With the weather finally warming, many families will be looking for ways to get outside and enjoy Lincoln Parish’s natural offerings.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m. April 4 Lincoln Parish Park will be filled with family-friendly activities during the seventh annual Dinner and a Movie, put on by the Junior Auxiliary of Ruston and the Rotary of Lincoln.
JA President Jeannie Tinker said this event has grown exponentially since it began in Railroad Park.
“We had to move to Lincoln Parish Park due to the great participation,” Tinker said. “We outgrew the smaller venue, very exciting.”
Bragging rights in the state are the prize awaiting the winner of the annual “Bayou Classic” in New Orleans on Saturday.
Grambling or Southern?
Who will take the victory stand following their annual duel in the ’Dome?
As usual, it’s a toss-up in this meeting of longtime rivals, even though the records may indicate otherwise.
The Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission held its first regular meeting of 2013 on Jan. 21 where new officers were named and renovations for some local ramps were discussed with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Steve Cagle, a former president, was named president again after a two-year stint as vice president.
Former commissioner Don Hogan became vice president and Joe Rainer, who has served as a board consultant for the past year, became the commission’s secretary and treasurer.
The Ruston Police Department is investigating the death of a woman to see if the circumstances were suspicious.
At about 8 a.m. Friday, Ruston Police received a call in reference to a welfare concern at 2901 Paynter Drive. Police were advised by a neighbor that he had been contacted by a relative of Susan E. Hashway, age 63, of Ruston and asked to check on the her well-being.
According to officers, the neighbor found Hashway inside her residence apparently deceased. Ruston Ambulance Service responded as well as the Lincoln Parish Coroner’s Office.