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Hope Young

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Monroe, LA, United States

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Past articles by Hope:

ULM student awarded grant to study climate change and chenier forests

Nautica Jones is investigating the effects of climate change and invasive species on the remaining chenier forests of southern Louisiana → Read More

ULM professor awarded patent for cancer-fighting discoveries

Girish Shah has received a U.S. Patent for his discoveries which could significantly impact how certain cancers are treated. → Read More

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra takes the stage at ULM Friday

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra makes a tour stop in Monroe Friday with a performance at Brown Auditorium at the University of Louisiana Monroe. → Read More

OCA 48th Christmas Bazaar is Saturday

Diane Gaines of the Ouachita Council on Aging reminds us that the wonderful Christmas bazaar is almost here. Diane writes: The Ouachita Council on Aging’s 48th Annual “Christmas Bazaar and Art Sale” is Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., 2407 Ferrand Street, Monroe. There will be more than 50 tables of handmade crafts and gift items for sale, ranging from baby booties, to bird feeders, to… → Read More

PAWS serving Martinis for Mutts on Oct. 27

PAWS of Northeast Louisiana is presenting the 4th Annual Martinis for Mutts vodka-tasting fundraiser (among many other adult beverage options) from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27. The event will be at Chef Pat Nolan's Catering, 605 Louisville Ave., along with partners Glazer’s and NEAT. Admission is $20 before the event (online sales end at 11 p.m. Oct. 26) or $25 at the door (only those aged 21 or older will… → Read More

There’s some spooky stuff out there

We’re looking for scary scenes in NELA. → Read More

Storm Spotters classes Monday at LDCC

Louisiana Delta Community College, the National Weather Service-Shreveport and KNOE are sponsoring two storm spotters classes on Monday. → Read More

Fire Prevention Week 5K Saturday

As part of Fire Prevention Week 2016, on Saturday the Monroe Fire Department will be hosting its annual 5K Run/Walk at Forsythe Park. → Read More

Need legal advice? ‘Lawyers in Libraries’ is Oct. 27

Ouachita Parish Public Library Partners with La. State Bar Association and La. Library Association to host "Lawyers in Libraries" on Oct. 27. The Ouachita Parish Public Library, in partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Library Association is presenting its second annual “Lawyers in Libraries” statewide program on Thursday, Oct. 27. Attorney Tommy Fields will hold… → Read More

A special birthday, pink rewards and an independence celebration

Vestal Humphreys Phelps of Monroe, celebrated her 90th birthday at a reception on Sept. 4, hosted by her sons, Dwight Phelps and Dennis Phelps. The event was at First Baptist Church of West Monroe, where she has been a member for more than 60 years. Mrs. Phelps is the wife of the late Vaughn Phelps. Mrs. Phelps is a 1943 graduate of Ouachita Parish High School. Pink rewards at Catfish Charlie’s… → Read More

Thursday sports dinner honors local icons

The Sports Greats Dinner is at 5:45 p.m. Thursday in the Willie Davis Recreation Center, 116 Cox Ferry Rd., Farmerville. → Read More

Families Helping Families Touch a Truck is Oct. 15

The first annual “Touch-A-Truck”- Trick or Treat Event benefiting Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15 → Read More

P.E.O. Chapter AE turns back time

As the new vice president of P.E.O. Chapter AE, the always creative Margaret Brock selected a “step back in time.” → Read More

MGC members honored at Silver Tea

Charles and June Poole opened their lovely home to members of the Monroe Garden Club recently for that organization’s annual Silver Tea. Chairing the event were June Poole, Charlotte Goodwin, Rosemary Harrison, → Read More

It’s Ark-La-Miss Fair time! 41st fair is Thursday-Oct 2

The 41st Annual Ark-La-Miss Fair opens Thursday for 10 days of rides, midway games, exhibits and carnival food. → Read More

Fundraiser Friday for Franciscan Foundation in the Holy Land

The fundraiser, Invest in Christianity in the Holy Land, supporting the Franciscan Foundation is 7 p.m. Friday at Bella Stanza, 231 DeSiard St. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the door. The special guest is Father Peter Vasko, president of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (www.ffhl.org), an organization created to provide a worldwide voice for Christians living in… → Read More

An Afternoon Tea in downtown WM on Sept. 25

The Spice & Tea Exchange and The Hamilton House Inn will host a fall Afternoon Tea on Sunday, Sept. 25 to benefit the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group. → Read More

Race for the Cure Saturday at Forsythe Park

Forsythe Park will be filled with shades of pink Saturday morning for the Northeast Louisiana Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. → Read More

Jesse James Outlaw Roundup Saturday in Oak Grove

Return to yesteryear in Oak Grove on Saturday at the 12th Annual Jesse James Outlaw Roundup Festival 2016. → Read More

Gyro sale starts Wednesday at Greek Orthodox Church

Big Fat Gyro Sale is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday at St.s Constantine and Helen Church. → Read More