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U.S. Mint to debut Kisatchie National Forest commemorative quarter in Alexandria

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Pay attention to the quarters in your pocket. You may find a new one that is a tribute to the Kisatche National Forest.

The U.S. Mint officially releases its next quarter April 22 in Alexandria as part of its America the Beautiful Quarters Program. It’s the 27th coin to be released as part of this program that began in 2010 honoring national sites in all 50 states.

Kisatchie National Forest public affairs officer Jim Caldwell says the tail’s side design features a wild turkey in flight over blue stem grass with long leaf pine in the backdrop.

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LeTourneau University in Longview to remember Rwandan genocide

Rwandan ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana is expected to participate in a genocide remembrance ceremony at LeTourneau University.

Rwanda’s ambassador to the U.S. Mathilde Mukantabana will travel to Longview Saturday for a ceremony to remember the country’s horrible genocide 21 years ago.

LeTourneau University business student Charity Mutesi, a native of Rwanda, organized a commemorative walk and ceremony to remember the slaughter that was inflicted on the Tutsi. Some 800,000 people were killed in 100 days.

Mutesi was a toddler when her family fled to Uganda. She wants college students to learn what happened and be more compassionate.

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