OKLAHOMA CITY — Devon Energy has again made The Civic 50, Bloomberg Businessweek’s definitive list of the most community-minded companies in the nation.
Now in its second year, The Civic 50 is a comprehensive ranking of corporations that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
“As business leaders, we have an important responsibility to help identify problems and pursue opportunities to improve the quality of life in our community,” Dave Hager, Devon Energy chief operating officer, said.
In recognition of the student body’s hard work during the Adopt-A-School breast cancer community service project, Cypress Springs Elementary School Principal Michelle Thrower teamed up with Blue Bell Creameries for a special Halloween treat. All students received an ice cream sandwich to celebrate the $2,104.00 collected during the school’s pink ribbon card initiative where students paid $1 for pink ribbon cards that were displayed outside their classroom door.
Although the Boardwalk Salon opened in Downtown Ruston in May of 2005, the recent addition of The Attic within the store gives shoppers the opportunity to make one stop in the hair, skin and clothes department.
“Our customers love having The Attic available to look around while they are waiting for their appointment or while their color is processing,” said Erin Foster, stylist and co-owner of The Boardwalk Salon and The Attic.
A small crowd of community leaders and local residents gathered at the Ruston Civic Center on Tuesday to learn a little more about changes on the horizon for the city.
As part of Ruston 21, the city’s comprehensive plan for the future, city staff are working with consultant Clearzoning to formulate a new zoning code. On Tuesday, residents received a glimpse of some goals behind the updated code, which is expected to be implemented later this year.