Representatives of Devon Energy, Adopt-A-School partner with I. A. Lewis School, surprised principal Sonja Fuller recently with a $1,000 check for the school to use on projects of its choosing. Fuller said the money will be used for technology upgrades. Fuller, who knew only that Devon’s Michelle Gantt and Aime Skipper where coming to the school, opens the check.
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Local businessman James “Jim” Shepherd, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for Police Jury District 6.
“The reason I’ve chosen to run for the Policy Jury seat in District 6 is my wanting to serve a parish that has been so good to me and my family,” Shepherd said. “I came to Ruston in 1991 not knowing anyone except for the Hedgepeth family. I had 30 years of experience in the Drycleaning/Laundry business, but wanted a business of my own.”
State officials are considering an extended drawdown on Lake D’Arbonne in order to battle bothersome aquatic vegetation.
When the Tainter gates on the T.T. Fields Spillway were opened on Sept. 6, the plan was for the level to fall to 74 feet — six feet below pool stage — and for the gates to be closed on Nov. 15.
A slower-than-anticipated fall in the lake level, coupled with the opportunity to make progress in the fight against invasive vegetation, has the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries considering extending the drawdown.