News Briefs

Health Expo
set for April 13
The Town of Farmerville will host a Health Expo April 13.
Local and regional health care professionals will be on hand to discuss health issues of concern to those in attendance.
The Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Willie Davis Jr. Recreation Center at 116 Cox Ferry Road in Farmerville.
The Expo is sponsored by Union General Hospital, Reeves Memorial Medical Center, AmeriHealth Caritas and Louisiana HealthCare Connections.

Library to offer one-day women’s self-defense class
A one-day self defense class will be held at the Union Parish Library Saturday from 3-5 p.m.
Girls below age 15 must be accompanied by an adult, who is not obligated to participate but must be on the premises during the class.
The library is located at 202 W Jackson St in Farmerville. Call 368-9226 for more information.

Annual CleanUP day
set for April 27
The annual CleanUP day, when parish churches, businesses and organizations of all types spend a day picking up trash around the parish, is set for April 27.
The yearly community effort is coordinated by the Keep Union Beautiful organization.
To register for the event, groups should choose a section of parish roadway and email to let them know where your group will be working.
While supplies last, t-shirts will be provided to registered volunteers. Groups should include in their registration email the sizes needed to outfit their team.
Trash bags will be provided, also while supplies last, and will be available for pick up beginning April 22.

LA Tech history
exhibit ends April 12
Stunning memorabilia from Louisiana Tech University is now showcased in the Union Museum of History and Art until April 12.
Tech’s “Traditions and Treasures” exhibit, sponsored by Origin Bank, focuses on the university’s history through carefully selected items from the university’s archives.
Founded in 1894, the university currently has more than 11,000 students. Tech is a four-year selective admissions research university awarding bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. In addition to its main campus in Ruston, Louisiana Tech offers degree programs to civilians and military service members on Barksdale Air Force Base, and has a new Academic Success Center in Bossier City.

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