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Choctaw-Apache Tribe faces leadership change

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EBARB, La. (AP) - For the first time in six years, the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb will have someone other than Chief Johnny Procell as its leader.

The Times reports (http://bit.ly/1q3ss3J ) elections for the chief and other tribal leadership positions take place on a three-year cycle. But Procell's name is not on the ballot because he stepped down in February due to health problems.

Jason Rivers was tapped as interim chief. He and tribal council member Tom Rivers are in the running for the chief's title.

Over 3,900 ballots have been mailed and they are due back on Aug. 1.

Sabine Parish elections commissioners will count the ballots Aug. 9 at the tribal office and announce the winner.

Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com

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