ETC…for June 23rd

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First Assembly of God in Coushatta is hosting Louisiana Adult and Teen Challenge. Their poster describes it as a “faith-based program helping men and women overcome life-controlling issues.” The event will be held Monday June 25th beginning at 10:00 am. Lunch will be served.

A reminder that there are Vacation Bible School sessions scheduled at several churches in the parish next week. First United Methodist Church, Open Door Fellowship and Social Springs Baptist Church have VBS beginning Monday.

Lauri at Open Door sends this information about their VBS:
“Join us at Galactic Starveyors for a week of searching the visible to discover the invisible. Kids will encounter amazing and wonderful things designed by a Creator who is even bigger than the vastness of His creation! Kids will explore God’s Word, make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions.
This year’s VBS is all about discovering how the God of the universe wants a relationship with us. We want your children to join us for the fun and excitement! During VBS, kids will discover the truth that God created each one of them and had a plan from the beginning to restore the relationship He knew we would break through sin.
During Galactic Starveyors, kids will discover that the God who created everything there is-the unknowable, the visible and the invisible-wants a relationship with them!
Ages 4 through 6th grade!
Our new pastor (Steven McAbee) will come visit for a few days to love on the kids and get to know some of our families.”

This week the Half Price HookUp added The Lakewood Inn to their offerings. On Wednesday the cards for Lakewood Inn, York Chop and Dairy Queen quickly sold out. There will be more offerings when the Half Price HookUp store opens on Wednesday July 5th. If you have not signed up for text alert notification of half price values at local restaurants you may do so by texting “HPHC” to 779-48. You’ll get first notification of the local bargains.

The Journal would like to give a word of thanks to the Red River Parish Library. I have recently started using their computer for transmitting the Journal to the publishing company we use. The Journal office has “high speed” from an unnamed provider whose initials are ____. The library has some super-speed service from the 5th dimension or who knows where, but it is fast. Moving to the library has turned a 2 ½ to 3 hour long uploading of the stories and pictures at the Journal office into only a 10-minute adventure. If you are not taking advantages of all the services the Red River Parish Library has to offer to make your life more enjoyable or easier, “watcha waitin fo?”

By the way, the Children’s Librarian was flabbergasted the other day when the Journal informed her that the post office will no longer accept “P.O. Box ___” as valid. The post office has dropped the periods. Also if your home is at “___ Ajax Street” and you abbreviate it “Ajax St.” that is no longer valid. Gotta leave off the periods to make the P.O. happy!

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