Today’s writing was to be a cutting response to a letter calling for the closing of Grambling State University, but a single event has overshadowed my desire to write such a response.
That event is the death of Mr. James “Ace” Jackson, one of Grambling’s oldest citizens. He reached the age of 96 years old on June 28; and on that day, from a bed in ICU, he was able to tell me who I was, when he was born, his age and how he felt. Like always, he spoke with strength and clarity. I quietly thanked the Lord when he said he was not in any pain.
A newly released report questions the activist tendencies of one of Louisiana’s regional appellate courts, where a number of rulings seem to ignore well-established legal statutes in an apparent attempt to manipulate the law to achieve preferred outcomes.
Louisiana’s 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, which has jurisdiction in an area that stretches across Lafayette and Lake Charles and from Cameron to Natchitoches, has the role of reviewing the legality of procedures and interpretation by lower courts.
As a volunteer with the recent Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Radiothon fundraising campaign, I would like to thank the following clubs and organizations who so graciously agreed to help us in getting the word out and in raising funds for the campaign.
Salons and nail parlors included Amberleys, Hair Associates, Hair Connections, Taylor Trade Massage and Hair Salon, Salon 4160, Dena’s Hair Trends, Davis & Co. Hair Salon, LaBella Salon, Lovely Nails, Grayson’s Family Hair Styling, Rumo’s Barber Shop, Shear Heaven, The Buzz, Royal Nails, The Strand, Hair Studio of Ruston and The Boardwalk Salon.
For years, the trend has been to do away with physical punishment in public schools. In conjunction with that, large sums of money have been invested for school facilities. Beautiful new school buildings have been built with state of the art amenities.