On Thursday, people from all over North Louisiana gathered at the Squire Creek Country Club for the fifth anniversary of the Wiggin’ Out Gala.
Now, while the name of the assembly may conjure up images of lavish toasts with expensive champagne, the event is actually hosted for a important reason: to give help to those suffering from cancer.
Citizens lucky enough to have purchased tickets before the seating was sold out were contributing to the goal of Wiggin’ Out, “to help ease the financial and psychological burden and strain for individuals fighting cancer.”
Many consider the holidays the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, right here in our own backyard, other people are focused on where their next meal is coming from or how they’re going to be able to pay the heating bill, much less what they’re going to put under the tree for Christmas.
Luckily, Lincoln Parish has a long history of lending a hand to help their neighbors, and many well-established programs have been lending that extra hand during the holiday season.
Everyone enjoys the convenience of walking to their kitchen sink and turning on the faucet when they need a drink during the hot summer months. In Lincoln Parish, that water comes from the Sparta Aquifer.
Most people are aware that there is a problem with the aquifer, which is the main source of potable water for 16 parishes, including Lincoln. Due to overuse, the aquifer is depleting one to four feet per year.
Lately, there has been a push to make sure children understand this as well as, if not better than, their parents.
February is a time set aside for matters of the heart — though choclate-filled ones dressed in red and pink are not the only ones in focus this month.
February is American Hearth Month.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 715,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. Additionally, approximately or 1 in 4 people die from heart disease each year.
Luckily, Dr. George Smith, a cardiologist with Green Clinic, said that having a healthy heart isn’t that complicated.