Top: The annual Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Gun, Knife and Coin Show added another attraction this year: boats. Hundreds perused the items at the Ruston Civic Center over the weekend. Here, Chris Long of Homer shows off his new survival knife.
Middle: Boats were shown for the first time at the event. Pictured is, Matt Loetscher of Wood Marine in Ruston shows off an 18 1/2 foot Phoenix Mercury with a Mercury outboard motor.
Bottom: Bloodbrothers custom Leather and Trading Company displayed unique, handcrafted collectables.
Several high-tech companies that have come to north Louisiana to capitalize on the intellectual, commercialization and research strengths of Louisiana Tech University are hosting an Open House at their offices in Tech Pointe at Louisiana Tech’s Enterprise Campus at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Students at Cypress Springs Elementary School in Ruston enjoyed a Mardi Gras parade given by the third-grade class on Tuesday afternoon on the school grounds.
Third graders are learning about Louisiana history and the origins of Mardi Gras. According to inclusion teacher Ramona Adams, the students had been preparing costumes, floats and beads for several weeks. She said other teachers and parents helped to make the entire parade experience a success.