Junior High Track

The Red River Junior High Boys Track Team placed 2nd overall out of 15 teams at a 5A track meet with multiple 1st place medals.  The Junior High Girls placed 4th out of 15

The school said, ”No better feeling than seeing these kids hard work pay off. We are building the next generation.”

Sign Came Down

This week crews from a sign shop in Bossier City removed the Ford blue oval from in front of the last new vehicle dealer in Red River Parish.  Recently Quality Ford returned their franchise to the national company.  Their new name is Quality Automotive.

There has been a Ford dealer in Coushatta since the 1930’s under several names.  The best know former dealership was Strange Motor Company under Parker Strange.

Quality Ford began in Coushatta in 1982 when David Davis purchased the Ford franchise from Tom Bolan.  Davis added the Chrysler lineup, and the dealership was known as Quality Ford, Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge.  The Chrysler franchise ended shortly before 1990.

Later Quality Ford was purchased by Jerry Hester. Most recently the dealership was owned by Thom and Kristi Hoeflinger.  They are the current owners of Quality Automotive and Quality Outdoor.

Science Fair Winners

Congratulations were issued by Magnolia Bend Academy to each 4th, 5th, and 6th grade science student who prepared and presented their science experiment.  It was the school’s first ever science fair.

And the school thanked all the parents for all the support you showed these amazing kids during these last few months of work and research. Thank you also was sent to Mrs. Sanders because none of this would not have been possible without your encouragement and guidance.

Overall winners for each class were:

4th Grade:

1st Place-Brantley Davis- Gummy Bear Osmosis

2nd Place-Rachyl Moseley- Fresh As A Daisy

3rd Place-Xoe Lester-What Drink Has The Most Sugar?

5th Grade:

1st Place-Lexi McLaren-Apple Experiment

2nd Place-Jace Jordan-Germs

3rd Place-Ava Townsend-Do White Candles Burn Faster Than Colored Candles?

6th Grade:

1st Place-Mason Long-Egg Drop

2nd Place-Addi Moore-Fast Food, Slow Mold!

3rd Place-Jaxon Townsend-How To Make An Engine

Britton’s Grandfather’s Photo

By Brad Dison

Britton set a goal for himself that would terrify the toughest of people.  He wanted to become the youngest person to climb the tallest mountains on each of the world’s continents, what mountain climbers refer to as the “Seven Summits.”  At the time, less than 100 people had ever accomplished this feat.  When asked why he would make such an attempt, Britton said, “I dreamed of throwing myself at a goal, at a challenge that seemed so insurmountable in the face of the odds, that I was willing to risk death in the name of success.”  By 2001, Britton had climbed Denali, Aconcagua, Elbrus, and Kilimanjaro, four of the seven highest mountains.  By 2004, Britton had conquered Mount Kosciuszko in Australia.  In January of 2004, Britton reached the summit of Vinson, the tallest mountain in Antarctica.  On January 23, on the day Britton returned home to Greenwich, Connecticut, his 76-year-old beloved grandfather, Bob, died.  Britton was crushed. 

Britton had just one more mountain to go to become the youngest person to reach each of the Seven Summits, Mount Everest.  Within weeks of tackling Vinson, as he began packing for Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, Mount Everest, Britton’s thoughts kept returning to his grandfather.  “His memory will be pushing me to strive even harder than I’ve ever strived before,” he said.  “He really just pushed me to push the boundaries and seek the outer limits of whatever I was doing.”  To honor his grandfather, Britton packed a photo of Bob to take to the summit of Mount Everest.

Finally, in March of 2004, Britton began his climb up Mount Everest with Bob’s photo in his pack.  For two months, Britton and his team struggled through winds which reached up to 125 miles per hour, had to use ladders tied to each other to cross 50-foot deep and 30-foot-wide crevasses, and, had to wear oxygen masks when the air became too thin to breath.  At one point, a falling boulder barely missed hitting his face by only a few inches.  On May 24, Britton became the youngest person at the time to reach the Seven Summits.  While atop the summit, Britton removed his grandfather’s photo from his pack and carefully buried it on Mount Everest.     

Britton grandfather was certainly an inspiration to his grandson Britton, but he also inspired and entertained millions of children on television.  From 1948-1952, he was Clarabell the Clown on the “Howdy Doody Show.” From 1953-1955 he was Corny the Clown on “Time for Fun,” and from 1954-1955 he was Tinker the Toymaker on “Tinker’s Workshop.”  From 1955 to 1985, Bob hosted a children’s television program for which he is most remembered.  The photo which remains atop mount Everest is of Britton Keeshan’s grandfather, Robert James “Bob” Keeshan, but you and I know Bob as Captain Kangaroo.


  1. Ledger-Enquirer, January 29, 2004, p.2.
  2. The Sentinel, February 3, 2004, p.33.
  3. Rutland Daily Herald, May 27, 2004, p.16.
  4. Daily Record, June 10, 2004, p.1.
  5. “Britton Keeshan ’00 Recounts Seven Summits Quest at All-School Meeting, The Phillipian, accessed March 25, 2023.phillipian.net/2005/10/25/britton-keeshan-00-recounts-seven-summits-quest-at-all-school-meeting/

Teacher Retirement Brings $3.6 Million to Red River

The latest economic impact report from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) shows that retirement dollars are fueling regional economies across Louisiana.

In Fiscal Year 2022, TRSL provided $425 million in retirement income to retirees and beneficiaries in North Louisiana . Statewide, TRSL retirees took home $2 billion.

In Red River Parish there were 126 recipients in 2022. They got a total of $3,625,198.

Other highlights from the report:

TRSL pensions support approximately 15,507 Louisiana jobs and more than $719 million in income.

TRSL has invested more than $1.1 billion in companies that do business in Louisiana, supporting economic and job growth in the state.

Almost 90% of the retirement dollars TRSL pays out goes to individuals who live in Louisiana, where they buy local goods and services.

Less than a penny of every dollar spent at TRSL is for administrative expenses. TRSL provides a high level of service at a low cost.

More information on TRSL’s economic impact can be found in the 2023 Investing in Louisiana report.

LAST CHANCE! Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival EARLY BIRD TICKET sale ends this week!


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Preparing for a National Championship Event

By Steve Graf

Bass fishermen are always dreaming of participating in a national championship. The ultimate event and goal of all anglers from the day they’re born are to be in the Bassmaster Classic…the Super Bowl of bass fishing, the crown jewel, and an event that draws anglers from all over the world. There are so many tournament trails of all levels, and most have a path by which you can qualify for either a regional or a national championship event. Today you’ll get to hear how I, and so many other anglers, prepare for a championship event.

Coming up the first week of April on the beautiful Red River out of Red River South Marina just south of Bossier, one such event will be taking place called the ABA Ray Scott National Championship. This is a tournament that an angler must qualify for by finishing in the top 5 in the Angler of the Year standings from one of 16 divisions nationwide from New York down to Florida over to Texas and all points in between. It truly is a national circuit with some great anglers.    

For the last month, anglers including myself have been on the unpredictable and ever-changing Red River despite the high, cold, and muddy water. Now, why would anglers be looking for fish two months in advance when the tournament doesn’t start until April 1st? With most major national championships, there’s what’s called a dead water period. This rule states that no angler can be on the Red River nor receive any information starting at sunset on March 1st till sunrise on April 1st. This rule is in place so that local anglers don’t have an unfair advantage over those coming from all parts of the country. So, before this dead water period begins, anglers are looking for good backwater areas that have some fairly clean water that might still be holding bass at the start of the tournament.

After the dead water period is over (sunrise on April 1st ), it’s tournament time. For this event, we’ll have 4 official practice days followed by four competition days. There are two schools of thought when it comes to practice. Some anglers go out and fish just like they would in a tournament by hooking all the fish they can and seeing how big they are. Then there are anglers like me who refuse to hook bass and will put some form of plastic tubing over their hooks to make sure they do not hook fish that they might catch during the actual tournament. There’s also a thing called “sore mouthing” fish which is when you hook fish a day or two before the tournament.  These fish probably will not bite for another three or four days unless it’s during the spawn when bass will bite multiple times in one day. It all depends on the time of year. 

For this angler, I’ll be looking for areas holding several schools of bass while looking for quality. Having multiple schools in an area is great, but only if they are bass with good size that allows me to be competitive. Small bass, known as “dinks,” will not put you in the winner’s circle in any event. My tournament history on the Red River has shown that you need several areas that you can rotate to, especially with this event being four days. With over 100 anglers participating, there’s a lot of pressure on the fish and a lot of anglers will find the same schools. That’s why it’s important to find as many schools of bass as possible, in multiple locations, so that you don’t burn all your fish on the first or second day of competition.  

After four days of practice, it’s time to go to work. This is when all those long days on the water hopefully pay off. Bass fishing tends to reward those anglers who put in the long hours of practice and preparation…long days starting at 5:00 AM and fishing hard until the sun goes down. There’s a saying among all anglers, “There’s no substitute for time on the water.” Anglers that follow this golden rule tend to be the most successful.

The final challenge for any angler that has a major tournament on his home water is the mental side. The problem is that you have so much history and know too many places to go and catch fish. For example, if the spot you start on does not pay off, you start to second guess your game plan. It’s hard to win on your home water. There’s more self-inflicted pressure to contend with for the win because you’re the local favorite. My goal is to try and take it one day and one fish at a time and hopefully be in contention on the final day. Fish the moment!

If you get the chance, come out to the daily weigh-in starting at 3:00 PM April 5th – 8th at Red River South Marina located off Hwy 71 just south of Bossier. Looking forward to seeing you there and hopefully, you’ll see me standing in the winner’s circle. Good luck, good fishing, and wear your sunscreen!

Summer Playday Dates Announced

The schedule of the Summer Playday Series has been published by Red River Cowboy Church.  Six events will be held at the Cowboy Church Arena from May to October.

The first Playday will be held May 13th.  Participants who enter four of the six events will be eligible for awards.  Horse events include barrels, speed race, poles, breakaway roping and goat tying.  There will be non-horse events for the younger cowboys and cowgirls, up to age 12.

STEM at the Academy

Students from Red River Academic Academy attended the STEM Camp on March 18, 2023.

Students learned about Robotics from Red River High Science teacher Marco Reyes.  They painted a beautiful painting under the direction of Jeffrey Edwards, Art teacher at RRHS. 

Academy students had a rewarding and enriching Saturday. The next STEM Camp is April 1, 2023.

Notice of Death – March 31, 2023

Paisleigh Diane Hartley

March 16, 2023 – March 16, 2023

Memorial services will be held at 12 P.M. Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel.

John Henry Wooley

May 09, 1944 – March 23, 2023

Services will be held at 2 P.M. Friday, March 31st at Ashland Baptist Church.

Jewel Lee Taylor

7/27/1938 – 3/18/2023

Saturday, April 1, 2023 @ 11:00 A.M. House of Refuge Coushatta, LA

The Red River Parish Journal publishes paid obituaries – unlimited words and a photo, as well as unlimited access – $70. The obituary will be included in the emails sent to subscribers and to social media.  Contact your funeral provider or RedRiverParishJournal@gmail.com. Must be paid in advance of publication. (Notice of Death shown above with no link to the obituary are FREE of charge.)

ETC… For March 31, 2023

A reminder that the Red River/ Coushatta Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt for the community in the town park tomorrow.  Children up to age 4 will hunt at 9:30, ages 5-8 at 10:00 and ages 9-12 at 10:30 am.  Red River Kiwanis will furnish snacks.

From Springhill Baptist Church, “VBS is coming soon on June 5th-9th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Classes for all ages; nursery for adults attending VBS.”

LAST CHANCE: Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival EARLY BIRD TICKET sale ends this week!


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The Early Bird sale ends March 31st at 11:59 pm!

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The 2023 Defenders of Liberty Air Show Brings the “Sound of Freedom” to Our Area!

The “sound of freedom” was in evidence throughout this past weekend as jet engines from a wide variety of aircraft roared for delighted crowds at the 2023 Defenders of Liberty Air Show held at Barksdale Air Force Base March 25-26.

Well over 100,000 people from our area and surrounding states took advantage of the opportunity to visit our state’s only Air Force base and see aircraft displays and acrobatic flying. Barksdale is home to one of only two bases hosting the iconic B-52 bomber, an aircraft that has served our nation in combat from the Vietnam war to the present day. There were several of the massive bombers on display for visitors to see. Another B-52 made a low level flyover of the crowd, demonstrating just how massive the aircraft truly is. Each of our nation’s military services had displays as did several local police departments.

The airshow also featured several civilian aerobatic flying teams, including Coushatta’s very own Kevin  Coleman. Northwestern State University was well represented with several departments having booths with information for prospective students and fun activities for children.

The headliner for this year’s show was the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels. The Blue Angels flight team put on their thrilling show of precision acrobatic flying that never fails to amaze airshow visitors. The Defenders of Liberty Air Show is a bi-annual event that is presented to the community by Barksdale Air Force Base and the Shreveport/Bossier Military Affairs Council. The show is open to the public at no charge and is a superb day of family fun for all ages.

Riverdale Baseball Takes Two Wins

By Molly Seales

The week of March 20-24 was a good one for Riverdale baseball as they took two wins. On March 21, the Rebels took an 11-3 district win over Union Christian Academy. Aston Hester went all seven innings for Riverdale, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits while striking out 9 batters. Kaidyn Williams had a big day at the plate for the Rebels, going 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs and scoring 3 runs. Williams was also dangerous on the base path, stealing a team high 5 bases. Hester singled and tripled with 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases. Colton Massey singled and doubled with 3 RBIs and a stolen base. Colton Caskey went 1 for 3 with 3 runs scored and 3 stolen bases. Ryder Huddleston doubled with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Landen Barrett was 1 for 3 and scored a run. Zane Givens had 2 stolen bases, and James Wagoner had a stolen base.

On March 23, the Rebels took a huge 22-2 win over Red River Charter in 3 innings. Colton Massey pitched 2 innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 5 batters. Landen Barrett pitched an inning for the Rebels, allowing 1 hit and striking out 3 batters.

Photo credit Leslie Johnson

The magic of sticking together

By Teddy Allen

Standing in line for more than two hours in a receiving line at the funeral home, not just standing in line but moving in line and sharing in line and encouraging in line — living in line — gives you time to think.

For starters, even though you don’t know everyone in line and they don’t know you, you feel a part of a greater good, a part of the force that was this life and this family you are here to honor. This one life, in ways special to each of us, touched all these people and hundreds more who couldn’t be here.

The emotional mix is stunning: the uncomfortable feeling of loss and unfairness, and at the same time gratitude for being able to count among your friends this life that radiated a deep and unselfish goodness.

It’s early spring and yet so many are going through a storm. There will always be storms but if you live long enough, they will now and then come one right after the other and you can’t keep the pieces all picked up, for yourself or for your friends. You are tying but more pieces keep falling. Breaking.

Mercy at the loss lately, and the threat of more loss. It all combines to remind me how little control we have, and how I am blind at times to things I do have control over. Which is pathetic. Sad. I am waiting in line to hug the family of a friend who was a master of doing the little things. I’m not sure he even thought so much about it. He just did them. He was aware that he had control over these little actions. He knew they made the difference.

And the difference is real, because all these people are around me. To thank him.

You can make someone happier today. You can. It might be paying for coffee for the person behind you in line at the drive-thru, or it might be calling an old friend, or thanking your Sunday school teacher, or the custodian who keeps your building clean, or the boss who signs the checks.

You ever color a picture and send it to someone for no reason? I do. It’s stupid. But it’s a surprise, and they’ll always call to thank you, because for one moment an ordinary day held a silly surprise for them, and only heaven knows how those kinds of things make a difference, but they do.

I’ve heard these things called “the smallest acts of love.” Remind someone how strong they’ve been. Compliment them for whatever makes them them. Praise. Encourage. Smile. These little things add up.

Our friend we lost, he did lots of big things. Beautiful things. He made the world prettier, literally. But when I think of him — and this has been for years, not just now — I am always left with how he made me feel. He had plenty to do but when we were together, he was present. Honest. Funny without meaning to be because he was just him. A friend.

We are all just people but somehow, we have the gift inside that, if we share it, has the potential to help a sister or brother over the next hill. The smallest thing, if it’s real, can be the thing that holds up, can be the stuff that works. The smallest thing can make a difference.

And that’s when, in the middle of the storms, the miracles show up. In the smallest, most sincere acts. One thoughtful moment, one honest ear to listen or hand to hold. Be present and be ready. We need you. You can make the difference that makes the difference for someone today, and the difference for today can make the difference for forever.

Contact Teddy at teddy@latech.edu or Twitter @MamaLuvsManning

Celebration at Clara Springs

Clara Springs Baptist Camp celebrated it’s 70th anniversary this past weekend.  There was the March Fourth Friday Fish Fry on Friday night.  And there were great worship and other activities on Sunday.

The camp said, “Our 70th Anniversary Celebration for the families may have been a rainy one but it was still so much fun. We are so thankful for everyone that braced the storms to come out and enjoy the camp. We had an amazing time of Worship with Vine&Co with a devotion time led by Roger Greer of Overcoming Obstacles.

“Our staffers did a tremendous job from running all of the games to preparing and serving a meal to everyone that came. We are so thankful that the Lord has allowed us to serve at Clara Springs.”

Clara Springs is making preparations for a full slate of camps and activities over the summer of 2023.  And come April 28th they will have the next Fourth Friday Fish Fry.

SWCD Supervisors Election Notice


Red River





OPENS:   April 1, 2023

CLOSES: April 30, 2023


For individuals interested in Serving – Nomination Petitions can be obtained at:

Red River SWCD

1311 Ringgold Avenue

Coushatta, LA 71019


Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

For more information call:  318-932-4231 ext. 3

Election will be held June 10, 2023

Riverdale 3rd and 4th Softball Girls Take Pee-Wee Runner Up

By Molly Seales

After a season of much work and growth, the Riverdale Academy 3rd and 4th grade softball team went into the Pee Wee Tournament as the 5th seed and battled through the weekend of March 17th-18th and came out as runner up, right behind a powerful PVA team.

On Friday, March 17th, the Lady Rebels took on Tallulah Academy and came out with a 22-11 win. The girls came out hitting the ball well, with Lindsey McCrory, Grayci Bamberg, and AnnaKate Bailey going 4 for 4 at the plate. Kylee Davis, Hope Williamson, and Adisyn Coe also had a fabulous game, with all three all going 3 for 3. Dally Bell was 2 for 3, Jentry Bounds was 3 for 4, and Skylar Correa was 2 for 4 in their at bats. Bailee Raney and Avery Tingle both had hits for the Lady Rebels. McCrory scored 4 runs, and Davis, Williamson, Bamberg, and Bailey scored 3 runs each. Bell and Coe each scored 2 runs, and Correa and Bounds scored 1 run each.

For the first game on the 18th, the Lady Rebels lost 12-2 to PVA, who later beat them in the championship game. Dally Bell was 2 for 2 at the plate and scored both runs for the team. McCrory, Bailey, and Bamberg were all 1 for 2.  The next game against Claiborne Academy was a thriller, with the Lady Rebels taking a 12-11 win in extra innings. With the Lady Rebels up 12-11, Dally Bell caught a pop up at 3rd and then tagged the runner coming back to 3rd for a double play, ending the game for the victory. Kylee Davis and Avery Longino both had hot bats, with Davis going 4 for 5 and Longino going 4 for 4 at the plate. McCrory was 3 for 5, Correa was 2 for 5, and Bell was 1 for 5. Bamberg was 2 for 4, and Williamson, Bounds, and Bailey were 1 for 4. Davis and Longino scored 3 runs each, while McCrory scored 2, and Correa, Bamberg, Bounds, and Bailey each scored a run.

The 3rd and 4th graders showed more resilience in the next game, taking a 12-9 win over Franklin Academy, this time in 2 extra innings instead of one. The spectators had another fabulous game. In the final inning, Avery Tingle, Davis, Bell, and McCrory each got hits, with Davis, Bell, and Bounds each scoring a run to seal the victory. Leading the way at the plate were Williamson, who went 4 for 4 and Bell who went 4 for 5. Bamberg was 3 for 4, and Correa, Davis, and McCrory were all 3 for 5. Coe was 2 for 5, Bounds was 2 for 4, and Tingle was 1 for 4. Davis, Bell, Williamson, and Bounds each scored 2 runs, and McCrory, Coe, Correa, and Bamberg each scored a run. This game sent them to the championship for a rematch with PVA. The Lady Rebels came up short to PVA again by a score of 12-2. Bell, Davis, Bamberg, McCrory, and Williamson all went 1 for 2, with Davis and Williamson scoring runs for Riverdale.

The Pee Wee Lady Rebels had a fun season and showed much growth under the direction of coaches Cindy Riggs, Jason Bell, Paige Bell, and Pam Bamberg. Team members were AnnaKate Bailey, Grayci Bamberg, Dally Bell, Jentry Bounds, Adisyn Coe, Skylar Correa, Kylee Davis, Makenzie Harper, Avery Longino, Lindsey McCrory, Aubree Raney, Bailee Raney, Avery Tingle, and Hope Williamson. Congratulations on a great season!

Photo credit Brittany Tingle

Reckless and Dangerous to Indict Trump for Political Reasons

By Royal Alexander

We simply must not go down a road in which we are criminalizing politics.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson once described the tremendous power possessed by prosecutors and how critically important is the virtue of discretion in the exercise of that power, whether it pertains to a former president or any other American citizen.

“With the law books filled with a great assortment of crimes, a prosecutor stands a fair chance of finding at least a technical violation of some act on the part of almost anyone.  In such a case, it is not a question of discovering the commission of a crime and then looking for the man who has committed it, it is a question of picking the man and then searching the law books, or putting investigators to work, to pin some offense on him.”

The plan of the Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, to indict President Trump on these facts presents the most dangerous kind of legal abuse.  It’s the weaponization of our legal system against a political enemy when the majority of Americans would only support the indictment of a former president—who is also running for president again—for serious offenses based upon solid, indisputable evidence and within the statute of limitations.

We should note that DA Bragg’s potential indictment of Trump follows numerous campaign trail boasts during his pursuit of the DA position of his plans to prosecute Trump.  (NY Post).

The charge against Trump appears to be falsifying business records to pay an alleged mistress, a misdemeanor.  DA Bragg is threatening to increase it to a felony by alleging it was an illegal campaign finance donation to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign because it somehow helped Trump’s campaign for the allegation not to be exposed.

That’s laughable.

Federal law allows a candidate to contribute an unlimited amount of money to their own campaigns and it’s a real stretch to suggest Pres. Trump, a multi billionaire, was hiding a campaign expenditure with the payment.  Much more likely is that Trump was trying to shush the alleged mistress to spare himself the public embarrassment of that allegation.

Recall that federal prosecutors already looked at this and didn’t indict and neither did the Federal Election Commission (FEC) find a campaign violation.  This alleged “crime” also occurred approximately 7 years ago which means that under the statute of limitations it’s too late to bring this charge anyway.

No matter.

The second most laughable part of this story is that a key witness in this case is Michael Cohen, a former Trump lawyer, who was previously convicted of perjury.  Of lying under oath.  Do you see the complete lack of credibility in the desperation to “get Trump” at all costs?

Let’s remember all of the efforts to destroy Pres. Trump:

Two failed impeachment efforts, the completely unjustified and unprecedented raid of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida,   The Russia Collusion Hoax and the literal attempt by the top leadership at the FBI to remove a duly elected president based upon total fabrications that have since been conclusively proven to be lies.

What about the Steele dossier lie—the false and misleading information used to secure FISA warrants funded by Hillary Clinton with campaign donations—and the fraudulent and hugely distracting two-year, $32 million taxpayer-inquisition by Robert Mueller that yielded nothing?

You know what really highlights the great partisan dishonesty here?

First, the galactic double standard with respect to Hillary Clinton’s mishandling and destruction of classified information before her 2016 campaign for president: her wiping of her server and the destruction of her blackberries with hammers.

Yet, she was never prosecuted.

Second, the deliberate effort by the FBI to aid Joe Biden by suppressing the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell”—falsely deeming it “foreign disinformation”—even though we later learned that the FBI had been in possession of the laptop for about a year and knew it was credible.

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong liberal Democrat who has voted against Trump every opportunity he has had, stated that this proposed indictment of Trump is the “worst abuse of prosecutorial discretion” in the 60 years he has practiced criminal law.

For the sake of the country this must stop.

Americans must come together to oppose leftist prosecutors who flout legislatures, who weaponize the law against their political opponents, and who attack our democracy as though they are the source of society’s laws, rather than We the People.

LCU Starting Scholars Academy

Louisiana Christian University launches the Louisiana Christian Scholars Academy this fall for high school students looking for a serious jump-start on their college studies. Students in Red River Parish are invited to apply.

It is designed to offer high school students 60 hours of college credit over two full years,” said LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer. “They will earn an associate of arts degree in general studies.

The best part—the cost of the program is only $2500 per semester for 15 hours of credit, including textbooks. Any level high school student who meets the ACT of 20 and academic criteria is eligible to participate.

Students may attend remotely or attend classes on campus. LCSA students will receive LCU Student IDs and will be welcome to attend campus activities, athletic events, Chapel, Baptist Collegiate Ministry events, cultural events and have access to the Louisiana Athletic Club.

Interested students should apply online now at the Scholars Academy web page.

Information sessions will be held in late spring/early summer and will include in Welcome Week activities.

“Parents seeking a Christ-centered education for their high school student need to look no further than Louisiana Christian University and our Scholars Academy,” said LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer. “In the midst of a decaying culture, LCSA offers an alternative that promotes God and Country while equipping students with the requisite ‘tools’ needed to approach the world with a Christocentric mindset.”

Students will be enrolled in co-horts and will progress through to an A.A. degree in four semesters, said Dr. Cheryl Clark, provost and vice president of academic affairs.

Weekly Arrest Report

Report from the Red River Sheriff’s Office for March 17-24,  2023.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.