Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held recently for Burkes Outlet, located at 309 N. Service Road in the Interstate 20 Shopping Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
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Families searching for some good, old-fashioned fun are in luck come March 15 when the Junior Auxiliary will present their annual Dinner and a Movie event.
This sixth annual event will kick off at 4:30 p.m. in Lincoln Parish Park with a sausage and hot dog dinner. Tickets for the dinner, which are $7, can be purchased from any JA member before the event or at www.jaofruston.org using PayPal. Entry to the park is free for the event.
The event will feature various booths with information and activities for children, as well as local entertainment and concessions.
Los Angles based rock group Hydrovibe, a band with Ruston ties, has gained worldwide notoriety in recent years, and they will return to their roots today when they perform in Ruston.
Heather St. Marie, who attended Louisiana Tech University, and Ruston native, guitarist / vocalist Mat Dauzat, formed the band, writing music via the Internet while Dauzat toured the world as Kelly Osbourne’s guitarist.
In 2006, upon Dauzat’s return from touring, he and St. Marie chose drummer Philippe Mathys (UPO on Sony/Nitrus Records) and bassist Eliot Lorango (former Hollywood session musician) to complete the band.
The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education has created the Teaching, Leading and Learning Initiative, a new program designed to deliver advanced educational programs to individuals in the Caddo and Bossier Parish areas.
Louisiana Tech will formally launch the TLLI during an information meeting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Louisiana Tech Shreveport Center, located at 8028 Shreve Park Drive in Shreveport. The event is open to the public and community members are cordially invited and encouraged to attend.
Carole Carson of the Pine Hills Advocacy Center will host “Teens, Sex and the Law” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Community Room in the Lincoln Parish Library.
“This is a free event for parents and teens to help teens make educated and informed choices,” Carson said. “It will also inform parents of the consequences of some of the actions that teens engage in as a teenager or college student that may be against Louisiana law.”