LifeShare Blood Centers is hoping to increase their blood supply by rewarding one donor with tickets to the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys football game on Oct. 4.
Those who donate now through Aug. 15 will automatically be entered to win the two Plaza Club leveltickets to the game and a $200 gift card for travel expenses. Individuals who donate will have the opportunity for a second entry available through LifeShare’s Facebook page.
While football season just wrapped up for fans and affiliates alike, there was one local girl who experienced this past season like few ever have: as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be one of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. At the very beginning of the season, the veteran cheerleaders told us how quickly the season passes and encouraged us to really try to take it all in and not take anything for granted,” Alex Hermes, a Ruston native, said. “Even though there were 10 home games, they did seem to go by really quickly.”
A bill that would offer more college opportunities for Lincoln Parish residents passed the House and Senate last Thursday and now awaits a signature from Gov. Bobby Jindal and approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools before it becomes official.
The bill, Senate Bill 645, will provide for the merger of certain Northeast Louisiana Technical College campuses — including Ruston’s and the North Central campus in Farmerville — with Louisiana Delta Community College.
Louisiana Tech University has entered into a partnership with global IT leader Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Louisiana Economic Development (LED) FastStart, and the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City to offer current and prospective students a comprehensive suite of cyber-related programs and career opportunities designed to meet the current and future needs of CSC.