Grambling State University will host a solo art exhibition by Naja Simeon. The show, “Peaceful Aggression,” will be held in the Favrot Student Union through Tuesday.
This showcase of artwork will explore the artist’s concepts and ideas from the simple appreciation of nature’s beauty, to the more sophisticated aspects of environmental deprivation and the true meaning of life.
More than 30 people huddled under a portable outdoor pavilion during a driving rain Tuesday morning to watch local Boy Scouts retire unserviceable American flags.
During the ceremony, scouts from Troop 45 burned remnants of 110 worn flags. The ashes were buried in a specially marked gravesite in Ruston’s Forest Lawn Cemetery.
“This is a very solemn ceremony. It’s like a funeral. Matter of fact, it is a funeral for the American flag. We’re laying the flag to rest,” said J.D. Harper, commander of VFW Post 3615, the group that coordinates the annual flag retirement.
At the Dubach town hall meeting Nov. 21, councilmen passed a motion to adopt ordinance 327, which would lease the old Louisiana Power and Light Building to Atchafalaya Measurement Inc.
A public hearing on ordinance 327 was held before the meeting for comments from citizens, but there were none.
“Atchafalaya Measurements handles small parts and the new building will be operating as a business and warehouse for the company,” said Ray Polk, mayor of Dubach.
Ruston and Lincoln Parish were packed with residents Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the 14th annual Holiday Arts Tour at more than 20 parish businesses and studios.
Approximately 50 artists and musicians from around North Louisiana had their work on display, and many for sale, at the various spots that were all marked with a yellow sign that said, “tour stop.”
“It was a great day to just walk around outside and see what all the area has to offer artwise,” Ruston resident Tony King said. “You really couldn’t ask for any better weather in the middle of the day.”