Bates, who was born and raised in nearby Homer, La., will autograph copies of his book, “Making Your Brain Hum: 12 Weeks to a Smarter You,” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 6646 Youree Drive.
Trailblazer RC&D will be facilitating the four workshops in partnership with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA APHIS, ENABLE Midstream Partners, Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters and the police juries of Bienville, Jackson, Claiborne and Bossier parishes.
“It’s a report that gives us information about how our children are doing,” Alderman said. “We want to know how they’re faring from cradle to career beginning in early childhood and ending at workforce development, hopefully with an opportunity for a sustainable, living-wage job.
The gathering in the peaceful setting of the Frost Rose Garden at Centenary College, planned by Project Celebration and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, drew a wide cross-section of local law enforcement and civic administration, as well as college leaders and military personnel from Barksdale Air Force Base.
“We should all be proud of the plan we are putting forward today, one that utilizes cutting edge science and extensive public and stakeholder outreach, to address the complex challenges that face our coast,” said Gov. Edwards. “This is a plan for all of Louisiana, not just one agency and not just for the coast.
An evaluation of the state’s Medicaid dental program for recipients under 21 years old found that approximately $6.4 million in claims payments made between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2016, violated program rules, the Legislative Auditor said in a report released on Monday.
“STEM competencies help prepare students to be critical thinkers, persevere through challenges, communicate and collaborate to solve complex problems,” he said. “This effort will help produce a larger, highly trained workforce that will benefit northeastern Louisiana as our region continues to grow and prosper.
“This cyber literacy curricula opens an academic path and career opportunities in cyber security. The demand for cyber security experts is growing 12 times faster than the current U.S. job market,” said Dawn Marie Yankeelov, executive director of TALK.
"Today we received nine bids from Wall Street investment banks, each of which demonstrated a real interest in investing in Louisiana municipal bonds," said Treasurer Henson. "These bids were favorable even in the light of recent market adjustments and the Street's recent downgrade in Louisiana's bond rating.