It’s the kind of story you expect to hear on the network news: A passerby saves two small children from potential tragedy and is hailed by law enforcement as a real-life Good Samaritan.
It’s a story that happened here in Lincoln Parish last weekend when a motorist and his passenger noticed two toddlers, barefoot and wearing only their diapers, running down Pleasant Grove Road near Choudrant.
The passersby stopped, plucked the children out of the road, called the sheriff’s departments, and located the adults who were supposed to be watching the young brother and sister.
Ruston’s District 5 Big League baseball team has already scored one big win for Lincoln Parish.
Now let’s cheer them on to a national championship.
For the past three summers, J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park has been the home of the Big League Southwestern Regional tournament, luring baseball fans from as far away as Colorado to stay — and spend money — in Ruston while watching their teams compete.
Despite some problems with the local peach crop, there is still an abundance of peaches available. Please check with our local, loyal and dedicated growers.
The annual Peach Festival brings many people into our community. We enjoy the festival as do they. Whether the event is a diaper derby, beauty pageant, parade or shopping with some of the many vendors, please safely enjoy yourselves. Also, take the role of ambassador for our wonderful community. Ruston and Lincoln Parish are great places to call home. Some of the people visiting might decide that this should be their home.