ETC… for Friday, May 29th

Flags in town are flying at Half Staff.  Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff over the state capitol and all public buildings until sunset Thursday, May 28 in honor of fallen Louisiana State Police Trooper George Baker. Trooper Baker died Sunday, May 24 from injuries sustained in the line of duty.

The federal order for flying flags at Half Staff ran through the Memorial Day Weekend.  U.S. government buildings, military posts and embassies will fly the flag at half-staff through Memorial Day weekend in memory of the nearly 100,000 people who have died of COVID-19, President Trump announced Thursday night. The decision comes after Democratic leaders in Congress sent a letter to the president requesting the gesture.

From the Red River Waterway Commission:

5/28/2020 – The boat launches at Coushatta, Ft. Buhlow & Ben Routh are now closed!

The Louisiana Folklife Center and Northwestern State University have high hopes that this year’s Louisiana Studies Conference will be able to be held in person on its scheduled dates of Sept. 18-19. The conference committee is closely monitoring the ongoing pandemic and is aware that uncertainties related to the continued impact of COVID-19 might potentially necessitate altering plans for the 2020 Conference.

And I ran across this photo from the Christmas Parade.  Nothing more to say!

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