ETC… for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Just a thought…do you remember where you were and what you were doing when the terror attack began eighteen years ago today?  My grandmother vividly recalled the attack on Pearl Harbor being announced on the radio. It hit close to home because my father was stationed in Hawaii.  Somewhere in the family archives is a telegram she sent about December 14th.  It simply said let us know if you are alright. 

As for where I was on September 11th, 2001, I was at work doing news!  Where were you?

Enrollment at Northwestern State this fall of 10,900 is the second highest in the university’s 135-year history.  Student registration is down slightly from last year’s record enrollment of 11,081.  Northwestern’s enrollment has increased by 21 percent over the past five years at a time when college and university enrollment nationwide has declined for seven consecutive years. 

Here is a note from Red River Football Coach John Bachman, Sr. who is looking for donations of snacks for our young Bulldogs.
Mission statement: “to graduate with a diploma in one hand a ring on the other hand, and a God story in their heart.” 
We are student athletes not athlete students. The team comes first. Speak life. We fight!!!
Who can help: parents; neighbors; friends.
What do we need: snacks for our young –  when you go to the store if you could purchase and donate any of the following items? They usually eat right after the afternoon practice.
What items do they like: peanut butter (any kind or size); jelly (grape seems to be the favorite but any flavor) crackers; candy, mints, gum; pop tarts; honey; bread, chips (any kind); cookies; honey buns; etc…
Also needed are bowls, paper plates, plastic utensils, Clorox wipes, and paper towels. For the coaches: Blue Monsters, Bangs; water, Diet Cokes, Dr Pepper, Diet Mountain Dew.
Where to bring your gift: the coaches offices; anytime – any day

Another miscellaneous thought…I have been making phone calls to people at their work for the past hour. They have all left for the day and it isn’t even 4:00 pm.  Can I get those hours?

From the State Fire Marshall, a note that Lincoln Parish has joined Union and Sabine parishes with recent burn bans.

Pam at Red River Elementary Paw Parents posted that popcorn will be ready for parents to come and pick up on Friday September 13th STARTING  at 11:00 A.M.  If your student sold MORE than 5 bags, a parent or guardian will need to come to room 401 to pick it up.  If they sold 5 bags or less it will fit in their backpacks and the student can take it home.  Congrats to Mrs. Mary Ann Longino’s Pre-k class on winning the pizza party for selling the most popcorn! Hope they will enjoy it!

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