American Press Saturday August 17 2019 Lake Charles Louisiana * No 45510 State initiative promotes veteran-owned bu ers oe even the gveraments eed to contineally seek out thone veterans He sad in his experience ofhen vederans are not aware off al of the benefits and services available to them 1 certainly support wanting to get the wsed out there more and more In addition to the advertisement and marketing benetits of the lnitia base at wwwLAWeransFirston The site alreadsy has appesimatelys 20 certified businesses peeent for viewing escourage evervone to make use of the Veerans First database by patronizing these business and rember to thank them for their great service to our state atd nation as well Edwards said Thomas Green Veterans Coalition the Jey Strikkland LINA secre of Lake Charles chairman said he has high hopes for the endeavor I applaad it I think the business own lng e We be a state contimae to serve their commu nitles with diatinction and play an antegral role lin our economy Gow John Bel Edwards said in a news release The programs allows veterans active duty personnel Gold Star y Marlisa Harding handingmancanpresscom mea cor Th The state of Louisiana recently launched itsVeterans First thus ness initiathe to promote veteran owned businesse The initiative was created through House Bl 39 which passed unanimously durine the 2019 legislative sessicn We know our veterans don't stop aerving when they come home As business owners veterane across the ve families and reserve military bast ness owmers to cemplete a certifca ion process overseen by Louisiana Economic Development and the br Jos tars sad in a news release that the program will provide an adtitonal networking aveue for those seek Louisiana Department of Veterans Aftairs which will add their busd ness to a pubdicly searchable data BEAUREGA THERAPY DOG OF THE YEAR Judge will a elect Canine cuteness Rescue dog finalist in No firm evid Hero Dog Awards that candic does not m residen contest requirem By Lisa Addison laddison@americanpresscom By Pamela Sleezer psleezer@amercanp Jeanle a three-legped rescue dog belonging to Lydia Crochet of Lake Charles is headed to Hollywood after being named Therapy Dog of the Year and a finalist in the American Humane Hero Dog Awards contest Once homeless and crip pled Jeanie was rescued from a rural area in south Louisi ana when she was five months old Crochet adopted her after a deformed leg was removed by a local veterinarian Jeanie now 12 and Crochet volunteer at the Children's Ad- vocacy Center where Jeanie comforts children who have gone through traumatic expe- riences They also spend time at hospitals schools nursing homes reading programs and veterans' homes where Jeanie bonds with fellow amputees Jeanie is a star but more Importantly I think she resonates with a lot of people because of her resilience and all she has been through Crochet said A Beauregard ruled Friday tha Jose L Joe C will be allowed name on the up- iff's election ba Judge C Kes said in his ruli titioners of a la Chapa did not dency requirem Beauregard Pa not meet theb placed upon t any firm evid about a diffep There ha conjecture an about what i this case bua a ruling on w proven as fa the burden tiffs and it h burden The that burder to disproves resided in ana for two 62019 or t been domi Kirk Meche Special to the American Press Jeanie owned by Lydia Crochet shows her special talent of moving past her own special ability to encourage and soothe others going through a hard time See CONTEST A3 I’m a front page kinda dog πŸ‘‘ πŸ˜€ Woohoo! I’m truly honored to win the #therapydog category of the American Humane Hero Dog Awards and I can’t wait to share our story and hopefully inspire others I’m going to #Hollywood in October and I still have a chance to win overall #HeroDog at the awards show that will air in the Hallmark Channel from the iconic @beverlyhilton πŸ‘‘ Did you remember to vote for me today? httpherodogawardsorgdogjeanie-2019 Vote for me for overall #HeroDog πŸ† #beverlyhills #workingdog #rescuedog #instadog #woof #bekindtooneanother #doggo #veteran #dogs Meme

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