Ruston Fire Department received calls to 18 different emergencies over the weekend.
Included were six false alarms, seven medical emergencies, four car crashes, one car fire and one mutual aid to the Lincoln Parish Fire Department for a chimney fire on Highway 146 (pictured above).
A total of 13 people were transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center over the weekend.
Judge Eddie White (left) looks on as Molly Trull, of Dubach, shows off her horse Flynn’s Little Butter during the first Cotton Country Open Horse Show of the season held Saturday at the Northeast Louisiana Exhibition Center. Categories included Open, Youth, Amateur and Limited (walk/trot) Divisions. For more information about upcoming shows, visit www.cottoncountryopenhorseassociation.com.
One former Louisiana Tech University football kicker understands all too well the steps of success.
“I tell my players, ‘You crawl before you walk and walk before you run,’” former Bulldog Matt Nelson said. “I’m also preaching, it’s about quality not quantity. I think that’s important for them to know to be successful.”
Nelson played for Tech from 2009-12 and tried out for National Football League teams the Cleveland Browns and the New England Patriots.
The Lincoln Parish Truancy Assessment Service Center believes key factors have been identified in helping win the fight against truancy.
These findings were revealed during the monthly meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board on Tuesday night.
According to the TASC website, research has shown that truancy is one of the first indicators that serves as a link to future juvenile crime.