When Tainter gates installed on the Lake D’Arbonne Spillway were first put into play last spring, the agencies responsible for its operation said learning when to open and close the gates would be a work in progress.
As the control structure was opened earlier this month for just the second time since the project was completed in 2013, the two agencies responsible for its operation were using revised benchmarks to open the gates to take rising water from the lake and dump it into Bayou D’Arbonne and ultimately into the Ouachita River.
Louisiana Tech student-athlete Noah Riché, a javelin thrower on the track and field team, passed away Friday afternoon.
Riché, 22, was about to enter his fifth year at Louisiana Tech. He was involved in an automobile accident heading towards Ruston from Mt. Ida, Arkansas where he was working at Camp Ozark, a Christian children’s camp. He was on his way to Ruston to depart for a mission trip to El Salvador.
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth (center) buys the first ticket for a Jeep raffle benefiting Buddy Ball of Ruston. Buddy Ball is a softball league for special-needs youngsters. Tickets for this 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 are $100 each. Drawing is Dec. 13. Tickets are available from Buddy Ball board members or by calling 245-4216. Selling the ticket to Hollingsworth are Buddy Ball board President Dr. Edwin Davis (left) and board Vice President Mike Craft.
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.