Between 2009 and 2013, Lincoln Parish posted Louisiana’s fourth highest death rate from female breast cancer. That’s a sobering statistic and one that should find all of us asking why.
In part, our demographics are to blame, experts say. The parish’s poverty rate, the fact that Lincoln is a predominantly rural parish, even the racial makeup of our population work against us when it comes to breast cancer.
A new school year has arrived, and with it a frenzy of adjustment for area families.
For students enrolled in local public schools, each new academic year has kicked off with a large gathering. The Communitywide Back-to-School Bash, which typically draws a few thousand attendees, provides an opportunity for local residents to get informed. Whether one is a parent, teacher or simply a member of the community, the event is a great opportunity to explore resources that are available locally.
Fire Safety Week is almost over, but the need to ensure your home is safe in the case of a blaze should always be a priority.
Cold weather like the area has been experiencing this week not only sends us digging for jackets, but for electric heaters and potentially even firewood. These items, while helpful at keeping the cold at bay, also increase the chance of a fire.