Representatives of Devon Energy, Adopt-A-School partner with I. A. Lewis School, surprised principal Sonja Fuller recently with a $1,000 check for the school to use on projects of its choosing. Fuller said the money will be used for technology upgrades. Fuller, who knew only that Devon’s Michelle Gantt and Aime Skipper where coming to the school, opens the check.
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Constructed in the mid-20th century, Calvary Baptist Church has begun to overflow it sanctuary.
To accommodate a church body of 400 plus people, two services are held each Sunday morning. However, when the congregation was presented with a proposal for a new church building, church member C.J. Matlock was speechless.
“I was more amazed when I heard about how much it would cost us to build,” she said. “I got excited about the new building but I was not sure of where all this money would come from.”
Lincoln Parish Triad and its SALT (Seniors And Law enforcement Together) Advisory Council are launching their annual blanket drive. The blanket drive will continue throughout the winter.
Blankets will be given to the elderly and disabled citizens of Lincoln Parish who do not have sufficient heating and can’t buy a blanket during the winter months.
Lincoln Parish citizens are asked to donate blankets to assist those in need. A blanket will be distributed per senior and disable person or based on their need.
Lincoln Parish remembered the true meaning of volunteerism at the annual Lincoln Parish Schools Community Volunteers Appreciation Luncheon, sponsored by Community Trust Bank on Tuesday in the Ruston Civic Center.
Senior Vice President of Culture Strategies for Community Trust Bank Ryan Kilpatrick opened the event with an explanation of his title and why it correlates with the importance of community.