Each month we celebrate a variety of holidays and from time to time we decide to celebrate something new.
Today is Book Lovers Day. Set aside for Aug. 9 and the first Saturday in November the day is meant for celebration of the written word.
Book Lovers Day encourages those interested to find a quiet place to relax with a good book.
There are several benefits to reading that cover all ages they include: mental stimulation, stress reduction, knowledge, wider vocabulary, stronger analytical thinking skills and even free entertainment.
Lincoln Parish emergency responders got a taste of what measures would need to be taken if a major incident was to happen along Interstate 20 during a Waste Isolation Pilot Program Training and Exercise held Thursday.
Those involved ranged from law enforcement and fire personnel to the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and students from Louisiana Tech University.
Lincoln Parish Director of Homeland Security Kip Franklin kicked off the event just before 9 a.m. by calling 9-1-1 to inform the dispatchers of the accident that had occurred.
Signs of local voter apathy have been apparent in the last couple of elections.
In the most recent election Nov. 19 — less than 20 percent of registered voters in Lincoln Parish bothered to cast their ballots.
In addition to a Constitutional amendment and a Police Jury race, this election included the runoff for state House District 12. Only around 30 percent of voters living in the northern half of Lincoln Parish — which along with Union Parish makes up House District 12 — helped to determine who will make decisions for our state about taxes, new laws and funding for large-scale projects.
Fans of Louisiana Tech University’s athletics program doubled their fun Saturday night.
Not only were they part of a gala opening weekend of the 2011 football season, but they also experienced a thrilling victory and helped the school get into the attendance record books.
In the win-loss column, the Bulldogs had to get past a pesky University of Central Arkansas team to take a 48-42 victory in overtime.