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Leesville mayor: Community grateful for outpouring of help – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Emily Burleigh – 2023-08-28 19:44:56

SUMMARY: Mayor Rick Allen of Leesville, Louisiana expressed gratitude for the assistance from various groups during the recent firefighting efforts. Willow Mae Kennedy, a district representative, praised the efficient evacuation of a nursing home, which successfully transported 186 residents to facilities in Lafayette, Shreveport, and Bossier City. The mayor of Pineville, Rich Dupree, sent support by sending firefighters and firetrucks to Leesville. Mayor Friday Ellis of Monroe also provided assistance. Despite recent rainfall, a burn ban is still in place and outdoor activities, including grilling, remain prohibited. The governor visited Vernon Parish to assess the situation and offer necessary supplies.

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Baseball, softball back in swing – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-02-22 11:21:34

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Sempra working to reduce LNG carbon intensity – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rita Lebleu – 2024-02-22 10:52:23

SUMMARY: Sempra Infrastructure is taking steps to lower the carbon intensity of their LNG production at facilities like Cameron LNG in Hackberry. Despite concerns about President Biden's halt on new LNG projects, this will not affect Cameron LNG. The company is pursuing carbon sequestration projects near the Cameron and Port Arthur LNG sites. It has also entered a non-binding preliminary memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japan Bank for International Cooperation to collaborate on energy transition projects, including LNG and hydrogen, to enhance the energy supply chain in the U.S. and Japan. The progress of the projects depends on various approvals and financial decisions.

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Come out and get some gumbo and a gumbowl, too – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rita Lebleu – 2024-02-22 09:58:14

SUMMARY: The Gumbowl event on Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Shearman Fine Arts Annex Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offers the public a unique opportunity to acquire original pottery and savor chicken and sausage or seafood gumbo for $20. Organized by art professor Ken Baskin, the biennial student-driven fundraiser, running for over 25 years, supports student attendance at the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts conference. Ticket sales are on a first-come, first-served basis, with no pre-sale available. Aside from serving delicious food catered by Brick House Catering and Events, the event showcases artistic craftsmanship and aids students' educational pursuits.

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