VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Ruston native and Ruston High School class of 2006 graduate Kendrick D. Underwood was promoted to the rank of Marine Corps Sgt. during a ceremony with fellow Marines aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., on Wednesday.
Despite the Bountygate controversy that has surrounded the franchise in recent weeks, New Orleans Saints’ Head Coach Sean Payton was upbeat and jokative as the guest speaker at the annual “Big Whit77 Foundation” dinner for sponsors at the Squire Creek Golf and Country Club Friday night. See more about his appearance on page 10A.
Esther Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, PHA presented a $1,000 scholarship check to Kiara C. Williams (second from right) for her academic excellence. Representing Esther Grand Chapter and making the presentation is Christene Jones-Williams (far right), district deputy grand matron for the 15th district of Eastern Star in the state of Louisiana.
Kiara is a 2011 graduate of Haynesville Junior and Senior High School and entered the university of her choice in August 2011 pursuing a degree in occupational therapy.