If ever I could help add one of God’s creatures to the Endangered Species List it would be the fire ant.
The only thing good that this insect brings to the table is very bad. Maybe my friend Larry Sellers at Louisiana Tech University can take me to school on any fine attribute this stinging machine might contribute to our everyday lives.
When it rains, they pour. Following the five-inch deluge we got a couple of weeks back, my lawn and my pasture turned to ant mounds. There is no doubt in my mind these little red varmints can kill small animals or ground nesting birds very easily.
The Lincoln Parish School Board members are set to meet Monday in the Jimmy “Chick” Childress Field House for their regular monthly meeting.
A few agenda highlights include a legislative update from area lawmakers, reports on the district’s dropout and truancy, a recognition of former coaches Hoss Garrett and Chick Childress and a recommendation by business manager George Murphy pertaining to refunding of bonds.
The veil is lifting. Candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary election began this morning.
By the end of day Friday, we’ll know how many of the 63 positions up for re-election this year will be contested. Filing qualifying papers and plunking down the required candidacy fee is what makes running for office official in Louisiana.
Heretofore, all the yard signs, all the civic club speeches, all the handshakes and the baby kissing have been just posturing for what may or may not happen. But today, the races are starting to take shape. Whatever is going to happen is happening now.