SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive

  • 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.

October 15th, 2013

Help out by experiencing a Poor Man's meal

in

It isn’t uncommon for us to claim to be “starving” when our stomach’s start to growl and it’s been several hours since our last meal. But, in reality, for the majority of us, hunger isn’t really something we understand.
However, according to Feeding America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fight domestic hunger, 1 in 6 people in the United States do understand exactly what it means to be hungry. And, some of those people live right here in our own community.
In 2012, 49 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children.

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

’Dogs prepare for ‘two-game season’

in
Louisiana Tech focusing on pair of contests before next bye week

Usually “coachspeak” is all about taking things “one game at a time.”
But coming off a bye week with another looming three weeks away, Louisiana Tech football Skip Holtz has a unique form of double vision as his rested Bulldogs get ready to play host to North Texas.
Tech’s 2014 Homecoming game is set for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium against North Texas.

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

Grambling looking at offensive changes

in
0082811 Jam Main 2.jpg

GRAMBLING — At 0-7, Granbling State interim coach George Ragsdale is willing to try anything to spark a turnaround out of his Tigers.
And if that means throwing some new faces into the mix, that’s what he said he intends to do.
After the G-Men managed only 30 yards passing last week in a 48-0 loss to Alcorn State, Ragsdale is determined to ramp up his passing game.
“I’m going to play some different receivers and have to on the line because two are hurt,” Ragsdale said. “We didn’t do as well receiving this week.

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

October 14th

Richardson, Stewart exchange vows

Monika A. Richardson and Joshua W. Stewart were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday in an outdoor ceremony at the Ruston Country Club.

The outdoor ceremony was officiated by Brandon Ramsey. Music was provided by Jeff Simmons, of Shreveport.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Monica Richardson, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Elba Leidka, of Jacksonville, Fla., the late Vincent Leidka, Dottye Houck, of Ruston, and the late Bobbie Houck.

Bookmark and Share

Durrett, Hammons to wed

Doug Durrett, of Simsboro, and Nancy Joyner Durrett, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Rebecca Lynn Durrett to Cody Allen Hammons, of Quitman.

Rebecca is the granddaughter of the Rev. Larry and Frances Joyner, of Arcadia and the late Orvil and Myrtle Durrett.

The bride is a 2007 graduate of Simsboro High School and received her Associates of Occupational Therapy in 2010 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She received her Bachelors of Health Studies in 2012 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Bookmark and Share

4 Paws celebrates shelter with fall festival

in
101413 4PAWS 1 C.jpg

4 Paws Rescue Inc. celebrated their new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Fall Festival on Saturday.
The event also served as a fundraiser for the volunteer pet rescue organization.
Above: A group of Chihuahua-mix puppies were the big hit of the day during the 4 PAWS Palooza event held Saturday at the organization’s shelter on Rodeo Road.

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

Stomping out bullying

in
Workshop focuses on helping keep today’s children safe
101413 Bullying C.jpg

In recognition of Bullying Awareness Month the alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. held a prevention and informational workshop Saturday.
Topics covered included cyber bullying, bullying and the law, bullying and suicide, as well as bullying intervention and prevention strategies.
Area law enforcement agencies participated in the workshop educating those in attendance about bullying.

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

BGCNCLA audit findings announced

in
Osborne: Club has made necessary changes to prevent future issues
Osborne, Eldonta.jpg

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office has released findings on the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana that brought up internal control issues.
The findings stated that during the audit, it was noted that an employee authorized to make purchases with club credit cards and charge accounts had made various personal purchases during the period audited.
Reimbursements were reportedly made to the organization by the employee in a timely manner.

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

Tech’s Homecoming week activities begin

in

Louisiana Tech University’s Alumni Association, in conjunction with the university’s Student Government Association and various student organizations, academic colleges, athletics department and campus and community partners, has announced its official calendar of events for Homecoming Week 2013, today through Sunday.
For more information on Homecoming events and activities taking place on and around the Louisiana Tech campus, call the Marbury Alumni Center at (318) 255-7950 or visit www.latechalumni.org/homecoming2013.
Today
• 4 p.m., Paint the Town, Outside Tolliver

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

Awareness Month brings education, events

Autrey, Terrie Q.jpg

As I prepare for various domestic violence presentations around our community this month, I am discovering new and appalling information about the extent and the impact of domestic violence upon women, children and families.
One piece of information I found relates to the frequency and severity of domestic violence injuries to women in our country. A Majority Report of the Office of the Senate stated that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women ages 15-44 in the United States — more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.

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