“A Musical Potpourri” will be performed by Jon Barker, Elizabeth Haynes Drewett and accompanist the Rev. Micky Cloud. There will also be a special performance by Carlie Toliver. The performance will take place at 10 a.m. Friday in the Library Events Center.
Barker is Smith Professor of Music Emeritus from Louisiana Tech University, retiring in 2006, after 37 years. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, master’s from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and a B.A. in music education from University of Louisiana at Monroe. Barker was a member of the United States Army Band and Chorus in Washington, D.C. for three years and has served as minister of music for three churches in Ruston, as well as other churches in Fort Worth and Virginia. Barker has presented a number of recitals in North Louisiana, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and Washington D.C.
Whether an avid American enthusiast, or just someone glad to be from the red, white and blue, hearts of all shapes and sizes were touched Thursday afternoon as A.E. Phillips’ fifth-graders put on their annual Veterans Day program at the Louisiana Tech Band Building.
With friends, parents and family members filling the room, a crowded group of patriotic onlookers watched quietly for their child’s moment to shine.
“I want my children to understand the importance of this day,” Ruston resident Berta Hanaway said.
Lincoln Parish came together on Monday night to celebrate the annual Student, Teacher and Principal of the Year banquet.
Top Photo: Pictured, left to right, are Principals of the Year Lisa Mangum, of Glen View Elementary, Tim Nutt, of Ruston Junior High School, and Lisa Bastion, of Choudrant High School.
Middle Photo: Pictured, left to right, are Students of the Year Alyssa Cahoy, of Ruston Junior High, Morgan Winstead, of Ruston High School, and Sarah Margaret Davison, of A.E. Phillips Laboratory School.