ETC… for Friday, November 29th

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A reminder that students return to classes on Monday. They will have a half day break on Thursday.  Schools are dismiss at noon so that students may participate in the Christmas Parade. Check with local businesses before going Thursday afternoon.  Many close early for the parade.

Wednesday is the first of the Advent Lunch series at First Methodist Church on Front Street.  A delicious lunch will be served followed by a brief devotional service. It is free and all in the community are welcome.

Checking the local basketball schedule, the Red River Lady Bulldogs will host Logansport on Monday night.  Tip-off is 6:00 pm.  Tuesday Riverdale travels to El Dorado, Arkansas for boys and girls games with West Side Christian School.  On Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs play at Evangel at 6:00 pm and the Bulldogs play at Lincoln Prep, also at 6:00 pm.

Did you realize that the NSU Lady Demon Basketball program was on a roll? 

Despite a 32-point fourth quarter effort, Northwestern State saw its 24-game winning streak against non-Division I opponents end on Wednesday with a 68-63 loss to the Lady Pilots of LSU-Shreveport.

Congratulations to freshmen athletes at Riverdale Academy.  Recently they received their letter jackets.

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