The city of Ruston has been awarded an $870,000 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant to be used on infrastructure for the Monster Moto manufacturing plant.
The money will pay for building a road on the south side of the facility, refurbishing the existing road on the north side of the plant and running permanent water and sewer to the site, Mayor Ronny Walker said Tuesday.
Monster Moto, maker of youth-sized recreational vehicles, will occupy a 100,000-square-foot building that’s being constructed on the former site of Ruston’s municipal airport.
With the help of locals with big hearts, Chris Turner is hoping to see several hundred local families in need drive away with a nice holiday dinner to fill their tables this Christmas.
For the fifth year in a row, Super 1 Foods, in conjunction with the Rotary of Lincoln, Christian Community Action and the Ruston-Lincoln Community Foundation, is hoping to collect enough money to provide food for 500 local families, which could add up to more than 2,000 individuals.
The Ruston High School cheerleaders have secured a national championship for the second year in a row.
RHS’ competitive cheer team, made up of girls from the freshman, junior varsity and varsity squads, won first in the National Cheerleaders Association Game Time Division during the competition held Jan. 7-8 at the Dallas Convention Center.
Audrey Taunton won the title of National American Miss Louisiana Junior Teen on June 2. In the 2014-15 school year, she will be a junior at Cedar Creek School in Ruston. She is involved with the varsity cheer team, track team and a member of the no white flags club. In November, Audrey will be representing Louisiana at the national pageant in Hollywood, California. She will be competing for the title of National American Miss Junior Teen. Girls throughout the United States will be there competing with her.