ETC… for May 2nd


Dinner on the Ground is the feature Sunday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Morning worship will start at 11:00 am with Pastor Doug Cain bringing the message and Dr. Greg Bell will present special music.

OOOps! The Calendar got me! To correct an earlier issue, the Coushatta Town Council will meet on Tuesday May 8th, not 15th as earlier reported. The council meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

Motorists taking US 84 from Highway 1 to I-49 had their journey interrupted for several hours on Friday. The state transportation department and Union Pacific closed the railroad crossing due to damage to the tracks. The repairs were made and the roadway reopened Friday afternoon.

The date and time for Northwestern State University to hold its Spring Commencement exercises has been announced. They will be Friday, May 11 in Prather Coliseum. At 10 a.m., graduates from the Gallaspy Family College of Education and Human Development, the Louisiana Scholars’ College and the College of Arts and Sciences except for those in general studies will receive diplomas. At 3 p.m., graduates in general studies along with graduates from the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health and the College of Business and Technology will be recognized. The commencement speaker will be Jim Clinton, president and CEO of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), an organization dedicated to creating more and better economic opportunities in the region.

Ladies Night Out at Abundant Life Worship Center is May 4th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. It will be held at Armadillo Grill in Crossroads. Dutch Treat.

Many of us enjoy attending the Natchitoches Christmas Festival. Recently it received the Top 20 Festival of the Year Award from the 12-state Southeast Tourism Society (STS) at the association’s inaugural Connections conference last month in Myrtle Beach. Arlene Gould, Executive Director of the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau and Jill Leo, Natchitoches Christmas Festival Coordinator accepted the award. Natchitoches was one of 14 winners of Shining Example Awards that recognize excellence in tourism.
Forbes’ list of America’s Best Value Colleges has again ranked Louisiana Tech University among the top higher education institutions in the nation.

Only the top 300 public and private higher education institutions in the United States make the Forbes Best Value Colleges report. Louisiana Tech came in at No. 148 in the nation with only LSU ranked higher among Louisiana’s public universities.

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