With the approach of summer, homeowners and gardeners will notice the approach of one unwelcome creature in the landscape. Eastern lubber grasshoppers, also known as graveyard grasshoppers, are one of the few grasshoppers that can seriously damage agricultural and landscape crops. The lubber grasshopper is native to the southeastern and south central portion of the United States. Lubbers often invade residential areas and feast on flowering plants. These grasshoppers will migrate long distances to obtain preferred food, sometimes forming trails and following one another.
Can it be? I’ve been here two weeks and still trying to rid myself of my lazies. We were invited out to dinner with Marnie’s husband’s family but I not only played hooky but also didn’t make it to church again so unlike me, but I’m trying to regroup, so to speak. I know, I can’t continue doing this, but I am so relaxed it is hard to get up and get with the program.
A giving spirit during the holidays is apparent in Lincoln Parish. Here, people take the meaning of Christmas to heart. That is apparent by the collections taken for initiatives like Toys for Tots, Christian Community Action and Coats for Kids. Trinity United Methodist Church and local schools’ classroom parties and gifts for the children at Ruston Elementary School also demonstrate Ruston’s heart during the holidays. The community’s generosity shows what a great place Ruston is to live.