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October 10th, 2014

Students participate in WaterFest

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A total of 250 fifth graders from Ruston Elementary School participated in the “A-maze-ing Water” station during WaterFest 2014 at the Lincoln Parish Park on Thursday. WaterFest continued for Lincoln Parish students today.
Environmental Specialist for the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Joey Breaux used an interactive lesson to explain to students the features and movements of urban storm drainage.

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G-Men set for showdown vs. Braves

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Grambling, Alcorn State to meet in battle of SWAC unbeatens
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GRAMBLING — There is no question the Grambling State Tigers are an improved football team this season.
The Tigers are riding a three-game win streak and stand at 3-3 overall and 3-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference heading into a 2 p.m. game Saturday at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.
But the Tigers will face a tough test against the Braves, who stand at 4-2 overall and 3-0 and lead the SWAC in a number of statistical categories.

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Kittens squeak past Creek

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2-point conversion the difference in 8-7 victory
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GRAMBLING — After scoring a touchdown late in the first half of a low scoring affair, Grambling Laboratory High School coach Johnny Thomas decided to roll with momentum and go for the lead.
And that lead ended up giving the Kittens the win as Jalen Ferguson’s two-point conversion run with 2:07 remaining in the second quarter proved to be the difference as Grambling Lab topped Cedar Creek 8-7 at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium Thursday night.

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RJHS splits pair

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Ruston Junior High School split a pair of games with Willow Ridge Junior High School Thursday night, with the Bearkits falling in the seventh-grade game and winning the eighth-grade contest. Pictured above is the Bearkits’ Camdyn Crowe (33) picking up yardage in the seventh-grade game while pictured below is Hashan Jones hitting a hole to pick up positive yardage for RJHS in the eighth-grade contest.

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Bearcats hit road to face NCHS

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Senior defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs (91) and the Ruston High School Bearcats (3-2) will be on the road tonight to open District 2-1A play with a 7 p.m. game at Natchitoches Central High School (2-2).

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Parish prepared for disaster

Lincoln Parish emergency responders got a taste of what measures would need to be taken if a major incident was to happen along Interstate 20 during a Waste Isolation Pilot Program Training and Exercise held Thursday.
Those involved ranged from law enforcement and fire personnel to the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and students from Louisiana Tech University.
Lincoln Parish Director of Homeland Security Kip Franklin kicked off the event just before 9 a.m. by calling 9-1-1 to inform the dispatchers of the accident that had occurred.

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Home will never be the same

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When it comes time for the seasons to change, most are usually glad to see cooler weather coming our way. But for me I love summer. I love getting to be outdoors and late afternoon walks with the boys.
Fall brings earlier night times and by the time I leave the office and make it home its dark out.
Don’t get me wrong, I love everything that fall holds, but finding something to keep a 3-year-old occupied with indoor every afternoon is a tough one.

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Countdown to ARToberfest begins

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The countdown is on to this year’s ARToberfest, which will be NCLAC’s 5th annual beer-tasting fundraiser.
This tasty evening will be 5-10 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Norton Building in downtown Ruston, giving us more room than ever to showcase the region’s home brews, a variety of commercial beers and to provide hours of musical entertainment.

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October 9th

Lighten Up! Lincoln set for Oct. 23

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Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth has proclaimed October as Lighten Up! Lincoln Month. The proclamation ceremony introduced the Second Annual Lighten Up! Community Health Expo set for from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
During the ceremony, state Sen. Rick Gallot presented a certificate of commendation to the previous Lighten Up! campaign partners, as well as new partners, Louisiana Tech Kinesiology Department and Grambling State University.

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RHS asks residents to drive safely

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Ruston High School is asking the Lincoln Parish community to commit to safe driving during the State Farm Celebrate My Drive event Wednesday through Oct. 24.
“Learning to drive is a big step in life,” said local State Farm Agent Kim Dupree. “(We) recognize getting a driver’s license is an important and joyous time. Celebrate My Drive celebrates this milestone with new drivers by encouraging them to make positive choices.”

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