Top: FBLA members are sworn into office. Middle: Pictured are student council members. Bottom: The FFA Forestry Team is pictured including members who will be competing at the state competition in November — Ty Best, Hunter Finley, John Pruden and Caleb Ogden.
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Each month, it costs at least $2,000 to care for the 50 animals currently being fostered by 4 Paws Rescue Inc. volunteers.
“When we adopt a dog out, we are already in the hole,” Sue Martin, president of 4 Paws, said.
And, that money just covers food, medicines and veterinarian bills. Sometimes, veterinarian bills exceed that if dogs get sick or injured. Additionally, the time, effort and gas money spent by members is not reimbursed. So, currently, 4 Paws and the Ruston Daily Leader are asking for community members to become 4 Paws Pals.
It’s that time of year again — the Junior Auxiliary of Ruston is hosting their annual Christmas Clearinghouse Project, which pairs up children in need with sponsors so that they can have a merry Christmas.
Kristi Lumpkin, JA chair for the Christmas Clearinghouse Project, said the project began in 1987 as a service project.
“The Christmas Clearinghouse is an annual service project for the JAs,” Lumpkin said. “The project pairs needy children with sponsors to make a child’s Christmas extra special.