During the judging for the 2013 Louisiana Press Association and the Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editor Awards held recently, the staff of the Ruston Daily Leader was awarded numerous awards for their outstanding dedication and work.
LPA first place honors went to T. Scott Boatright, who totaled 15 awards overall, for his sports coverage and headline writing and also to O.K. “Buddy” Davis for sports coverage.
The Ruston Daily Leader’s advertising department also received a LPA first place awards for multiple staff advertiser.
The Louisiana Round Dance Teachers Association will hold its 30th annual Weekend Round Dance Convention at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston on Friday and Saturday.
About 50 couples from all parts of Louisiana will be dancing on Friday night and all day Saturday. The Saturday night dance will include an exhibition by the Dixie Dancers, a local tap dance group. Spectators are welcome to watch any of the dance activities at no charge.
Having today’s students express themselves in regards to Americanism could prove to be a daunting task. How savvy are they really? What have we overlooked in instilling that American pride we once enjoyed?
The Americanism contest hosted by VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary set such a challenge before Downsville Charter School students.
The students in grades kindergarten-12 were invited to share their thoughts through art and writing.