When I first started working at the Daily Leader full time, it was my job to cover police and fire response services. This time period also coincided with an influx of new paid and volunteer firefighters for the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1. On more than one occasion, I was asked to go out and watch these individuals — who were learning how to protect those of us who live within the parish — go through various training.
One of the best kept secrets of the Nov. 6 election may be the proposal that would allow voters to impose term limits on their local school board members.
As things are now, constituents who are unhappy with their school board representative have only one choice: Vote him or her out at the next election. But evidently that choice didn’t satisfy state legislators, who themselves are subject to limited service. Or maybe the Legislature really does believe that school districts should decide the question for themselves.
Have you ever overheard a conversation and it absolutely made you laugh out loud? Being a career educator I have to admit, that I’ve heard more ridiculous conversations than I care to admit and, yes, I have belly-laughed over many of them.
But the conversation I refer to today actually took place downtown among a table of adults.