Thanksgiving began in 1621 as a way to celebrate an abundant fall harvest. The American settlers had the right idea. Although they faced many challenges while colonizing the wild woodlands of America, they found things for which to be grateful. This is the kind of attitude people today would do well to have.
Several Lincoln Parish students have been recognized for their efforts in and out of the classrooms.
Matthew Pike, of Cedar Creek High School, and Brianne Ellis, of Simboro High School, recently spent two days at the LSU Health Shreveport-School of Medicine to participate in the “Day with the Doctors” program.
Along with 42 students from the North Louisiana region, Matthew and Brianne spent an entire day with medical staff and students to experience and observe the day’s activities on a medical school campus.
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.
This was among some of the many lessons taught by the Ruston Fire Department last week.
They are precious in His sight, gifts to us from Him. He gives us the charge of guidance, love, attention and direction for our children and grandchildren. With this in mind, my deepest fervency is the basis for today’s thoughts.
Every year about this time I tend to experience a gnawing concern, sometimes even fear, for the safety of our precious children. The reason for this is the occurrence of end-of-the-year celebrations. Some of these relate to proms; graduation ceremonies; or maybe the events are just being happy that “school is out” for the summer. Many of us have experienced this as participants and parents. This is the time of year in May that much of this occurs — the celebration of happy times, but with the looming potential of danger.