Glynn Harris, long-time outdoor writer/broadcaster from Ruston, received the prestigious Arthur Van Pelt Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual conference of the Louisiana Outdoor Writer’s Association. Courtesy Photo/Glynn Harris

Glynn Harris, long-time outdoor writer/broadcaster from Ruston received the prestigious Arthur Van Pelt Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual conference of the Louisiana Outdoor Writer’s Association (LOWA) held recently in Morgan City.

The award, named after Arthur Van Pelt who began his journalistic career as an outdoor writer for The Chicago Tribune. In 1913, after moving to New Orleans, he began writing a column for the Item and, later, The Times Democrat in 1914 thru 1916. This paper was the predecessor of The Times Picayune.

He left the New Orleans paper for a position as secretary of the Houma Louisiana Chamber of

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