Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT
Top: New Habitat homeowner Lou Moss (left) shares a hug with Lincoln Parish Habitat for Humanity President Nancy Bergeron. Bottom Left: Around 50 university students, Habitat for Humanity members and community residents came out Saturday to see the new Habitat for Humanity home. Bottom Right: Homeowner Lou Moss takes a moment to talk to Tech senior architecture student Alex Chapman during Saturday’s open house ceremony.
The hug said it all.
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A native of Bogalusa, Dale Oden found his way to Ruston 37 years ago.
“I was serving in a church in Clinton, Miss., and had been there for about six years,” Dale said. “Temple contacted me needing a minister of education and after a period of a few months we moved on Feb. 4, 1976, my daughter’s first birthday, and we have been here ever since.”
A graduate of Bogalusa High School and Mississippi College, Dale received his religious education at New Orleans Baptist Seminary. With his wife Sadel, he raised two children in Ruston, Angela and Jonathan.
The Louisiana Science Teachers Association is proud to announce that I.A. Lewis School science teacher Holly Payton was named Outstanding Middle Grades Science Teacher of the Year during ceremonies recently held in Baton Rouge. She was selected among nominees across the state from fifth through eighth grades.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office made an arrest for cyberbullying late Tuesday night.
Cody Logan Joyner, 18, of 298 Pleasant Grove Road, Choudrant, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. at 538 Campbell Road in Choudrant for one count of cyberbullying.
As of press time his bond had not been set, and he was still in custody.
LPSO deputies were dispatched to 135 Foster Lane in reference to a welfare concern after dispatch received a call from the uncle of a 13-year-old girl, who reported that Joyner had made threatening comments and remarks about his niece on Facebook.
The fourth grade Leapers in Mrs. Ferguson’s class have been working toward mastery in reading, math and science. In science, T’yata Ferguson-Lowe, Mareo Riley, Kristin Jackson and Mariah Berry constructed an impressive poster, research and presentation on bears. In math, Kristin Jackson placed first, Mariah Berry placed second and Mareo Riley and T’yata Ferguson-Lowe placed third in the culminating activity for place value. The top point earners in Accelerated Reader were Aniyah Fobbs, Binta Thomas and Taylen Gatson.