• Artists will hold spring Maker's Fair

    Students in Northwestern State University’s Department of Fine + Graphic Art will sell their wares during a spring Maker’s Fair that will be held in the University Print Shop which is located off Central Avenue across the street from the Orville Hanchey Gallery. The sale will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 27; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, and 10 a.m.-noon Friday, April 29 and will feature a variety of original arts and crafts by NSU students and faculty. For more information, contact Clyde Downs at CD233@aol.com or Alicia Anderson at afta1963@gmail.com.

    Governor Edwards to speak at NSU spring commencement

    Gov. John Bel Edwards and Dr. James L. Holly will be the speakers at Northwestern State University’s spring commencement Friday, May 6.
    Edwards will speak to graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development and the Louisiana Scholars’ College at 10 a.m. Holly will speak to graduates from the College of Business and Technology and the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at 3 p.m. More than 950 students are expected to receive degrees.
    Graduates of the Military Science/ROTC program will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during the morning ceremony.

    City of Natchitoches to Compete at State Level in Cleanest City Contest

    Louisiana Garden Club Federation Judges Arrive April 26

    The City of Natchitoches has advanced to the state competition in the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF) Cleanest City Contest.  Judges from the LGCF will arrive on Tuesday, April 26 at 12:35 p.m. to complete judging for the contest. The City will be judged on the following criteria: approaches within city limits; public and/or municipal buildings such as schools, churches, hospitals, libraries, fire station, City Hall, etc.; parks and recreation areas; business establishments; residential areas; streets, sidewalks, posts and neutral grounds; vacant lots; and community involvement. The City is asking residents, business owners, students, and employees to assist in making sure that these areas are maintained properly and are litter-free. The judging will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 12:35 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.  The judges will meet at City Hall and then proceed to various areas around the city judging on the overall cleanliness.  The public is invited to meet at City Hall and welcome the judges to our city. The LGCF Cleanest City Contest was established in 1958 as a way to instill civic pride in individual citizens and improve the appearance of villages, towns and cities. For more information on the Cleanest City Contest, please contact Keep Natchitoches Beautiful at (318) 357-3822.

    Self-help website offers residents legal resources: The 10th Judicial District Court, with the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), launched a self-help website for Natchitoches Parish. The “Online Self-Help Resource Center,” located at www.10thjdcselfhelp.com, provides the public with legal information, helpful resources, court forms, and contact information for local agencies that may be able to provide representation or assist with both legal and non-legal issues.

    The City of Natchitoches Recreation Dept. presents an after school tutoring program at the John Below Center in Breda Town. The program is free to anyone between the ages of 5-12. The program days and times are Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. For more information, call Regina Layton at 318-357-3891. 

    NPSO’s Arrest report for Monday April 18 – Wednesday April 20, 2016

    Arrested were: 

  1. Dominic T Richardson – 23 (BM) – 1327 Berry Ave., Natchitoches, La  - Unlawful Use of Social Networking Website, Failure to Resister & Notify as a Sex Offender (3rd Offense)
  2. Raymond Green – 30 (BM) – 2348 Hwy 6 Lot #9, Natchitoches, La  - Contempt/FTA
  3. Medaissha C Curry – 22 (BF) – 154 Johnson Loop, Natchez, La  71456 – Contempt/FTA
  4. Shirley M Christenson – 64 (WF) – 107 Evangeline Dr., Natchitoches, La  - DWI, Driving on Right Side & Poss. Of Alcoholic Beverages in Motor Vehicle
  5. Earnest C Smith – 46 (BM) – 123 B Chris St. #21, Natchitoches, La  - Monetary Instrument Abuse  & Contraband Defined, Taking to and From a Penal Facility
  6. Demika L Daniels – 34 (BF) – 153 Pecan Court, Natchitoches, La  - Contempt/FTA
  7. David Anderson – 28 (BM) – 312 Second St. #38, Natchitoches, La  - Contempt/FTA
  8. James A Bobb – 61 (BM) – 522 Blunt St., Natchitoches, La - Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence, Poss. Sch. II,  Poss. Of Marijuana & Poss. Of Drug Paraphernalia