Though it doesn’t keep most people up at night, there is something that almost every person in the world fears. It’s something that creeps into the back of our mind when some unexplained sickness or illness attacks either our own bodies or that of a loved one. It’s something that pops up as a possibility for almost any combination of symptoms entered into an online symptom checker.
Having a mental illness, even a mild one, can make maneuvering through life a little more difficult than it is for most people. On top of the everyday things — such as paying rent, grocery shopping and going to work — that everyone must face, individuals with mental illnesses or disorders must work to overcome that extra obstacle.
For many people, today is the start of a mad dash to find the perfect presents for everyone on their shopping list.
Unfortunately, the shopping frenzy often comes hand-in-hand with a plethora of problems, ranging from increased traffic to open season for those hoping to pull the wool over unsuspecting residents’ eyes.
The local Head Start program has been getting children ready for school since 1965.
The children and grandchildren of some of those original Head Start students have followed in their parents footsteps, benefiting from the programs available to Lincoln and Union parishes through the local program.
Currently, approximately 320 students are served by one of the two preschool centers.
Pamela Harris, former Ruston Elementary School principal, has taken the helm, and hopes to get the community more involved with the preschool program.