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Friday, April 19, 2019

Ruston COC egg hunt set

Ruston Church of Christ will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon today. There will be games, a bounce house, pizza and hundreds of eggs with candy inside.  Participants are asked to bring their baskets and enjoy the fun and fellowship.

First Baptist to hold egg hunt

More than 5,000 multi-colored eggs will be scattered throughout Ruston’s Greenwood Park playground as community young children prepare to participate in the ninth annual citywide free Easter Egg Hunt and lunch of hamburgers/ hotdogs, cooked by Mic Baxter with help from Log Cabin’s smoker. The Egg Hunt festivities, sponsored by First Baptist Church, Ruston will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Park, located at 1306 Cornell Ave. in Ruston.

Easter in the Village

CHOUDRANT – The annual Easter in the Village event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Choudrant Pak. Activities include eggs hunts for youngsters from age 3 years to grade 6, along with games, concessions and the Easter Bunny. For more information call Village Hall at 768-4111.

Alabama Presbyterian to hold egg hunt

Alabama Presbyterian Church will hold and Easter Egg Hunt at  9:30 a.m. today,

Landfill closed today

The Lincoln Parish Landfill will be closed today in observance of Good Friday. Operations will resume at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Poverty Point hosts bird hike

Poverty Point World Heritage Site will present a bird hike at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The program will consist of a 2-mile hike around the tram road and some wooded areas off the tram road, where local bird enthusiast, Roselie Overby will discuss the different birds seen along the route.

Bring a pair of binoculars along with comfortable walking shoes and water. Beginners and experienced bird watchers will learn to appreciate Poverty Point World Heritage Site for the many kinds of birds found on the site.

Poverty Point World Heritage offers the visitors the opportunity to study the culture of area inhabitants from 1600 to 1100 BC.

The $4 admission fee provides access to the area museum, video, hiking trail, driving tour, tram tour and any interpretive events taking place at the site. Children under age 3 and senior citizens age 62 and older are admitted free.

Poverty Point is located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on La. 577. Poverty Point World Heritage Site is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.

m. For more information call 1-888-926-5492 toll free or 926-5492 in the Epps area or follow the site on Facebook.


to meet

Lincoln Parish Beekeepers meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex, located on Road Camp Road in Ruston. New and experienced beekeepers welcome.

Concert slated

in museum

FARMERVILLE — The One Step Higher ensemble led by Fred Stewart will perform for a free brown bag concert at noon Tuesday, in the Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville.  The group plays acoustic gospel and bluegrass music. Guests may bring their own lunches; drinks will be provided.  

The concert is being held in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, “Agmazing Union Parish!” featuring photos, art, and artifacts about local farm families.  Union Museum is located in the Chamber of Commerce building, 116 North Main St., Farmerville.  

Dinner theater

tickets on sale

FARMERVILLE — Tickets are on sale for the “Stars Over Broadway” dinner theater set for 6 p.m. May 2 at the Edgewood Plantation near Farmerville. The event, featuring the O Sole Trio, is presented by the Union Museum of History and Art.

Tickets are $32 for adults, $26 for seniors (age 65 and older).  Tables are $275 and seat eight people.  To order tickets, call Brittany Unkel at 318-368-5400.  Seating is limited.  

Nighttime I-20

lane closure

Nightlylaneclosures from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on I-20 between mile markers 80 and 93 will continue through May

3. At least one lane will remain open in the work area for construction. The lane closure is necessary to allow construction to do concrete work on the existing roadway.

Sparta Shoot


The annual Sparta Shoot sporting clay competition will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon June 1 at the Ouachita Parish Shooting Range. For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Lindsay Gouedy at or call her at 245-8694.

Weatherization funds available

Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish has begun scheduling appointments for the Weatherization Assistance Program for the CADDO CAA to help low-income families in Lincoln Parish to overcome the high cost of energy through conservation.

Weatherization activities may include caulking and sealing cracks and holes in the building’s structure, weather-stripping of doors and windows, repairing and replacing windows and doors, air sealing, incidental repairs necessary to preserve and protect the weatherization material, and other improvements to conserve energy.

Households will realize a reduction in heating/cooling costs.

Interested persons may schedule an appointment by phone at 251-5136 or in person at 307 North Homer St., second floor, in Ruston. Office hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applicants must present an 18-month bill consumption electric/ gas, proof of ownership, ID & social security cards of everyone 18 and older living at residence, and proof of total monthly household income.

Federal Income guidelines are as follows: for family size of one: $2,023; two: $2,723; three: $3,463; four: $4,183; five: $4,903; six: $5,623; seven: $6,510; eight: $7,063; nine: $7,783; 10: 8,503.



funds available

Low-income home energy assistance funds to help families with high utility costs are now available through Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish.

H.E.L.P. will schedule appointments only on Friday of each week. Appointments will be scheduled on a firstcome-first serve basis until funds are depleted.  

Interested persons may schedule an appointment by phone at 251-5136 or in person at 307 North Homer St., second floor.

Monday of each week will be designated for elderly and/or disabled applicants only.

Office hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Households may receive regular LIHEAP assistance once within a six-month period and may receive LIHEAP crisis assistance once in a 12- month period.

Applicants must present a utility bill/ stub dated within the last six months including the month of application, proof of total monthly household income, social security cards for all household members and proof of ID. Income Guidelines are as follows:

Annual income based on 60 percent of Estimated Median State Income are as follows: for family size of one: $1,948; two: $2,547; three: $3,146; four: $3,745; five: $4,345; six: $4,944; seven: $5,056; eight: $5,169; nine: $5,281; 10: $5,393; 11: $5,506; 12: $5,618; 13: $5,730; 14: $5,843; 15: $5,955.

For additional information, call 251-5136.


Avenue closure

Jefferson Avenue is closed to through traffic until further notice for a bridge replacement. The closure is approximately 1.3 miles east of the intersection with West Kentucky Avenue and .5 miles west of the junction with U.S. 167.

Ball Park Road


Ball Park Road is closed to through traffic until further notice. The closure is immediately east of the intersection with U.S. Highway 167.

This closure is necessary to allow for construction activities associated with the sports complex project. Existing Ball Park Road facilities and grounds as well as those South Farmerville Street properties lying south of Ball Park Road will be accessed by traveling south on U.S. Highway 167, then east on LA 3061, then north on South Farmerville Street.

For more information call 251-8611.

4Paws seeks


4PAWS Rescue is seeking kennel sponsorships.

For information, contact 4 PAWS at 251-3647. They are located at 290 Rodeo Road in Ruston.


meet Mondays

The local Toastmasters meet at 6 p.m. Mondays at the Louisiana Center for the Blind, located at 101 South Trenton St.,

Enter the door on the left side of the building.

For more information call Terry Henderson at 235-2073.

SNAP assistance


Do you qualify?  A SNAP coordinator with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is able to assist with SNAP applications over the phone. SNAP was formerly known as food stamps.

 Anyone needing help applying for food stamps, simplified reports, or redeterminations online, contact Jerllisa Elzy at 237-7764 or the Food Bank at 322-3567 to get help or more information.

Council on

Aging offers


The Lincoln Council on Aging offers assistance with daily activities and recreational activities for residents age 60 and older.

The council provides services such as transportation, congregate and home delivered meals, homemaker services, family caregiver program and activities located at their Ruston and Dubach Senior Centers.

All services are provided at a very low suggested contribution. For more information and meal reservation call 255-5070.

Entergy bill


Lincoln Council on Aging is offering assistance with Entergy bills for Lincoln Parish residents.

Call 255-5070 to schedule an appointment. Applicants must bring an unpaid bill and proof of household income. Applications will not be taken if service is disconnected.

Senior citizen

bingo Friday

The Community Involvement Advocate, Ruston Housing Authority and The Progressive Arts Club host weekly senior citizen/ disabled activities at the Greenwood Recreational Center.

Bingo is held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Fridays.

For more information call Wilnora Harris at 255-5371 or Rosalind Jones at 243-0806.

VFW, American

Legion change

meeting times

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3615 meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. and the third Thursday at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall, located at 200 Memorial Drive.

The American Legion meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the VFW Hall. The VFW Auxiliary meets at 1 p.m. on the second Monday of each month and at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.


Watch available

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Community Services division wants to expand the Neighborhood Watch program. The program partners with law enforcement to reduce crime and build community.

For more information about Neighborhood Watch call Deputy Eldred Hardison at 251-6450 or 278-2018 or Deputy Steve Quinnelly at 251-6449 or 245-0573.

SMART group

meets Sunday

A facilitator-led SMART Recovery peer group meeting takes place at 6 p.m. every Sunday at the Homer Fire Department.

This program addresses addictive substances and behaviors. The meetings are free and open to all.

For more information, contact the facilitator at 927-4729.