The first class of Timber Harvesting Equipment Operators
The first class of Timber Harvesting Equipment Operators is underway at the Central Louisiana Technical & Community College Huey P. Long camp;us in Winnfield. Students are in the field actually operating the heavy equipment and felling trees. Media are being invited to view them in operation on September 6. Students from the Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator class have received their Master Logger certification. The class started June 3 and will finish Sept. 20. They come from Winn, Grant, Jackson, Natchitoches, and Rapides parishes. The Community College offered the class as a pilot program to determine interest. The Master Loggers are, from left to right: Front row: Mitchell Phillips, James Edmonds, Thomas Knotts, David Tolbert, Zach Womack, Al Harrel. Back row: James Rudd, Robert Welch, Garry Leggett, Morgan Walters, Dewayne Creed, Devon Talton.