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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A year ago, Kathleen Tortu-Bowles began the search for two dogs that are close to her heart, Buddy and Bailey.
“Many months ago, there were two dogs surrendered to an animal shelter in Oklahoma,” she said. “They were surrendered because their owner couldn’t keep them. They are a bonded pair and their names are Buddy and Bailey.”
However, it took a while for her to be able to find a rescue that could accommodate the pair.
“Unfortunately, there was not one rescue who would step up for Buddy and Bailey, so my two friends and I took it upon us to make sure they would be safe,” she said.
The Louisiana Tech University Presidential Search Committee met for the first time Tuesday afternoon to discuss the procedures and policies for the search process to replace current President Dan Reneau and to get some feedback from the local community about what they want in the replacement.
While the search will continue for the next few months, many community members and Tech representatives made it very clear that they do have someone in mind to replace Tech’s familiar president, and it’s with a candidate who is already very familiar with the university — Les Guice, vice president for Tech’s Research and Development and former dean of the College of Engineering and Science.