The Ruston Lions Club held its annual installation banquet June 28. The new officers are (front row) Denise Futch, third vice president; Stephanie Griffin, president; Perry Lassiter, tail twister; (back row) Robert Daulton, treasurer; Jerry Johnson, director; Carrol Cochran, first vice president; Terrel DeVille, membership coordinator; and Phillip Washington, lion tamer. Not shown are Ray Osborn, secretary; Elizabeth Turnley and Alan Sumrall, directors; Emmett Gibbs, second vice president; and Charlie Edwards, immediate past president.
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The Louisiana Tech chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has been named the 2011-12 National Distinguished Chapter of the Year.
The group received the honor during the 38th Annual NSBE Convention held recently in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The National Distinguished Chapter of the Year is the highest award any collegiate chapter can receive and recognizes the best chapter in the nation for exemplifying the NSBE mission statement. Tech’s chapter also received the NSBE’s Retention Program Award honoring their new Engineering Retention Program.
Pictured above are the “WAM 4 Kids — 4 Christmas” cast members of First Baptist Church of Ruston displaying their talents during a musical/drama performance in Worship, Arts and Music on Dec. 4. Also pictured are the children of First Baptist “Wee Singers” and the “Preschool Group” who also participated in the musical production. Not pictured is Stacy Bridges, children’s music director.
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana highway safety officials are urging motorists to exercise caution before, during and following functions surrounding the Monday BCS championship game featuring Louisiana State University vs. University of Alabama.
The big game will attract a sellout crowd to the New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and thousands of other fans are expected to hit the road to watch the national college championship contest at sports bars and private parties. Safety officials warn a critical period will occur following the game Monday evening when thousands of fans will be driving home, many after having consumed alcohol.
The Bossier Parish Community College Concert Winds will present its Fall Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Theatre on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City.
The Concert Winds, under the direction of Michael D. Hart, will perform popular selections including, “Americans We” by Henry Fillmore; “A Copland Tribute” arranged by Clare Grundman; “Tritsch-Tratsh Polka” by Johann Strauss; a medley of spooky tunes entitled “House of Horrors”; and “The Sound of Music” arranged by Robert Russell Bennett.