If things go as planned, Simsboro students could have a safer route to school in the coming years.
During the monthly meeting of the Village of Simsboro, Markay Brown, of Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixson Engineers and Land Surveyors, was on hand to discuss the National Safe Routes to School grants. She informed aldermen, as well as attendees, that the deadline for this grant is October or November.
Simsboro Mayor Willie Hendricks said that Town Clerk Justina Hensley is currently working on that application.
The Lincoln Parish Library will celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 12-18, with special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens around the area to read for the fun of it.
Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme, “Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library.”
Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms — books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more. It is also an opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users.
When the Lincoln Parish Relay for Life Committee was looking for someone to honor as its Lincoln Parish Survivor of the Year it didn’t have to look far in selecting Avalyne Nichols, a recent cancer survivor.
“I feel very honored to have been selected as the Lincoln Parish Survivor of the Year and to have the opportunity to represent Lincoln Parish,” Nichols said.