Students will be headed back to class soon, and many parents have begun the preparations. And, the Department of Health and Hospitals wants to make sure that residents don’t forget one vital piece of the back to school equation — vaccinations.
“I want to remind parents of their responsibility, ensuring that their children receive the shots they need,” said DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert in a recent release. “Vaccination is a simple process with big rewards. These vaccines help keep children healthy, so they can spend more days in the classroom and out of the doctor’s office.”
Louisiana Tech University’s streaking Bulldogs close out their home schedule for the 2012-13 season this week.
If any team deserves a huge turnout of fans for two games to be held at the Thomas Assembly Center starting Thursday night and ending Saturday night, it’s the ’Dogs.
Tech is one of the top teams in the country with Top 35 rankings in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls, plus remains atop the Western Athletic Conference standings with a 14-0 mark and is 24-3 overall.
Those 24 wins are the most for a Bulldogs’ squad since the 2009-10 season.
Many people have walked into convenience stores or other businesses only to get an unwanted sniff of cigarette smoke from someone puffing away outside the door.
But a bill by state Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, could make residents’ air a little cleaner as they pass into these places. The bill, which was approved by the House in an 81-12 vote on Monday, would prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to any building where smoking already is banned.