ETC… for Friday, August 28th.

Laura caused an interruption in daily life in Red River Parish.  If you plan on attending an event today or this weekend, call ahead to see if it will be held or it will be rescheduled.  The Journal noted on social media that many churches and groups were juggling their schedule due to the storm.

Many businesses in Coushatta were closed on Thursday.  Most are expected to reopen on Friday.  Again, check before going, just to make sure.

Riverdale Academy will play their second “home” football game on Saturday afternoon.  They are traveling to SIA in Rolling Fork, MS for a 4:00 pm kickoff against Briarfield.  The game was moved to Mississippi due to the Phase Two reopening status of Louisiana.

Journal Sports will provide a live video stream of the game.  An audio stream will also be provided.  Both will be up about fifteen minutes prior to the start of the broadcast.  The audio stream may be found on the website menu bar.  The video of the game will be on the Red River Parish Journal’s Facebook page.

A final note.  This edition was assembled on a wing and a prayer. The hope is that there is enough power left in a battery back-up to get the stories posted.  I am also posting to social media early so there is still enough light coming in the bathroom window to see what I am doing.

I see some pictures from readers on my email when I look at my phone, but there is not power to the device to get them into this edition.  How about everyone else send their pictures from Laura and we’ll put them in an album on Wednesday.  Send via email to or text to 318-564-3609.