Wreaths Across America grows with your help

As we are now in the slow-down period of Wreaths Across America fund raising, the ORLRS/Rhymes Library Board and WAA Coordinator wants to thank you all for the unwavering commitment to the mission and work of WAA. 

No matter the number of wreaths purchased and laid on gravesites of veterans all across Northeast Louisiana, the mission message of Remember, Honor and Teach is being shared in communities all across the area, and that is the real goal for us as Americans to honor veterans who served with honor and courage.

Arrests made in Oak Grove shooting

Three Oak Grove men have been charged with murder and attempted murder.

Two teens from Oak Grove met a group of individuals at the Oak Grove Rodeo Arena for an unknown reason at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20.   During this interaction with the suspects, 17-year-old Chandler C. Erskine of Oak Grove and another teenager were shot.  Erskine was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other teenager was airlifted to a local hospital in serious condition.

Frost sentenced to 225 years over murder

Judge Steve Dean sentenced Monteco Frost of Monroe to 225 years in prison on Jan. 9, District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced.  

Frost was convicted of first degree murder, three counts of attempted first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit first degree murder in September 2018.

Brightening up Barksdale

A mural created by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Johnson, a munitions technician assigned to the 707th maintenance squadron, decorates the walls of the 307th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight building at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Since becoming a Reserve Citizen Airman, Johnson has created several different designs for units around the 307th Bomb Wing.

Richland woman explores art in Air Force

For some, the dream of utilizing a professional career to pursue a personal passion is just that…a dream.  But Staff Sgt. Ashley Johnson, has turned that ideal into her every-day reality.

Johnson, the daughter of Carolyn Johnson of Shreveport and the granddaughter of Frances Frey of Rayville, is a mechanical ordinance technician with the 707 Maintenance Squadron. She has leveraged her career as a Reserve Citizen Airman to further her goals as an artist.  In fact, she has been able to combine her passion for art and her service to country on several different occasions.


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