For mascot Champ and such young fans as Nicolas “Cutter” Likens (center) and Ally Dykes, Saturday will be an extra busy time for Louisiana Tech University athletics. A “T-Day” spring football game, Jim Mize Invitational and baseball contest against LSU-Shreveport will be featured on campus. Cutter is the son of Bulldogs’ wide receivers coach Rob Likens and Ally is the daughter of head coach Sonny Dykes.
Football, track and field and baseball.
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Get ready for a fiddle picking, knee slapping, musical good time. Temple Baptist Church will host what Minister of Music Jodie Williams said he believes is the first-ever gospel bluegrass festival in Ruston.
On Saturday, Larry Stephenson Band, Don Rigsby and Midnight Call and Bluegrass Crossing are scheduled to perform two 50-minute sets each during the free concert.
Doors will open at the church at 12:30 p.m., and the festival is scheduled from 1-9 p.m. in the sanctuary. A jambalaya dinner, dessert and drink will be served from 4:30-6 p.m. for $6 a plate, and donations will be taken to help defray the cost of the event.
At 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Library, 910 N. Trenton St., the Lincoln Parish GIS office will offer two free seminars for the public to illustrate the new features of their website.
The new site features tabs for each government entity that are members of the GIS and IT consortium.
“We decided it was time for a new, fresh more user-friendly look for our website,” Lincoln Parish GIS District Chair Pam Jones said. “This seminar is to illustrate how to use the website and the new map format.”