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                          size="4"><b>WHAT:      Hammond Hamfest 2014</b></font></div>
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                          size="4"><b>WHERE:    MAGNUSON MOTEL AND
                            CONFERENCE CENTER</b></font></div>
                      <div style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px"><font
                          size="4"><b>                   2000 S.
                            MORRISON BLVD</b></font></div>
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                          size="4"><b>                   HAMMOND, LA.  </b></font></div>
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                          size="4"><b>                   </b></font><font
                          face="Arial" size="4">Take Exit #28 from I-55,
                          Hamfest Hotel is at 2nd Traffic Light)</font></div>
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                      <div style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px"><font
                          size="4"><b>WHEN:      Saturday January 18,
                            2014</b></font></div>
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                          size="4"><b>                   Doors open at 8
                            A.M.</b></font></div>
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                          color="red" size="4"><b>Once</b></font></div>
                      <div style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px"><font
                          color="red" size="4"><b>AGAIN:</b></font><font
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                          color="red" face="Comic Sans MS" size="5"><span
                            style="FONT-SIZE: 18pt"><b><i>FREE admission
                                and FREE parking</i></b></span></font> </div>
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                          face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b>Hello I am Jim
                            Valega, WB5LSH, president of the Southeast
                            Louisiana Amateur Radio Club and chairman of
                            the 33rd Annual Hammond Hamfest.  For over 3
                            d</b></font><font face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b>ecades, and
                            again this year, our organization has
                            continued to strive to bring the Amateur
                            community the only </b></font><font
                          color="red" face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b>FREE</b></font><font
                          face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b> hamfest in south
                            Lousiana.  Of course tickets will be on sale
                            for the 4 main prizes and door prize
                            drawings, and is our only source for help
                            with our expenses throughout the year, other
                            than our members.  So the ticket sales are
                            important and much appreciated.  But
                            certainly not necessary to attend, walk
                            through, see old friends, meet new ones,
                            visit with a vendor, look over the swaps and
                            just be a part of the Hammond Hamfest
                            2014!   Added this year will be more area
                            and larger tables for both vendors and swaps
                            alike.  Table applications are coming in
                            already, and they can be printed off our web
                            site and mailed.   This will be our second
                            year in this location.</b></font></div>
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                          face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b>If you would like
                            to stay at the Hamfest site, there has been
                            special room rates set up for the event. 
                            These are limited so an early call may be
                            prudent.  </b></font></div>
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                          face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b>Before I forget,
                            VE testing will be going on along with
                            ARRL/ARES forums and some TBD.   Additional
                            information on this and other aspects of the
                            hamfest as we come along in time here may be
                            obtained by visiting our club website on the
                            world wide web at </b></font><a
                          href="http://www.selarc.org/" target="_blank"><font
                            face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b>www.selarc.org</b></font></a><font
                          face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b> opening the side
                            bar Hammond Hamfest 2014. </b></font></div>
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                          face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b>Let me take this
                            opportunity to personally invite you to our
                            hamfest this year.  It looks like a really
                            great time will be had by all.  </b></font></div>
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                          face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b>If you would
                            please, bring this information to your next
                            club meeting, coffee break, or what have you
                            and mention it to friends on the
                            air and make sure everyone is aware of the
                            event in Hammond Louisiana on January 18,
                            2014.    </b></font></div>
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                          face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b>Thank you, best
                            73 and I look forward to seeing each of you
                            there!</b></font></div>
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                          face="Tw Cen MT" size="4"><b>Jim  </b></font></div>
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      <div><font face="Arial" size="2">Jim Valega<br>
          WB5LSH<br>
          POBox 1804<br>
          Hammond, La. 
          70404                                                                                         
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          PIC  ARRL La. Section<br>
          AEC Tangipahoa Parish ARES<br>
          President Southeast Louisiana ARC</font></div>
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