Firefighters from the Ruston Fire Department underwent Hazardous Material Training Wednesday at Coastal Chemical Company under the auspices of officials from the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute. Pictured are firefighters undergoing a simulated decontamination. The drill had firefighters patch a hole in a ruptured tank leaking chemicals before they practiced decontamination.
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Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education was awarded a $20,000 research grant for its effort in the state’s Believe and Prepare program.
The Believe and Prepare Educator Grant Program was started to encourage mentoring programs who work with teachers in preparing certification grow the number of teachers in full-year residencies and increase the number of special education teachers.
Amy Vessel said Tech was awarded the research grant from the success of the Clinical Residencies program, a full-year student teaching experience.
Pictured is the Choudrant High School 2012-13 Homecoming Court. From left to right are seventh-grade maid Anna Sasser, eighth-grade maid Gracie Jones, freshman maids Kate Posey and Tori Haywood, junior maids Traci Winborne, Lori Winborne and Allie Brown; senior maids Halie Chandler, Haley Aston, Alyssa Richmond, Jaislee Pickering and Karson Payne and sophomore maids Kathrine Upshaw and Courtney Hammons.
Visitors to the new Ruston High School agricultural sciences building might have noticed a bit of a mess with tiny parts of engines all over the place.
Last week, 17 teachers — some from as far away as Grant Parish — visited Ruston High School to take a class and receive certification in four-stroke engines.
The training, which was sponsored by the Lincoln Parish School Board, included all of the ag science teachers from Lincoln Parish, as well as teachers from Claiborne, East Carroll, Franklin, Ouachita, Union and Grant parishes.
A.C. Lewis Library on the Grambling State University campus held a “Create Your Own Story At Your Library” program last week in honor of National Library Week, with three local authors serving as guest speakers and signing books.