The first day of winter officially begins on Tuesday, but many local residents are already feeling the shiver of cold weather embrace them. Lows fell down to the 20s last week, and some locals found themselves pulling out the ice scrapers to clear off their vehicle windows.
Although the lows are not expected to be quite so harsh this week, it appears jackets and gloves would be handy to have. Lows are expected to hover around the mid 30s for most of the week. Exceptions are on Monday, where it will be slightly warmer with a low of 52, and on Wednesday, with a low down to 29.
On a national scale, the government doesn’t seem to play nice with others.
So, it’s incredibly refreshing when we see signs that government entities can work together. Recently, we’ve seen several instances of this locally.
At the end of the 2012-13 school year, the Lincoln Parish School Board shuttered the doors of Hico Elementary School. Then, on Tuesday night, they worked with the Lincoln Parish Police Jury to help better the lives of other members of the community.
More than 100 years ago, women had little freedom. They couldn’t vote, own property or do much on their own. Now, we have women serving as the chief executive officers of Fortune 500 companies and seriously considering bids for the White House.
Today begins the celebration of Women’s History Month, where we as a nation and a community, set aside time to consider the many contributions of women throughout history.