High school football in Lincoln Parish and the rest of the state means a lot at any time of the season, but tonight is when the real excitement and suspense kicks off. It’s time to begin district play.
The parish’s three prep programs will be in that mode, as Ruston High remains at home for the fourth straight week with a District 2-5A battle against Ouachita High School, and Cedar Creek heads on a short bus ride westward to face Grambling High in 2-1A action at Robinson Stadium on the campus of Grambling State University.
The Ruston Daily Leader is excited that this year’s Bayou Classic is shaping up to be what it once was — one of the most exciting events college football has to offer.
In recent years, as both Grambling State University and Southern University have struggled to mediocre seasons, crowds at the Bayou Classic have dwindled.
This year’s game, to be broadcast on NBC television on Nov. 29, will bring fans and alumni of both schools to New Orleans for a celebration of football, family and the traditions and pageantry surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
North Louisiana has a serious problem with premature births. Whereas nationwide, one in eight babies arrive early — before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy — the rate in this region is one in four.
According to the March of Dimes website, premature babies are at increased risk for newborn health complications, such as breathing problems and even death. Additionally, premature babies also face an increased risk of lasting disabilities, such as mental retardation, learning and behavioral problems, cerebral palsy, lung problems and vision and hearing loss.
Today’s children have been one of the first generations to grow up with the Internet.
Students are gearing up to head back to school and with that comes the expanded use of the Internet for projects and assignments among other things.
Technology and the Internet, though they can be useful tools for children, should still be monitored by parents to prevent any mishaps.