Three awards for outstanding achievement in agriculture were presented this month at the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council annual Awards and Legislative Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held at the West Monroe Convention Center.
Those honored were Adam Faulk from Franklin Parish, recipient of the 2012 Young Producer Award; Harper Armstrong from Morehouse Parish, recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Agricultural Producer award; and William H. Green, D.V.M. of Lincoln Parish, winner of the 2012 Distinguished Service to North Louisiana Agriculture Award.
For the past year, 28-year-old Grambling resident Quinton Cooksey has been working hard at his job in Shreveport to save up enough cash to start doing what he loves — making the perfect chicken wings and sauce that everyone in the area can enjoy.
Cooksey already tried to tackle his dream of owning his own wing place once, and while things didn’t go exactly how he had planned, he now will have a second shot at it with a little assistance from “Help Me Start My Business,” a new reality television program on MTV aimed at helping young small business owners start successful establishments.
Ruston High School’s auditorium was the scene for a grand sight Wednesday morning, when Louisiana Poet Laureate Julie Kane showed up to read a few of her poems and talk to the students about the art itself.
Kane was a guest Tuesday night at George T. Madison Hall on Louisiana Tech University’s campus, where she recited her poetry as well, as part of the university’s Academic Excellence Week, and North Central Louisiana Arts Council education coordinator Jessica Slaughter said she was glad to be able to get Kane at RHS.