–Drax Biomass Inc. and the American Forest Foundation (AFF) today announced a multi-year project to invest in the future of small family landowners around Drax’s Morehouse BioEnergy facility in Northeast Louisiana.The five-year, $1.1 million project – the “Morehouse Family Forests Initiative” (MFFI) – will provide landowners with the tools and resources to implement forest management practices that can…

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Morehouse Economic Development Corporation participated in the   2017 Ag Expo on January 13 & 14 this year to promote the area.   The event generated interest in Chemin-a-haut park and a number  of business contacts were made. It was estimated that the attendance  generated as many as 10,000 contacts throughout the two day event. The effort is…

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Louisiana’s 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., left, listens to Drax Biomass Plant Manager Richard Lamb as Lamb describes the company’s operations in Morehouse Parish By Scott Henderson (Bastrop Daily Enterprise – Bastrop) Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. toured the Drax Biomass facility in north Morehouse Parish on Thursday morning, along with several members of the…

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GLOSTER, Miss.—Drax Biomass, one of the largest employers in Amite County, has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross Mississippi Region to assist with flood-related disaster relief efforts in Southwest Mississippi and Louisiana. The Red Cross is working closely with federal, state and local agencies, as well as other non-profit organizations, to coordinate relief efforts…

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Cotton Trails Arts and Crafts Show will host Show at Fairgrounds Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th  If you are interested in participating Please call (318) 281-1406 or e-mail bastropfairgrounds@gmail.com to request and application. Applications will be considered no later than October 21, 2016

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BASTROP, LA –Drax Biomass (http://draxbiomass.com/) today hosted a group of almost 20 forestry experts from around the world for a first-hand look at pellet manufacturing operations at the company’s Morehouse BioEnergy facility.Commissioned in 2015, this state-of-the-art facility produces compressed wood pellets from sustainably sourced wood for use as a low-carbon alternative to coal. The group…

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Bastrop, La.—Drax Biomass, one of the largest employers in Morehouse Parish, today donated $10,000 to Bastrop-based Care and Hope Ministry to assist victims of the recent flooding. The funds will support Care and Hope Ministry’s ongoing relief efforts, which include providing shelter to displaced residents in the First Baptist Church’s gym, offering free clothes and household…

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The MEDCO booth at the 2016 Home Expo on the weekend of February 20 & 21 promoted homes and activities in Morehouse Parish at the popular regional event. The Northeast Louisiana Home Builders hosts the annual event at the Monroe Civic Center. Bob Green, Kay King, Kathy Lenard, Terry Moore Jack Scoggins and Puddin Young…

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Pictured, Loe Dunn, MEDCO Board Member, Bill Bryan, DG Foods and Kay King,  MEDCO CEO By Ashley Mott On Tuesday, the Morehouse Economic Development Corporation hosted its annual luncheon, an event which focused primarily on its stated theme “A Parish on the Rise.” “Morehouse Parish is an outstanding community with great people,” Chairman Leo Nelson said…

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Snyder Museum at 1620 East Madison in Bastrop will display Bayou Pixel Shooters Photography Club “Photographer’s Choice” exhibit which features a variety photographic art work. Open Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 to 4:00. Exhibit runs through end of August. for contact information and other events Visit: www.snydermuseum.com

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