Area voters have the opportunity to hear from candidates seeking the open 5th District Congressional seat during a forum Monday sponsored by the local Tea Party.
The event is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. at the Ruston Country Club. At least 12 of the 14 contenders for former Rep. Rodney Alexander’s job are expected to participate in the forum, Bob Flournoy, Tea Party program and publicity chairman, said.
The primary election is Saturday.
“We thought it would be an appropriate time to have the forum, five days before the election,” Flournoy said.
The Arbor & The Terrace of Ruston is a local Assisted Living and Memory Care community that focuses on providing a loving and homey atmosphere for their residents. Along with the wonderful atmosphere, there is a friendly trained “personal care team” who understands the special needs and desires of their residents. This results in the residents having the comfort they want and the hospitality they deserve.
Ruston police are asking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a Monday night shooting that left one person injured.
At approximately 9:35 p.m., officers responded to the Calvin Street area for a reported shorts fired call, but were unable to locate anyone who was injured or a suspect, Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams said this morning.
“Staff from Northern Louisiana Medical Center contacted us a short time later to report that a gunshot victim had been brought into the emergency department for treatment,” Williams said.
Area residents have until 6 p.m. to donate to the annual DART radiothon campaign against domestic violence. District Attorney John Belton (right) was among the area officials who went on air today with KRLQ’s Bob Day (left) in support of DART’s “NO MORE” domestic violence program. Donations and pledges may be made at the radiothon, set up at Ruston’s Super 1 Foods or by calling 245-8728 or 393-2291.