ETC…May 24th

More changes are coming in the local schools. The Red River Parish School Board has posted employment ads. They are looking for a principal and an assistant principal at Red River High School. The job search runs through May 31st.

Abundant Life Worship Center is beginning their summer Sunday service schedule. Beginning May 28th there will be one Sunday service at Abundant Life beginning at 10:30. Abundant Life’s Wednesday night service (Tonight) is being moved to Friday May 26th at 7:00 pm.

More on the movement of mining equipment across I-49 comes from Erin Buchanan at the Department of Transportation and Development:
“Another closure for I-49 in the same section as the previous closure is planned for this Saturday in order to move additional mining equipment across the interstate. This is in preparation for another dragline crossing to be scheduled at a later date.
Motorists are advised that on Saturday, May 27, 2017, the northbound and southbound lanes of I-49 between mile markers 161 and 163, just south of the US 371/LA 177 interchange, will be closed from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
This work is associated with the movement of AEP’s Dolet Hills Mining equipment.”

New Red River High Football Coach Scott Hale reports that football was back at Red River this past weekend. The culmination of Spring practice was a scrimmage between Red River Bulldogs and the Bossier Bearkats. Red River got on the scoreboard first with its offense scoring twice in its first fifteen plays.
The first TD came on a 34-yard pass from Gakerreon McDonald to Chad Keith. McDonald then added a 63-yard bomb to Pat Perkins for the second score.
Bossier got a score on their next set of plays. But the Bulldogs came back strong with two more scores in their second set of plays. Demonte Calhoun made a dazzling run of 28 yards through the Bearkats defense. And Gakerreon McDonald finished out the scoring with a 3-yard run.
Defensive standouts included Rapheal Lemons, Cardaryous Moody, DeAndre Moore, Waylon Washington and Demonte Calhoun. Malik Gay also had an interception and added two extra points.

Whitney Allison notified the Journal that her church, Freedom Worship Baptist next to American Bank, is having their Veterans breakfast this Saturday morning at 8:00 and we would love to invite any local military to attend. Thanks Whitney. If you know of events happening in Red River Parish, let us know. Send info to

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