On June 4, students, parents, teachers and administrators watched as robots rolled through the streets of Louisiana Tech’s main campus and the Washington, D.C. National Mall as part of the Final Cyber Challenge, a robotics competition that decides the overall winner of the fourth Annual Cyber Discovery Camp.
Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Ruston Parks and Recreation hosts an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.
Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging competition. Age classification is as of Dec. 31 of the current year.
Ruston resident Ryan Madden figures his family spent about $500 each travel weekend of the four years his older son played tournament baseball.
Do the math for an average family of four with one child playing 1.5 weekends out of town per month for seven months of play — that’s a fall and summer season — and it totals over $5,200 spent annually.
Multiply that by 10 players plus spectators for a 35-team tournament and the sum hits millions.
Area voters have the opportunity to hear from candidates seeking the open 5th District Congressional seat during a forum Monday sponsored by the local Tea Party.
The event is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. at the Ruston Country Club. At least 12 of the 14 contenders for former Rep. Rodney Alexander’s job are expected to participate in the forum, Bob Flournoy, Tea Party program and publicity chairman, said.
The primary election is Saturday.
“We thought it would be an appropriate time to have the forum, five days before the election,” Flournoy said.