Chennault to hold fundraiser

The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe will hold a fundraiser 7 p.m.-9 p.m.  Sept. 19 at the museum, 701 Kansas Lane near Monroe Regional Airport.

Ticket are $50 each, or $35 for museum members for the event, which will feature cocktails, music, a private tour, and silent auction. 

Contact Adrienne Steele at or 318-557-9757 for tickets and more information.


Deadline for Vizzies Sept. 15

The National Science Foundation and Popular Science are putting together an event titled Vizzies. They are seeking photography, illustrations, posters/graphics, interactive and videos. 

The deadline is Sept. 15.

Cash prizes will be awarded to contestants with unique ideas and handiwork. 

For more information and rules about this event visit 


Science careers aim of contest

Registration for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is now open for teams of 7th-12th grade students.  

TARC is a program designed to encourage students to pursue study and careers in science.  

The students will be required to build and fly a rocket that meets challenging design requirements.  

Registration ends Dec. 4.  For more information, call 703-358-1000 or visit 


Literary group seeks volunteers

The Writer’s Garret organization is seeking talented individuals to be interns, volunteers, and writers interested in literary arts administrative experience, charitable opportunities, and work exchange.
Applicants must show motivation and willingness to do whatever it takes to reinvent The Writer’s Garret as it enters its 20th year of business. 

Writers interested in teaching a class, serving as a mentor, or serving on a panel, should indicate it in the subject line when applying for this position. 

For more information, visit


Student short films sought

Yahoo is accepting submissions of short films or docu-series from college students nationwide. 

One student’s film will be featured on the platform per month for a year. A total of 12 talented students will win this opportunity. Yahoo’s award-winning “Viewfinder” series recently premiered Stanford University’s student film, The Accidental Environmentalist.  

The selected students will be mentored and their film will be featured on the platforms.

For more information, contact Emily Bender at 310- 341-2872 or


RPAR to host Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. 

The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.

Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging competition. 

Scores are based on distance and accuracy. Age classification is as of December 31 of the current year.

With last year’s age-group expansion to include the division of 6-7 year-olds, the program will continue to reach children of a younger age and allow them to experience the fun of learning football fundamentals in an engaging and supportive noncontact environment.

Like last year, football players from both Louisiana Tech and Ruston High will be on hand to help out, take pictures and sign autographs.

For competition information or to register, contact the Ruston Parks and Recreation office at 255-5800 or via email at