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Merchants & Farmers Bank promoting financial literacy through comics

By Emily Burleigh Merchants & Farmers Bank has collaborated with Marvel Comics and Visa to nurture financial literacy ...

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Patriot Brigade takes time to forge resilient warriors

By Chuck Cannon The motto of Fort Johnson is “Forging the Warrior Spirit.” The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th ...

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Martha ‘Ann’ Wilrye drives students to school, teaches when she gets there

By Emily Burleigh Martha “Ann” Wilrye, 38, has always loved to help. It has been her passion for ...

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Leesville Volunteers of the Year: ‘We love this community’

By Emily Burleigh Chris and Jennifer Ausbun are the city of Leesville’s Volunteers of the Year. The couple ...

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Jessica Veulema: Education the only career right for me

By Emily Burleigh Jessica Veuleman has a gift for instilling the love of writing in her fifth-grade students. ...

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Louisiana Lions Camp gets some TLC from Corvias volunteers

By Emily Burleigh Volunteers with Corvias Property Management at Fort Johnson recently spent two Saturdays repairing camp facilities ...

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Vernon school lunch menus April 15-19

The following menus for April 15-19 for Vernon schools have been submitted by supervisors of food services. Menus ...

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Krystal Smith: Being an educator is her calling

By Emily Burleigh Krystal Smith, 39, played “a lot of school” when she was growing up. Her favorite ...

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Local Authors Autograph Party to celebrate literary successes

By Emily Burleigh The inaugural Local Authors Autograph Party is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, ...

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Leesville Fire Department makes city history with Class 3 rating

By Emily Burleigh For the first time in the city of Leesville’s history, the Leesville Fire Department has ...

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SW La.’s eclipse forecast cloudy, wet

Those who hope to witness Monday’s total solar eclipse may see the sun obscured by clouds and rainfall ...

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Fastwyre plans grand opening celebration

Special to the News Leader Fastwyre Broadband, a premier provider of affordable, reliable high-speed internet service delivered through ...

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House Education Committee advances 10 Commandments bill

By Piper Naudin | LSU Manship School News Service The House Education Committee voted 10-3 Thursday to advance ...

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Local Authors Autograph Party set for April 13

In celebration of National Library Week on Saturday, April 13, the Vernon Parish Library will host a Local ...

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Army Emergency Relief 2024 campaign kicks off with day of fun

By Porsha Auzenne | Fort Johnson Public Affairs Office Fort Johnson kicked off the 2024 Army Emergency Relief campaign ...

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Jeremy Deamon has a ‘passion for educating the youth of tomorrow and seeing them become successful’

By Emily Burleigh Jeremy Deamon, 37, instills values in his students that will guide them into a life ...

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Kennedy announces $5.2 million in flood protection aid for Vernon, Calcasieu

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,204,785 in Federal Emergency ...

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Vernon School Board voices opposition to education savings accounts

By Emily Burleigh The Vernon Parish School Board has expressed opposition to the education savings account legislation that ...

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Cleco power customers eligible to receive energy saving resources

By Emily Burleigh Through an energy efficiency program called Power Wise, Cleco Power Customers are eligible to receive ...

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Work continues on Leesville airport projects

By Emily Burleigh Work on the Leesville Municipal Airport is still in progress. At the Leesville City Council ...