ETC… for Wednesday, April 28th

The boxes got through.  Teacher Amanda Cason at Riverdale Academy notified The Journal that the gift boxes for members of the Coushatta National Guard unit have arrived in the combat zone.  Cason’s Beta Club members packed the boxes with gifts for soldiers.  They were mailed by Coushatta VFW Post and Auxiliary 7287.  This week Cason said that they got to their destination because one of her students received a thank you email from a soldier who got a box.

Union Hall Baptist Church will hold a “Huge Garage Sale” at the church on Saturday, May 1st beginning at 8:00 am.  Evelyn Longino said to tell everyone there will be “lots of everything, baby items, dishes, household goods, clothes, etc.”  Proceeds will go to Operation Christmas Child.  Union Hall is located south of Coushatta on US 71.

The 4-H office is getting ready for our Fun Day and Awards Picnic this Saturday at the Coushatta ballpark! Call the office 932-4342 to reserve your spot so that we prepare enough lunch!  Fun day will be 9:00 am to Noon.  Awards and lunch with parents will be Noon to 1:00 pm.

Clara Springs Baptist Camp is looking for Youth ages 15 & up or college kids to add to our Summer Ministry Team. We need workers that can help with running the archery/BB gun range, grounds crew, dorm clean-up, recreation team, kitchen helpers, Bible study leaders, dorm helpers, and lifeguards. It takes a lot of hands to provide all the various opportunities we provide for campers to come to know the LORD. If you or someone you know is interested follow this link and mail us an application to Clara Springs Camp 4420 HWY 177 Pelican, LA 71063. clarasprings.com/camp-staff…/camp-ministry-team

Dr. Jeffrey C. Mathews will step down as director of bands at Northwestern State University effective May 3. Mathews, an associate professor of music, will teach full-time and direct the NSU Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds in the 2021-22 academic year. Associate Director of Bands Dan McDonald has been named interim director of bands while a search for a permanent director takes place.  Mathews has served as director since 2013.

It was Parent-Teacher Conference day on Tuesday at Red River Academic Academy.  There was a twist.  It was a drive-in event.  See below.