Here in Ruston and Lincoln Parish there seems to be a growing trend of residents being more health conscious. However, influenza or commonly known as the flu, is still prevalent despite attempts to contain the illness.
Elizabeth Turnley, director of marketing and physician liaison for Northern Louisiana Medical Center, said like many hospitals in the region, Northern Louisiana Medical Center is seeing an increase in emergency room visits among people with the flu.
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the free eBook download service from Lincoln Parish Library via the Green Gold Library System in the library parking lot from noon to 6 p.m. Friday.
At these free events, readers of all ages will learn how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery — featuring an iPod touch®, Android™ tablet, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone and more — will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s download service.
Christ Community Action teamed up with Emmanuel Baptist Church to host their annual Poor Man’s Supper on Tuesday.
After competing with a Tech football game, Michael Hawley, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, said there were around 300 attendees at the event.
“We had a good event, and a good turnout despite the fact there was a football game,” Hawley said.
He added the silent auction probably raised more than $3,000 and all proceeds will go to help fund CCA ministries. CCA provides those in need with food, clothing, utility bill payments, prescription purchases and other items.