The back-to-school season is almost upon us, and one local organization is doing its part to help children in need.
Ruston’s Domestic Abuse Resistance Team is collecting donations to prepare children from violent homes for the upcoming school year.
“This program is for DART clients only,” DART Community Advocate Terrie Queen Autrey said. “Our community has strongly supported this effort. DART is helping to prepare 31 current active children for a good start to this school year.”
Autrey said school uniforms are needed the most, but any donations will help.
Graduating high school improves the chances one will become a productive, law-abiding citizen, and Lincoln Parish has successfully put an emphasis on making sure local students do just that.
In 2009-10, Lincoln Parish ranked No. 25 out of 71 school districts in the state with its 72.7 percent cohort graduation rate, meaning the percentage of students beginning and ending high school on schedule.
There will be plenty of exciting homecoming activities for Grambling State University students, alumni and friends to enjoy this week.
For those who want to show their black and gold spirit leading up to the homecoming game against Concordia College on Saturday, there are a number of homecoming activities on tap. A few of them are as follows:
• 8 p.m. Wednesday — Comedy show featuring Charlie Murphy, JJ, Tex and Mama Michelle in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Cost is $10 for students and $15 for non-students.