More than 25 contestants — along with their families and friends — braved the recent weather to show off their talents during the fifth annual Ruston’s Got Talent show held recently at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
With talents ranging from singing to lyrical dance, the participants helped raise more than $2,830 during the March of Dimes fundraiser.
Since 2010, Lincoln Parish has received approximately $180,000 in grants from the Louisiana Office of Tourism.
Evidently, the state’s investment in local events is paying off. In 2012, the latest year for which figures are available, tourists spent slightly more than $27 million in Lincoln Parish, according to research done by the U.S. Travel Association.
Thoughts of October usually correlate with pumpkins, leaves changing color and Halloween. But October is also the month chosen to bring awareness to a social issue that affects us all: domestic violence.
Domestic violence knows no socioeconomic, racial or even gender boundaries — although victims are predominately women. Domestic violence is also not limited to physical abuse but is defined as a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that escalates in the severity over time. This can include physical, emotional, psychological or financial abuse.