Adam Van (12) and the Cedar Creek Cougars will be in action on Friday as they head to Delhi to play a District 2-1A game against the Bears. Also in action in their second-to-last games of the regular season will be the Ruston Bearcats, who head to Monroe to take on Wossman and the Grambling Lab Kittens, who have a 7 p.m. home contest against Arcadia.
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With a large gathering of approximately 250 children, the Tellis Cooper Foundation sponsored the Ninth Annual Family Day in the Park Back-to-School Jamboree at the Greenwood Recreation Center, located at 1306 Cornell Ave.
“The theme this year was ‘Continue to Reach for the Next,’” said Joy Tellis Cooper, a native of Ruston and founder of the event. “It’s based on the idea to continue to reach for the next goal. It’s very important to me that a person, adult or child, has a mentor. Along with my parents, Greg Williams was one of mine and I want kids to understand that there are people that care about them and want to see them do well. We want the kids to know that their circumstance should not dictate their destiny.”
Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Quintet will present a jazz concert at 6:30 p.m. April 9 in the Library Events Center. Admission is free; however tickets are required and are available at the Lincoln Parish Library.
North Louisiana boys Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson front the 18-piece Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, now based in Savannah, Ga. They will be bringing their quintet home to Louisiana for a tour through their home state.
Their rhythm section is considered the backbone of the group and will be featured throughout the Louisiana leg of their tour.
Russian-American pianist Julia Mortyakova will perform a solo piano recital at 1 p.m. today in the Recital Hall of the Howard Center for The Performing Arts, on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
Admission to the recital is free.
Mortyakova will perform musical selections by Cecile Chaminade, Alexander Scriabin, Paul Osterfield and Olga Harris.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Grambling State University will soon be the recipient of a $3.4 million grant.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 19 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to strengthen their academic resources, financial management systems, endowment-building capacity and physical plants as a result of a $227.9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday.