ETC… for September 15th

If you are interested in which roads get repaired first in the state, the Joint Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing in our area in early October. You may appear at the meeting for this area of the state, including Red River Parish. The meeting will be October 4th at 8:30 am at the Bossier Civic Center.

Football fans this Friday night the Bulldogs play at home and the Rebels are on the road. Riverdale Academy is traveling to far northeast Louisiana to play Tensas. Red River’s Bulldogs host Mansfield at Pat Strother Memorial Stadium.

Here is an update on the Rebel Fest at Riverdale Academy last Saturday. Organizer Merritt Cason reports they raised over $84,000 for the school. Troy Murray won the raffle for $10,000. Second place winner of a trip to Florida was Stuart Azlin and 3rd place prize; the Phantom 4 Drone went to Logan Moore.

In the Baking contest, Dan Cason won first place for cakes with the Turtle Cheesecake. Flo Cason finished second with her Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling and other stuff far too good to mention. Tabatha King’s Hummingbird cake finished third.

First place in the pie baking competition went to Hanna Catherine Huddleston for her coconut pie with whipped cream. Second was won by Merritt Cason for her coconut pie with meringue. Cason also won third with her apple pie.

All sweets entered were all so good we should all be ashamed!

And a final note on a friend who is being honored for his volunteering with NSU athletics for years and years. He’s “Coach Black” and he is always there for the coaches and players. And if you have ever introduced yourself to Coach Black, he will remember your name when you meet again, even if it has been years. Here are the details from NSU’s Doug Ireland:

There have been Pro Bowl football stars, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member, two College Football Hall of Famers and nearly 20 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductees produced by Northwestern State Athletics.

But in the long history of sports at NSU, there’s never been a figure more universally beloved than Harris Ray Wilson Jr., affectionately known by family and friends since his elementary school days as “Coach Black.”

Since 1996, he’s been a constant presence around NSU Athletics, showing up early and leaving late to help Demon and Lady Demon teams, coaches and competitors. He’s unofficially known as the assistant head coach for all sports, and also has

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