Lawmaking in Louisiana has traditionally been fairly predictable. But unfortunately, when the Legislature convenes at noon Monday for its annual regular session, what Louisianans see for the next 60 days may be more like sausage making: uncomfortable to watch and not particularly uplifting.
We pray we’re wrong. But lawmakers have a long way to go to begin to lift the state out of its fiscal muck, and a relatively short time to do it. Plus, it’s likely to be a bumpy ride.
While summer doesn’t officially begin until Saturday, temperatures have been steady in the 80s and 90s for the past few weeks.
The warm weather has many people hitting the beach, heading out to the garden or enjoying a variety of other outdoor activities. While many people enjoy the tanned skin that comes along with these activities, the truth is tanned skin is not healthy.
Christmas has come and gone and the new year has begun. However, with all the joys and tidings that the holiday season brings, so does it usher in tons of waste. From wrapping paper to boxes to Christmas trees, the dumpsters of Lincoln Parish are overflowing.
In an effort to keep Lincoln Parish clean, the City of Ruston has made disposing of some of the holiday garbage a little easier. Currently, a trailer is located in the parking lot across from the Ruston Civic Center, where residents may take their Christmas trees for disposal. While real trees, flocked and green ones alike, are accepted, manufactured trees are not.