The Journal says “Thank You” to the many people in the parish who have had kind words to say about our coverage of football games this year. We promise even more next year. The Journal thanks these local businesses who made our broadcasts possible: Tyler Insurance Agency, Quality Ford, American Bank, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, the Bank of Coushatta, Bethard & Bethard Attorneys at Law, Shaver’s Catering, the Famous Natchitoches, LA Meat Pie Co., Beard’s Automotive Parts and Supplies, CP-Tel, and Mabile’s Corner Pharmacy.
And before the football playoffs had ended, we’re into the basketball season. Journal sports plans to cover as many of the games of Red River High and Riverdale Academy as possible. We’ll notify you here in The Journal and on our Facebook page of the dates and times.
Looking at the upcoming schedules, Riverdale Academy is in the Riverfield Tournament in Rayville Thursday through Saturday. They travel to Briarfield Academy in Lake Providence for a game December 5th. The Red River Lady Bulldogs host Peabody on Monday, December 4th.
American Indian crafts people from Louisiana and adjacent states will demonstrate and sell their work at Northwestern State University on Saturday, Dec. 2. The annual American Indian Crafts Day will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Williamson Museum on the second floor of Kyser Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Pinestraw and river cane baskets, cypress and oak baskets, alligator and gar scale jewelry, sewn beadwork and other traditional crafts will be available from the Houma, Choctaw, Tunica-Biloxi, Alabama-Coushatta and other tribes.
Northwestern State president Dr. Chris Maggio and athletics director Greg Burke will officially introduce Brad Laird as the Demons’ new head football coach Thursday afternoon at 1:30 in the ballroom of the Friedman Student Union in the middle of the university campus. The public is invited to the event.
Coushatta resident David Spruil is accused of second-degree murder and attempted vehicle burglary. A Shreveport police investigation revealed that an unidentified man was killed at a residence. Spruil is accused of driving from the residence with the dead man’s body in the car. That vehicle was in an accident and police report the suspect then attempted to break into a different car. A police spokesman says the dead man appeared to be shot. Shreveport officers took Spruil into custody.