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Governor Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain continue their listening tour with farmers today with stops in Ferriday and Slaughter. The tour started earlier this week as the two elected officials held meetings in Mooringsport and Bastrop to hear about concerns within the agriculture industry. Edwards says producers are worried that state budget cuts are impacting agriculture research at LSU and Southern.

 

Edwards says soybean farmers are also pushing for funding so the Red River can be dredged in northwest Louisiana to help with shipping costs.

NELA Medical Clinics Receive Grants From HHS

Jul 6, 2017
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Three medical centers in north Louisiana will benefit from nearly $5.1 million in combined grants awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc., in Bastrop has received $1,025,840.

Primary Health Services Center in Monroe has received $2,318,475.

Winn Community Health Center in Winnfield has received $1,713,013.

Congressman Ralph Abraham says the grants will help the medical centers continue to provide health services to patients who use their facilities.

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to bring rain and some wind to northeast Louisiana. The remnants of the storm should move out of the area by the end of the weekend. Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

FINAL BULLETIN ON CINDY -- 10 a.m. Thursday

...CINDY WEAKENS BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE...

SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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The following schools are closed on Monday:

 Morehouse Parish Schools

 Prairie View Academy

 LaSalle Parish Schools

 Franklin Parish Schools

Bastrop Bank Robbed

Dec 15, 2016

The Ouachita Independent Bank (OIB) in Bastrop was robbed on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the incident occured  at 3:30 p.m. in the bank's lobby. A teller was approached by an African-American man who said he had a gun. The robber then passed a demand note to the employee.

Police are seeking assistance finding the robber.

He is described as a medium-tone black man who is 5"6" and 240 pounds. The robber was wearing a baseball hat, sweatshirt, and jeans. 

Art Exhibit Shares the Story of an Era

Oct 11, 2016

The Snyder Museum in Bastrop has a special exhibit of artwork from a private collection by the famous artist Clementine Hunter. 

Hunter grew up in the Natchitoches area of Louisiana in the late 1800's as the grandchild of a slave. Though the art is juvenile, Hunter's art  is valued because it shares a story of the era she grew up in, which is not often seen. Hunter learned from the artists that pasted through her home on Melrose Plantation. Her paintings, which can be sold for more than $4,000, were on display for 25 cents when she was still alive.

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