State Sen. Rick Gallot spoke to students at Ruston High School as part of a “Legislator’s Back to School” endeavor to encourage high school students to voice their opinions in a representative democracy.
Gallot, who represents District 29, told students their input is important.
“I hear a lot of students say that they don’t feel like their opinion matters to politicians, but that’s not true,” Gallot said. “We’re not celebrities. We’re real people who go through the same everyday issues you do.”
CHOUDRANT — With Choudrant residents set to pay approximately $3 extra at the end of September for their water bills, it was only fitting that the Village Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an ordinance at their Monday meeting to receive $425,000 in utility revenue bonds to help pay for a new water well.
The $425,000 bond was supplied by Community Trust Bank with a 3.5 percent interest rate to the village, with the last scheduled payment set for March 1, 2032.
Students at Cypress Springs Elementary School in Ruston enjoyed a Mardi Gras parade given by the third-grade class on Tuesday afternoon on the school grounds.
Third graders are learning about Louisiana history and the origins of Mardi Gras. According to inclusion teacher Ramona Adams, the students had been preparing costumes, floats and beads for several weeks. She said other teachers and parents helped to make the entire parade experience a success.