How does your garden grow, or how beautiful are your blossoms? We are having a contest to show-off your yard. Take a photo of your home or business, or a particular scene of your flowering plants.

The Journal is offering a $50 gift certificate from CBS Home Express for the person submitting the most beautiful flower pictures. So snap away and email your pictures, with your name and return email, to See the March 1st edition of The Journal for details.

Brother Clyde Miley says the Wild Hog hunt has been cancelled. The hog hunt was to be held this weekend. Miley says organizers of the hunt became concerned with state laws dealing with the transporting of the hogs. He adds he believes there are pending changes in state laws that will clarify the situation. And Miley said they may schedule the Wild Hog Hunt later.

The Student Services Center at Northwestern State University is being dedicated in memory of the late Jimmy Long, who served this area in the state legislature and as a member of the Board of Supervisors. Acting NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio said “Jimmy Long was a giant in education in Louisiana. Countless thousands of students benefitted from his leadership on educational issues.”

The renaming program will be held at 11 am on March 9th. The ceremony will be held outside the Student Services Center on the NSU campus. The public is invited.

A reminder that today, Friday March 3rd is the deadline for signing up your children for Pine Belt Head Start and for the Kindergarten program at Red River Elementary School. Today is also the deadline for signing up for the spring Tee Ball and Coach Pitch leagues. Look back at the March 1st issue of The Journal for details.

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