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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Meagan Lee, a senior English major from Delhi, was crowned Miss Louisiana Tech 2014 on Thursday night.
Lee, who plans to pursue a master’s in education after she graduates, said she is excited about serving her university.
“I’ve waited so long to have the opportunity to represent the university with the Miss Tech title that I don’t want to waste a second of my year,” Lee said. “Of course, I’ll also begin preparation for Miss Louisiana in June. I’ve competed there three times before.”
Being named Miss Louisiana Tech, Lee said, was an honor.
The fifth annual Wiggin’ Out event held at Squire Creek Country Club raised raised more than $35,500. Since their inception in 2011 the organization, which helps to support men and women who are suffering with breast cancer, has raised more than $110,000. Left to right are Vicki Caskey, DeShae Pardon, Caskey Schexnyder, Tami Davis, Marisol O’Neal, Elizabeth Turnley, Jennifer Holtz, and Patrick Walsh