For residents looking for a little help with their New Year’s resolution to get healthy, the Lincoln Parish Library could help them out during its Health Fair scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Library Events Center.
“The Health Fair is a community-wide event featuring several health organizations who will offer advice on how they can help you achieve your goals from a physical, mental and emotional health perspective,” Rebecca Cloud, a reference librarian, said.
“We have approximately 35 vendors covering insurance and general, palliative and dental health among others.”
Despite reports that there have been 33 people diagnosed with mosquito-borne West Nile Virus infections in Louisiana this year, Ruston’s mosquito checks have come up clean so far.
Vector Disease Control International has an Integrated Pest Management program with the city of Ruston, meaning that the staff monitor and manage all parts of the mosquito lifecycle.
One of their services includes testing specific species for West Nile Virus in order to monitor the presence of possible disease transmission as humans can contract WNV from mosquito bites.
A Ruston man is in jail after an investigation reportedly revealed he had pawned stolen items at a local pawn shop.
Capt. Tim Parker, spokesman for the Ruston Police Department, said investigations revealed that someone had stolen a diagnostic computer from East Texas and pawned it at a local pawn shop. Further investigations reportedly led officers to Lennie Jay Pittman, 41, of 208 E. Texas Ave.
Officers obtained a warrant and it was served at approximately 4:51 p.m. Friday.