ETC… for August 16th



Whew…where did the summer go? It is difficult to realize that summer vacations are over for another year. Children in Red River Parish are back in school. Remember to look out for the big yellow school busses traveling the roads on weekday mornings.

Several weeks ago the Journal reported on the new Transportation Director being hired by the school board. At their meeting Monday night, Dan Pickett reported that he is out riding the busses. Picket said that is the way to get to know the drivers, the routes, and the difficulties encountered in delivering their precious cargo.

Recently the Riverdale Academy cheerleaders attended cheer camp at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Here are details from the school’s Facebook page.

“The Rebels had two members of their squad chosen as All-American cheerleaders, Kaylee Merry and Brailee Vaughan. Both girls have the opportunity to travel to London to perform. Jamie Swayze was selected by the UCA staff as a pin it forward recipient. The team received 2nd overall in the Game Day Championship and they were awarded a 1st place trophy for their cheer! Look for them on the sidelines on Friday nights real soon!”

August is upon us. The area just endured about a week of hot, muggy days and heavy rainfall. There is still a lot on the ground. Farmers the Journal visited with say all this rain makes their job very difficult. Now the weather forecast has changed to dry and hot! Next rain is due in about Friday. Meanwhile there is still plenty of water still on the grown from the most recent rains.

Riverdale Academy has posted a revised softball schedule on their Facebook page. They have a packed schedule. The next home games are Monday and Tuesday, August 28th and 29th. On the 28th they host Briarfield Academy and on the 29th they host River Oaks Academy.

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