Top Photo: Children aged 7-14 showed up to participate in RPAR’s annual Pitch, Hit and Run competition on Saturday.
Bottoom Photo: Winners of the RPAR event will go on to compete in an event Saturday in Pineville. See a list of those winners on page 3.
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The annual Gun, Knife, Coin and Boat show will be in Ruston over the weekend.
Hosted by the Ruston Lincoln-Chamber of Commerce, the event has taken place in Ruston for the last three years.
Chamber President Judy Copeland said the idea originated when the chamber was looking at hosting a new event.
“We were looking for a new event and thought about doing a deer festival, but we wanted an event that didn’t put a lot of demand on the staff, so we decided to host a gun and knife show,” Copeland said. “Then it became a gun, knife and coin show and now we’ve added boats.”
Lincoln Parish School System Superintendent Danny Bell had something to say before school board members began discussing whether to pay for a new athletic field house at Ruston High School to replace the existing one.
“I’m going to ask the board to approve me an increment of Rogaine. I think a hair is going to fall out on this topic,” Bell said, but only in jest.
The school’s current athletic field house, which is on the east side of the football stadium, is 50 years old and too small to meet the needs of the current number of athletes at the school. Therefore, a new one is needed, said football coach and athletics director Billy Laird.
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury Finance Committee will once again look at the distribution of excess monies in the Solid Waste Disposal Equipment Reserve Fund when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
During last month’s meeting, the committee failed to pass a recommendation to disburse $1.5 million to the parish’s municipalities. Distributing $2 million was also discussed, but action was delayed pending further research about how much of the funds, with some in the form of bonds or treasury notes, are immediately available and how much has not matured or would require a penalty if taken out.