Cancellations and Changes – Updated Friday – February 19, 2021

All Bank of Coushatta locations will remain closed Friday, February 19th, 2021 for the safety of our employees and customers.
You may access your accounts 24/7 via our mobile banking app, online banking at and telephone banking at 318-932-3468.  Mobile deposits can be made through our mobile banking app.  Our customers also have the ability to make deposits at all of our ATM locations.  For questions or concerns please feel free to email us at
Please stay safe!
Update from Val Cox: Mayor Cox has been out each morning with the city water crew checking on our water stations. The water is “frozen” inside the pipes due to the freezing cold temps; an act of nature. The water has to thaw out so it can begin to flow. There are no breakages or leaks anywhere and all water tanks are full of plenty of water. As it begins to thaw out, please let your faucets drip.
Local Openings:
Gold Mine
ConocoPhillips Gas only
Ole Folks Cafe’
Kwik Pantry
Country Market
RiverTown at 12:00 noon
Mabile’s Pharmacy at 12:00 noon
*Please be extremely safe if you drive out. Roads are still covered with snow and ice.
*I am providing this info courtesy of your Mayor Johnny Cox.

Driving around Coushatta Friday morning The Journal saw many businesses are still closed.  That includes the Post Office.  The town is still without water.  For the businesses that are open, that translates into no coffee or fountain drinks and probably no working rest rooms.  Only two convenience stores have gas.  The Conoco has limited pumps open.  The Gold Mine has gas but lines are long and the parking lot is icy.

Rivertown Market is planning to open Friday afternoon.  Owner David Coffey said employees are cleaning up a mess after parts of the suspended ceiling collapsed.  Coffey said water came under the store’s metal roof after the weather warmed yesterday.  Coffey said the roof did not collapse.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne announced that state offices will be closed in Red River and 28 other parishes Friday, February 19, due to hazardous conditions caused by severe winter weather.  In addition to Red River, parishes included are Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll, and Winn.

The Red River Council on Aging is closed today.  Liz Cannon said they will be back open on Monday

All schools in the parish are closed through Friday.

Librarian Trey Lewis said the Red River Parish Library will be closed through Friday due to the winter storm.  They plan to reopen on Monday if the weather improves as predicted.

The Journal will continually update this list of closing or changes for events, churches, businesses and other events.  Please email your information to or text it to 318-564-3609.