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16
Mar

China trip

The Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce hosts a trip to China from Oct. 14- 22.

An orientation meeting is held March 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Leesville.

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Thu
16
Mar

School lunches

The following school lunch menu is for Vernon Parish schools for Monday through March 24.

All meals are served with salad bar and choice of milk:

• Monday: Ham sandwich, pork and beans, macaroni and cheese, pineapple chunks.

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Thu
16
Mar

Intersection restriping affects weekend traffic

FORT POLK, La. — Fort Polk residents and visitors need to keep an especially attentive eye on the installation’s roadways during the rest of March and April as the Directorate of Public Works has several restriping projects slated. The list of intersections affected and tentative schedule includes:

• March 25-26, intersection of Mississippi at Bellrichard and Louisiana at Magnolia avenues.

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Fri
10
Mar

Polk military spouse works to find jobs for others in community

By VIVIAN LOPEZ

Editor’s note: In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the Guardian features a series highlighting the careers of accomplished women that work and serve at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk.

FORT POLK, La. — Stacey Delgado knows from personal experience how difficult it can be for military spouses to find a job and get their careers started.

Fri
10
Mar

Enjoy comedy trio at Fort Polk

FORT POLK, La. — Jamie Kennedy, best known for his roles in such movies as “Dead Poets Society” and the “Scream” franchise, headlines the Army Entertainment Comedy Show slated for March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Fort Polk’s Showboat Theatre.

Joining Kennedy are special guests Jay Phillips and Benji Brown.

Kennedy’s IMDb biography states the actor/producer/director/ comedian was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on May 25, 1970.

 

Fri
10
Mar

March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to recognize the more than 5 million Americans living with disabilities related to traumatic brain injuries.

TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or by a penetrating head injury that disrupts the brain’s normal function, though not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBI contributes to about 30 percent of all U.S. injury deaths each year.

Fri
10
Mar

U.S. Chamber job fair to visit Lake Charles

By ERNIE LOMBARDI

LAKE CHARLES, La. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair comes to Lake Charles, Louisiana March 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall, 900 Lakeshore Dr.

The event is for military veterans, active-duty military, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses.

Fri
03
Mar

Victory Belles sing to Soldiers at Fort Polk Main Post Exchange

By ANGIE THORNE

FORT POLK, La. — Listening to tunes on the radio or other personal technology driven devices is great, but there’s nothing like a live performance. That is especially true when the performance in question is a trio of pretty girls serenading Soldiers.

The Victory Belles, a group of singers representing the World War II Museum in New Orleans, brought a blast from the past to Fort Polk’s Main Post Exchange’s Food Court Feb. 23 as they showcased songs made popular in the 1940s and with a patriotic theme to a lunch time crowd of Soldiers, contractors and Family Members.

 

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Fri
03
Mar

Krewe of Terrific Toddlers take over Mardi Gras play morning

Krewe of Terrific Toddlers take over Mardi Gras play morning

Above: Seven-month-old Ronan O'Connor practices taking steps with a walker toy.

Below: Lyana Ignacio, 1, packs her plate of play food, making sure there are lots of fruits and veggies.

 

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Fri
03
Mar

Black History Month event stresses message of perseverance

By VIVIAN LOPEZ

FORT POLK, La. — Fort Polk Soldiers and community members gathered at the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Gym Feb. 23 for a Black History Month Observance hosted by the 115th Combat Support Hospital.

The celebration was themed after the Booker T. Washington quote, “Success always leaves footprints.” Throughout the event, Soldiers read biographies of prominent African American historical figures.

Reginald Rubin kicked off the event with the National Anthem, followed by Yvonne Manning Smith singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the Black National Anthem. Staff Sgt. Lisa Washington, 115th CSH, also recited Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise.”

 

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