Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, today is Easter, and this morning, thousands of children awoke to search for candy, trinkets and eggs hidden by Peter Cottontail. Many others will be heading off extra early to attend one of the many Sunrise services that take place every year on Easter Sunday.
Be prepared Lincoln Parish, we have reason to celebrate.
That’s because on their honor, they do their best for God and country, and Lincoln Parish, too.
Three of our parish’s young men were honored earlier this month as the Louisiana Purchase Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored the 39 members of the 2012 Class of Eagle Scouts at its Council Banquet.
Joshua Jeremy Cook of Troop 35 in Ruston, Asen Tyler Poole from Choudrant and a member of Troop 45 in Ruston and Logan Parker Young of Troop 59 in Ruston all were recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
With school out for little more than a week, some parents have already begun to hear the sighs of boredom begin to fill their homes. Children whose minds are constantly engaged through the school year can quickly become bored when summer hits.
According to an article published on the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education, studies indicate that children who don’t read during the summer see their reading abilities decline or stagnate. So, reading during the summer is not only good for keeping kids entertained, but will also help them stay on task at school.