The Lincoln Parish Police Jury and four of its committees are scheduled to meet on Tuesday evening.
One item of business on the agenda is the review of a woodwaste consultant proposal by Waggoner Engineering during the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee meeting, set for 5 p.m.
During last month’s meeting, committee members gave Parish Administrator Courtney Hall the OK to utilize a consultant to address the parish’s growing woodwaste problem. It was estimated that more than 10,000 tons of woodwaste — including branches, leaves and boards — had accumulated at the Lincoln Parish Landfill since jurors opted to stop having it incinerated and instead sought out more environmentally friendly options.
On one of the coldest days of the year, the North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention recently set up the Lives Lost to Alcohol silhouettes in remembrance of all those who have died due to alcohol related crashes in Lincoln Parish. The display began in 2006 in response to the increasing number of deaths due to alcohol related crashes. These silhouettes represent the real people who have died, including high school students, college students, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, friends, children and parents. The annual dedication ceremony is set for 7 p.m.
Leader photos by DEREK J. AMAYA and NANCY BERGERON
Top Left: Lincoln Parish residents participated in several weekend Halloween happenings in Ruston. Seven-week-old gnome Thomas Brian sleeps through his first Halloween in the arms of his father, C.J. Brian.
Middle Top: Payton Lewis, 7, performs an experiment with Louisiana Tech University physics student Heather Lobb.
Middle Bottom: C.J. Sykes, 3, plays nurse with Louisiana Tech Nursing student Ashley Smith at the Ruston Fire Department’s annual Hot Halloween with kids.