ETC… for Wednesday, February 27th


Open Door Fellowship will host a benefit concert featuring Cliff Preston Saturday evening. A meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:30. The concert begins at 7:00 pm. 

A benefit is planned March 30th at Grand Bayou Resort to help pay medical expenses for Robert Watson. The theme is “Casting Out Cancer Hooking Up a Cure” and will feature a poker run, bass tournament, a live auction, live band playing that evening, and a fish lunch from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. Pre-registration for the fishing tournament runs through March 9th. The flyer for the event is shown below. 

Thursday, February 28th is the final day to sign up for the ODF Soccer spring season. Sign up and pay fees online at www.ODFSports.com. Soccer practices are held in March and games are played on Saturdays in April. 

Joe Taylor is pulling out some historic photos of Mardi Gras in our parish. The Journal will have that story on Friday, March 1st. 

Graduating seniors in Red River Parish, do you need help deciding which courses to pursue in college? Northwestern State University will hold its annual Spring N-Side View and Credit Connection on Saturday, March 9. Registration for Spring N-Side View and Credit Connection will begin at 9 a.m. in Magale Recital Hall and the programs start at 10 a.m. 

As part of Spring N-Side View, representatives from each of Northwestern State’s colleges will be on hand to explain degree programs offered at NSU. Staff from the financial aid, housing and scholarship offices will also be available to answer questions. A student panel will give a unique perspective on the university. An orientation program for parents will also be held. A campus tour will also be part of Spring N-Side View. 

During Credit Connection, students can earn college credit by taking an advanced standing examination which can result in credit being posted on the student’s college transcript once they enroll at Northwestern State.


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