ETC… for March 9th



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
Thank you.”

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 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

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.

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