LA Delta Community College Registration Begins

LA Delta Community College registration begins for Summer and Fall Semesters. Please visit the Bastrop Campus of LDCC at 729 Kammell Street Bastrop for information on Practical Nursing (16 month Program), Business Office Technology, CNATech/Phlemotomy or Welding. For more career information call 318-283-0836 and ask for Joe Mansour, Campus Director or Janice McDougal, Coordinator for Student…

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Bussey Brake Improvments on Tract for 2018 Opening

By Scott Henderson  Improvements continue to be completed at Bussey Brake, a site officials hope will one day soon be a prime fishing site again. With the closure of the International Paper Company Mill in Bastrop, the lakes primary purpose to serve as an emergency water supply for the mill was no longer needed, The…

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Two North Louisiana Communities Names Among Top Micropolitans

Two North Louisiana Communities Named Among Top Micropolitans Release by North Louisiana Economic Partnership Media Contract:  Christine Rambo,   SVP NLEP Business Development & Communications BASTROP-NATCHITOCHES, LA Bastrop and Natchitoches in North Louisiana have been named among the nation’s top 100 micropolitans for economic development by Site Selection magazine, a leading economic development journal. A micropolitan is a statistical…

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Drax Biomass, American Forest Foundation launch initiative

–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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Ag Expo generates interest in Morehouse Parish

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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Congressman Ralph Abraham tours Drax Biomass

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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Drax Biomass Announces $10,000 towards Mississippi and Louisiana Flood Relief Effort

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 scheduled for Fall

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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International Forestry Experts Visit Drax Biomass Morehouse Wood Pellet Mill

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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Drax Biomass partners with Care and Hope Ministry to provide relief to Morehouse Parish flood victim

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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