Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice speaks before a packed house of hundreds of university supporters Thursday night at the 34th annual Happening at the Monroe Civic Center. The annual event, which kicks off the academic/athletic school year, featured speeches by Guice and Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland along with a question and answer session with head football coach Skip Holtz and head men’s basketball coach Eric Konkol hosted by event emcee Teddy Allen. See page 6 for more on the Happening.
November and December have been busy for the Choudrant High Aggies. We
have shown our Aggie spirit in a number of ways, including Veterans Day and
State Fair activities, a food drive and support for our troops in Afghanistan.
Support for troops
Choudrant High Future Business Leader’s of America and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapters conducted a community service project to “Stuff the Stockings” for troops serving in Afghanistan. The groups collected hundreds of items including DVD’s, handwarmers and treats for the holidays. The postage to mail the items was sponsored by FBLA, FCCLA and Beta Club.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with “passion and dedication” to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the historic National Mall.