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3727 Government Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302 http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/la/

Release No.: 10302006-1 Contact: Holly L. Martien, (318) 473-7917 holly.martien@la.usda.gov

TOWN OF HENDERSON RECEIVES GRANT FOR NEW PATROL CAR Congressman Charlie Melancon Joins State Director Clyde Holloway to Present USDA Rural Development Funds HENDERSON, October 30, 2006 – Congressman Charlie Melancon joined USDA Rural Development State Director Clyde C. Holloway today in Henderson to present $14,300 in USDA Rural Development grant funds to Henderson Mayor Sherbin Collette for a new police car. The grant was awarded under the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Program, which provides grants, loans, and loan guarantees to develop essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. “Law enforcement agencies need reliable vehicles to protect their communities,” said Clyde C. Holloway. “This USDA Rural Development grant will help ensure that the local police have the resources necessary to protect the citizens of Henderson and the surrounding area.” USDA Rural Development provides a full range of rural development credit services in rural Louisiana. The USDA Rural Development State Office is located at 3727 Government Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302, and the telephone number is (318) 4737921. There are four area offices located throughout the state to serve Louisiana residents. Further information on USDA Rural Development’s loan and grant programs can be obtained by visiting USDA Rural Development’s web site at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov. USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity lender, provider, and employer. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20250-9140.
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