Edwin Davis plans to usher in the new year with all his “buddies.”
Beginning Jan. 1, Davis will get registration under way for the new Buddy Ball League in Ruston. The registration process will continue throughout January with games scheduled to get under way in March.
Students in the Grambling State University first-year experience class recently helped put on the annual Ludley-McCall-Williams American Legion Post 593 Veterans Day Program. They helped organize the event and serve refreshments after the ceremomy.
But for many people throughout Lincoln Parish, he’s primarily known as a friend, especially in a time of need.
Helping others is something that comes easy for Ruston’s J.D. Harper, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., who has called Lincoln Parish home for the past 21 years and become a familiar face to many Lincoln Parish residents.
Harper, who has been retired from cross-country trucking since 2005, serves as head of Ruston’s Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts as well as handling a number of other jobs.