Two noted Louisiana craftspeople and two of the state’s leading musicians will be inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center’s Hall of Master Folk Artists Saturday as part of the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival.
This year’s inductees include accordionist Geno Delafose, frontman for his band “French Rockin’ Boogie.” Delafose is a rancher near his hometown of Eunice. He is serving as honorary chairman of this year’s festival in its 34th year.
The American Cancer Society aims to recruit 500 people from the Ark-La-Tex to participate in the third generation of a cancer prevention study that first began in the 1960s. The organization has partnered with the YMCA in Shreveport and two other organizations to host sign-up events for the study. It involves taking an initial waist measurement and drawing a small blood sample.
College plans for 16 high school graduates from New London, Texas, are in flux after a promise of a free-ride at East Texas Baptist University has not happened. West Rusk High School seniors were told in May that a Houston area man would pay their way to the school if they chose to enroll.
The private, Christian university in Marshall, Texas, did not know of the offer by filmmaker Nicholas Sturghill until a media report surfaced. Spokesman Mike Midkiff said Friday that ETBU’s president met with the families late last week to encourage them to get their financial aid in order.
The Red River National Wildlife Refuge in Bossier City is set to host four educator workshops this month.
Refuge ranger Terri Jacobson will lead the six-hour workshops where participants can earn professional development hours. The free seminars are open to many different types of educators. They will learn about helping children make deeper connections to nature and exploring many aspects of wild birds, among other topics. Red River National Wildlife Refuge manager, Pat Stinson told Red River Radio last year that its visitor’s center is a hub for outdoor education.