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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Ruston residents have the opportunity to gather in prayer on Thursday at the city’s first communitywide prayer breakfast.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Civic Center, is free of charge and open to the public. A light continental breakfast will be served.
“I just feel like as a city we need to start coming together,” Mayor Ronny Walker said. “This is not meant to be a church service. This is meant to be people with like concerns coming together for a time of prayer.”
MBA Healthcare Management, an online resource guide for students exploring and picking the best health care management programs, has ranked Louisiana Tech University’s Master of Health Informatics program as the third most affordable in the nation.
Tuition for Louisiana Tech’s MHI program, based on average in-state costs, was listed at $5,878, earning it the No. 3 spot in the list of the “Top 25 Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Degrees Ranked by Affordability 2014.”
Marshall University and University of Utah topped the list at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively.
After more than 26 years in Ruston, a local beauty shop closed its doors on Saturday.
Monroe native Jackie Grayson opened Grayson’s Family Hair Styling inside the Interstate 20 Shopping Center in June 1986.
“I lived in Monroe, and Ruston was just a great town,” she said. “It had everything going for it. It had a college, and it was not overrun with beauty shops for the population size.”
Grayson said when the shop opened, it started a trend for salons in Ruston.
On April 9, the 10th annual Joe Woods’ Wildwood Express Showcase will be hosted by the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Beginning at 6 p.m., the show will celebrate the life and legacy of Joe Woods, said John Emory Jr., a member of the Dixie board.
“Each spring we bring back band members from the past, including some who played in the original band, and singers who often have a tie to Joe and always a connection to the music he performed at the Dixie Theater every Saturday night,” he said.