We have an upcoming election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Congressman Rodney Alexander effective this past Thursday the 26th. The election is scheduled for Oct. 19. The runoff is Nov. 16. That’s right, as if we never have any elections in Louisiana, this special one goes to ballot three weeks from yesterday.
Ever since Black Wednesday occurred in “Happy Valley,” Pa., — or is it now “Sad Valley?” — I keep having these recurring thoughts of what one of Joe Paterno’s closest friends would be thinking now.
I am referring to the late Eddie Robinson, the former Grambling State University coaching giant whose Division I record of 408 wins was surpassed by JoePa less than two weeks ago.
Robinson would be hurting for Paterno, who gave the Tigers’ longtime leader kudos (“it is really something I’m proud of, to be associated with Eddie Robinson”) when eclipsing his standard for wins.
If you have been interested in becoming a Master Gardener it’s now time to begin registering for the 2016 class. Master Gardeners volunteer their time to educate the community in many areas of gardening throughout Lincoln Parish. So today I thought I would describe the program and what it takes to become certified.
The Louisiana Master Gardener program was started in Baton Rouge in 1994 as a means of extending the educational outreach of the LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.