ETC… for August 31st


Social Springs Baptist Church is beginning a revival this weekend. Here is a post from Bro James Hester: “As we have been praying for our upcoming revival meeting that will start Sunday, God has seen fit to save 3 people already this week! – 1 Sunday night, 1 Tuesday night, and 1 tonight!! Join us Sunday as we celebrate in baptism and kick off what is sure to be a blessed week with Bro. Richard Kaufman, Bro. Price Harris, and Mrs. Donna Weaver! Do it again, Lord!!”

Students needing help preparing for the TEAS test can get it from NSU. Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Boot Camp Sept. 7 and 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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

It’s Friday and football is in the air. Tonight Red River High kicks off its fall schedule by hosting Lincoln Prep. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm in Strother Stadium. See the story on Spirit Shirts in this edition for a special student ticket discount. The game will be streamed live on Journal Sports. Go to The Journal’s website or Facebook page and click on the “listen here” button. Broadcast begins at 6:45 pm. The game will also be carried on Coushatta radio station KRRP 950.

It is the last day to do banking before the Labor Day weekend. Financial institutions, government offices and others will take Monday off. Things get back to normal on Tuesday.

And a final thought. If you will be in Caddo Parish tonight State Police Troop G plans to participate in a multi-agency sobriety / seat belt checkpoint from approximately 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Troup G said, “Our mission will be to find and remove impaired drivers from the road before they can cause injury or death to themselves or others. Additionally, we will be checking vehicles for unrestrained motorists in an effort to reduce the number of traffic related fatalities caused by not wearing a seat belt.”

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