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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The Ruston Rotary Club announced the recipients of the April Student of the Month Awards.
Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their accomplishments at the April 13 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra-curricular activities and leadership roles on their perspective school campus.
GRAMBLING — Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Member of Parliament for the Pinewood Gardens Constituency, Bahamas, the Hon. Khaalis E. Rolle, M.P., will deliver Grambling State University’s fall commencement address on Friday.
“We are privileged to welcome the Hon. Khaalis E. Rolle, M.P., back home to GSU as our special guest and graduation speaker,” GSU Interim President Cynthia Warrick said. “He’s a stellar academic, a great leader and a remarkable example of the type of professionals grown at our institution.”
A Ruston man was arrested after a routine vehicle stop found a warrant saying he allegedly robbed a man with a gun in the victim’s own yard.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said LPSO received a report on Nov. 9 that a man on Works Road had been robbed in his own yard.
Williams said the victim was reportedly standing near a shop in his yard, when a man walked up behind him and pulled a gun. The suspect then demanded money, and reportedly took a cell phone and an unknown amount of cash before driving away.
The Literra club met Dec. 3 in the Ropp Center on Louisiana Tech University campus for our Christmas luncheon. Twenty-two members attended and were greeted by the hostess, Norma Hood, who encouraged members to sign the Ropp Center guest book as they visited. Hood’s table decorations complemented the Christmas decor provided by the Ropp Center, which included a decorated tree.