The late commentator Archie McDonald was a dedicated writer. He took his weekly spot on Red River Radio very seriously, and continually delivered fresh material for his Friday visits with us. Dr. McDonald passed away earlier this month. This commentary that he penned recently hasn't aired before. No. 586 is titled "Memories."
Heavy construction equipment is used to move sandbags at the Bossier Parish Highway Department facility in Benton, La.
The Bossier Parish Highway Department's sandbagging operations in Benton stayed open overnight. Thousands of sandbags were handed out yesterday by public works departments in north Louisiana. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides the sand and bags during emergencies. Bossier Parish is using prison inmate labor to fill the sandbags.
Dell Jones of Avondale and his 10 family members are riding out Hurricane Isaac at the American Red Cross shelter on the LSU Shreveport campus. It's the same shelter his family went to during Katrina. Shelter manager Steve Beyer says he has a good number of volunteers who are working on a rotated schedule. The LSUS shelter can accommodate 700 evacuees. Less than 100 people are currently staying there.