Anyone interested in receiving training to help out during an emergency situation will have their chance this weekend.
The Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will host a training session for disaster shelter operations from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday at Temple Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 1515 South Service Road West.
Lincoln Parish residents wanting to contribute to the tornado relief effort in Moore, Okla., will get their chance on Friday.
Jonesboro Police Officer Ty Garrett is heading to Moore and will stop at 3 p.m. Friday at the Ruston-Lincoln Parish Visitors and Convention Bureau Office parking lot, located at 2111 N. Trenton St., to pick up donated goods.
Garrett’s focus is on goods for babies and children, so he is asking for donations of baby clothes, children’s clothes, baby toys, bottles, formula, diapers, pacifiers, etc. He is also in need of water and Gatorade.
Cheryl Sutton and her husband have been collecting art since shortly after they met nearly 30 years ago.
Now, after four years of living in the Grambling community, they wanted to share some of their collection with the public in an upcoming show “Acts of Faith” beginning Monday in the Dunbar Gallery, located in Dunbar Hall on the Grambling State University campus.
“Part of (the collection) has been a gift to us because I have been involved in the arts” Sutton said. “We both love art work and we love to share this gift that the artists have with others.”