His name is David. He came to live with us in his early teens; turmoil at his home prompted his need for a fresh start in a different environment.
Granted, our relationship with David was not without a few bumps and setbacks, but I finally had the son I wanted. I wouldn’t trade anything for my two daughters who grew up in our home along with David but neither of them had a whit of interest in hunting and fishing whereas David ate it up.
I was on a hunt with him when he got his first squirrel, first deer and with him when he caught his first bass. David and I; we had a good thing going.
Imagine if you will that you have just gone to a doctor, had a medical examination and were told that you only had one month left to live. Maybe the setting could be different; the “bad news” was just told to a friend of yours.
Lincoln Parish residents are pretty lucky. I’ve lived in other places, and known people from other places, and I’m prepared to say that Lincoln Parish has one of the best library’s around.
But, you don’t have to take my word for it. Late last month, during the Library Board of Control meeting, Library Director Vivian McCain told board members that the library had once again achieved the highest circulation numbers per capita in the state.
We have already had many parents and students asking about how to enroll their child in 4-H and when 4-H enrollment will begin in September for Lincoln Parish Schools, and we are looking forward to working with the youth of Lincoln Parish this year. We have some great educational programs planned for monthly club meetings and we have many fun experiences planned for the parish as well. This year we will be focusing our educational efforts on “Agriculture Awareness.” We will explore the world of agriculture to identify where our food comes from, the importance of animals in agriculture and conservation of agriculture resources including water conservation.