The Ogden Museum of Southern Art's
Summer Teen Docent Program received a 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award presented by first lady Michelle Obama last month. The honor came from the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Sean Payton's Play It Forward Foundation,
Feed the Children and Baptist Friendship House
donated food as well as home and personal care items to 1,200 New Orleans-area families last month as part of Feed the Children's Homefront Harvest Initiative. Each family received a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of supplies such as shampoo and Avon products.
Joe Ann Murthil
was sentenced in U.S. District Court Nov. 18 to four years in prison for her role in a $50 million Medicare fraud scheme from 2007 to 2014 through Memorial Home Health Inc., where she was office manager. Murthil also was ordered to pay more than $14 million in restitution.