ETC… for Wednesday, August 11th

Weather watchers are keeping an eye on two storms forming in the Atlantic.  One is predicted to possibly enter the Gulf of Mexico near the Florida Keys by this weekend.  The Journal will keep you updated if and when these storms are poised to come to Louisiana.

A greater and more immediate threat is the heat.  Afternoon heat advisories have been issued for Red River Parish all week.  The Weather Channel is forecasting highs for the parish in the mid to upper 90s through Friday, then in the lower 90s for Saturday through next week.

Coach Drew is still looking for a couple of 6th-8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball.  The cost is $150, practices are at the school and games will be in Shreveport on a few Saturdays.  This is a great opportunity to learn a new sport and get ready for the high school team.  Email Coach Drew if you are interested

This week Governor John Bel Edwards called upon Louisianans who believe in the power of prayer to join him and First Lady Donna Edwards in praying and fasting during their lunch time for three days for Louisiana health care workers and all of those who are sick with or affected by COVID-19. In addition to prayer, the Governor encourages all Louisianans to help slow the spread of COVID by getting their vaccines and wearing masks whenever they are indoors and in public.

You probably noticed that The Journal is featuring new teachers who have joined schools in the parish.  The first batches are from Red River High and Red River Junior High.  Other schools have promised to send over introductions of their new instructors.  So we want to welcome the new additions and welcome some who have switched schools or grades.  

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