CORRECTION: to the Police Jury story of March 8th. The spray truck the Police Jury is purchasing is to be used for controlling weeds, grass and brush along parish roads, not mosquitoes. Police Jury President Shawn Beard says the jury is looking to spraying growth along roads themselves to save the considerable cost of hiring private contractors to spray, or hiring someone to bush hog the right of way.
REVIVAL SCHEDULED IN MARTIN: The Martin Baptist Church will have revival services this coming Sunday through Wednesday. The pastor, Richard Kaufman said “Mike Goforth from Boaz, Alabama will be preaching each night. And Price Harriss is leading the music.”
Kaufman says each evening there will be a meal at 5:30 and the service will follow at 6:30. Martin Baptist Church is located on Highway 507 at Highway 155.
WHAT’S NEW ON THE PLAYGROUND? Red River Elementary School is dedicating new playground equipment tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. They are also having field day this week.
GUEST COLUMN: This issue features our first column by a guest writer. He is Joe Taylor of Coushatta. Joe retired from managing the Sunbeam plant when it was closed a number of years ago. He remains active in the community and takes a keen interest in preserving and passing along the history of Red River parish. His first contribution to The Journal is about the oil boom in the parish in the early decades of the 20th century. Read carefully. There are many parallels between those times and recent history of our Haynesville Shale activity. Thanks Joe for your contribution.