There’s no question about it: Louisianans love a good election. But candidates, campaigns, and all the trappings of running for office may not really be the heart of the matter.
After all, when you get right down it, elections are about voters.
This week is Voter Registration Week in the Bayou State, a week set aside for state and local election officials to educate the public about the mechanics of an election day and to emphasize registering to vote.
Musicians from all around the region gathered Friday and Saturday to play in the 16th Annual John Simoneaux Memorial Jam and raised more than $11,000 in donations for the Louisiana Tech University band scholarships.
Raffles, silent auctions and donations all helped to contribute for the scholarships at the event.
Two lucky students, one from the undergraduate program and the other for the graduate program, will now receive scholarship money to help enhance their music knowledge by joining the music school of Tech.
All good things must come to an end, and it was announced earlier this year that Ruston High School Principal Mike Milstead would be leaving his job and moving on to one at the Lincoln Parish School Board office.
Unfortunately, when searching for his replacement, the board was unable to find a suitable candidate. They decided to keep Milstead on for another year and hire someone to serve as an assistant principal, soaking up the knowledge available through a mentorship from the highly successful RHS leader.