MONROE — In our hectic 24/7 lifestyles, how many people truly express their gratitude for people who have helped them along the way?
In the events that have transpired since early July, the significance of how much people have meant to me in my life, and what has happened since that time, is equal to Mariano Rivera moving in on another major league save record for the New York Yankees.
Lincoln Parish and Ruston have many things to be proud of — new business, improved streets, new construction at our universities and much more. Sadly Lincoln Parish is still very much behind in one area and that is in our trash and garbage system.
Lincoln Parish has more than 70 hazardous waste sites throughout the parish. What are these hazardous waste sites used for? They are used for paint, oil, batteries, fluorescent lamps, unused medications and many other hazardous products.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and our church wanted to acknowledge our pastors, Stan and Mary Pody for going above and beyond what is expected for their congregation. To them, Faith Church — Ruston is not just a place to go on any given Sunday or Wednesday, but it is a family that stands together.
Pastor Stan was raised in Ruston, and his father, Elton Pody, was the mayor of Ruston for eight years, so a love for Ruston and its people is in his blood. He has had an evangelical music ministry for many years, but his heart is for the people in this region.