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July 19th, 2017

Teens have fun with stop-motion animation at library

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Local teens got the chance to create their own stories during the Teen Lego Stop-Motion Animation Workshop Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Library. Olivia Morrow, above left, concentrates as she creates her stop and go movie. Lilli Crawford, above center, and Megan Dulaney, above right, work together to create a stop and go movie using the backdrops provided by the library.

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Parish under heat advisory

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Lincoln Parish is under a heat advisory through 7 p.m. Thursday.
The National Weather Service advisory covers most of North Louisiana and East Texas.
Temperatures are expected to reach upper 90s today, with heat indexes climbing as high as 108 degrees, the NWS said.
The heat index is the measure of how hot it really feels when the humidity is factored in with the actual temperature.

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Bulldogs picked to be best of C-USA West

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Preseason poll tabs Western Kentucky top in East Division
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Last year they split a pair of games that saw the two teams score a combined 209 points.
This season, Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky are predicted to return to the Conference USA Championship Game for a second consecutive year in a preseason vote conducted by a panel of media members that cover C-USA schools.
The league’s media members selected both Louisiana Tech and WKU to repeat as division champions after the two teams faced off in a record-breaking C-USA Championship Game last December in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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AT&T makes contribution to United Way of Northeast La.

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AT&T External affairs Manager Robert Vinet; CWA President Nathan Pilgreen, local 3414-Monroe; along with mobility retail sales area manager Rahshawn Simmonds presented an AT&T check to the United Way of Northeast Louisiana.  Also in attendance were state Rep. Katrina Jackson (D-Monore) and a representative for Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-Alto).

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How to treat teens living with depression

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Adolescence is a time of many challenges. Developing bodies and social and academic stresses can be difficult.
Major depression in your teenagers can be serious.
If left untreated, depression can lead to devastating consequences. Ongoing problems in school, at home and with friends; the loss of critical developmental years; increased risk for substance abuse; involvement with the juvenile justice system; and suicide can be the results.
It is important to seek a health care provider who will provide coping alternatives and self-soothing strategies as ways to help your teenager.

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Louisiana Legislature: An epic failure in learning

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Now that we’ve had a little more time to think about it, maybe we should ask state Rep. Rob Shadoin’s question anew: “Did we not learn anything in the last 60 days?”
The Ruston lawmaker’s query came two days after the Legislature ended a 60-day fiscal session in June without adopting an operating budget, a construction budget or the financing bill to pay for the projects.
Last-minute attempts at compromise failed after Republican House leadership balked, setting up a potential second go-round of the exact same arguments that led to the original stalemate.

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Demand TOPS reform

Louisiana Tech University taught 4,319 Taylor Opportunity Program for Students recipients while Grambling State University taught 157 during the 2016-17 school year, according to data from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance.
That is 4,476 Louisiana students who received state scholarships to attend one of the Louisiana’s public colleges or universities. Those students chose a Lincoln Parish institution to further their education even after the Legislature decided not to fully fund TOPS this past school year.

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July 18th

JOYCE S. BRUCE

Joyce S. Bruce, 84, of Ruston, passed away on July 17, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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SALLY LISETTE COLVIN AULDS

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Sallie Lisette Colvin Aulds, 96, of Ruston passed away on July 16, 2017. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 4 PM at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Jim Davis, minister of Ruston Church of Christ, will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Sallie was born on March 21, 1921 to Thomas Clay and Eva White Colvin. She was a graduate of Ruston High School, a member of the Ruston Church of Christ, and AT&T Pioneers.

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JUNE FERRINGTON

Services for June Ferrington, 83, of Ruston, LA will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11:00AM at the First Baptist Church of Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday prior to the service from 9:30 to 11 AM.

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