ETC… for Wednesday, September 29

Libraries in the parish will be conducting staff training over the next couple of weeks.  The Pelican Branch will be closed all day October 8th.  Check social media for other closing dates.

On Tuesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards extended Louisiana’s statewide indoor mask mandate for another four weeks, until October 27, as the state’s overall COVID-19 outlook improves following the state’s worst COVID-19 surge of the entire pandemic. The statewide mask mandate includes K-12 schools and college campuses.

Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design will open its latest exhibit with a public reception at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the Bethea and Moffet Galleries of the Taylor Visual Arts Center.  The Phoebe Allen Mathys Collection, featuring work by Mathys, Mary Moffett, Kelly Fearing, Elizabeth Bethea, and more artists, will be on display through Oct. 5.

It won’t be long until Fall Break in DeSoto Schools.  The school system is reminding students and parents the dates are Monday October 4th through Friday October 8th.  Also, there are no classes on Friday due to parent-teacher conferences.  So Thursday is the last day for a nice long week.