ETC… for Friday, April 26th

A reminder, there is a Lifeshare blood drive at Riverdale Academy today (April 26th). The blood drive will be from 8:00 until 11:00 am.

Today is fish day! Lunch at the Council on Aging will be fried catfish and all the trimmings.  Lunch served 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.  Seniors 60+ pay only $4.00.  The regular fish day fell on Good Friday and the Depot Diner was closed.  So they moved the fish lunch to today.

The Autism Walk is tomorrow (Saturday) morning.  It will be held at House of Refuge Ministries on Springville Road.

Many students and alumni from Red River attended La. Tech.  Here is the news release concerning the storm Tonya Oaks Smith in Tech’s Information Office put out on Thursday morning:  “Louisiana Tech University is closed today, April 25, as the result of a tornado.  The storm traveled through the Ruston campus on Wednesday night, April 24. No students on campus were injured, but a significant amount of damage occurred. Power lines and trees are down in some areas on and near campus.  In some areas, traveling is hazardous.  If you do not live on campus, please do not come to campus. Essential personnel will be contacted by their supervisor about reporting to work.”

Riverdale Academy has published a list of upcoming events as school wraps up for the year.  Some dates to note include:

May 1 – Flag ceremony at the flag pole

May 2 – Academic/Athletic Banquet at Davis Springs Church 6:00 pm.

May 3 – Seniors last day

May 8 – Pre-K Graduation in Auditorium 9:00 am

May 9 – Graduation in the Gym 6:00 pm

May 10 – Junior Ring Ceremony

May 14 – Kindergarten Graduation 7:00 pm

May 17 – Awards 1stthrough 8thgrades 8:15 am.  Field Day follows awards ceremony

May 20-14 – Finals

The Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra will perform its final concert of the 2018-19 season on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Tickets are $10.  The program will include “On Top of the World” by Brian Balmages, the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” featuring Owens, the first movement of C. Saint-Saens’ “Piano Concerto No. 2” featuring Wang, the third movement of “Piano Concerto No. 1” by Tchaikovsky featuring Barralaga and “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber” by Paul Hindemith.

The Journal hasn’t said it in a while, so we need to repeat our sincere thanks to the many folks in our area that keep us informed of things going on at their church, work, or club.  And thank you for all the pictures.  If you haven’t let the Journal know what good things you and your friends are doing, take lots of pictures (hold phone camera sideways) and send the details to  Give us a heads up on events coming up so that we can come cover them.

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