Scores released earlier this month revealed that Lincoln Parish’s District Performance Score went up by 1.5 points from the 2009-10 school year to the 2010-11 school year. This was part of a historic score release that included the first year for schools to receive letter grades.
Simultaneously, according to information released by the Louisiana Department of Education, the school district dropped from a rank of No. 21 in the state during the 2009-10 school year to rank No. 23 — a rank the district shares with the Winn Parish School District — in the 2010-11 school year.
Visitors to the Ruston Fire Department on Saturday were combating the cool temperatures with a hot event during the annual Hot Halloween Happening event at the main Ruston Fire Station.
Eric Brazzel, public information officer with RPD, said more than 650 people showed up for the annual holiday event, which features games, food and educational information.
“We’ve had a good turnout, lots of costumes,” Brazzel said.
From 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7 the village of Choudrant will be kicking off the Christmas season with Christmas in the Village. This year, the village will be expanding its Christmas in the village by adding vendor booths to the festivities.
Tina Wise, chair for Christmas in the Village, said the idea of adding booth space came from people wanting to sell their homemade goods to the patrons that come to Christmas in the Village.
“We had three or four booths last year,” Wise said. “People liked it so much that we wanted to do more.