The funeral of J.D. Garrett, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Natchitoches Events Center. The city pool manager was affectionately called Coach Garrett because he held so many coaching positions. He had a passion for teaching children to swim, and spent nearly 60 years working at the city pools.
Southern Arkansas University's foundation director Jeanie Bismark says a surge of online contributions made an endowed scholarship possible in honor of rodeo horse Credit Card. Five horses were stolen from Mulerider Stables last year and Credit Card was later found with a slashed throat. Bismark says the scholarship will benefit a rodeo student and enhance this intercollegiate sport at SAU.
Lynnette Martin of Shreveport is helping to organize the first mud run in Shreveport, put on by Mud Fears Me of Dallas. Martin says participants tackle about 20 military-style obstacles during a 5K run. It's set for Oct. 27 at High Lifter Off-Road Park in Shreveport. The early registration deadline ends today.
Screenwriter Jeff Albert will begin pre-production later this summer on the $15 million feature film "The Pendant." This will be Albert's first filmmaking experience in Louisiana. He says he was lured by the state's film tax credits. He chose to shoot in Shreveport because it's out of the hurricane zone.
The Lufkin Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back games customarily played at school recess to lure more adults into recreational sporting leagues. Assistant director Jason Arnold says he'll be coordinating two kickball tournaments a year. He also plans to start adult dodgeball in the fall.