The Drug Abuse Resistance Education conference opening ceremonies took place this morning at 8 a.m. at the Library Events Center in Ruston. The posting of the colors (flags) was conducted by local boy scouts. Approximately 200 people are in town this week for the annual DARE conference. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to attend the DARE car show and family night at 6 p.m. today in the Argent Pavilion located on the Louisiana Tech University campus.
Area residents have the opportunity to gather in Railroad Park on April 15 for an evening of song, testimony and scripture during an event organizers said is all about “loving on God and being loved by him.”
Worship in the Park begins at 7 p.m. The ecumenical service is free and open to the public.
“We will be inviting God to be present with us in a profound way. What that way looks like is up to him,” David Wheeler, the event’s founder, said.
A worship team made of representatives from several Ruston churches will lead the event.
There is trouble ahead in the future if something isn’t done about it now.
That was the main message conveyed Monday as experts involved with the Sparta Aquifer met with TEA Party members during their monthly meeting held at Ruston Country Club.
Ben McGee, of the U.S. Geological Service; Richard Durrett, of Waggoner Engineering; and Rick Hohlt, Sparta Commission member, served as panel team members to speak on “The Future of the Sparta Aquifer.”
McGee started the session explaining the history of the Sparta Aquifer and how it has been gradually depleted over time.