Last year, Ruston’s leaders decided that they needed to do something to help make the community safer.
They didn’t want to wait to find a grant that might not come through, further jeopardizing their citizen’s safety. So, they took money from the city’s coffers — money designated to improve life for the town’s citizens — and erected poles and placed a new siren alarm system, designed to alert the community when bad weather was afoot.
Celebrating the bicentennial of our state was a once in a lifetime opportunity we were all granted.
Now, almost two years later, Lincoln Parish has been granted what could be a once in a lifetime chance for many of its residents— a chance to view a special quilt designed specifically with the state’s heritage and history in mind.
The quilt, titled “Stitch by Stitch, Binding Together 200 Years of Louisiana,” is currently on display each day at the Lincoln Parish Library. Stitched into the quilt is a special 9-by-9-inch block devoted to each parish, including Lincoln.
Breast cancer affects one in eight women. The most recent American Cancer Society study estimates in the United States there will be around 2,140 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in men in 2011 and that around 450 men will die from breast cancer this year.
Louisiana Tech University athletics has been involved in Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer for four years, and this will mark the second year that the Northern Louisiana Medical Center will be involved in the event.
There is nothing wrong with taking a drink every once in a while. But making the decision to take control of an automobile while intoxicated is among the most selfish and reckless decisions that one can make. The second someone decides to commandeer a vehicle while drunk, he is instantly assuming responsibility for people’s lives on the road. No one should have that kind of power in their grasp, let alone during a time when he or she is inebriated to the point of not being able to make rational decisions.