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From left are Rhonda Perdue, president of the Republican Women of Baton Rouge; Debbie Kuehne, president of the East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Women; Joyce LaCour of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women; Assistant U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Fleming; LFRW President Wanda Aizpurua; Cathy Craddock, president of the Republican Women of Central Louisiana; and Sybil Wallendal, president of the Livingston Parish Republican Women.

Dr. John Fleming, of Minden, who has been assistant U.S. secretary of commerce for economic development since March, was the featured speaker at a Region 6 meeting of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women. The Republican Women of Baton Rouge was the host of the Jan. 15 meeting at Beausoleil Restaurant in Baton Rouge.