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Jerry LaFleur, a 37-year veteran of the U.S. Diplomatic Courier Service, spoke at the 100th anniversary celebration of the service this past November. LaFleur, of Eola, was director of the Courier Service twice in the 1980s and 1990s.

Jerry LaFleur reflects on 37 years in U.S. Foreign Service

For 37 years, Jerry LaFleur dedicated his life to the U.S. Foreign Service, including two terms as the director of the Office of Diplomatic Couriers.

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Rico, a bulldog mix, stands on top of two doghouses in a kennel at the Simmesport Dog Pound. The small holding shelter has space for 10 dogs and usually has six or seven on hand. {Photo courtesy of Linda Desselle}

Simmesport reopens animal shelter

After several years of inactivity, the Simmesport dog pound is back in operation.

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