Ruston youth have had unique opportunities this summer to hone their athletic skills and, more importantly, to learn a few life lessons as well.
It’s all thanks to the efforts of local sports legends who have volunteered their time to host free one-day camps for young players in the area.
During a time of year when all types of summer camps attract kids and their parents, the Eddie Robinson Sr. East End Football Camp and the Wilbert Ellis Youth Baseball Camp stand out for a few different reasons.
Fireworks will likely be heard in various spots around Lincoln Parish beginning Tuesday night.
Despite the burn ban, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department has given the green light for fireworks to be shot between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Thursday.
However, LPFD spokesman Jim Hilton urges caution for those who do choose to shoot fireworks, since the celebratory devices have caused both grass and structure fires in Lincoln Parish. In two cases in recent years, he said, houses were completely destroyed by fires sparked by fireworks.