Life is getting back to normal in Red River Parish, following snow, intense cold weather, and icy driving conditions. Except for the low temperatures in the teens, we escaped most of the problems other areas had.
School children are back in class. The busses were back on the road Thursday morning. Public and private schools had an extended holiday because of concern with school bus safety on potentially icy roads.
Meals on Wheels rolled again Thursday. The Red River Council on Aging was also closed Monday through Wednesday. The Council’s Depot Diner is open just in time for fried catfish and all the fixings that will be served at lunch on Friday.
State and parish offices are again conducting business. Things are getting back to their regular routine at the courthouse. And the parish library is again open.
Local basketball teams have rescheduled games missed due to the weather. Riverdale Academy will play Briarfield Academy at home on Saturday afternoon. Games begin at 2:00 pm. That game had been scheduled last Tuesday.
Red River missed games on January 16th because school was out. Those games with Winnfield have been rescheduled for Monday January 22nd. Friday night Red River boys and girls teams will host the Many Tigers beginning at 6:00 O’clock.
Most businesses in Coushatta remained open or observed reduced hours this week. They are back to their regular operating hours.
Northwestern State University campuses opened Thursday, Jan. 18 for the beginning of the spring semester. Registration for spring semester classes will be extended through Friday, Jan. 26. This will be the last day that students can register, add courses or make section changes. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor before making schedule changes.