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LOHS Senior CASEE ADAMS Recieves Scholarship from AFA - Tuesday, April 20, 2010


L to R:  Casee Adams, Mrs. Jindal and Alvin Fairburn
First Lady of Louisiana, Mrs. Supriya Jindal presented 31 seniors with scholarships last Tuesday at the monthly luncheon, sponsored by the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce.  
The meeting was held at Forrest Grove Plantation. Over 250 people were in attendance for the annual event. The LP Chamber gives $500 scholarships to seniors who apply through their schools. 
Alvin Fairburn presented  Live Oak High School senior, CASEE ADAMS with a $500 check for academic excellence. 
Casee will graduate from LOHS on May 13th, with a 4.0 GPA and is currently ranked number one in her student body. Throughout her high school career, Casee has been in Advanced or Honors placement and has received various honors including Louisiana Girls State Delegate, District 5-A Composite Academic All-State, EATEL Top Scholar, Beta Club, Key Club, FCA, National Honor Society, Eagle Ambassadors, Library Club, French Club and FCA Club Leader. Casee has also been a member of the LOHS Girls basketball team and track team. Casee is a member of Goodwood Church of Christ.  She has participated in the Annual Trash Bash and Hurricane Relief efforts with Live Oak Methodist Church.   
Alvin Fairburn and Associates is proud to recognize OUR SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP WINNER, CASEE ADAMS! We wish Casee CONGRATULATIONS and GOOD LUCK in all your future endeavors! 

 LOHS Senior and AFA Scholarship Recipient CASEE ADAMS


AFA Visits State Capitol with Northshore Focus - Tuesday, April 20, 2010


 L to R:  Denham Springs Mayor Jimmy Durbin, Casie Acosta, and Rep. J. Rogers Pope attend Northshore Focus booth at the Capitol on Thursday.

Casie Acosta, grant writer for Alvin Fairburn & Associates attended the Northshore Focus on Legislative Awareness Day at the Capitol on Wednesday the 21st..
The Northshore Focus is a group of Chamber members throughout the Florida Parishes and Southeastern Louisiana University. These members raise awareness and gain insight on the issues that face the four parishes (Washington, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston). 

   Back L to R:  Joan Gunter, Brian McNabb, District Director for Congressman Bill Cassidy, Joan Landry, Brian Abels, Jolene Ott and Jack Stewart.  Front:  Casie Acosta


City of Denham Springs Wins DEQ Environmental Award - Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The City of Denham Springs' Department of Public Works was honored last week by DEQ officials for the environmental leadership of the Denham Springs Treatment Plant.  Mayor Jimmy Durbin and DPW Director Tom Walton picked up the award for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM.    

"The City of Denham Springs is being awarded an ELP Municipality Recognition Award in Pollution Prevention for building a new sewage treatment facility that also included in the treatment facility design, nutrient removal (nitrogen and phosphorus), tertiary treatment (sand filters), odor control and exceptional quality sludge processes. By increasing the design flow of the existing facility, the City has allowed for additional capacity from future developments," says DEQ officials.  

Mr. Ted York, P.E. with Alvin Fairburn & Associates, adds that, "a portion of the final discharge will be used for irrigation purposes at Greystone Golf Course." 

In addition, the new sewage treatment facility will decrease the total contaminant discharge by approximately 1 ton per day. The City will remove an additional 2.3 tons per day of contaminants once operating at full capacity, says state officials with DEQ. 

York adds that, "The new facility should improve the environment for the citizens of the parish and for the state of Louisiana."

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AFA Team Returns from National Hurricane Conference In Orlando - Wednesday, April 07, 2010


AFA's Disaster Recovery Team returned from the National Hurricane Conference this week in Orlando, Florida.  The conference serves as a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and policies to improve the present system, according to Conference officials.

Brian Fairburn, Disaster Specialist for AFA, says that the primary goal of the conference is to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation to save lives and property in the event of a hurricane. 

"Our Team at AFA is ready to prepare, respond and recover in the event of a natural disaster or storm," Fairburn says.