William and Nancy Hanks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 17. Their family hosted an evening of food and fellowship at the Hanks’ home. The Hanks were married Oct. 15, 1960. They have two children, Mike Hanks and wife Cammie, and Jackie Billberry and husband Philip. They have four grandchildren, Lance Billberry, Brittney Billberry, Hunter Hanks and Abigail Hanks.
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Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. It is one in a series of articles by PAR that the Daily Leader will print relating to the proposed Constitutional Amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Today’s article focuses on Constitutional Amendment No. 3. Articles may be edited for space.
Legislators who file bills before a regular legislative session must do so no later than 10 calendar days before the first day of the session. This is known as prefiling. Usually, prefiled bills are formally introduced on the first day of a session. A legislator may file five bills during a session and the Legislature’s rules make certain exceptions to allow more. Also, any proposed amendment to the Constitution must be prefiled at least 10 calendar days before the start of a legislative session.
Submitted Photos: Top Left: The Big Event was held April 12 when Louisiana Tech University students came and worked hard to clean up Bethel’s campus. Thank you to all who participated. Top Right: One of Bethel’s seventh graders, Dante Cecil (left) from CC Gymnastics competed at the Region III Gymnastics Championship April 11, representing Ruston and Louisiana. He is now our High Bar Region champion with an amazing score of 10.2. He competed against 92 other gymnasts from six states. We are very proud of you Dante!
Ruston’s “Holidays Arts Tour — Create!” is set to begin Thursday and residents have several things to get excited about.
Jessica Slaughter, executive director for the North Central Louisiana Arts Council, said this year’s tour has a larger number of visual artists than last year — several of which whom are new to the tour.
“There will be a round robin poetry reading on Friday night featuring four regional poets,” she said. “There will also be a wine tasting from Landry Vineyards on Friday night and a free Community Variety Show on Sunday.”
Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator, was recently among a group of national stakeholders brought together in Washington D.C. by The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF). Part of a series of meetings focused on initiating enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) opportunities for students in all grade levels, Cox-Boniol joined business and industry representatives as well as other educators in exploring opportunities to inspire and engage students in expanded STEM initiatives and activities.