Though school has only been out for about a week, some parents are likely already hearing the familiar refrain of “I’m bored” coming from their children. School and extracurricular activities keep children’s minds buzzing throughout the school year, which can quickly result in boredom when the summer hits.
Luckily, various organizations across the city and parish offer everything from swimming lessons and tumbling lessons to volleyball and science camps. Though the summer is designed to be a break from classes, it shouldn’t be a break from learning for local children.
The Ruston Daily Leader congratulates to the Louisiana Tech University “Bowldogs” for another outstanding season and for accomplishing something the team had never done before: win back-to-back bowl games.
The numbers all added up for the Bulldogs in the 47-28 New Orleans Bowl victory on Saturday, starting with the final score. Other important numbers in the win and Tech’s season included:
• Tech set or tied 17 different New Orleans Bowl records in the win.
Sometimes necessary action is uncomfortable and inconvenient.
This can be true when one is visiting the dentist, taking on a second job or even filling out paperwork to obtain a federal tax refund.
On a broader scale, large groups of people can find their daily habits interrupted when a municipality must make changes. The city of Ruston and Lincoln Parish have experienced this several times over the past few years when construction has mandated closed street lanes and traffic delays. As a result, people had to drive more slowly, pay better attention and plan to leave earlier in order to arrive promptly at their destinations.
It’s no secret that Ruston and Lincoln Parish love the arts. From the Louisiana Peach Festival arts and crafts show and the annual Holiday Arts Tour to musical and theatrical performances at the Dixie Center for the Arts, as well as the two local universities, residents have access to a variety of different art opportunities throughout the year.
It’s also no secret that people in Lincoln Parish love to give back to their community and to people in need.
So, it should be no surprise that two local events in the near future will celebrate both of these passions.