Parish officials have started moving to hopefully avoid what could become a massive cut to Lincoln Parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Governor Bobby Jindal’s proposed executive budget for the upcoming year significantly cuts funding to emergency management offices throughout much of the state. Lincoln Parish received $44,362 in EMPG (Emergency Management Performance Grant) funding for 2012, but the proposed budget reduces that to $14,212 for 2013.
Ruston High School’s Speech II and Speech III drama students recently collaborated to prepare materials in order to present plays they adapted from popular children’s books to area elementary students. The RHS students did everything from cutting up cardboard boxes and making stage props to learning crayon and African dance moves in order to make the productions a success.