State Rep. Rob Shadoin has submitted a bill to the House to slow down the implementation of Common Core standards in Louisiana’s public education system. There is little doubt that Common Core is a controversial subject. To quote Bob Dylan, “The times they are a-changing.”
In Lincoln Parish, we have five individuals who will be representing our interests in Baton Rouge when the legislative session begins on March 12.
Lincoln Parish was divided into three senate districts after the Census count in 2010, which left us without a majority stake in any of the districts.
Because of this, it is more important than ever for Lincoln Parish residents to make sure that state senators and representatives know how we feel about the issues at hand. Each district is more geographically diverse than it was previously, which means senators have the concerns of voters in other parishes to worry about as well. These men that we have elected to represent us — Rob Shadoin and Patrick Jefferson in the House of Representatives and Rick Gallot, Mike Walsworth and Bob Kostelka in the Senate — can’t do so properly if we do not express our views to them.
The majority of Lincoln Parish students will be back in the classroom on Friday. When kids head back to school, residents have to take extra care to pay attention to traffic issues — such as school zone speed limits, buses and students walking to school — that haven’t been an issue for several months.
Lt. Tim Parker, public information officer with the Ruston Police Department, said the department wanted to remind individuals that school zones speed limits will be back in effect from 7-9 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. on school days. While the RPD won’t have extra patrols out, Parker said officers will begin enforcing the speed limits.
Each day, children across the world — including right here in Lincoln Parish — are faced with painful finger pricks, numerous shots and constant monitoring.
According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, Type 1 diabetes, or juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. The disease causes a lifelong dependence on insulin, and there is currently no prevention or cure.