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April 17th, 2014

Cypress Springs Honor Roll

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Principal’s List

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Ruston Freshman Academy: Freshmen take a holiday to bowl

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Ruston High School’s Freshman Academy once again teamed up with Lincoln ACHIEVE to treat students who maintained the expected code of conduct with no disciplinary or behavioral infractions.  Staff welcomed 116 RHS freshman to Holiday Lanes in Bossier City, LA, for a fun morning of neon-glow bowling, arcade games, and more. Carlos Jenkins and Enija Brantley (top) tie their laces while Tyler Nallit (bottom) gets set.

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FNB holds budgeting workshop for BGCNCLA

Learning began 30 days before event
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First National Bank held a Budget 101 workshop for approximately 25 employees of the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana on April 4. The purpose of this workshop was to give these young adults an opportunity to not only learn about the financial responsibility that comes with student loans, credit card offers and lease signings, but also the fundamentals about wise money management.

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Ryan wins Big Green Egg

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Lincoln Outdoor Living manager Valerie Folkes presents Steve Ryan, 2014 Eggfest lottery winner, with his new Big Green Egg grill. Owner Bryan Beck said that “this year’s event had a great turnout, and was a complete success.”

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April 16th

Student death remains mystery

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Young woman’s body found in Lafayette park
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Grambling State University faculty are urging GSU students, family and friends to cooperate with Lafayette police investigating the unexpected death of Alexandria Shelton.
The GSU community is in shock by the death of the senior criminal justice major, a 3.5 GPA student who enjoyed life, shared close family and friendship ties and was scheduled to graduate at a May 9 commencement.

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CTB staple honored

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A centerpoint of Community Trust Bank will no longer greet customers as they enter the Financial Center located on North Trenton Street.
Glen Neaville has worked at CTB since 1991, when he said John Emory Sr. told him, “I think I have a place where you can hang your hat for a couple of years.”
Neaville said he first started his banking career in 1959 at Ruston State Bank.
“Throughout my career I mostly dealt with lending,” he said. “But here at Community Trust Bank you could say I worked in public relations.”

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2014 Peach Fest designs chosen

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The Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce produces the Louisiana Peach Festival each year, and each year has its own unique logo and T-shirt design, and collector’s poster. The chamber is proud to announce the winners of the 64th annual design contests.
Christian Dunn designed the poster for 2014. Dunn is a student of Masters of Fine Art in Communication Design at LA Tech and is a resident of Deridder.

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GSU Gramblinite wins best newspaper, more

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Grambling State University’s campus newspaper, The Gramblinite, received seven first-place awards, including first place for Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper.
It is the second best newspaper award in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 Mark of Excellence Awards contest and follows a best newspaper award by the Black College Communications Association earlier this year. The SPJ awards were presented at a weekend conference in Arkansas.

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RHS takes control at Hoss Garrett Relays

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Ruston High School easily won its recent Hoss Garrett Relays, with the girls team easily outdistancing second-place Jonesboro-Hodge and the boys racing past second-place Basrop.
Following are team results and RHS first-place finishes from that meet:
Team Totals
Girls:
Ruston — 177
Jonesboro — 61.5
Bastrop — 52
Simsboro — 29.5
Rayville — 28
RHS Girls First-Place Finishes
Kristen Clark — Javelin
Quanese Jones — High Jump
Rebecca Wheelis — Pole Vault
Breanna Cooper — Discus
Carrie Bridges — Shot put
Adaiza Austin — 1,600m
Adaiza Austin — 800m
Sunni Mccallister — 100m

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’Dogs blow big lead

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UALR rallies to take 7-6 win over Tech
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After leading 6-0 after five and a half innings of play, Louisiana Tech allowed seven unanswered runs by the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, eventually falling, 7-6, to the Trojans on Tuesday night at Gary Hogan Field.
Tech (10-24) squandered a six-run advantage by allowing UALR (14-20) to plate three runs in the sixth, one in the seventh and three in the eighth to sweep the season series over the Bulldogs.

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