Representatives of Devon Energy, Adopt-A-School partner with I. A. Lewis School, surprised principal Sonja Fuller recently with a $1,000 check for the school to use on projects of its choosing. Fuller said the money will be used for technology upgrades. Fuller, who knew only that Devon’s Michelle Gantt and Aime Skipper where coming to the school, opens the check.
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Several community members were handcuffed, transported in a police car and forced to bail out of “jail” on Thursday, all to support a good cause.
Thirty-six “jailbirds” participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual fundraiser, Ruston Executive Lock-Up, hosted by Jim Taylor Ford Lincoln.
The concept is that business and community leaders are selected by the MDA — either by word of mouth or through nomination — to be “locked up” for at least an hour inside the car dealership as they persuade others to help them raise the required bail money.
During the seventh-annual Beef Leaders Institute (BLI), Lee Robbins, of Ruston, experienced all aspects of the beef industry — from feedlot to retailer. Ruston joined a group of 20 Angus enthusiasts from 16 states who participated in this year’s BLI, held June 23-26 by the American Angus Association®.
Members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Long-Range Planning Committee will soon get a better idea of what their options are for the parish’s aging facilities.
There is a committee meeting planned at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said during the meeting, representatives from Hunt, Guillot and Associates and architect Mike Walpole, who are working as consultants for the jury, will provide a presentation illustrating the work they have done so far in planning for long-term use of parish facilities.