Since Dr. Steve Linscombe, rice breeder and director of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, joined LSU in 1982, things have changed mightily in the rice industry.
Now, the industry may not be staring down the best prices, but it is one that sees a future through continued work by the research station and more.
Speaking to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, Linscombe explained just how far the industry has come.
Everyone was expecting a fight when the Solid Waste Committee of the Acadia Parish Police Jury discussed recent issues with garbage collection Tuesday night.
Even the chairman of the Solid Waste Committee was hesitant about entering the fray. “I hate to get started with this,” said Richard Faul when the agenda item came up.
But the potential controversy was quickly diffused when officials from Progressive Waste Solutions admitted that there had, indeed, been a noticeable lapse in service of late.
The Rice City Classic Car Show, Shine and Stroll and the Antique Tractor and Implement Show are being held in conjunction with each other this Saturday.
With both events — along with a motorcycle show at the MetLife Building — sure to draw a large crowd downtown, Mayor Greg Jones wanted for people to come out and have a good time without forgetting their civic duty.
The Rotary Club of Crowley recognized one of their own Tuesday as part of Rotary International’s Women in Rotary Club month. The Crowley club’s woman’s pioneer is Alice Whiting, who became the first female Rotary member on Nov. 1, 1993. Presenting her the award were, from left, Melinda Malmay, Nancy Broadhurst, Gwen Foreman, Whiting, Angelique Credeur, President Pat Miers and President-elect Tracy Young.
There is much risk in starting your own business, which probably explains why so many gravitate to the world of franchises.