportunity for ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, February 17, 2020
    The University of Louisiana Monroe President’s Academy is a distinguished program for a select group of highly motivated high school students. Limited to only 65 students, President’s Academy provides real-world learning opportunities at local businesses and hospitals with professionals in the field. This year, the President’s Academy is June 14-19. The five-day externship program includes ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Nick J. Bruno, Jr., Ph.D., the University of Louisiana Monroe’s eighth president, announced Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2020, he will retire at the end of June.   In an email to ULM employees and students, Bruno wrote, “Due to my love for this institution and this job, it was one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make during my nearly 45 years in higher education.”   Bruno stated the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release

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