The Ruston Civic Center was packed on Tuesday evening with residents seeking a simple meal, opportunities to socialize and a way to help their fellow man.
Each person who walked in to be greeted by the meal of vegetable soup and crackers at the Poor Man’s Supper purchased a $5 ticket and donated a can of meat, with proceeds and food going to Christian Community Action.
On one side of the room, there was a large table set up that held more than 50 items — donated by local businesses and individuals — for the fundraiser silent auction. Attendees wrote down their bids for framed posters, a teeth whitening package, jewelry, artwork, tools and even a large, decorative mirror.
A Grambling woman is dead and a child escaped serious injury following a head-on collision on Sunday.
At approximately 8:15 p.m., Ruston Police responded to a two-vehicle traffic accident that had occurred near the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 and South Barnett Springs Street.
Upon arrival, officers reportedly found that the vehicles had hit head-on and one of the drivers appeared to be seriously injured.
The block of Monroe Street between Colorado Avenue and West California Avenue is closed today while city crews work to repair a nearly eight-foot deep sinkhole caused by erosion from an old, leaky sewer line. Repairs are expected to be finished by Monday, weather permitting, Ruston Public Works Director Darrell Caraway said. City officials are asking motorists not to drive around the barricades to get to a daycare center in that block but use other nearby access. Public Works crew members (from left) Matt Ferguson, Eric Womack and T. D.