Being able to exercise, socialize and enjoy nature while having fun is important to healthy lifestyles.
Parks are a great place to serve all of these needs and the mission of parks continues to intensify into the future.
July is Park and Recreation Month and it is important to realize how vital our parks are to the community.
According to Ruston Parks and Recreation’s website, their mission is to offer a diverse package of quality recreational programs, events and park experiences that improve on quality of life for all residents.
On the South Service Road stands a reminder of Lincoln Parish lives that were cut short.
Black silhouettes represent someone’s loved ones who died in alcohol-related vehicle crashes in recent years.
These deaths were tragic and unnecessary, and they serve as a warning to those who drink and drive.
Most vehicle crashes are avoidable, which means much of the costs taxpayers and society in general take on are also avoidable. We all end up paying the terrible toll that is inflicted on us by those who insist on driving while impaired.