The Culture Guild of Ruston began the new year with a brunch at the home of member Jean Moore.
Hostesses were Beverlee James and Angie Biscomb.
Following a delicious meal prepared by the hostesses, a business meeting was called by President Lou Ropp. First on the agenda was a review of the new year’s yearbooks by Vice President Marlen Jimerson.
She reminded members that the Club will be filling Christmas gift bags in December for those who are home-bound.
The Dixie Center for the Arts is excited to have the Dukes of Dixieland taking the stage at 7 p.m. Friday.
This New Orleans jazz and Dixieland-style revival band has been one of the most anticipated shows of the year.
Ruston can expect a highly energetic show with the Dukes of Dixieland’s unmatched style and spirit.
Music will range from Dr. John and Fats Domino to Huey Smith and Louis Prima, as well as strands of pop, gospel and country, and many of the Dukes of Dixieland’s original tunes.
On Saturday, Troupe Dixie will host its Merry Movie Marathon at The Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston. This event will begin with a special family movie feature at 1 p.m. The Christmas classic “The Polar Express” will be shown, and free popcorn will be provided by Celebrity Theatres.
General admission tickets are $5 for both children and adults, and proceeds will benefit Junior Auxiliary of Ruston’s Christmas Clearinghouse program.
Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of Sigma Xi, an interdisciplinary honors research society that encourages collaborative research and community outreach, has been recognized with a Chapter Program of Excellence Award for 2013-14.
The award is given annually to the top 2-3 percent of Sigma Xi chapters in the United States. Tech’s chapter was formally recognized at last week’s Annual Meeting and International Research Conference in Glendale, Arizona, and in Sigma Xi’s publication, “American Scientist.”