Residents of Goldonna Can Barely Contain their Excitement these Days

By: Reba Phelps

With cell phone service and the potential for WIFI…the town is literally abuzz!

School Board Member Eugean Garner has been waiting and hoping for this for a very long time. He shared, “I would like to thank the School Board, the Superintendent, Dr. Grant Eloi, Technology Supervisor, Mike Cozad, and Business Director, Lee Waskom for supporting this project to put high speed internet in the Goldonna Elementary Junior High School. The internet at the school went live about two months ago, causing this cell tower to go unused. Now you can see that this tower has become a cellular tower for the Village of Goldonna and surrounding areas. Hopefully, in a few months, possibly wireless internet. None of this would have been possible if it had not been for the people I previously named. I never would have dreamed that the town would have went from basically nothing to having its very own cell tower, fiber optic to the school and possibly internet in the near future. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you.”

At the last council meeting, the Village of Goldonna entered into a cooperative endeavor agreement with USWifi to obtain wireless broadband internet to the residents.

“It is all falling into place,” according to Mayor Jennifer Smith.

Goldonna High School held their annual school reunion in which all graduates and their families were invited. The gathering was held in the Goldonna Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, where the fish was hot and the air conditioning was cool. Mrs. Linda Dupree served as coordinator and emcee of the event. Recognition was given to the oldest graduate who was Mrs. Evelyn Harrell. The farthest traveled went to the travelers from New Orleans, Louisiana. The youngest graduate of Goldonna High School present was Ms. Lori Harris. Mrs. Irene McGee may be the oldest living graduate at 102 years old, she was unable to attend but sent her regards. Mr. Reed Franklin provided the videos and pictures for all to enjoy. Mr. Roy Dupree, his sons and nephews, cooked all of the fish and the delectable dessert table was enjoyed by all.

School Board Members Eugean Garner, Steven Harris and Reba Phelps were on hand to talk about all of the good things going on in Natchitoches Parish Schools.

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