Will Friday responded to the Journal’s story on the Youngblood house fire. He wrote, “Hi, I started a go fund me for the Youngblood’s. Can you share it in your next update please? The link is gofundme.com/youngblood2018
Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance will perform “A Streetcar Named Desire” March 14-18 and 21-24 in Theatre West. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on March 14-17 and 21-24. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on March 18.
Tickets are $15, $12 for children and seniors and Northwestern State, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with a current student I.D. Students must reserve tickets in Room 108 of the Old Wing of the A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Center or e-mail Wanda Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org with their student I.D. number and date they plan to attend. Seats are limited. For ticket information or to make reservations, call (318) 357-4218 or (318) 357-4483.
Students wishing to improve their test skills have a chance next month for additional coaching. NSU’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Boot Camp next month. The second group of sessions will be held on April 3 and 5 from 8 a.m. until noon. Earlier sessions were offered in February.
The class will be on the second floor of South Hall on NSU’s Natchitoches campus. The fee is $50 for those who pre-register and $75 on the day of class. Students will receive study tips and a review of TEAS sections on reading, math, science and English. For more information, call (318) 357-6355, (800) 376-2422 or go to nsula.edu/ece/non-credit-programs.
I walked out in the back of the yard the other day and thought of two pictures I recently saw on social media. With the warm days we are having those cold blooded critters are out sunning themselves to warm up. One picture I recall was a copperhead disguised by his markings in the leaves. Another was a black snake, probably a king snake, eating a copperhead. I recall encountering a friendly king snake in my back yard last spring. I left him alone but the encounter quickened the heartbeat and hastened the step. I am grateful he was as anxious to get away as I was.