Nominations for the 2012 Robert E. Russ Award are being sought by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. The award, given by the Chamber and named for Ruston’s founder, is one of the most prestigious civic honors that can be obtained by a Lincoln Parish resident.
Nomination deadline is noon Jan. 11. Nominees for the 2012 award must have been residents of Lincoln Parish since at least Jan. 1, 2011. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office located at the Ruston-Lincoln Visitors Center, 2111 North Trenton St., and should be returned to the office.
Editor’s note: These are the final stories of a four-part series looking at the proposed Moving Ruston Forward infrastructure improvement plan that goes before city voters on April 9. Today’s stories look at the new sports complex and new animal control facility.
Nobody knows exactly when the current Ruston Animal Control facility was built. But everybody agrees it’s outlived its usefulness.
“It’s terrible,” Mayor Ronny Walker said. “It’s not up to code. The entire facility says nothing about Ruston being a great city.”
Theresa Wyatt, police juror for District I in Lincoln Parish, has announced her intention to seek re-election this fall. She cites some of the many accomplishments of the police jury during her four years on the jury:
• Assisted in the 2010 census count to make sure that every citizen in Lincoln Parish was counted;
Despite the approval of plans by a building inspector, work on improvements at Downsville Charter School won’t be started anytime soon.
An inspector with IBTS, a third-party vendor with a contract to provide building inspection services for the village of Downsville, approved the plans following a meeting with architects and contractors for the project on July 27. The company then provided a copy of the approved plans to Downsville Mayor Reggie Skains.