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August 28th, 2014

LP Library has big impact on community

School is back in session for area youth and it won’t be long before both local universities are underway.
But the success of those students, and even adults, could possibly be traced back to libraries; either our own Lincoln Parish Library or the one in their own hometown.
LPL recently concluded its summer reading program with outstanding participation numbers from children all the way to adults.
Libraries offer more than just books to patrons; they also offer educational programs that enrich their lives.

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'Selling sex' hits an all-time low

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Sex sells. What does it cost? Your soul, apparently. The WE TV network is launching a show called “Sex Box” where couples who are having dating issues “work out” their problems in a box in front of a live studio audience.
Yes. This is real.

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August 27th

Hundreds participate in program events

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The Summer Reading Program at the Lincoln Parish Library had another successful year.
Library Director Vivian McCain was to release statistics on the number of participants involved during the recent Library Board of Control Meeting, but was unable to.
She released to statistics in a email to the Leader and board members earlier this week.
For the children’s program, more than 23,000 children’s materials were checked out. The number of children attending the 115 programs offered was 4,937.
Of the original 716 children who participated in the program, 378 completed it.

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Property assessments available

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Dissatisfied residents able to file an appeal

Lincoln Parish residents will have until 4 p.m. Friday to view property assessments at the Lincoln Parish Tax Assessors Office.
“It’s something the state requires,” Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said. “Each year, (Lincoln Parish Assessor) Sheila Bordelon compiles a list of assessments and opens it for public inspection.”
According to the statute, the list is required to be open to the public for a period of 15 days, beginning no earlier than Aug. 15 and ending no later than Sept. 15.

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Mayfield’s daughter enters alderman race

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The daughter of the late District 2 Ruston Alderman Elmore Mayfield is running for her father’s former job.
Angela Mayfield-Spiller announced her candidacy today saying she wants to continue her father’s 21-year legacy and commitment to public service.

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RFD responds to accident

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The Ruston Fire Department and Choudrant fire responded to an RV wreck at 10:30 a.m. on Monday near the Choudrant exit on Interstate 20.
RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said a 40-foot Recreational vehicle had been overturned.
Responding to the call was one rescue, one medic, two fire trucks and one command unit. The RV was occupied only by the driver and his pet dog. Both occupants only sustained minor injuries and were released at the scene.

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Dixie season to host variety

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In Monday’s edition of the Daily Leader, there was a misidentification of who would be performing in the upcoming Dixie Season. Jason Petty and the Swingin’ Cowboys, top, will take the state of the Dixie Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. March 13, 2015. At bottom, Albanie Fallette and Thrift Set Orchestra will take the stage on April 4.

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Shell wins new 4-wheeler

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Richie McKinney of McKinney Honda (left) gave a brand new Honda 4-wheeler to Chase Shell, of Winnfield. Shell won the 4-wheeler in a drawing during McKinney Honda’s 29th annual Fall Open House.

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Summer grads announced

Louisiana Tech’s summer quarter commencement exercises were held Aug. 21, with diplomas awarded to 290 graduates. Commencement marked the close of the summer quarter at the university. Area graduates are as follows:
Downsville
Ke-aira Zameesha Byrd, bachelor of science; Keely Elizabeth Herrington, bachelor of science; Lonnie E. Patrick, bachelor of science architectural studies
Dubach
Kyle Preston Arnsberg, master of business administration; Trey Destin Evans, master of business administration; Haley Patrice Hay, master of education; Katie Danielle Martin, bachelor of science

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Behavorial healthcare catalyzed in Northeast La.

Northeast Delta Health Savings Account has continued the coordination of behavioral health service initially conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program, a national initiative that supports the needs of underserved communities with licensed medical professionals who are military reserve service members.

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