Saturday's first Earth Day Regatta will celebrate the opening of six paddling trails on the Texas side of Caddo Lake. Half of the trails begin in Uncertain, Texas. Registration begins at Caddo Lake State Park, and lunch will be served at Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Budding entrepreneurs from South Arkansas will compete in an elevator-pitch style competition tonight at the Rialto Theater in El Dorado. People with a business idea will have the state for one minute to give a thumbnail sketch of what they hope to do, with would-be investors in the audience.
Former President Bill Clinton spoke at El Dorado High School's sixth annual Academic Signing Day. The ceremony recognized El Dorado-based Murphy Oil's $50 million scholarship fund, and more than 300 seniors who will take advantage of the generous tuition scholarship. The scholarship director says over the past five years, the Promise Fund has paid out $8.5 million in tuition costs for nearly 1,000 El Dorado High School graduates.
The Environment and Health Council of Louisiana hosts a conference April 18 to highlight research under way on the health of the Gulf two years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The daylong conference is at Nicholls State's Bollinger Memorial Student Union in Thibodaux, La.