For Lauren Vizza, a native of Shreveport, sports, not pageants, was the plan.
“I was going to play soccer all through college,” the newly crowned Miss Louisiana 2012 said. “But due to knee surgery, I was not even able to really run. During (my) freshman year (at Louisiana Tech University) a friend talked me into entering the Miss Tech pageant. I just kind of stumbled into it.”
However, once the ball started rolling for Vizza, it wouldn’t stop.
Ruston officials’ original efforts to make minor revisions in a 57-year-old ordinance that gives broad authority to the city building official have instead resulted in a proposed rewrite of major sections of the document.
The Board of Aldermen is scheduled to discuss the new wording Monday when they convene in regular session at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Area residents have until Jan. 24 to submit nominations for the Ruston Rotary Club’s annual Bill Best Humanitarian Award.
The award recognizes a Lincoln Parish resident for outstanding contributions to humanitarian interest, unselfish giving and service to others. The award will be presented Feb. 4 during the annual Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce banquet.
“There are so many great people out there who do so many great things and they need to be recognized,” Rotary President Angie Biscomb said. “Our community needs to know how many wonderful people we have in Lincoln Parish.