The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the January Student of the Month Award. Recognized by Rotarian Allen Tuten, each student was honored at the Jan. 19 luncheon and presented an award of achievement by club president Andy Halbrook.
Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri ameba in the North Monroe Water System, which serves the town of Sterlington, at the 701 Guthrie Road sampling site. The privately owned water system, which serves approximately 8,400 residents in the North Monroe area along U.S. Route 165, was tested by DHH as part of the State’s new public drinking water surveillance program. DHH notified the water system and local officials Tuesday afternoon.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold an “Out of the Darkness” Campus Walk at Louisiana Tech University on Saturday to raise awareness and funds for research, educational programs and support for survivors of suicide loss.
Former Ruston High School Principal Mike Milstead is starting the school year out on a different page. In fact, he’ll be starting a new book altogether because the position of chief academic officer has been newly created for Milstead to assume at the Lincoln Parish School Board.
“The position of CAO was created to provide for improved continuity of academic programs and support for the local schools,” School Superintendent Danny Bell said.