SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive - May 24, 2012

  • 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.

Lincoln Parish schools see gains

in
Test scores up 2 percent to 69 percent achieving grade-level standards

If they haven’t arrived already, state standardized test scores should be arriving soon. With that, the Louisiana Department of Education has released a picture of how well overall school districts did this year.
A release from State Superintendent of Education John White’s office reveals that overall, more students in Louisiana achieved passing grades than any year before. According to the release, nearly 10,000 more students reached grade level this year. The percentage of students statewide performing at Basic or higher on the iLEAP and LEAP tests grew from 66 percent statewide in 2011 to 68 percent statewide in 2012.

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

Emergency plan signed

in
052412 OffHomLandSec- 2 C.jpg

On Wednesday, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), Region 8 Board held an official ceremony to sign the 2012 Regional Emergency Operations Plan.
Directors from the 12 Region 8 parishes, which consist of Ouachita, Union, Lincoln, Jackson, Caldwell, Richland, Morehouse, Franklin, West Carroll, East Carroll, Madison and Tensas Parishes, were on hand to sign the document.

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

ADD drug use reportedly surfaces on Tech campus

in

The names of students have been omitted from this article to protect the confidentiality of their medical diagnoses and to protect them from legal and professional ramifications.
Whether to study for a test, party longer or suppress their appetite, some Louisiana Tech University students have reportedly abused amphetamine-based drugs prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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

Union man dead in ATV crash

in

Louisiana State Police Troop F troopers responded to a single -vehicle crash at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday in Union Parish.
The investigation revealed that an ATV was traveling on Burch Road, south of Louisiana Highway 348, when for unknown reasons the ATV left the roadway, entered the grassy shoulder and struck a tree. The sole occupant was thrown from the ATV upon impact.

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

Celebrate La.’s 200th birthday

Louisiana was admitted as the 18th state of the Union nearly 200 years ago this April.
Since then, Louisiana has not only grown economically, but culturally as well. Reflecting on its origins as a colony under both French and Spanish rule, Louisiana’s path to becoming a state was not easy.
According to louisianabicentennial2012.com, federal law required citizens of a newly admitted territory to apply to Congress for statehood.

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

The many views of tattoos

in
Darden, Jessica.jpg

As time goes on, tattoos are slowing becoming more accepted, right? You can see evidence of this in the number of people who have tattoos and still hold respectable job positions.
It’s rumored that 34 of the 45 presidents have or had a tattoo at some point.
However, a little known fact is that Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, had an anchor tattoo on his right arm.

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

Child problems same all over

in
Rosemond, John.jpg

Un partie: Stop the presses! Two weeks ago, I reviewed and commented upon Pamela Druckerman’s book “Bringing Up Bebe” in which she makes the claim that French parents, on the whole, raise children who are much more well-behaved, and at earlier ages, than their American counterparts.
Now arises the question: Did Druckerman do what so many social “scientists” do these days? Did she begin with a premise and ignore evidence to the contrary so as to “prove” her point?

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

Two Ruston residents elected to board of directors

052412 Piney Hills Harm C.jpg

Two Ruston residents have been elected to the Piney Hills Harmony Board of Directors: Suzy Henderson will serve as secretary, and Anne Garay will serve as a board member.
They were installed at a recent banquet during the chorus' year-end ceremonies.
Other officers for 2012-13 are Carol Ogle, of Monroe, president; Jerri Mahoney, of Shreveport, vice president, and Rebecca McNeill, of Winnfield, treasurer.

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

Areawide IBC class has gone to the dogs

in
Leut. Royer C.jpg

Several area high schools organized a Canine Awareness Fun Day at Lincoln Parish Park on April 19. The event was designed to assist students involved in the CKC’s Canine Care and Training Program course. The class is taught at Simsboro, Choudrant and Ruston High School in Lincoln Parish, as well as Jonesboro-Hodge and Weston in Jackson Parish.

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

Vitter, Alexander greet RJH classes

in
RJH C.jpg

U.S. Sen. David Vitter and Congressman Rodney Alexander met with students from Ruston Junior High School May 8 in the Hart Senate Office Building. Seventy-two students were visiting Washington as part of a field trip for honors students.
“I always enjoy getting to meet Louisianians when they visit our Nation’s Capital, and it was a pleasure to visit with these bright students from Ruston,” Vitter said.

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