With school out and vacation season upon us, many families and individuals will be out on the road this summer.
No one wants to spend their vacation in a mechanic shop or stranded on the side of the road, so experts recommend that before going on a trip residents should do more than just fill their cars up with gas.
Carcare.org recommends that individuals get a pre-trip vehicle check to determine how ready their vehicle is for driving. Additionally, residents should take steps to fix any of the issues that arise during the check.
Most people associate fall with football, but that’s not the only action happening for Louisiana Tech University’s athletics department.
Tech’s girls of fall are off to a great start in their various sports.
The Tech cross country teams played host to the program’s annual Mook Triple-Duals at Tech Farm Saturday morning, with the women’s squad taking three top-10 finishes with Kacie Kaufman leading the pack with a time of 19:06 in the three-mile race. Elia Nero recorded a third place finish overall with a final time of 19:41 for the sophomore.
Many environmentally conscious residents were met with surprise last week when recycling bins disappeared from all over Lincoln Parish.
The blue bins were located at businesses, schools and other sites throughout the parish, as well as in hubs at the parish dumpster megasite and in the parking lots of the Police Jury Complex and Super 1 Foods. Residents used the bins to dispose of newspapers, office paper, aluminum cans and telephone books to be recycled through Ruston-based Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development, a nonprofit organization.
But because Trailblazer’s $95,000 federal grant for recycling in an eight-parish area was not renewed this fall, the organization does not have sufficient funding to continue its recycling program.