The Lincoln Parish Library celebrated area youth on Saturday who have taken part in their 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.
The program, which was established in January, is aimed at helping children succeed.
Since its inception only three participants have read 1,000 books. However, there were many, many more that were at the 100, 200, 300 and up to the 900 levels.
Each of these children and their parents are taking the initiative to create a better future for their children.
During the event Marcie Nelson, with the LPL, named many of the benefits of reading.
One of the biggest constant issues in downtown Ruston is parking. Some merchants and shoppers declare there is a parking problem, while others declare there is not.
The latest study, done at the city’s request by a Baton Rouge consulting firm, confirms both viewpoints. Ruston has plenty of parking places that are available most of the time, Tipton Associates found.
Earlier this month, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced the arrest of 19 individuals as a result of Operation Broken Heart, a coordinated enforcement effort aimed at apprehending offenders engaged in exploiting children.
This effort was conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, and came just in time for June’s observation of National Internet Safety Month.