Firefighters from the Ruston Fire Department underwent Hazardous Material Training Wednesday at Coastal Chemical Company under the auspices of officials from the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute. Pictured are firefighters undergoing a simulated decontamination. The drill had firefighters patch a hole in a ruptured tank leaking chemicals before they practiced decontamination.
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A 1/2 acre of land was burned in a grass fire off U.S. Highway 80 just west of Simsboro on Monday afternoon. Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 received a call about a grass fire at approximately 2:24 p.m. Monday and arrived on the scene at 2:30 p.m. with five firefighters.
Today’s children spend less time playing outside than any previous generation, but 213 cities and towns, including Grambling, earned recognition from national nonprofit KaBOOM! as 2012 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to increase play opportunities for children.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, play is critical to healthy brain development. It allows children to use their creativity while simultaneously developing imagination, dexterity and physical, cognitive and emotional strength.
We have had a great start to the new school year. Accelerated Reader points are building up for our students, but we still need our parents’ continued encouragement for them to read, read, read!
Grambling State University Theatre will present “Blues for an Alabama Sky” by Pearl Cleage Tuesday- Oct. 9 at the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre located in Grambling’s Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center.
Set in 1930 Harlem, New York, the harsh realities of the Great Depression have devastated the bright decade of the Harlem Renaissance. Disease and poverty have overshadowed the creative happiness that fueled a surge of African American artists.