It won’t be long until about 20 parking downtown parking places along the west side of Monroe Street from the KCS railroad tracks to Mississippi Avenue will revert to all-day free parking.
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Monday to rescind a portion of the city’s parking ordinance that put a three-hour limit on those spaces. Officials estimated the change will become effective around June 8. That’s because the board’s action must be published as a legal notice before the revision is final.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced approximately 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by United States colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.
There will be a free child safety seat check-up event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Union Parish Courthouse parking lot, 100 East Bayou St. in Farmerville.
No appointment is necessary.
Approximately three out of four child seats are not used correctly. This misuse rate can be attributed to the great variety of child seats available, the great range of children’s weights and heights and the vast array of vehicles in today’s market. These misuses span all races, educational levels and socioeconomic status.