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September 16th, 2013

Victim’s bruises visible to police

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Ruston Police Department officers arrested Chicoty Damero Shomo at approximately 2:19 p.m. Sunday.
Shomo, 31, of 200 Riser Road, was arrested for simple battery after police received a call from the victim.
Police arrived on the scene and made contact with the victim who claimed Shomo came into the residence and grabbed her around the neck and punched her in the face.
Police reported they could identify the bruise around the victim’s neck, but were unable to identify any on her face.

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Repairs set if bond approved

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Size-appropriate items needed at Hillcrest
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The height of sinks and the size of toilets isn’t something most people have to think much about, at least not until they’re faced with a school full of small children.
New size-appropriate toilets, additional classroom space and new carpet for the school’s library are among the top items that Principal Patrice Hilton said will be completed if Ruston district voters approve the millage tax extension up for vote on Nov. 16.

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Proclamation for Child Safety Week issued

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Children are the future.
“As parents and caregivers it is our responsibility to keep America’s children safe,” Sheriff Mike Stone said.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011, an estimated 123,000 children under age 13 were injured as passengers of cars, SUVs, pickups and vans in traffic crashes. For children age 1 to 13, it is a leading cause of death.
“It is hard to overstate the toll this takes on families, but together we can help put an end to this tragedy,” Stone said.

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Domestic violence awareness month approaches

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Have you been looking for a meaningful way to volunteer? Is your group or organization seeking a significant cause to support? D.A.R.T. may be your answer. As October approaches, so does National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. D.A.R.T. is preparing for this time of community consciousness and education with a variety of projects. Each one includes opportunities for willing people to help out.

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COA intern helps students from around the world

Note: This is the fifth part of a six-part series highlighting Louisiana Tech students and their internship experiences.
She’s a traveling Good Samaritan.
Molly Page, a graduate Liberal Arts student studying speech, spent her summer in New York working with the Refugee Youth Summer Academy, run by the International Rescue Committee, teaching students as young as 4 and as old as 12.

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Library presents music for a Natchez sunrise

Keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist Leslie Donnell will present “A Natchez Sunrise,” a compilation of folk, jazz and blues on the guitar and keyboard at 10 a.m. Friday in the Library Events Center. Donnell is a native of Swampers and currently resides in Natchez, Miss. By day, Donnell is a field adjuster for Worley Catastrophe Response, LLC, and she plays guitar, keyboard and sings on the weekends at several Natchez establishments, such as the historical Natchez Under the Hill. Donnell is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, with degrees in French and International Business.

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Lions Club hosts Lewis

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At the Sept. 10 noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club, Luke Lewis, with the National Wild Turkey Federation, gave an informative presentation regarding the efforts of this organization. Since its founding in 1973, the NWTF has grown the wild turkey population from 1.3 million to now more than seven million.

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Pet of the week

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Submitted photo- Here is Boots, a golden colored Retriever mix. A big boy with a gentle heart. He is friendly, loving and likes to play with the other dogs. Around two years old he has never had a home of his own. Come meet Boots. His adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS today for more information. Come see all the dogs at the new shelter 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Constitution week observed

We celebrate a number of various holidays throughout the calendar year.
Officially enacted on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Constitution week was petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
But it would be many decades before the actual observance of that great piece of documentation took place.
In 2002, President George W. Bush declared the inception of the holiday with the purpose of promoting, studying and educating the general public about the constitution, which was adopted by the American people on Sept. 17, 1787.

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Fans flock to historic Tech game

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It was an unprecedented night in Ruston last Thursday. Nine Super Bowl rings, Three Super Bowl MVPs together on one football field. Other than Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, such is a rare sight anywhere, let alone Joe Aillet Stadium.
Throw in a world-famous redneck television superstar and you’ve got the makings for one glorious party.

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