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Dorethea Smith, a local school bus driver, opened Nana’s Soul Food on February 25. Her daughter, Brandy McNeal inspired her to fulfill her dream of owning a restaurant.
“My daughter has always been the force in wanting me to open a restaurant,” Smith said. “I have always wanted to open one, but she was the driving force.”
A few Lincoln Parish School Board members weighed in on the New Tech @ Ruston program during their regular meeting last week.
The I. A. Lewis Science Olympiad Team brought home its first state medals during the recent tournament held at Southeastern State University in Hammond.
Susie Polk took an idea from her past and transformed it into a way to give back to the kids and the community.
Polk started Kupcakes for the Kids eight years ago from an idea she used as a 4-H leader many years before.
“I had done the project before and it was such a big hit,” she said. “I knew it would be successful again.
“When I did the project before the money raised still went to St. Jude and we always did it Valentine’s week.”
While Polk said the number of cupcakes brought in has never really been counted, there are countless people in the community who contribute.
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