MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Saturday, July 9, 2022, the Stewart family held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new computer lab at the Emily Parker Robinson Community Center.

The family named the computer lab after their family member, Sergeant Edward Stewart, who was killed in the Vietnam War. Computer lab coordinator Ronald Stewart says he hopes residents utilize the lab to benefit their future. 

“I hope that this computer lab is used very well,” Stewart said. “It was birthed with the idea of giving back to the community and I hope that people can really utilize it for routine business as well as learning how to use the computer because many households in this community don’t have computers in them.” 

The community center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.