Two local volunteer firefighters have recently been honored for not only their service, but also their pursuit of higher education.
Jordan Gray, 23, has been a volunteer with the Lincoln Parish Fire Department since 2009. Matt Page, 21, has been a volunteer with LPFD since 2010, and a volunteer with Alpine Fire Department since 2009
The two men were awarded grant money at a June ceremony held in Scott. Louisiana State Fireman’s Association and Louisiana State Fire Marshal hosted the event.
Gray and Page were awarded the “SAFER” Tuition Reimbursement Grant.
Since a gunman opened fire — killing 12 people and injuring 58 — during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie last week in Colorado, the local movie theater has made a few changes.
“On behalf of the entire Celebrity Theatres staff, our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their family members of this horrible act,” manager Joshua Murdock said in an emailed statement. “Celebrity Theatres is taking action to ensure our customers and staff are safe. We just want our customers to feel safe and free from harm.”
The annual Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival includes a variety of events and this year is no different as area babies are set to toddle, crawl or ride over the finish line during the 28th Annual Peach Festival Diaper Derby.
Just as in previous years, the event will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church multi-purpose facility, located on West Woodard Avenue.
Faye Barnes, event organizer, said the event will follow the same format as previous years.