Top Photo: Children aged 7-14 showed up to participate in RPAR’s annual Pitch, Hit and Run competition on Saturday.
Bottoom Photo: Winners of the RPAR event will go on to compete in an event Saturday in Pineville. See a list of those winners on page 3.
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But for many people throughout Lincoln Parish, he’s primarily known as a friend, especially in a time of need.
Helping others is something that comes easy for Ruston’s J.D. Harper, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., who has called Lincoln Parish home for the past 21 years and become a familiar face to many Lincoln Parish residents.
Harper, who has been retired from cross-country trucking since 2005, serves as head of Ruston’s Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts as well as handling a number of other jobs.
The Lincoln Head Start Child Development Program is sponsored by Lincoln Total Community Action, Inc. and is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children Youth and Families, to provide comprehensive childcare services to 320 low income three and four year old pre-school children.
Head Start promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development.