Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held recently for Burkes Outlet, located at 309 N. Service Road in the Interstate 20 Shopping Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
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Hundreds of advocates representing local businesses, families, schools and other organizations are expected to participate in JDRF One Walk™ in Ruston on Saturday at the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center.
The event is JDRF Louisiana Chapter’s annual Walk, and is one of more than 200 community JDRF Walks nationwide that bring together hundreds of thousands of people each year who share JDRF’s vision to create a world without type 1 diabetes. The chapter has set a fundraising goal of more than $40,000, which will help fund critically needed T1D research.
With the cast of “Annie” wrapping up their final performance on July 31, the Ruston Community Theatre is now holding auditions for their newest play.
“Heaven Can Wait,” written by Harry Segall, tells the story of Joe Pendleton, a professional boxer who, when a plane flight goes awry, has his soul pulled from his body before he has died.
After two weeks of hard work and practice, the Ruston High School Band showcased what they learned Friday at the band’s 2013-14 Sneak Peak. On the practice field, the band gave those in attendance a preview of what to expect throughout the year, including numbers from the pregame and away shows. The RHS band will also play at Bearcat Madness on Saturday at Hoss Garrett Stadium. The event will start at 10 a.m.
The Lincoln Parish School Board received good news during their regular meeting on Tuesday night when independent auditor Margie Williamson, CPA, gave them a clean audit with zero findings for the fiscal year ending June 2012.
Williamson, who is a partner at Allen, Green and Williamson of Monroe, said the school system is in good financial shape. She did point out that the report contained a suggestion for improving the method the school board uses for work orders. However, she said it was just a suggestion, not a finding.