Firefighters from the Ruston Fire Department underwent Hazardous Material Training Wednesday at Coastal Chemical Company under the auspices of officials from the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute. Pictured are firefighters undergoing a simulated decontamination. The drill had firefighters patch a hole in a ruptured tank leaking chemicals before they practiced decontamination.
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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Dec. 6 for Merle Norman, located at 708 Celebrity Dr. in Ruston. The business is under the new ownership of Diane Hunter. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
The fourth annual ARToberfest put on by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council was successful yet again.
The event celebrated a variety of styles of beer from regional home brewers to Marsala Beverage’s finest.
The home brew tastings were the highlight of the night, along with live music and appetizers.
The fundraiser supports NCLAC’s annual Holiday Arts Tour, which is set for NOv. 21-24.
This year’s event was sponsored by Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living and Marsala Beverage, with “Devine Home Brewer” awards sponsored by Devine Wines and Spirits.
Christ Community Action teamed up with Emmanuel Baptist Church to host their annual Poor Man’s Supper on Tuesday.
After competing with a Tech football game, Michael Hawley, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, said there were around 300 attendees at the event.
“We had a good event, and a good turnout despite the fact there was a football game,” Hawley said.
He added the silent auction probably raised more than $3,000 and all proceeds will go to help fund CCA ministries. CCA provides those in need with food, clothing, utility bill payments, prescription purchases and other items.