The rollercoaster ride of Ruston gas prices continued Saturday as some area stations pushed their prices up five cents per gallon.
Manuel Chinchilla, who owns the Pow Wow convenience store off of Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 167 and co-owns the Texaco/Arby’s store on Louisiana Highway 33, said it’s hard to say why prices fluctuate so quickly and why prices have been on the rise in recent days following a steady descent.
Area residents are invited to partner with the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team and local businesses to help families who live in poverty and fear have a Merry Christmas.
The Vision Center, Curves and LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana, formerly known as HealthSouth, have put up Christmas angel wish trees. Each paper angel ornament carries one wish for a Christmas gift or a much-needed item.
“Our Christmas angels don’t carry frivolous requests,” said Cathy Ayo, DART’s executive director. “Our kids have asked for things they need like new underwear and tennis shoes. No item on the list exceeds $30; most cost considerably less.”
Calling all performers, of all ages, with any talent, the 2013 Dixie Horizon Entertainer search has started. For the seventh year, talent across the region will battle it out for the opportunity to be named the 2013 Dixie Horizon Entertainer.
“The DHE gives individuals the opportunity in our community and surrounding parishes to be on the Dixie Stage — to show us just what kind of talent we have right here in our own backyard,” CJ Matlock, director of the Dixie Horizon Entertainer show, said. “An artist who entertains at different functions but may have not received the recognition they deserve is one of the many reasons why we have the Dixie Stage. This is why we have this event every year.”
Much that is Louisiana Tech University felt right at home in New Orleans.
New Orleans and Tech are “TECHnically” located 300 miles apart, but they are actually closer than one might think.
As college football fans watched the Tech Bulldogs defeat Arkansas State on Saturday in the New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, they may not have seen the ties between the university and the Big Easy or known that the relationship is much stronger and deeper than it might appear on television.