ETC… for December 27th



It was a fabulous Christmas at our house. We hope yours was jolly and merry and bright. And as you start to put away the decorations for another season, we hope you remember the real reason for the celebration, which is the birth of the savior.

School is out and the children have another week to relax at home. Classes at public and private schools resume on Monday January 8th. On January 15th schools will be out for Martin Luther King Day. The next major break is February 12th through 16th when classes will dismiss for Winter Break.

Basketball continues during the break. Riverdale Academy boys and girls are scheduled to play Rebul Academy on January 2nd and Tensas Academy on January 5th. Those games are scheduled at home if the new basketball floor is finished in time.

Red River Girls have an away game Thursday January 4th at Summerfield and home on Saturday January 6th hosting Minden. The Red River Boys are scheduled to play on January 9th after the break.

Journal Sports is making plans to broadcast as many home and away basketball games as possible. We will post on our Facebook page each game day notice of the broadcast time. We will also provide a link to hear the game from your phone or other favorite device. The Facebook address is You may also hear the broadcasts by going to the Journal’s web site which is

The Red River Soccer team has a game scheduled at Minden on Friday January 5th and at Tinsley Park in Bossier City on Saturday January 6th versus Bossier High.

Public bodies have meetings scheduled during January. On Tuesday the second the Police Jury will meet on the third floor of the courthouse. Their agenda should be posted a day or so ahead on their webpage. The meeting is on Tuesday because the first Monday in the month was New Year’s Day.

The School Board will meet the following week, on Monday January 8th at the central office on Alonzo Street. Their agenda is already out and among the items for consideration is the board will elect new board officers for 2018.

And the Town Council will meet on the second Tuesday in January which is January 9th. The meeting will be at Town Hall at 5:30 pm. Their agenda will be posted on the town office door the day before.

At this time of year we are looking back at the months just past while gazing into the future. Our Friday December 29th issue will be dedicated to the year 2017. What stories make the memories, which events made a difference in our lives, and which will we remember the most? That is coming Friday December 29th to the Red River Parish Journal.

Without a moment’s hesitation we’re moving toward a new year. May 2018 bring happiness, wellness and prosperity to you and your family. Happy New Year from The Red River Parish Journal.



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