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10:34am

Wed February 18, 2015
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Foodapalooza local foods summit set for Alexandria

Central Louisiana’s regional food summit, Foodapalooza, is set Friday, Feb. 27, and organizers expect it to attract about 200 people.

The day-long event in Alexandria will feature seminars, such as planting a profitable garden for farmer’s markets, an introduction to worm casting, and developing food hubs. John Cotton Dean, regional food systems planner for the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, anticipates the third annual event will be the largest one yet.

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10:24am

Wed February 18, 2015

8:58am

Fri February 13, 2015
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EPA work group starts open talks about how to destroy Camp Minden's M6 stockpile

A committee of local residents, scientists, law enforcement and public officials met at the Community House in Minden Thursday, the first of many discussions.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Dozens of people met in the Webster parish town of Minden Thursday as part of a work group formed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to find a better way to destroy 15 million pounds of explosives stored at Camp Minden.

The five-hour meeting set the stage for a new process that will be transparent. Last year, federal and state officials inked a deal with the Army to openly burn the abandoned M6. Residents were outraged. Ron Curry, the EPA’s region 6 director, called the dialogue committee a positive step forward.

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8:14am

Fri February 13, 2015

9:10am

Thu February 12, 2015
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Shreveport gallery to exhibit 'Jerry's Trees,' a retrospective of Shreveport painter

Prolific Shreveport painter Jerry Wray dug deep into her archives for a retrospective of her work at Norsworthy Art Gallery.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

When Shreveport painter Jerry Wray went to art school at Newcomb College in New Orleans in the 1940s, her professor told her to paint a tree to hone her drawing skills. So, the Shreveport native found a lone pine tree in City Park and went there every day to sketch.

“I’d sit and draw that pine tree all day long. When I got through, I knew how to draw. They used my presentation when the Museum of Modern Art solicited colleges for their best senior presentations. They sent my pine trees,” Wray said.

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