SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive - May 2012

  • 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.

May 26th

Rescuing the Sparta

in
Shooting competition to help fund conservation education

Residents interested in helping replenish the Sparta Aquifer can load their shotguns and shoot some relief into the aquifer next month.
The Sparta Foundation is presenting the first ever Sparta Shoot Sporting Clays Competition beginning at 8 a.m. June 16 at Wild Wings in Downsville.
The course will feature 15 shooting stations, and best score trophies will be handed out in the categories of team, men, ladies and youth. A wobble trap competition will also be part of the event.
The entry fee for the five-man team event is $100 per person, and pre-registration ends June 11.

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

Remembering those lost

in
Memorial Day events set throughout parish
1-2.jpg

In honor of Memorial Day various organizations in Lincoln Parish will pay their respects to those who have served our country.
Forest Lawn Cemetery and Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home will host its 21st annual “Field of Flags” display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Forest Lawn Cemetery located at 2300 U.S. Highway 80.

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

Sign-up available for ‘over 65 freeze’

in
1-1.jpg

Now is the time to sign up for the “over 65 freeze.”
Lincoln Parish residents who claim homestead exemption, are over 65 years old and have an annual adjusted gross income (husband and wife combined) of less than $67,670 are eligible to freeze their current assessed value. This freeze applies to the property’s assessed value only and not to the millage rate, which may change.

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

Guerin to lead prestigious Oceanography camp in June

in
3-1.jpg

Lincoln Parish STEM instructor Amy Guerin has been tapped to lead the Oceanography Camp at the prestigious Preston Middle School STEM Institute in Fort Collins, Colo. Selected through a nationwide search, Guerin is set to share her expertise in marine science during the first two weeks of June 2012.
“I was interviewed the first day of Christmas break and really thought it was a long shot because of the pool of applicants from across the country,” Guerin explains. “So I was really surprised and absolutely thrilled when I found out that I had the position. This is such an incredible opportunity.”

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

Area students graduate from Louisiana Tech

in

Louisiana Tech’s spring quarter commencement exercises were held May 19, with diplomas awarded to 836 graduates.
Commencement marked the close of spring quarter activities at the university, with summer quarter classes set to begin Wednesday.
Graduates listed by city and degree are as follows:                                                                     
Arcadia                                                                            
 Scarlett Savannah Bracey, master of science engineering; Ashley E. Fallin, bachelor of science kinesiology and health promotion; Nathan Levi Lonidier, bachelor of science; Leigh A. Perritt, master of arts in teaching; Amy L. Pickett, master of education

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

School volunteers recognized at luncheon

in
6-3.jpg

As the school year came to a close, the Lincoln Parish School District paused to thank those throughout the community whose outstanding service helped produce a year filled with trailblazing accomplishment and recognition.
With the fifth annual event sponsored by Community Trust Bank, Lincoln ACHIEVE rolled out the red carpet for the Community Volunteers Appreciation Luncheon and a chance to say thank you to all its VIPS: Volunteers In Public Schools.

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

Teachers named certified trainers

in
6-2.jpg

The national New Tech Network recently shared the announcement that the New Tech @ Ruston staff now includes three certified trainers.
Lindsay Bolton (English — global studies), Kim Goree (world geography — Global Studies) and Sarah Wages (Biology, NT@R teacher advocate) all received the stamp of approval from the national network following the successful completion of a rigorous process that began in summer 2011.
“We are thrilled with the evidence of growth that has occurred within these excellent teachers and the outstanding job they continue to do in facilitating project-based learning while supporting the unique culture of New Tech,” states Lee Fleming, director of New School Development for the New Tech Network. “We truly value self-reflection and the responses from these teachers were among the only ones in the pool of applicants that met each requested element exactly. It was stellar work, and we look forward to continued great things from Ruston.”

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

Eleven achievement awards given

in
6-1.jpg

Eleven Cedar Creek School students received the “Louisiana Student Achievement Award” from the Louisiana ACT Council for their performance on the PLAN (the Pre-ACT) Assessment. These students are on target to meet or exceed ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks by graduation. ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks are empirically-based and identify the level of achievement necessary in English, mathematics, reading and science to have a successful college freshman experience.

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

‘Noodle’ perfect for catfish

in
11-2.jpg

There’s something about catching catfish that has always been exciting to me. As kids cutting our teeth on fishing, my brother, two cousins and I spent many summer nights setting out catfish hooks on Molido Creek in back of our Goldonna homes.
Part of the intrigue was camping out down by the creek in the woods while we tended our lines. It didn’t matter that the catfish we caught were bullheads – “mudcats” to us – it was thrilling to approach a pole, shine the light on it and see it whipping around indicating a fish had taken the bait.

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

Harris tandem wins Fishers of Men title

in
11-1.jpg

Anglers in the North Central Louisiana Division of the Fishers A Men National Tournament Trail recently returned to Kel’s Kove on Lake Claiborne for the fourth tournament of the 2012 season.
With only one tournament remaining, the battle for the season points championship was at the forefront of each team’s mind, as the field sped away from the launch site just after daybreak.
The pressure to perform was highest for Kenny and Courtney Harris, who entered the tournament with a marginal lead in the points race.
Practice day preparations paid off for the father/son duo as it was then that the anglers found what they needed to stave off the competition — a single location that produced over 20 fish on the day of the tournament.
With such success, the Harris duo was able to put together a stringer with a collective five-fish weight of 17.01 pounds and earn first place honors for the second tournament in a row. They collected a payout of over $1,000.
For the second place team of Patrick Daniel and John Ross, variety was the order of the day, as the anglers were able to catch fish in numerous locations across the lake, both shallow and deep, using topwaters, Rat-L-Traps and crankbaits.
The five largest fish, most of which were caught on crankbaits, tipped the scales at 16.34 pounds and produced earnings for the team of $420.
Ken Lantrip and Chad Pody, winners of third place overall, took advantage of the overcast and rainy conditions and stuck with a pattern of fishing topwater baits in the shallows throughout the day.
This approach netted a five-fish stringer of 14.38 pounds and a payout of $230.
Steve Danna and Charlie Watkins earned their payout for the tournament only five minutes into the day.
It was then that Danna, fishing a Carolina-rigged centipede, landed the first place big bass of the tournament weighing-in at 6.70 pounds.

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