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November 16th, 2013

Kiwanis Club thanks citizens

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Thanks so much to the citizens of Ruston and Lincoln Parish for another successful Kiwanis Club Pancake Day fundraiser. More than 3,000 plates of pancakes, bacon, sausage and drinks were served on Nov. 8. Many people ate pancakes at the Ruston Civic Center and enjoyed fellowshipping with one another. Some businesses bought carry outs and fed employees at their work place.

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Avoid decline in school system

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Look in my high school senior yearbook under the Class Favorites picture and you will find the following caption among comments about me:
“Cathi Cox’s greatest wish is to meet Elvis.”

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RPAR Family Focus

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It’s all about the energy, fun for RPAR youth coach
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Preston Gray served as coach for Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s recent championship 7-11 year old youth flag football team.
Following is a question and answer session posed Gray:
Q: What do you like about coaching RPAR youth flag football?

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Wife bags big buck while husband hunts out of state

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Delores Sampey, registered nurse who works at Specialty Hospital in Winnfield, is part of a hunting family.
Her husband, her son, daughter and son-in-law all hunt.
In fact, her husband, Dwaine, was on a hunting trip in Kansas and son Nicholas was on a deer stand in Illinois.
While they were a thousand miles or so away looking for trophy bucks, Delores slipped out to her stand within three miles of their Goldonna home on Nov. 2 and brought down a big eight-point buck.

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Bearcats capture Red River Classic

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Ruston swimmers take first in both boys, girls divisions
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For the second consecutive season, the Ruston Bearcat swimmers were crowned Red River Conference champions, rolling to a team title Saturday at the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
The Bearcat boys repeated taking the title and the Ruston girls improved from last year’s third-place finish to capture the girls division. The combined score of 617 points easily outdistanced Alexandria’s second-place 443 point total. Pineville finished third, followed by Natchitoches Central and West Monroe.

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Plourde leads Tech at NCAA Regionals

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WACO, Texas — Louisiana Tech junior Anthony Plourde led Louisiana Tech Friday morning as the Bulldogs competed at the NCAA South Central Regional cross country meet on the Baylor campus in Waco, Texas.
Plourde ran 33:01.8 in the 10,000-meter race to lead a group of four Bulldog runners that competed at the regional meet, placing 85th out of over 140 runners. The meet marked the first time this season Plourde has ran the top time of Tech’s runners.
Junior Taylor Ashton followed as he finished 90th, running 33:07.1.

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Buckner named RPAR MVP

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D’Marco Buckner was recently named MVP of the Ruston Park and Recreation Department’s 7-11 year old Youth Flag Football Championship Game played at Joe Aillet Stadium. Buckner quarterbacked the Green Bay Packers to a 20-19 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons.

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Aggies first at Simsboro CC meet

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Choudrant High School varsity girls and boys cross country team participated in the 2013 Madden Memorial cross country meet on No. 9 in Simsboro. Both varsity girls and boys teams captured first place in the meet.
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Ruston Junior High

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Students excel in band, athletics, academics
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Ruston Junior High has released the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period.
Principal’s List
Seventh grade — Lathe Allen, Michael Bishop, Victoria Breeding, Kaylee Broom, Emma Colvin, Jacob Crook, Malcolm Davis, Jalia Payne, Anna Pody, Jackson Stokes, Lauren Washington and Jaquereon Witherspoon

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Investing vs. savings — What are the risks?

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Question: I don’t want to take risks with my money, but my brother keeps telling me that the stock market is the best way to go long-term. But I have seen what the stock market has done over the last ten years and I don’t like it. Why should someone like me take on the risk of investing?
Answer: Perhaps you shouldn’t.
But there may be things that only investing can give you.
Most of us would agree that investing involves some degree of risk. There were times over these last ten to fifteen years that it felt like the third degree

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