If it’s Thanksgiving week, then it must mean it’s time for one of college football’s biggest rivalries and most exciting weekends.
It’s the annual “Bayou Classic,” set for another edition on Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.
Mention this time of the year to followers of the Grambling State University Tigers and Southern University Jaguars and they know very well what is at stake whenever their teams meet on the Louisiana Superdome turf.
More than the final regular season contest for both schools, it is a time when the unofficial bragging rights for the state are determined.
On the approaching days and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Lincoln Parish community took action.
Community members either took the call in helping thousands of evacuees on the home front or some traveled to the Gulf Coast region to aid the rescue efforts.
People like former Civic Center Director Judy Burt, former Ruston Fire Department Deputy Chief Kip Franklin, Trinity United Methodist Church Shelter Manger Allen Tuten, Louisiana Tech Vice President for Student Advancement Jim King and countless others dedicated time and energy to helping those in need.