More than 40,000 member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., descended upon Washington, D.C. July 11-18 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sorority. Two local members made time to visit U.S. Congressman Rodney Alexander. Pictured above are the two members of the congressman’s fifth congresssional district, Liz White, of Ruston, left, and Verdell Ventroy, of Farmerville, right.
Now that warm season turf grasses are growing faster than most want, it is important to maintain these lawns correctly. Proper lawn maintenance in the summer months minimizes many problems encountered during the growing season and the winter months. Fertilizing, irrigating, mowing correctly, weed control and site maintenance all play a critical role in making the lawn area an asset to the landscape.
The W-2 forms should be headed to your address, and the tax deadline will be here before you know it. And, I’ll bet you never thought you would read about tax deductions in a Ruston Parks and Recreation article.
Well, guess what? Louisiana offers a tax code that rewards volunteer service.
In 2007, House Bill 949 was introduced to provide for a tax deduction for persons who volunteer with a recreation department.