Goldonna News – April 28, 2021

The northern end of Natchitoches Parish has a league of their own. The Dusty Cut League has been around for decades and is the most competitive of softball leagues around. Participating in the Dusty Cut League for the 2021 Season is Goldonna, Readhimer, Fairview and Creston has two teams this year. Season kicks off, or throws the first pitch, on May 3rd. T-ball games will begin at 5:30. 8–10-year-olds will play at 6:30. 11-13 year olds will play at 7:30. Last, but certainly not least, the 14–17-year-olds will play at 8:30.

Below you will find an entire schedule for the season. All teams will play each other twice, once at home and once away. There will be a tournament schedule available soon. On a personal note, if you have nothing to do and you are in the area, I encourage you to go sit a spell and enjoy these games. There is always so much talent on the field and the whole community always shows up.

Goldonna Elementary School is currently getting ready to administer the Leap2025 test for 3rd-4th grade. Testing will begin on April 28 and run until May 5th. Principal Cori Beth Manuel would like to gently remind parents that all children need an adequate amount of sleep the night before, a healthy breakfast and please do not be tardy. Most importantly, perfect attendance during testing is strongly encouraged.

Christmas in the Park Committee hopes to begin meetings next month. There is still room for you if you are interested. Contact Mayor Smith for the many ways you can pitch in. No matter how small, you are needed!

The Goldonna Cemetery Memorial will be held on Friday, April 30. If you bring a dish and a lawn chair you can join the crowd for lunch at 11:30. If you are not to attend the meeting but would like to make a contribution for the upkeep of the historic cemetery, please make checks payable to, “Goldonna Cemetery”. Checks can be mailed to:

Goldonna Cemetery Fund
PO Box 263
Goldonna, LA 71031

There will be online donation information coming soon. Be on the lookout. Every little bit helps, no donation is too small for this effort.

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