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Archive - Mar 11, 2009

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Weyerhaeuser wood mills will shut down

“The transition toward the indefinite curtailment starts this week,” he said. “We’ll probably have a 30-60 day period when we’ll continue to ship product. That will be determined by market demand; it could be a little longer than that.”
The company blames diminished demand for wood products for its decision to indefinitely close the two north Louisiana mills in addition to one in Alabama and one in Kentucky. The company also announced the permanent closure of five mills in other areas of the country. The decision will affect approximately 480 employees.

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Don't forget about north Louisiana

One step in the right direction came last week when Scott Angelle, head of the state Department of Natural Resources, was on hand in Minden for a discussion that rotated around water issues in our area. The Sparta aquifer, a long-standing focus here at the Daily Leader and for many in our community, was on the list.
We aren’t alone in our problems, though. The Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer in northwest Louisiana is another groundwater source that United States Geological Survey hydrologist Ben McGee said needs attention.

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Unemployment heat rising

Louisiana issues are threatening his base. The people who elected him are slowly turning against our young governor as he makes decisions that seem to be at odds with what could most help those in need now.
He recently rejected nearly $100 million in federal stimulus for unemployment benefits extension in what can be described as an ideological move to support conservative ideals. He believes that mandated changes to state unemployment laws that would come with the infusion of federal cash are bad.

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Techsters have familiar foe

The Techsters (19-11, 12-4) and Aggies (9-21, 5-11) will meet in a 10:30 p.m. (CDT) contest at the Lawton Events Center in Reno, Nev.
It will be the final game of a busy opening round for the tourney and one in which Tech and NMSU probably feel as if they just got through playing less than 24 hours ago.

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Police await stimulus funds

Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers said the funds would help immensely.
“That’s a big, big boost,” Rogers said. “Anytime we can get money, we’re excited, especially the way the economy is.”
Rogers could not specify how funds from the grant money might be used, although he suggested they might go toward equipment or technology.
Since the funds are not re-occurring, Rogers said he would be reluctant to use the money to hire additional personnel.

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