SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive - Article

  • 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.

May 21st, 2016

School’s out for the summer

in
Last Day of School.jpg

From left, Ruston Elementary School third graders Malachi Batiste, 9, Teion Jackson, 9, Branasia Harris, 9, and Kenija Pastor, 9, begin to clean up their classroom for the end of the school year today. All Lincoln Parish schools finished Friday with the 2016-17 school year returning for a half day on Aug. 12.

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

Panel seeks support from lawmakers

in
Resolution opposing tax consolidation sent

The Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission wants area lawmakers to oppose any move to consolidate all local sales tax collection on the state level.
The commission sent a resolution to legislators on Friday urging them to reject centralized collection, a process through which the state would collect both state and local sales taxes, then return the portion due to local government.
Centralized, or unified, collection is among the fiscal reform ideas being pitched by several business groups.

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

I.A. Lewis to add nine new classrooms

in
052216 Lewis C.jpg

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on the ongoing construction of Lincoln Parish schools.
Construction on the 11,000 square foot building at I.A. Lewis includes nine full-sized classrooms, two half-sized classrooms and two new walkways, which will be completed this summer.
Transportation coordinator James Payton said the expected completion date will be the end of June.
“There’s still a lot of work to be done, but we’re heading in the right direction,” he said.
Payton said all of the block laying and brick work is finished.

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

National Bike to Work Week ends with celebration

in
052216 bike week pic C.jpg

Zoie Holstead cinched the strap of her bicycle helmet a little tighter under her chin, glanced at the wide, pink directional arrows chalked on the concrete and took off.
Between the orange cones, in a circle around two old car tires laying flat on the ground, under a limbolike pole and back to the starting line, she rode.
“It helps me try out for triathlons,” Zoie, 10, of Chourdrant, said about maneuvering the obstacle course at Friday evening’s Bike to Work Week family fun celebration in Railroad Park.

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

Continue learning this summer

School’s out for summer.
Lincoln Parish students completed the 2015-16 school year Friday and what a year it was.
A number of school construction projects are coming to a close, teachers and students won several national accolades and new programs were implemented across some area schools benefiting our students.
Now it’s summer time — a time for kids to be kids and take a break from learning, right?
Wrong.
There are still plenty of fun, educational programs in the community for students to continue their education out of the classroom this summer.

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 use of clichés in our lives

in
Bleich, Joe C.jpg

Are you happy like a fat hound dog lying down in the summer sun? I know what that means, but I won’t say a hound dog ever told me so. Maybe the dog is miserably unable to move?
Clichés — we often use and hear them, perhaps some wondering why.

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

Further growing after graduation

in
Cox-Boniol,  Cathi.jpg

My husband Tom likes to say I’m a walking encyclopedia about music. And while there’s no way I could boast to know everything there is to know about music, I have to admit that my brain is cluttered with plenty of information and trivia about music and the people who make it. So whenever I hear people debating music, my radar naturally goes up and chances are I will wade right into the fray.
This happened not too long ago when a couple of friends were in a verbal tug-of-war about a song from the 1980s.

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 visit with the chiropractor

in
Darden, Jessica 2015.jpg

Pregnancy does a lot of different things to a woman’s body. As the uterus grows, organs shift and, of course, weight gain affects the ability to accomplish many of tasks.
With this being my third pregnancy one thing is for sure — no two pregnancies are alike.
I have gained 60-plus pounds and retained an unhealthy amount of fluid. Before, I have barely gained 35 pounds and my belly didn’t show until the third trimester. Now I am pushing the limits of what is considered the optimal amount of weight to gain, and I feel as if I have been showing since my first trimester.

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

How to survive a home improvement project

in
Moore, Byron 2015.jpg

Question: We’re selling our house and downsizing.
We’ve found a smaller place we both like, but it’s going to require some updating and other renovations.
My wife is all wigged out about having a to-the-penny budget.
My point is that we can’t know what all we’re going to want to do until we get into the project, so what’s the point of the budget?
Can you help settle an argument?
Answer: She wins this one, pal.
Unless you’ve got limitless money, you’d better do some serious planning before one thread of that ugly lime green shag carpet gets ripped up.

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

Manage your finances as you near retirement

in
Conville, Bobby 2014.jpg

As your target retirement date gets closer, what was once an abstract concept may now feel more like a reality. This life event can provoke different feelings for different people. While some might feel excited about the possibilities the non-working years might bring, others may be anxious and fearful.
Regardless of your emotions, now is the time to stay focused on maximizing your retirement savings while also looking ahead to develop a retirement income plan that supports your vision of retirement. The following are some tips you may find helpful.
Catch up

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