Southwestern Energy’s decision to enter a contract with the Town of Farmerville to pump 17 million gallons from the Sparta Aquifer rather than using surface water for their rigs, such as the water from Lake D’Arbonne, has drawn the ire of the Department of Natural Resources.
“When word came out that the ground water supply was being drawn it raised some questions in (Commissioner of Conservation) Jim Welsh’s mind because he had been assured multiple times by Southwestern agents they would make every effort to use surface water,” said DNR Communications Director Patrick Courreges.
The Ruston Rotary Club has announced the recipients of the April Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their accomplishments at the April 15 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra-curricular activities and leadership roles on their perspective school campus.
CHOUDRANT — Choudrant residents can expect a slight break in their home insurance premiums this year.
At the Nov. 7 Village Council meeting, Mayor Bill Sanderson, who also serves as the village’s fire chief, revealed that the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana, the organization that hands out fire ratings in the state, has upgraded the Village of Choudrant’s fire rating from a Class 5 to a Class 4 rating.
“This is going to be great savings for homeowners,” Sanderson said.
Mahendra Singh wants teachers to instruct their students without favoritism and prejudice.
“Teach each and every student with respect, love and maximum ability, irrespective of students’ skills, to make them aspire to the highest goal in their life,” Singh appealed to his fellow professors at Grambling State University and other higher education institutions.
Singh is the department head and a professor in the university’s Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Professional Studies.