Kristen Payne, KNOE 8 News

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Past articles by Kristen:

Keep your Christmas tree and home safe from fire this holiday season

When choosing a Christmas tree, pick one with fresh, green needles that don’t fall off when touched. → Read More

OCS takes on Southern Lab in state championship game

OCS plays Southern Lab Friday, December 10 in the Caesar's Superdome at noon. → Read More

West Monroe Police share tips to stay safe while holiday shopping

Never shop alone and always pay attention to your surroundings. → Read More

Monroe restaurant to host free meal on Thanksgiving

Clawdaddy's Crawfish and Oyster Bar will open the doors for the free meal this Thursday at 11 a.m. in Monroe. → Read More

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

According to the CDC in 2020, 34.2 million U.S. adults have diabetes. → Read More

Lincoln Parish library could close if millage doesn’t pass on Nov. 13

If this fails to pass, Lincoln Parish will be the only parish in the state to not have a public library. → Read More

3-D archery range open to the public in Lincoln Parish

It's the only archery range open to the public in Lincoln Parish. → Read More

Breast cancer screenings improve at Franklin Parish hospital

A new 3D mammography machine arrived at Franklin Medical Center for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. → Read More

NELA children’s group invites families to experience gardening fun Oct. 16

They hope to plant a seed of passion that will stick with kids as they grow. → Read More

Community steps up to help Ouachita schools, you can too

Businesses or individuals can support a school through donations or volunteering. → Read More

United Way of NELA hurricane relief donations go to Houma and LaPlace

They received 346,668 goods in total and just under $103,000 from monetary donations. → Read More

NELA Celtic Festival set for Oct. 2 in West Monroe

Rain or shine, the festival goes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kiroli Park. Admission is $5 for those 12 and up. → Read More

Sterlington students pray together as part of global event

The Christian-based event is known as ‘See You at the Pole,” and is part of National Day of Student Prayer. → Read More

United Way of NELA seeks volunteers to help young readers grow

Volunteers will read with a student for a school year or write them a letter once a month for six months. → Read More

Monroe National Guard helps with Hurricane Ida relief efforts

The 528th Engineer Battalion in Monroe assisted in south Louisiana with search and rescue and clearing debris. → Read More

NELA food bank invites volunteers back for first time since COVID

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is welcoming back volunteers this month for the first time since the pandemic began. → Read More

Grape Stomp Celebration at Landry Vineyards set for Aug. 28 in West Monroe

There will be live music, local food, grape stomping, wagon tours through the vineyards and more. → Read More

Ouachita Parish Public Library concludes Summer Reading Challenge

Ouachita Parish readers logged over one million pages by the end of the two-month-long challenge. → Read More

Strauss Theatre Center celebrates 90th season in Monroe

The first show of the season is the musical Disaster set to begin Sept. 16. → Read More

West Monroe High School starts with revised first week schedule

Each grade will come in on different days to receive their class schedules. → Read More