Monday (January 11th) the home of the Red River Band Director was destroyed by fire. Yasmine Jason and her family lost all of their possessions. Some folks at the school are pitching in to help the family by collecting donations. There is a collection scheduled today from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Red River High. See Joyce Halbmaier or Johnny Taylor at the school.
The Journal received notice this week that the date has been set for the community health fair put on each spring by the Council on Aging. It will be held the morning of April 25th at the CoA building on Front Street. Save the date on your event planner.
From Senator John Kennedy’s office comes word Thursday that Kennedy was selected to serve as the chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG).
The news release said, “This subcommittee is tasked with drafting the spending plan for the agencies within its jurisdiction for the coming fiscal year.
“The jurisdiction of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee includes the Department of Treasury, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, White House, Federal Communications Commission and Small Business Administration, among its long list of crucial agencies.
“Our agencies are important, but so are the paychecks of the American people,” said Sen. Kennedy. “I am honored to serve as chairman of the FSGG subcommittee. In this role, my priorities are to ensure we are spending our money efficiently, that we know how it’s being spent and that we don’t spend a dime more than is necessary.”
In sports, both Riverdale Academy and Red River High basketball teams take to the court tonight. Riverdale is at home hosting Providence Classical Academy. Red River boys and girls teams travel to Alexandria for games with Holy Savior Menard. Journal Sports will offer play by play beginning about 5:50 pm. Look for the link to the broadcasts on the Journal website and social media pages. Links will be posted about 15 minutes before air time.