While temperatures have been relatively mild in recent weeks, it looks like summer is about to crank things up with temperatures expected to reach the mid 90s or higher the rest of this week.
With Juneteenth festivities set for Grambling this week and the Louisiana Peach Festival set to start on June 21, many people will be out in the heat, so precautions should be takent to avoid heat illness.
Here in Lincoln Parish we have plenty for which to be thankful. Just in the past year, the parish has grown by leaps and bounds civically, financially and politically.
To name a few, the city of Ruston has been able to initiate beautification projects downtown, including the renovation of Railroad Park, and there have been numerous construction projects for new access to budding businesses all over town.
With the cooler weather finally beginning to settle around Lincoln Parish, we encourage residents to get out and enjoy the crisp air.
In fact, we’ll help you out with a few ideas on how to celebrate this new change in season, just in case you didn’t have any in mind.
For those who enjoy a good visit with your fellow citizens while also enjoying a cold beer, North Central Louisiana Arts Center’s ARToberfest will begin at 5 p.m. for early bird admission and 6:30 p.m. for general admission on Saturday at the Norton Building.
As the weather slowly gets cooler, now is the time to start thinking about fire prevention.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, home fires are more prevalent in the winter than in any other season. Cooking is the leading cause of winter residential building fires at 36 percent, followed by heating at 23 percent.
The USFA also emphasizes that space heaters account for about one-third of home heating fires and approximately 80 percent of the home heating fire deaths.