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Grambling alumni
to be honored Feb. 25
The Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville will host a special reception on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m., to recognize Grambling State University honors graduates.
The event, presented by the Grambling State University Honors College and Office of Continuing Education, will recognize selected local Grambling alumni who have graduated from the Honors College and those who have been supportive of the Honors College. The public is invited to the free event.
Honorees for the day will be David W. Cain, Gerry Clark, Mildred Ferguson, Courtland Fields, Jared Ford, Sheronda Hill, Dalton Hogue Jr., Rickenzie Johnikin, Dr. Raegan Nation, Geormar Owens, Bruce Payne, Larry Payne, the late Willis Reed, Willie E. Rivers, Charles Sawyer, Jada Starks, Dr. Renee Tatum Walters, and Amber Williams.
Special features will be music by the Main Street Band and a skit by local children who will depict the younger version of the honorees as they rose from humble beginnings and achieved success.
Union Museum of History and Art is located at 211 N. Main St., Farmerville. The museum is showcasing Grambling State University during the month of February.

Native American leader
speaks Feb. 29 at museum
John Barbry, a prominent figure among Native American leaders in Louisiana, will give a public presentation in the Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville on Thursday, February 29, at 5 p.m.
Barbry, who heads the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Language and Culture Revitalization Program, will discuss the work of his organization. The museum is located at 211 N. Main Street, Farmerville.
Barbry is a Research Supervisor in the manuscripts division at the Historic New Orleans Collection and was the first Native American archivist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in 1993. He earned a B.A. in Music Education from McNeese State University and an M.A. in History from the University of New Orleans.

to be held in Marion
There will be an XLR8 RECOVERY meeting held at the former Marion High school gymnasium at 3062 Taylor Street in Marion on Tuesday.
XLR8 meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 pm at the gynasium.
XLR8 is a community connection for addicts or others in support of their recovery efforts.
XLR8 RECOVERY is a recognized community connection point for the Union Parish Drug Court. Richard Hinkle is the facilitator, and the Accelerated Christian Training Syllabus is used.

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