Lincoln Parish students headed back to school this week, and local volunteers also headed to class to learn how they can help some local children become better readers.
In a partnership between United Way and the Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE project, approximately 80 volunteers gathered in three separate training sessions in the meeting room at the Lincoln Parish Library on Tuesday and early this morning to learn a little more about reading and how important it is for children to master the skill.
The village of Simsboro for the second time has received a Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) fund for the fiscal year 2012-13 in the amount of $230,787.81.
The village of Simsboro and Grambling State University, via its faculty personnel, have received the funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) via its Rural Housing Service (RHS) to initiate activities that are designed to provide housing renovation assistance to low and very low-income residents of the Simsboro and Grambling areas of Lincoln Parish. The purpose is to renovate their dilapidated single-family housing units in order for these housing units to meet the area building code.