More than 550 Lincoln Parish third- through fifth-graders participated in an interactive program about nutrition, biology and healthy living Thursday at Ruston’s Cypress Springs Elementary School.
The Body Walk program, a 35x45 foot enclosed walk-through exhibit representing the human body, features 11 stations: the Smart Bodies cafeteria, brain, mouth, stomach, small intestine heart, lungs, bones, muscles, skin and pathway for life.
Mahendra Singh wants teachers to instruct their students without favoritism and prejudice.
“Teach each and every student with respect, love and maximum ability, irrespective of students’ skills, to make them aspire to the highest goal in their life,” Singh appealed to his fellow professors at Grambling State University and other higher education institutions.
Singh is the department head and a professor in the university’s Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Professional Studies.
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
On the agenda is the consideration of a local option for increasing homestead exemption for disabled veterans with a 100 percent service-connected disability rating.
Other business includes a building permit report, action on bids for a wastewater tertiary filter system and four at-large appointments to Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful, including Nancy Bergeron, Karen Hanley, Chris Letendre and Theresa Younger.
Prior to the full jury meeting, the following committees will meet:
With the support of the Board of Regents, the next step for the proposed merger that would have Louisiana State University at Shreveport merging with Louisiana Tech University awaits more details before a vote heads to the state Legislature.
With a two-thirds majority needed in both the House and Senate to pass the proposed plan, it is unsure whether or not the two institutions will become one, or if the lack of support from the LSU system will ultimately keep the schools separate.