SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive - Jul 9, 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.

Reichert, Rathburn wed at Squire Creek

Megan Reichert and Christopher Rathburn, both of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony on May 26 at Squire Creek Country Club. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Wilton Wall, of Quitman.

Megan is the daughter of Tommy and Cindy Reichert, of Ruston, and the granddaughter of Robert and Lauren Spillers, of Calhoun, Martha Reichert, of Ruston, the late Izell Spillers and the late Arthur Reichert.

Bookmark and Share

Shadoin, Jefferson clarify votes

in
Local legislators explain decisions on school bills
2 MUGS.jpg

Lincoln Parish School Board members heard reports on new state legislation during their monthly meeting last week.
District 11 Rep. Patrick Jefferson and District 12 Rep. Rob Shadoin discussed their feelings about education reform at the state level, including HB 976, which allows the use of state vouchers to pay for public school students to go to nonpublic schools.
Shadoin said that with certain amendments added, he told Gov. Bobby Jindal he would “hold my nose and vote for 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

Craft shop to move

in
Stitchville to fill former Black Box spot
070612 stitchville 2 c.jpg

Stitchville in Ruston has been providing area residents with a variety of knitting, sewing and crocheting needs for the past two years, and now they are looking to continue that service in a bigger building space in the near future.
Stitchville owner and operator Allie Bennett said the store is looking for more room since Fine Line Arts Supply and Print Lab occupies the same space Stitchville is occupying now.

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

Jury to discuss appointments, taxes

in

Lincoln Parish Police Jurors are set to meet for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Business on the agenda includes the appointments of Augusta Clark and Charles Penuell to the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control, as well as a tax assessment and millage report by Tax Assessor Pam Jones and Chief Deputy Assessor Sheila Bordelon. This will entail an explanation about property reassessment values.

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

Pet of the Week

 Halley, Jake C.jpg

Emilou is a beautiful 16 month old Black Labrador Retriever Mix in search of a home. She is spayed, current on shots and house trained. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Twigs. His adoption fee is $50, which includes a neuter certificate.

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

Lemonade Stand helps bring well to an African Village

070912 Lemon Stand 3 C.jpg

Sisters Tatum Brasher and Kimley Brasher gave the neighborhood a reason to enjoy the summer heat with their refreshing lemonade for 25 cents a cup. The girls will use the proceeds from their lemonade stand on Carriage Way to help build a well in an African Village. Four thousand children die each day in Africa due to lack of safe drinking water.

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

Prep football: Big duels ahead

in
RHS-Neville will kick off parish’s ‘must see’ games in 2012
100710 ALEXIO RUNS C.jpg

Ruston vs. Neville.
Does it get much better than this in kicking off another high school football season in our “neck of the woods?”
It sure doesn’t and that’s exactly one of the three games set for the opening weekend of the 2012 season for Lincoln Parish teams.
The Aug. 31 showdown of the Bearcats and Tigers on the RHS turf is also one of five “must see” contests on the parish composite slate for the soon-to-be-arriving campaign.

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

Levingston joins Lady Demons’ staff

in
Former RHS multi-sport star named assistant for NSU hoopsters
LEVINGTON.jpg

NATCHITOCHES — New Northwestern State women’s basketball co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr tapped into their past when building their Lady Demons coaching staff, bringing former Louisiana Tech guard Nastassja Levingston, a Ruston native, on board as an assistant coach.
A four-year letterwinner from 2004-08 while the Stoehrs were on the Lady Techster coaching staff, Levingston will be a key asset in NSU’s focus on recruiting Louisiana student-athletes.
She was a three-year first-team Class 5A All-State star from 2001-03 and a state champion in the long and triple jumps at Ruston High School.

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

Stability in a rocky enconomy

Last week, the economic impact of the Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival was released. The final result: record-breaking.
Although there are many conclusions to be drawn from this report, the results suggest two very important distinctions. First, Lincoln Parish residents want to support the local economy by spending money at home. Second, non-residents are willing to travel here to spend money. These implications are the foundation of a stable, or even growing, economy.

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 importance of art and culture

in
Sharp, Lacey.jpg

While I lived in Monroe, I was around long enough to go through the economic roller coaster that is the twin cities.
The Monroe/ West Monroe area is really a nice place to live, but like most regions of its size, it has its fair share of poverty, unemployment and crime. It has also experienced its share of economic downs — State Farm and the GM Guide plant leaving a few years ago, — and its ups — CenturyLink expanding into a Fortune 500 and maintaining its headquarters in Monroe.

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