Ruston’s Les Singletary voted early today at Glen View Elementary School. Lincoln Parish’s residents hit the polls to cast ballots in elections for Grambling mayor and aldermen, Dubach mayor, a school board spot, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats and state lieutenant governor. Also on the ballot is Lincoln Parish Library tax support renewal and 10 state Constitutional Amendments.
Polls will be open until 8 p.m. tonight.
Comprehensive election results will be in Wednesday’s edition of the Ruston Daily Leader.
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For the second time, Louisiana Tech University presents “KAB Man,” a one-act action piece based upon characters of the “Keep America Beautiful” campaign. The production is currently running in the Howard Auditorium on Tech’s campus.
At the suggestion of a member of the Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Committee, Professor Mark Guinn, director of Tech’s school of performing arts, and the advanced acting class of 2010-11 wrote the green-inspired original stage production.
Area teens showed their love for a literary classic Saturday as they attended a Hobbit party at the Lincoln Parish Library. Some of the young people donned their best hobbit attire while going barefoot in honor of the hairy-footed creatures written about by J.R.R. Tolkien. They learned about a hobbit’s lifestyle, what hobbits eat and what a hobbit’s house looks like. Pictured above is Heather Thorson, a freshman at Ruston High showing her nametag written in Dwarvish Runes.
In 2013, 4 Paws Rescue Inc. helped rescue more than 350 animals.
Sue Martin, president of the organization, said the group rescued 368 dogs and cats and adopted out 329. Martin said she was collecting the statistics for a potential Petfinder.com grant when she realized what a great impact had been made.
“That’s amazing,” Martin said about the statistics. “This year, already, we’ve nearly exceeded that.”
The Town of Grambling’s wastewater treatment plant is set to be fitted with new aerators this month after the town finally received Environmental Protection Agency acceptance of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus project for the plant.
At the town’s monthly meeting Thursday, Grambling engineer Dean Dick said the town is set to receive two new aerators later this month as part of a lease-purchase agreement entered into by the board of aldermen at their March meeting.