In the top photo, the Ruston Lions Club recently installed new officers who will officially begin the new year today. Pictured from left to right and seated, are Jerry Johnson, president; Otis Gilley; Dennis Coleman; president–elect, and Terrel DeVille; Pictured standing from left to right are Dorothy Jenkins, Paul Woodard, Robert Daulton, Phillip Washington, Ansel Winham, Kirk McKean, Tony Corley and Jim Lowther.
The Autrey House Museum, the oldest existing house in Lincoln Parish, will be open for touring from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday. A music jam session will be led by Vicki Colvin and Kerry Herren, a sister-brother duo, who are descendants of Absalom Autrey, the builder of the 1849 log dog-trot house. Bring your instruments and lawn chairs and play along and explore the house. Located at the intersection of Highway 151 and 152 west of Dubach, the Autrey House Museum is a satellite property of the Lincoln Parish Museum.
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday prayer services are at 6:30 p.m.
I’ve notice the hot and dry weather conditions have accelerated the fall of pine needles. This seems early, but the greatest needle fall naturally occurs in September through December, leaving a bountiful treasure for gardeners to use as mulch. It is a shame that too many homeowners with pine trees in the landscape rake and bag the needles and send them to the landfill. What a waste of resource and money. These same homeowners and gardeners will pay over $6.00 for a small bale of pine straw in the spring.