SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

September 26th, 2016

Community helpers rewarded for hard work in Choudrant

pickup up trash.jpg

Choudrant recently had a clean up day as a part of their Saturday in the Park event. Volunteers were assigned a cleanup area and, once completed, would exchange the safety vest for an event T-shirt. A volunteer from Choudrant High School and one from Choudrant Elementary were randomly selected to win a cash prize. From Choudrant High, left, it was Grayson Pylant, a seventh grader. From Choudrant Elementary, it was fourth grader Bailey Weaver, right.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Pumpkins for Peace: Patch to aid DART

Terrie Queen Autrey.jpg

If you look up “pumpkin” in the Oxford English Dictionary, it will tell you that it is “a large rounded yellow-orange fruit with a thick rind, edible flesh, and many seeds.” But if you are from Ruston, “pumpkin” has a much broader meaning. It means color and community. It means the arrival of fall. It means the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

THE JOURNEY: U.T. Tower shooting – 50 years later

in
Rogers, Randy.jpg

Editor’s Note: It has been 50 years since the University of Texas tower shooting. My former neighbor, M.J. Gabour, and his family were there that day.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

BUDDY'S BLOG: Butler has bright future with Panthers

in
Davis, Ok 2015.jpg

One of these days, probably sooner than later, a commentator might be heard saying from an NFL broadcast booth, ‘’the Butler did it!’’
And he would be right.
Vernon Butler, a giant of a man at 6-4 and 323 pounds, could be doing it often as one of the top young defensive linemen for the Carolina Panthers.
So far, and while it’s still early, the former Louisiana Tech University ball carrier crusher, has demonstrated his worth as a first-round draftee.
It took only one game, no less, for Butler to whet the appetite of Panthers’ fans.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Meeting

MINUTES
VILLAGE OF CHOUDRANT COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
August 8, 2016
The Village of Choudrant Town Council met in regular session. Present were Mayor Bill Sanderson, Alderman Philip Johnson, Alderman Brandon Williams and guests. Alderman Ricky Maier was absent
Mayor Sanderson called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm and offered prayer.
Motion to approve the agenda was made by Alderman Williams, seconded by Alderman Johnson. Approved.
Motion to approve the minutes of July 11, 2016, was made by Alderman Johnson, seconded by Alderman Williams. Approved.
Financial Report - presented

Bookmark and Share

Meeting

The Town Council of Dubach, Louisiana met in Regular Session Monday September 19, 2016, at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall. Present were Honorable Robert Jensen Mayor, Council members Ruby Key, Donna Lewis, Robert Colvin,, Evelyn Graham and Derek Amaya with the Ruston Daily Leader.
Absent: Monique Roberts
Citizens attended: None
The Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Robert Colvin.
Motion by Robert Colvin, Seconded by Evelyn Graham to approve Agenda as presented (and amended). Motion carried.

Bookmark and Share

Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Bookmark and Share

Angelita Davis

092516 Davis.jpg

Miss Angelita Gaines Davis, an RN, was born on March 12, 1960 and passed from this life on Monday, September 19, 2016. She was 56.

Visitation was held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro, LA. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel, Jonesboro, LA with Bro. Michael Whitman officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery in Quitman, LA.

Bookmark and Share

September 24th

Sunday means a full menu of NFL viewing

in
Davis, Ok 2015.jpg

And on Sundays, the earth rested.
Well, at least for those who don’t care much for the National Football League.
Don’t count me in that number.
My Sabbath is grounded in a deep faith with the good Lord, but I believe He allows me a free pass (or the NFL Network’s GamePass, if you will) on this day.
I am, and have been, a fan of the NFL since I was knee-high to a blocking sled.
Much of it is grounded in a love of the professional sport’s history and its iconic names: Vince Lombardi, Jim Brown, Sammy Baugh, Sam Huff, Y.A. Tittle, etc.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Bulldogs fall in heartbreaker

in
MTSU overcomes 20-point deficit to beat Tech 38-34
092516 Tech Taylor C.jpg

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—Middle Tennessee scored 31 points in the second-half while Louisiana Tech failed to complete a last-minute comeback of its own as the Blue Raiders defeated the Bulldogs 38-34 Saturday night at Floyd Stadium.
In the Conference USA opener for both teams, Louisiana Tech led 34-31 with under four minutes left in the game thanks to Kam McKnight’s 1-yard touchdown rush, but Middle Tennessee used a five-play, 75-yard scoring drive that ended with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Brent Stockstill to Ty Lee to put the Blue Raiders ahead, 38-34.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share