Without her we wouldn’t be here, and today is the day we set aside each year to honor her.
Whether we are lucky enough to still have her in our lives, or have had to say goodbye, this is a great day to reflect on all that mom has sacrificed in order to make our lives better.
Just by choosing to give birth to a child, mothers sacrifice a great deal. For nine months, their bodies are essentially taken away from them as they play host to the miracle of life. Then, after babies are born, mothers give up sleep, personal time and often careers to care for their children.
In July 2013, after some difficult times, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office took over the management of the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
The detention center began 34 years ago, and had not been repaired since then until the sheriff’s office took over. It wasn’t until the State Fire Marshal told management that if they did not do something, the Fire Marshal was closing the doors to the center.
Once the sheriff’s office took over the detention center, things began to move, and a $1.7 million deficit accumulated at the end of 2013.
One of the reasons that Ruston and Lincoln Parish are such good places to live is the community mindedness of its citizens.
Six individuals and two groups who made outstanding contributions to specific causes in the community during 2012 were honored this week during the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Gala. The award recipients are models of selfless service.
When school starts this fall, two populations of Ruston High School students will begin the year with brand-new, state-of-the-art facilities.
Both the New Tech @ Ruston students and the agricultural sciences department were the recipients of a new building this year. Ag students were able to move into their new building shortly before school ended for the 2012-13 school year, while New Tech students will inhabit their new facility in the fall.