The Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services (LUMCFS) has announced that the Children’s Homes in Ruston, Mandeville and Sulphur will join communities, organizations and caring people nationwide today in celebrating “Thank a Youth Worker Day.”
State Sen. Rick Gallot wants to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Sen. Bob Kostelka wants vehicular homicide classified as a violent crime. He also wants to get rid of the controversial public school Common Core standards.
Sen. Mike Walsworth wants the state to allow a group seeking alternative domestic water sources to the Sparta Aquifer to be able to buy land for a treatment plant. He wants motorcyclists age 21 and over exempt from wearing safety helmets, too.
Cleopatra Mathis, poet and professor of creative writing at Dartmouth College, will read and speak about her poetry at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in room 105 of George T. Madison Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
Mathis, a Ruston native, will also speak to Tech’s Sigma Tau Delta English honorary society, Poetry Society, and English majors at 4:30 p.m. and will hold a book signing session immediately following her public presentation. Mathis’ visit is sponsored by the Tech Department of English with support from the George E. Pankey Eminent Scholar Chair in English.