Firefighters from the Ruston Fire Department underwent Hazardous Material Training Wednesday at Coastal Chemical Company under the auspices of officials from the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute. Pictured are firefighters undergoing a simulated decontamination. The drill had firefighters patch a hole in a ruptured tank leaking chemicals before they practiced decontamination.
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Everyone is having to do the same or more with less these days, and the Lincoln Parish School System is no exception.
At the regularly scheduled board meeting earlier this month, board members heard information about the federal programs utilized by the school system, including the Title I, II, III, IV and VI-B.
Willie Washington, federal programs director, presented a program on the various federal programs that fall under his jurisdiction. The total budget for all Title projects is $3,291,080. This reflects an overall decrease of 1 percent in federal funding. Washington explained what the various Title programs are designed to do:
Louisiana Tech’s Technology Business Development Center will host a seminar to help small business owners and agriculture producers learn how to receive grants from the USDA.
As small businesses in rural areas and agriculture producers may be eligible for grants to help pay for equipment upgrades or energy efficient improvements, the Enterprise Center will discuss an overview of the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program from 9-10 a.m. Friday in the Robert H. Rawle Enterprise Center, located at 509 W. Alabama Ave.
For the third time, a group of men have reunited to give back to the high school that shaped their futures.
Back in 1970s a group of talented young men pursued their dream of musical success as a funk group called Leech and The Gang and The Funk Horns. They performed in the area and even opened for The Temptations, but their parents knew the importance of an education, especially in the 1970s and made theirs a "dream deferred.” Never forgetting the support and solid education that led to their future success, the members have come back three times to hold a benefit concert in support of Grambling High School.