Ten years ago, lung cancer was the leading cause of cancer deaths in Lincoln Parish. Deaths from breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men and colorectal cancer in both genders outpaced state and national numbers.
Neither researchers nor health-care professionals could explain why the local numbers were so dismal. But they knew they wanted to reverse the trend. They figured public education was key.
The Ruston Police Department received a complaint on April 9 from a Ruston resident who received several telephone calls from a person or persons claiming to be with Medicare. The callers were said to have a foreign accent and claimed to be calling to let the intended victim know that she would be receiving a new Medicare card. However, the caller asked for bank account information.
The annual Academic Awards Banquet was held Feb. 13. Listed are the names of all students who were honored at the banquet. In order to be recognized, students had to have been a Lincoln Parish student for one full academic year, earned at least a 3.5 grade point average and taken certain classes set forth by guidelines. The awards were based on the school year ending May 2011.
Students awarded (listed by number of years they have received the award) at each school were as follows: