When Hampton Rutland decided to videotape himself building a duck blind, he had no idea it would lead to a possible series on the DIY Network.
Now the 39-year-old Ruston urologist is on a path that, as he puts it, “is too interesting not to follow.” By the end of this month, he should know whether his “Louisiana River Builds” pilot will become a full-fledged DIY show.
“They haven’t given an official ‘yes,’ but they’ve asked me to shoot a 30-second promotional video to put on their social media,” Rutland said.
This month the Enterprise Center is holding its second annual juried student exhibition. “Art From the GUT” is a joint venture between Grambling State University, University of Louisiana, Monroe and Louisiana Tech University, and is open to all students at those universities.
For some youth the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana is a home away from home.
Tuesday night marked the second time the club would host their Youth of the Year banquet, sponsored by Aaron’s.
Eldonta Osborne, the club’s chief professional officer, said the idea for the event first began when he spoke with Craig Bass at Aaron’s.
“We were talking about him wanting to do something big with the club,” Osborne said. “So I shared with him the idea of the Youth of the Year Program. He told me that this was the sort of thing he wanted to get involved in and help with.”