Louisiana Lions Cubsight director Jeff Robinson was a recent guest of the Ruston Lions Club. Statewide, the Lions screen more than 25,000 children annually for poor vision. Approximately 6 percent are referred to a medical professional for further testing.
It may be March, but it felt like the Dog Days of Summer last Saturday as more than 300 local canines and their owners swarmed Cook Park to participate in the Fifth Annual Furry Fun Walk, sponsored by Ruston Parks and Recreation.
It was a barking success.
The annual event was the largest in the six-year history, which includes a walk along the trail in the park, gifts, playtime for the animals, giveaways for the animals and their owners and plenty of socializing. The event has been popular in the past, moving from the park offices to Cook Park two years ago to create a better environment for the dogs. The open area of the park allows for more playing and socializing for the pets.
One look at a recent report on domestic violence in Louisiana gives a chilling picture of the very real and very persistent problem that is afflicting families and communities throughout our state. Let me share some of the facts with you.
• Louisiana has the fourth highest rate of female homicide in the nation. Even worse than that appalling statistic is the fact that 97 percent of these women knew their assailant, and 70 percent were wives, ex-wives or girlfriends of their assailant.
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday prayer services are at 6:30 p.m.