With the New Year here, many people will be working to follow through on one of their resolutions they made to start 2012 off right.
Whether it be losing weight, saving money or spending more time with your family, people will be doing what they can to ensure they have a better life in the New Year. But even with thousands of people working toward their goals, many will stumble and leave their resolutions unfulfilled.
One of the many resolutions that tops the lists of people every year is the desire to stop smoking cigarettes.
I.A. Lewis sixth grader Fred Payne, 12, appreciated Ruston Parks and Recreation and the fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi for donating school supplies because of one reason.
“It helps prepare me to go to college,” he said.
Hopefully that’s the mindset of the other 89 children who recently received pens, tablets, pencils, glue and other school supplies at the second annual Back-to School All-Star Game.
A partnership between RPAR and the Louisiana Tech and Grambling State Universities and grad programs chapters of Omega Psi Phi lead to this annual event.
It seems to be the raging trend in Lincoln Parish this spring — running for a cause.
In recent weeks there have been more than a few 5K run/walks benefiting several different causes with more on the way. This weekend the area will play host to run/walks benefiting autism awareness, the Children’s Miracle Network, the South of California Avenue (SOCA) neighborhood and the March of Dimes run walk follows a week later.
And that’s a good thing. Not only will participants be benefiting such causes, they’ll be helping themselves in the process.