ETC…May 3rd


Another Spring Storm. There was a lot of wind and rain and lightning, but apparently only minor damage from the storm that moved through the parish Saturday midday. Individuals report 2 and 3 inches of rain at their homes. Rain appears to have been the heaviest in southern parts of Red River Parish.

The Sheriff’s Office reports a few trees down on the roadway, otherwise no damage reported. CLECO says some of their customers in Red River were without power for a period of time. At one time, CLECO says 1200 of its customers were without power, but only 58 of those were in Red River.

The Chamber’s Car Show was ended early by the storm moving through about mid-day. Trophy presentation and other events will be rescheduled soon.

Pre-Need Seminar. Representatives of Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company will hold a pre-need seminar at Rose-Neath Funeral home in Coushatta on Thursday. Agent Joni Bass said, “We will explain the need to set up final arrangements in advance and the relief pre-planning brings to families in a time of stress.”

A Reader’s Comment. Journal reader Jullie Mikkalo writes, “God has laid it on my heart to be praying for my fellow Christians around the world that are suffering persecution and to help spread the awareness of this persecution. I have been following the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and they are sponsoring a “Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians” (by invitation only) in Washington D.C., May 10-13. Please join me in praying at Noon everyday through May 15th, whether you are at home or work, to cover the people attending the conference, their safe travels and that the United States would also stand up in defense for Persecuted Christians! Thank you!” And thank you Julie for putting your faith into practice.

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