Starting on Monday, the City of Ruston will have quite a few more police cars driving around than usual as the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office kicks off the 21st annual Drug Abuse Resistance Education State Training Conference at the Library Events Center at the Lincoln Parish Library.
LPSO Public Information Officer Maj. Stephen Williams said the conference, which runs through Friday, will bring close to 200 police officers — mainly DARE officers — from departments all over the state to take part in training events and other recreational activities.
New Orleans Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant dedicated Advocacy Center’s new building to Systems Advocacy Specialist Charles H. Tubre in a program that featured a speech by R. Allen Eskew, principal architect for Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, who worked with Tubre on a number of accessibility projects, and testimonials to Tubre’s body of work read by colleagues and friends.
Also in the program was the reading of a House Resolution by Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, commending Tubre’s work on behalf of disabled people.
Charles Tubre is the brother of Bill Tubre, of Ruston.
Kynan Sternitzky, 11, shares a laugh with Champ, Louisiana Tech University’s mascot, during the Buddy Ball of Ruston spring season-ending festivities Saturday. Buddy Ball will resume in the fall. Buddy Ball is softball for special-needs children.
Mothers and daughters participated in the Quota International of Ruston’s Timeless Traditions event Saturday at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Local girls watched the film “Grace Stirs Up Success,” participated in a tea time at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston and entered a chance to win an American Girl Doll. Pictured is Paige Broadway with her American Girl doll.