ETC… For Friday, April 8, 2022

On Thursday, the National Weather Service in Shreveport said there’s a slight risk for severe weather across the area late Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning. Isolated tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail will be possible. In addition, locally heavy rainfall could lead to isolated flooding.  The Journal will update the weather situation should severe weather develop.

Just a reminder that the River City Fest carnival is under way.  It began last night and will run through the weekend.  The fest is being held on the riverfront in downtown Logansport.

This weekend the Battle of Pleasant Hill will be commemorated by reenactors in full Civil War period uniforms refighting the final Confederate victory of the war.  Check their social media postings for full details.

Come help the Mansfield State Commemorative Area staff commemorate the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Mansfield on Saturday, April 9.  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., learn about the life of the average Civil War soldier in the field. This ongoing outdoor presentation will feature an authentically uniformed soldier who will explain the typical gear and equipment carried while on the march, to include a musket loading and firing demonstration.

Ranger-guided tours of the battlefield will also be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.