As summer officially begins on Saturday, the mercury will likely continue to rise.
Most of us can gain reprieve from the scorching heat of a Louisiana summer by jumping in a cool pool or lounging around our homes in the air conditioning.
Unfortunately, many residents — especially some of our elderly and disabled neighbors on fixed incomes — don’t have that luxury. They often face the difficult choice between paying their electricity bill — which is pushed higher during the summer months — and buying life saving medications or putting food on the table.
Halloween is just days away. Many families have already picked out costumes for their little ones and bought candy or snacks for trick-or-treaters.
But before parents accompany the little princesses, pirates, witches and fairies on their journey to obtain treats or bite into any of the delicious candy, there are a few precautions they should take to ensure a safe holiday for everyone. The Centers for Disease Control website recommends the following tips:
The Lincoln Parish Library celebrated area youth on Saturday who have taken part in their 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.
The program, which was established in January, is aimed at helping children succeed.
Since its inception only three participants have read 1,000 books. However, there were many, many more that were at the 100, 200, 300 and up to the 900 levels.
Each of these children and their parents are taking the initiative to create a better future for their children.
During the event Marcie Nelson, with the LPL, named many of the benefits of reading.