A.E. Phillips fifth-grader Da’mon Moreland is not a statistic. None of our children should be.
But in a changing society, children sometimes get shortchanged. In many families, both parents work long hours, or there is only one parent or guardian in the home.
Oftentimes, youth just need a little extra adult supervision and guidance when other obligations keep parents from being there as often as they would like. Children need adults to make sure they do their homework, teach them social skills and help them stay active.
Beginnng Saturday and throughout next week, the days are full of ways for Lincoln Parish residents to step up and help put an end to domestic violence.
The first event is sure to be a fun time for anyone who swings by Cook Park from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. The inaugural “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” will have men taking strides to understand women by literally taking a walk in her shoes — whether it be flip flops, fuzzy slippers or a pair of stilettos.
After the leftovers are put away and the thanks are given, many people across the country will begin hitting the stores for Black Friday sales.
The holiday shopping season is a big boost to many retail businesses, and this weekend will kick off the search for the perfect gift for many.
With Black Friday sales, big retailers frequently receive the majority of the business because of their ability to offer deep discounts. Smaller local businesses often can’t afford to keep the doors open if they offer such deep discounts.
The Louisiana Tech University men’s basketball team has done a terrific job of shining a little of the national spotlight on Lincoln Parish this season.
Now we’re hoping the Bulldogs, along with the Lady Techsters and Grambling State University Lady Tigers, can make things brighter than ever.
The Conference USA and Southwestern Athletic Conference basketball tournaments will be held this week with the champions of each tourney receiving bids to play in the NCAA Tournaments beginning next week.