The Lincoln Parish Library Control Board approved its 2016 proposed amended budget as well as their 2017 proposed budget during their regular meeting Wednesday.
In the 2016 proposed amended budget, the library’s estimated revenue was $1.8 million, with their expenditures set at $2.2 million. This left the library an estimated $4.2 million for their total means of financing.
Robert “Demp” Smith, Ruston High School’s first African American head football coach, will be honored Friday by the Lincoln Parish School Board and RHS.
A reception will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish School Board office followed by a halftime plaque presentation at the RHS football game starting at 7 p.m. at L. J. “Hoss” Garrett Field.
A brief program will also be held at noon during the reception.
Football players’ wives have to be as tough as a goal-line stand.
Ruston resident Josie Herbert, who attended the “Pigskins and Pearls” event at Squire Creek on Thursday, is the daughter of Garland Gregory, who was Louisiana Tech University’s first All-American player in 1939.
When Herbert was born, her father was a player on the first San Francisco 49ers team. She recalls her mother’s exasperation with his long hours spent outside the home.
A person on a bicycle was hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Monroe Street and West Alabama around noon on Wednesday. The individual who was struck appeared in stable condition as he waited for paramedics to arrive. No further details we available at press time.