When the Rev. Cathy Brewton first dreamed of what is now LifeHouse Ministries, her vision included a flourishing community garden filled with vegetables, fruit trees and flowers.
The vision is becoming reality. LifeHouse has been awarded a grant from the Lincoln Health Foundation to develop the garden.
“It’s right in our wheelhouse in terms of what we like to see happening,” Norman Haynes, Lincoln Health Foundation’s chief executive officer, said. “It really does hit the major hope that we can influence and change the mindset of folks about healthy nutrition.”
Area residents who want to help the National Weather Service be on the lookout for severe weather can attend a basic Skywarn storm spotter certification class Monday at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex, located at 161 Road Camp Road.
The two-hour session is free of charge, with all materials provided. Advance registration is not required. This is the first time the class has been offered locally.
Skywarn spotters are not storm chasers, but are trained, volunteer weather watchers, Jason Hansford, senior meteorologist with the NWS Shreveport office, said.
Jeff Smith turns passion into strength one T-shirt at a time.
The online workout gear business Smith founded four years ago has become an avenue for raising awareness of and research dollars for a rare form of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy known as Merosin Deficient CMD.
Smith and his wife, Nicola, own Muscle Club Apparel. One hundred percent of the profits from their Stay Strong T-shirt line — a line they created in honor of their son — goes to Cure CMD.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to research, treatment and possibly a cure for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy.