St. Mary’s 5th grader, Lora Cole, celebrated her birthday over the weekend. In lieu of gifts, Lora asked her guest to bring gift cards for the flood victims in South Louisiana. She presented the gift cards to Principal Jacque Horton during morning prayer. The gift cards will be sent to St. Joseph’s Academy, an all girl Catholic high school in Baton Rouge. Lora is the daughter of Jim and Beth Cole of Natchitoches.