ETC… for May 11


Harmony #6, the Coushatta Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, will be having a bake sale Saturday, May 12. Proceeds will be donated to charities the Eastern Star supports that include Cancer, Heart, Disaster Relief, Regenerative Medicine and Support First Responders. The bake sale will be held at Rivertown Market in Coushatta from 8 am until noon Saturday May 12.

Northwestern State University will offer aquatics activities this summer beginning with the pool opening May 15 at the NSU Rec Complex. Hours of operation will be from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday in May. Beginning June 5, hours will be 2-7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through the end of July. Several swim classes will be available in June and July, including a junior lifeguard course announced at a later date. For membership information or to schedule swimming lessons, contact Cindy Davis, aquatics director, at or (318) 357-6301.

The state Department of Education has announced the graduation rates for schools across the state. For 2017-18 Red River High School’s graduation rate is 85.1%. A news release from the education department says the graduation rate statewide is 78.1%. For the state as a whole, that is an increase of 5.8% since 2012.

Red River High Career Teacher Darlene Martin reminds everyone the school will host a Senior Awards Program on May 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Martin said, “This program will honor our seniors and their accomplishments while at RRHS. All awards and scholarships will be presented to students during this program rather than during the graduation ceremony. Red River’s graduation ceremony will take place on May 22, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Pat Strother Memorial Stadium (weather permitting).”

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