New Roads Mayor Robert A. Myer has been selected for the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, which prepares local leaders in the nation’s Mississippi Delta region to collaborate and address the pressing issues in the region. The institute is sponsored through the Delta Regional Authority.

The town of White Castle has received the certificate of achievement from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for excellence in financial reporting for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.


Andrea Thornton, retired director of sales and marketing for Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award from Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The award is given to a hotelier who has “continuously shown exceptional guest service, is a leader in his/her industry and who instills a passion in others for historic hotel preservation.”