Ah, summer — the time for relaxation and fun. Unfortunately, many of us forget the importance of using this extra free time to exercise our brains.
It never hurts to carry a book with you to the pool while you sunbathe or to that family picnic.
If motivation is a factor, the Lincoln Parish Library has kicked off its summer reading program this week. There are different programs designed for children of different age groups, teens and even adults.
It is easy to sign-up for one of the programs. All you need is a library card and to fill out a simple form.
Every day, hundreds of students and faculty members head to school for the business of learning.
Once a year, three students, four teachers and three principals are recognized as the very best Lincoln Parish has to offer.
This year, Sarah Margaret Davison, of A.E. Phillips Laboratory School, was named the elementary Student of the Year; Alyssa Cahoy, of Ruston Junior High School, was named the middle school Student of the Year, and Morgan Winstead, of Ruston High School, was named the high school Student of the Year.
While temperatures have been relatively mild in recent weeks, it looks like summer is about to crank things up with temperatures expected to reach the mid 90s or higher the rest of this week.
With Juneteenth festivities set for Grambling this week and the Louisiana Peach Festival set to start on June 21, many people will be out in the heat, so precautions should be takent to avoid heat illness.
With Valentine’s Day looming, February is the month when people begin to think of matters of the heart. But physicians like area cardiologist Michael Langiulli say people, especially women, should focus on keeping their hearts healthy. Langiulli will speak at the Healthy Woman Wellness Challenge 2011 on the topic “Keeping Your Heart in Mind.”