It’s Ground Hog Day. Will he see his shadow? The official ground hog is Punxsutawney Phil and he lives in Pennsylvania. Phil lives in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and is the reason for those folks to hold a festival and celebrate. Red River may have a few groundhogs, however Phil is the official shadow watcher. Legend has it if Phil sees his shadow when emerging from his den and then goes back down the hole there will be six more weeks of winter.
Wasn’t the eclipse of the moon spectacular? If you were up early you got to see a partial eclipse. A rare occurrence because it was a blue moon (2nd full moon in a calendar month); and it was an eclipse of the moon. On top of that it was a blood moon (a reddish tint caused by the earth’s shadow). Great sight.
The Delawder family from Branson, MO will be at Ashland Baptist Church on Sunday, February 4th. They will be hosting the morning (10 AM) and evening (6 PM) services. There will be a pot luck supper following the evening service.
Red River’s boys and girl’s basketball teams will play at Winnfield tonight (Feb 3rd). These are district games for both teams. Next week Red River travels to Many for district games on Tuesday Feb. 6th and on Friday Feb 9th Lakeview will come to Red River for boys and girls games.
Riverdale’s basketball teams host Prairie View Academy for boys and girls games Tuesday night Feb. 6th. It will be Senior Night at Riverdale. This is Riverdale’s final game in the regular season. Playoff tournaments begin February 12th.
If you cannot go to the games you can listen live. Both Red River and Riverdale games are carried by Journal Sports. Go to http://www.RedRiverParishJournal.com or http://www.Facebook.com/RedRiverParishJournal and select the game feed of your choice. Games begin at 6:00 pm each evening with the girl’s game. The boys play at 7:00 pm.
Riverdale Academy is reminding students that the deadline for applying for a scholarship from the Jimmy Rane Foundation is Feb. 7th. Up to $5,000 scholarships are available for academic excellence, leadership and community involvement. Details are on Riverdale’s Facebook page.