The price of gasoline jumps again just a few days after Hurricane Harvey plowed through Texas and Louisiana. Local prices in Coushatta were at $2.41 for regular unleaded at the Chevron. At Conoco and Phillips 66 the price was $2.39. Before the storm the price had been at $2.19 for weeks
The state Department of Transportation and Development is recommending that everyone check with them before making a trip. There are numerous road closures throughout the state due to local flooding. Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region for which they are seeking information.
Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at www.511la.org.
Friday is fish day at the Council on Aging. They serve fried catfish, fries, beans and all the trimmings. Citizens 60 and older can eat for $3. Fish is served on the first and third Fridays of each month.
Remember the “Moving Sale” Saturday at the VFW Post on Highway 71. Doors open at 8:00 am.
How much rainfall did you receive from Harvey? Talk around town that most people got 3 to 4 inches. There were some who said they got 6 to 9 inches at their home or farm. One person said all together he got 13 and a half inches.
What is your church up to? With school back in session and vacations only a distant memory, what is your fall routine. Many will be holding special events, fall festivals, etc. Tell the Journal and we’ll tell everyone. Especially if you’re having food, and I’m invited!
Seriously, a big thank you to everyone in the area who sends in his or her tips and events. Keep them coming. Send to TheRRJournal@gmail.com or text to 318-564-3609.