Brittany Copponex began to chair the Lincoln Parish Relay for Life in September of 2013 and said she could not think of any better way to give back to the community.
“I love the community and I love being involved and what better way to do it than to be a part of conquering cancer?” Copponex said.
A mechanical engineering major at Louisiana Tech University, Copponex has been a part of many academic and philanthropic organizations, but said when she visited the annual Relay for Life event in Ruston for the first time several years ago, her passion for fighting cancer began to grow.
The main topics of issues at the Simsboro Town Hall meeting held at 6 p.m. on Monday were broken water meters and the high volume being used by the village.
Sybil Foster, mayor of Simsboro, asked aldermen if there would be an issue with selling the plastic water meters purchased by the village.
“They are plastic and not really worth putting in because so many are failing already,” she said. “We are going to have to replace several because some are running too fast, some are not registering at all.”
Tickets are on sale for the Ruston High School Alumni Association’s annual homecoming luncheon set for Nov. 2 at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant. Cost is $30 per person. The event begins with fellowship at 11 a.m. and lunch and the program at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are available at the Community Trust Bank Financial Center, located at 1511 North Trenton St. in Ruston. Deadline for purchase is Wednesday.
Cypress Springs Elementary School teacher Tracy Stark directs students to their classrooms as they started the 2016-17 school year this morning. Students participated in a half day today, and will begin full time on Monday.