Sometimes one takes a detour only to return to a place that is slightly better than that where they started.
This is where the Lincoln Parish Police Jury is with the removal of woodwaste.
At one time the Police Jury was paying Crochet Equipment Company $15 per ton to burn woodwaste, leaves, pine straw and other materials that were collected from tree surgeons, yards and roads and brought to the Lincoln Parish Landfill.
Last week, the economic impact of the Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival was released. The final result: record-breaking.
Although there are many conclusions to be drawn from this report, the results suggest two very important distinctions. First, Lincoln Parish residents want to support the local economy by spending money at home. Second, non-residents are willing to travel here to spend money. These implications are the foundation of a stable, or even growing, economy.
Today is a time when many across the parish are snuggled up in blankets inside their homes with family.
The majority are likely opening Christmas presents under a decorated tree or just enjoying spending time with those they love. Some will take this time to strengthen bonds with extended family, while others will reach beyond familial ties by going caroling or visiting nursing home residents.