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April 24th, 2013

Club news: Caney Lake Good Sammers Club

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The Caney Lake Good Sammers decided to “spring” into spring by going to Lincoln Parish Park outside of Ruston on March 20-23. The beautiful dogwoods lined the road that took Kay and Tom Church and Mary and James Dugdale to the campground. When near Ruston, the campers always like to experience the local restaurants. Therefore, they enjoyed burger night at Portico on Wednesday evening.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Troupe Dixie

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On May 4, Troupe Dixie will present “Three Amigos” at the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day early, with a pre-party at 6 p.m., including themed snacks and adult beverages, followed by the comedy “Three Amigos” at 7 p.m. Tickets for the entire evening, including snacks, drinks and movie, are $10.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Dixie Box Office or through these ticket outlet partners: Chartreuse Pear and Fine Line Art Supply. “Three Amigos” sponsors include Celebrity Theatres, Marsala Beverage and Super 1 Foods.

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Lend a hand to your neighbors

At this time of year, people are mostly focused on the warm weather, summer vacation and getting ready for swimsuit season. Children are looking forward to the end of the school year, and parents are trying to figure out what to do with their children during those long summer days.
For some families, there is the added worry of how to keep their children fed during the summer months, when school lunches and breakfasts won’t be provided.

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No reason in Boston madness

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Here we go again. Another bombing, more people dead, more disfigurement, more lives instantly changed forever, more places that ought to be places to enjoy, now bloodied by incidents that will mar them forever.
“Why, why are people so cruel?” one of my minister friends posted on Facebook shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings last week.

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Obamacare heads toward trouble

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There is good news and bad news for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The good news is that it is nearing full implementation next Jan. 1. The bad news is that the legislation remains unpopular with the voters, and it is highly likely that the launch of the program will be problematic at best.

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MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS FOR ITEM 1. ASPHALT MATERIALS

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS FOR ITEM 1. ASPHALT MATERIALS
BIDS TO BE RECEIVED: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
ADDENDUM NO. 1 Lincoln Parish Police Jury April 24, 2013 Ruston, Louisiana 71270 9:00am
The following clarification is hereby made to any bids submitted for the ITEM 1. ASPHALT MATERIALS:
BIDS: Bids can also be submitted electronically at WWW.CENTRALBIDDING.COM.
1td: April 24, 2013.

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Anna Riser Kay

Funeral services for Anna Riser Kay, age 75, of Ruston will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Hilbun and Rev. Brian Mercer. Interment will follow at Henry Cemetery in Hico under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Kay was born October 30, 1937 and passed away April 21, 2013.

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April 23rd

Soles for souls: Racing to end human trafficking

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In the recent Soles for Souls 5K run at Lincoln Parish Park, Nathan Brown edged out Nathan Davis to take the overall victory.
But it was the Ruston High School students of Dana Trauth’s English III class that came out as the big winners.
Trauth said her college prep English class had been reading material from the Civil War era, including Frederick Douglass’ autobiography, and began discussing bondage and slavery.

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Suspect sought in burglary

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The sheriff’s office is in pursuit of a man believed to be involved in both a car and home burglary earlier this month.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said a home located on Louisiana Highway 818 was burgled on April 7. Several items including some televisions, motorcycles, an Xbox and several guns were stolen from the property.
On April 11, a car was broken into and officers believed the two were connected.

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Green initiative

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RHS places 11th in Shell Eco-Challenge
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The first feedback from Ruston High School’s first entry in the Shell Eco-Challenge in Houston, Texas, said it all: “This is insanely awesome.”
STEM instructors Emile Frey and Randall Elliott led the four-man Bearcat team to an 11th place finish among all high school teams in the prototype gasoline division along with a 25th rank including universities while earning a 230 mpg run. For Frey, it exceeded all expectations.

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