My stay in my palace will be over on Friday, so I need to get ready for the real world, I guess. I can’t say it hasn’t been fun and I’ve loved so many of the new and interesting people I have met here.
I’ve had so much company I could fool myself into thinking I was a celebrity if I didn’t know that they come for many reasons — some that have little to do with my status.
But I’ll bet I can tell you a tale you have probably never heard before. At 93, it’s a new wrinkle for me.
Cain Budds, who has been teaching at Ruston Parks and Recreation for almost a year, will be available for lessons this summer. Budds received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in classical guitar performance at Arizona State University where he was a student of Frank Koonce. While in residence there, he served as a teaching assistant and faculty associate in the internationally recognized classical guitar program.
Budds is currently assistant professor of guitar and music theory as well as head of the string area at Louisiana Tech University where he heads a vibrant guitar studio.
A.J. and Dorothy Drost Sr. will be celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 25. The couple have three children — Andrew J. Drost Jr. and wife Kay, Jackie Miller and Karen Humphrey and husband John. They have eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.