SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive - Oct 2011

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

October 26th

Come together for progress

Louisiana’s Oct. 22 primary elections have come and gone.
Following Saturday’s races, a few things will change, but many things will remain the same.
After obtaining 65.8 percent of the vote against nine competitors, Gov. Bobby Jindal will hold onto his seat for another four years.
In the Louisiana Senate races, Bob Kostelka will continue to represent portions of Lincoln Parish in Senate District 35. State House District 11 representative Rick Gallot was elected as senator to represent Senate District 29, a new minority district created when the legislature redrew the Senate map lines following the 2010 U.S. Census. Elected to take over Gallot’s House District 11 seat was Patrick Jefferson. The Homer attorney will represent parts of Bienville, Claiborne and Lincoln parishes in the state House.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

A break from the day-to-day

in
ELIZABETH.jpg

I’d have to say the Halloween memory that sticks with me the most is the year when my mom took my younger cousin and I trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. Since I grew up in the woods — where people don’t live on top of each other in neat little neighborhoods — I use the term loosely.
This particular year was so memorable, because we knocked on the door of a man who we knew had a lion in his backyard. Being older and generally wiser now, I’m pretty sure he probably wasn’t supposed to have the lion. But, when I was younger, it was simply the neatest thing ever.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Rise and fall of William Shirer

in
DAVID SHRIBMAN 2.jpg

It sat there on your parents’ shelf, or maybe your grandparents’, alongside the six volumes of Winston Churchill’s chronicle of World War II and the 11 volumes of Will and Ariel Durant’s “The Story of Civilization.” It had two distinctions. One was the menacing swastika on the spine of the book. The other was that it was the only one of those 18 volumes that anyone in your family ever actually opened.
It is William L. Shirer’s “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” and more than a million people read it. It may be, aside from the Bible, the biggest book ever read by a big audience, and that audience devoured it, discussed it and was shaped by it. A generation of Americans formed their view of the horrors of Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945 from its pages or from elders or teachers who themselves read it.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Practice being thankful each day

in
Perry, Owen.jpg

The blues ain’t nothin’ but a lonesome man down somewhere in a deep pit, a battered guitar in his hands and a long-gone lover in his heart.
Woman, wife, lover, friend — you are all of these things to me, and more. As the soft moonlight sifting in through open windows falls full upon your calm, sleeping beauty, I lie quietly beside you there for a while, listening to your measured breathing and sensing the strongest heartbeat that keeps you with me, day after precious day. During such moments, I silently thank my God for you —and marvel at the divine wisdom that placed just a wee bit of heaven in my grasp for a little time.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

October 25th

Alternative schools transition

in
Progress of schools’ former students tracked

Former Lincoln Parish Career Academy and Lincoln Center students have assimilated into the bustle of various parish public schools, but they haven’t been forgotten.
Former Career Academy employees Stacy Findley and Remonia Hudson were given a special task when the schools were shut down in time for the 2011-12 school year — to track the progress and success of students who had formerly been placed in their care at the alternative schools.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Woman booked in stabbing

in
Threkeld.jpg

A Ruston woman was arrested Monday after an argument with her boyfriend reportedly turned ugly.
Erinn Lynn Threkeld, 42, of 606 S. Bonner St., was arrested on charges of aggravated battery after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend twice with a knife at her home.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Hot Halloween to sizzle

in
Fire Department will host event Saturday
102511 Hot Halloween c.jpg

With Halloween less than a week away, the Ruston Fire Department is gearing up to host their fifth annual Hot Halloween Happening, offering candy, games, food and fun to any children who stop by.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the main fire station, located at 920 E. Georgia Ave., children will be able to come by and start their Halloween weekend off in style.
RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said there will be plenty of games for children to play at the event.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Thoughts on the elections

in
Bleich, Joe C.jpg

This column is not a place in which your writer may endorse any candidate, but after the fact, certainly remarks of congratulations and thanks are in order.
It is mildly comforting to know that all of the statewide and most of the local races are over. There are some runoffs to take place. Without getting into every race, best wishes are sent to all who will continue or begin to serve. Good luck to the remaining candidates still running. Thanks to all of them and their families for offering themselves for public service.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Fall planting has its advantages

in
Brew, Rafash.jpg

There are some advantages to fall and winter planting of ornamental or landscape plants. For instance, it allows the plant materials time to establish a root system in the new soil long before the hot weather approaches. Root activity takes place in relatively cool soil even though the top is not actively growing.
Usually less supplementary water will be required in late fall and early winter as compared to late spring or summer planting.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Remember to get a flu shot this season

With the cooler weather knocking on the door and the first month and a half of flu season out of the way, there is still time for area residents to make their way out to their doctor, hospital or pharmacy to get a flu shot to help prepare them for the rest of the season that can last until May.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share