The Russ House presented its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Program to a packed house Wednesday afternoon. In the top picture, Tameka Brantley (left) and Margaret Archie light candles remembering those lost to breast cancer (white candles) as well as breast cancer survivors. In the bottom picture, Belinda Shively (left) presents a thank you to Patricia Moss, who started the annual Russ House program around 10 years ago.
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Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth has been named this year’s winner of the Robert E. Russ award, the highest honor given by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
This award recognized the contributions the recipient has made to advancing the community.
The 2014 Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet, presented by First National Bank, will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Ruston Civic Center.
During the event, community awards will be presented on behalf of various groups. Today, the official results for the majority of the awards are being announced.
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held ribbon-cutting ceremonies Aug. 3 for Tri Running, located at 109 E. Mississippi Ave. in Downtown Ruston. Tri Running is a new member of the Chamber and Ruston’s only exclusive running store.
More than 60 students took a break from their summer to stop by A.E. Phillips Elementary School and brush up on their math skills last week.
The annual math fair offered in conjunction with the Louisiana Tech University Elementary and Middle Grades Math Methods class allowed students to garner a hands-on refresher course on math skills before returning to school in a few weeks.
Julie Holmes, assistant professor of education at Tech, said that 41 first-third grade students showed up on Tuesday and 24 fourth-sixth grade students showed up on Wednesday.
It hardly seems like one family trip to Virginia could spawn a 25-year tradition that many in the area flock to see every Christmas, but for Mary Higginbotham and the residents of Cypress Springs Lake Association, that is exactly what they got in 1986.
Higginbotham made a family trip to Virginia, where she noticed something she thought was a sight to see — luminaries.
The luminaries she saw on the trip stuck with her so much, she said she decided to tell the members of Cypress Springs and others about them, and then decided to bring the tradition to Ruston with the annual Luminaries on the Lake.