Ruston resident Annette Straughter today announced her candidacy for the Lincoln Parish Police Jury District 12 seat.
“I am excited with the possibility of serving as a juror again for my community and Lincoln Parish,” Straughter, who formerly represented District 11, said. “I would enjoy being the one to bring my constituents’ concerns to the jury and to find a solution to their concerns. I also believe that as a juror, we all should be frugal with taxpayer money at all times. We should keep in mind that we not only represent our districts, but the parish as a whole.
For years, local treasure hunters have participated in a week-long adventure where they await daily clues that would eventually (with a little luck) lead them to a prize — the Peach Hunt.
The Peach Hunt has long been a part of the events leading up the Louisiana Peach Festival, Ivana Flowers, communications and special events director at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, said.
“The peach hunt has been a Louisiana Peach Festival tradition for years,” she said. “The format changed a little last year, but this year we have decided to return to our week long hunt with daily clues.”
Several local children are in need of some Christmas cheer this holiday season. Both the Emerson Centre and the Junior Auxiliary are still seeking individuals to sponsor children for the holidays.
Rick Emerson, founder of the Emerson Centre, said their Christmas Bears program is held each year for the holidays. The program allows each child the Emerson Centre serves to write a Christmas wish on a bear. Then community members pick up a bear and help to meet that need.
“My wife, she’s one of the main cogs,” Emerson said. “The people over in the (Louisiana Tech University) Comptroller’s Office and people at the (Tech) bookstore are big helps.”