I.A. Lewis sixth grader Fred Payne, 12, appreciated Ruston Parks and Recreation and the fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi for donating school supplies because of one reason.
“It helps prepare me to go to college,” he said.
Hopefully that’s the mindset of the other 89 children who recently received pens, tablets, pencils, glue and other school supplies at the second annual Back-to School All-Star Game.
A partnership between RPAR and the Louisiana Tech and Grambling State Universities and grad programs chapters of Omega Psi Phi lead to this annual event.
The most recent national budget, which was released earlier this week, shows that even our government has lost sight of the simple practice of not spending more money than it has.
Luckily, last week local high-school seniors were given a reality check when it comes to personal finances. United Way of Northeast Louisiana, in conjunction with Lincoln ACHIEVE and many other community organizations, organized the first ever parishwide Dollars and Sense Reality Fair.
Soccer fans in Ruston and the surrounding area will get a double treat starting today.
Not only is the 2010 edition of the Western Athletic Conference tournament being held in the city, but it’s being hosted by Louisiana Tech University.
And making it even better is that the Lady Techsters are in the tournament for the first time ever.
Action will get under way today with two matches, starting with a 12:30 p.m. meeting between No. 6 seeded Fresno State and No. 3 seeded Idaho and followed by the No. 4 seeded Techsters against No. 5 seeded Boise State.