In conjunction with our Hometown Teams Smithsonian Exhibit, the Lincoln Parish Library Children’s Department is presenting Cheerleading Through the Ages at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
“We will look at the history of cheerleading, discover some famous personalities who got their start as a cheerleader or mascot, and be led in a few simple cheers,” said Sarah Creekmore, administrative assistant at the library.
College Hall of Fame football coach Eddie Robinson was known for teaching his players to be all around good people during his 41-year career heading up the Grambling State University football program.
So it’s only fitting that his namesake football camp aimed to teach the same to area youth during Saturday’s eighth annual Eddie Robinson East End football Camp at Ruston’s Greenwood Recreational Center.
Organized by Eddie Robinson Jr. as a way to honor his late father, now Eddie Robinson III carries on the legacy created by his grandfather and father, who died in November of 2013.
Margaret Wagner, a Korean War veteran, recently visited the Louisiana Military Museum.
Known as Margaret McLeod at the time of her service, Wagner spent time in Japan as a member of the United States Army. She was also given the opportunity to play a small role in the 1953 film “Never Wave at a WAC,” alongside starlet Rosalind Russell and the famous Gen. Omar Bradley, while stationed in Petersburg, Virginia.
Wagner was raised in a small town near Des Moines, Iowa. She said she joined the service on March 1, 1951 for patriotic reasons.
The Lincoln Parish School Board will hold a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in the Ruston High School auditorium.
The only item of business on the agenda is a public hearing to discuss the status of the desegregation litigation. This is in response to a status update on the original desegregation case filed in the 1960s. That report, filed in May 2011, revealed that three of the four Ruston district elementary schools had racially identifiable populations.