Despite recent bad weather, James Oliver Evans finally had the chance to publicly donate his memoirs titled, “Called to Serve: Memoirs of James O. Evans — My Life’s Journey,” to Louisiana Tech’s Prescott Memorial Library.
Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of five features on the Class of 2013 that will be inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Waggonner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center. The public is invited.
O.K. “Buddy” Davis never donned a Louisiana Tech uniform.
He never scored a touchdown, made a tackle, swung a bat or pulled down a rebound.
Nor did he sprint out of the blocks, spike a ball, drive one down the fairway, serve up an ace or head a ball into a goal.
On Wednesday, The North Louisiana Economic Partnership will award Mayor Ronny Walker with the Top Advocate Award during their 2016 Annual Meeting Wednesday at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino, Magnolia Room located at 315 Clyde Fant Parkway in Shreveport.
Respected futurist and author Rebecca Ryan will discuss how and why communities should prepare for the millennial generation at the event.
The annual meeting is open to the public with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., and the program starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $50 for NLEP investors and $75 for general admission.
Local bird enthusiast, Jerry Click, top photo center, teaches residents about birds indigenous to north Louisiana at the “Birds and Ruston” event at the Lincoln Parish Library on Tuesday.
In the bottom photo, Click displays examples of birds in Louisiana.