The Police Jury took a step Monday night to save money or repairing roads in the parish. First they accepted the low bids for the coming year on asphalt and other road repair materials. Then they approved purchase of a new machine to lay down the asphalt. Jurors discussed the cost of overlying a mile of road. They concluded that materials is about half the price, therefore they could recover the $123,000 cost of the new machine quickly and save money on future overlay projects.
This weekend is the 4th Annual Red River Car Show at Grand Bayou. It is put on by the Chamber of Commerce and will feature classic cars and trucks, local food vendors and live entertainment. Everything starts about 8 am with registration and concludes with the trophy ceremony at 2:30.
Seniors receiving food boxes from the Red River Council on Aging will get their boxes Monday. If you have not signed up, call the Council on Aging for information and to check your eligibility.
Congressman Mike Johnson praised President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Deal. Johnson said, “Rather than curbing the nuclear ambitions and dangerous activities of Iran, this deal did the opposite and further emboldened the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The Iran Deal endangered not only the people of the Middle East, but the entire world. Iran has continually acted in bad faith, lying about the regime’s nuclear operations and showing no true intent of upholding the minimal requirements placed upon it. The United States has no choice but to respond to these aggressive actions by creating a plan that puts the safety of America and our allies first.”