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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Hundreds of area residents took the walk of life Friday night and Saturday morning as they participated in the American Cancer Society’s 2014 Relay for Life at the Jim Mize Track on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
From 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, the event featured a talent show, volleyball tournament, “Best Super Hero Costume” pageant, a scavenger hunt, a trivia contest, Zumba dance routines, a movie, bingo, karaoke, a tug-of-war contest, a chance to “pie” a “supervillian” and more.
The Lego League Team from Louisiana Tech’s A.E. Phillips Laboratory School returned with the first place trophy this month after competing in the First Lego League state championship in New Orleans. The team’s Lego robot won first place in the design category for programming and fifth place in the performance competition.
A.E. Phillips was one of 57 teams from across the state of Louisiana who qualified to compete. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Food Factor,” the teams, comprised of students ages 9-14, built robots out of Legos, which had to accomplish a series of food safety tasks. The teams also completed individual projects related to common food contamination problems.
Hunt, Guillot & Associates, LLC has announced and welcome Catherine Shemwell as the new chief administrative officer.
Shemwell joined HGA on Oct. 14 and will be located at the Reynolds Drive office in Ruston.
As the chief administrative officer, Shemwell will responsible for managing accounting, human resources, IT, purchasing and marketing.
Shemwell brings over 19 years of experience in the industry to HGA.
She previously held the title of chief financial officer at CH2M Hill.