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Baker Honors Councilman Heine's Rescuers

Earlier this month, former mayor of Baker and LMA Past President, Councilman Pete Heine, was involved in a house fire and credits two people for saving his life. At the most recent Baker Council meeting, Councilman Heine presented Baker’s Lifesaver Award to Terrance “TJ” Johnson (Waste Management truck operator) and Terrica Williams (neighbor). He also publicly thanked current Baker Mayor Darrell Waites, the Baker Fire Department first responders, and his family and friends for helping him through this difficult time. LaMATS and the entire LMA family are grateful for the heroism of Mr. Johnson and Ms. Williams and we wish Councilman Heine the best as he begins to replace what was lost in

Rayne Mayor Expands Drainage Diplomacy

Charles Robichaux, the first term Mayor of Rayne, Louisiana, has had a busy summer sharing his city’s Award-winning drain clearing system with neighboring municipalities, starting with Ville Platte and Bogalusa back in June. Recently, Mayor Robichaux and his staff have expanded their outreach to Eunice, Abbeville and Kaplan, where Rayne’s low-tech, low-cost approach to clearing badly clogged city drains of sediment (a.k.a. “gumbo mud”) has proven effective and much appreciated in this flood-prone region of the state. LMA's subsidiary, LaMATS, has taken a role in promoting Rayne’s home-grown technology statewide as part of its mission to provide technical service and advice to Louisiana munic

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