With Thanksgiving over and Christmas right around the corner, most people tend to start looking at their waist lines. The New Year’s resolutions begin to surface. The first is to start eating healthier. The second is to lose the extra weight accumulated during the holiday period. However, eating healthy and buying groceries in a specialty section such as vegetarian foods can become too expensive. Prevention featured an article in which one Canadian village of residents reported eating healthy as expensive, for example the purchase of a head of cabbage is $28 and $65 for a pound of chicken.
Cleaning off the notepad with some leftover notes, quotes and observations from the sports world:
• For Tech Nation, this couldn’t have worked out any better. The Bulldogs — Conference USA West Division champs and league runner-up — have a postseason trip that will require only a four-hour drive for their fans.
Sure, maybe a trek to Boca Roton, Florida, or the Bahamas would’ve been more intriguing, but the Heart of Dallas is ideal for a larger support group for the ’Dogs.
I’ve just returned home having attended an exhilarating and inspiring program recognizing many of our finest students as “first in the state or nation” in some form of competition — academic, athletic, extra-curricular, or enrichment. It’s amazing that Lincoln Parish has so many students rising to this level of challenge. This speaks well of our young people, schools, families and community.