Top Photo: Children aged 7-14 showed up to participate in RPAR’s annual Pitch, Hit and Run competition on Saturday.
Bottoom Photo: Winners of the RPAR event will go on to compete in an event Saturday in Pineville. See a list of those winners on page 3.
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Years ago, a small group of family members organized the Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Ruston is now a 24-yearold, nonprofit organization of families, friends, professionals and people suffering from a mental or emotional disorder. Some NAMI members are living with mental illness, such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder and dementia.
Currently, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury anticipates a $175,000 deficit in the solid waste fund due to the expense of taking care of the 77 dumpsters placed around the parish.
Solid Waste Committee Chair Walter Pullen explained to other jurors on the committee that while the projected revenue for the fund is $523,000, the projected expenses have jumped to $783,000 for this fiscal year. A cost he said is heavily weighted by the expense of benefits and the cost of collecting the trash from the various bins.
Internationally-known jazz singer and songwriter Halie Loren will perform at the Lincoln Parish Library events center at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Loren will perform songs from her previous albums, as well as holiday songs.
Loren’s debut jazz CD in 2008, “They Oughta Write a Song” won a national independent music award for best vocal album. Loren’s song “Thirsty” won Independent Music Awards’ Vox Pop poll for best jazz song of the year.