Since his arrival back in the United States, Sgt. First Class Chris Letendre has been enjoying the basic necessities.
“It’s nice to be able to have all the comforts like taking a warm shower every night and eating a good meal,” said Letendre, who just finished a one-year deployment to Afghanistan. “We stayed in some places where we could only shower about every four or five days because of a water shortage, and other times because of the pipes freezing in the winter.”
Whether it’s running, fishing or swinging a golf club or tennis racquet, the sporting menu is as varied as the flavors of ice cream that will be scooped up during the annual Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival later this month.
Over the past several days, the Ruston Police Department has received several reports from businesses and individuals involving telephone calls from persons claiming to be with Entergy, the City of Ruston Utilities and Centerpoint Energy.
Clint Williams, RPD public information officer, said the callers threaten to disconnect services if the potential victims do not give them bank account or credit card information immediately so that they can collect the supposed balance due. All indications are that this scam is originating overseas.