Leader photos by ELIZABETH DEGRIE AND T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT
Above: A wheelchair passenger van rolled over an unknown number of times before coming to rest on its side on Chatham Highway at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Eric Brazzel, public education officer with the Ruston Fire Department, said all occupants were out of the vehicle when emergency responders arrived. One passenger was transported to the emergency room with unknown injuries.
Below: One person was transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 145 and U.S. Highway 80 in Choudrant. Keisha Leonard of Baton Rouge was driving south on La. 145 and reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a 2001 Toyota pick-up traveling on U.S. 80. The driver of the pick-up was taken to the hospital, while Leonard was ticketed for failure to yield.
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Kindergarteners at Ruston Elementary would like to thank John Ward, DDS, for his wonderful presentation about taking care of our teeth. He also gave us all new toothbrushes. We would also like to thank, Joyce Crowe, Amari Dean’s grandmother for coming to read to us on Dr. Suess’ birthday. She works at the Lincoln Parish Title I office.
Amie Skipper with LINN Energy presented a monetary contribution to Lincoln Parish 4-H Shooting Sports. The coaches pictured for the Lincoln Parish 4-H Shooting Sports are Brad Martin, shotgun, and Jeanie and Devry Rowland, archery. Lincoln Parish 4-H Shotgun and Archery had 35 youth participate at Regional Competition held in Shreveport on April 11-12. The 4-H state Shooting Sports Competition was be held in Shreveport on Saturday and will continue today. Lincoln Parish has 18 youth representing Lincoln Parish in Shotgun and Archery.
Guard Lauren Ingram (10) of Cedar Creek starts to drive past a West Ouachita High School defender during first-round action in the annual Neill Killgore Memorial basketball tournament Wednesday night. Ingram had an all-around performance for the Lady Cougars with seven points, five rebounds, six assists, a steal and a blocked shot. See more details in sports on page 6.