The annual American Indian Crafts Day will be held at Northwestern State University Saturday, Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Williamson Museum on the second floor of Kyser Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the NSU Anthropology Society and the Williamson Museum. All proceeds go to the craftspeople. American Indian crafts people from Louisiana and adjacent states will demonstrate and sell their crafts. Pinestraw and river cane baskets, cypress and oak baskets, alligator and gar scale jewelry, sewn beadwork and other traditional crafts will be available from the Houma, Choctaw, Tunica-Biloxi, Alabama-Coushatta and other tribes.

The Cane River Bridge on Church Street will be the subject of a public meeting Thursday, Dec. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center in McCullen Hall B. The La DOTD, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is conducting a public meeting for the proposed replacement of Cane River Bridge on Church Street Route LA 1-X. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide information to the public and to obtain input on the proposed project. The meeting will follow an open house format. There will be a continuous multi-media presentation about the project. Additional project exhibits will be available for viewing. Representatives from La. DOTD and its consultants will be at the open house to answer questions and discuss issues related to the project. Comments and suggestions will be invited from interested parties to help ensure that the study team addressed the full range of environmental issues during the Environmental Assessment process. Verbal comments can be recorded and written statements can be submitted at the meeting. Written statements can also be mailed to the address shown below, postmarked no later than Dec. 18, to be included in the meeting transcript.

NPSO’s Arrest report for Monday November 06 to Wednesday November 08, 2017

Arrested were: 

  1. Collins L Leblanc – 59 (BM) – 530 Perry Lane, Opelousas, La  70570 – Contempt/FTA
  2. Steven L Jones – 37 (BM) – 1586 Hwy 484, Natchez, La  71456 – Contempt/FTA
  3. Clinton R Rachal – 33 (WM) – 1554 Nuell Williams, Coushatta, La  71019 – Issuing Worthless Checks, Contempt/FTA & Sale Sch. II
  4. Timothy W Solice – 38 (WM) – 5428 Hwy 16 #15, Natchitoches, La  - Failure to Register & Notify as a Sex Offender
  5. Karlos B Raggio – 37 (BM) – 330 Keegan Dr., Natchitoches, La  - Probation/Parole Violations
  6. Cheryl D Brister – 49 (WF) – 323 Pump Station Rd., Robeline, La  71469 – Criminal Trespass
  7. Eric D Mitchell – 40 (BM) – 1301 Gold St., Natchitoches, La  - Failure to Register & Notify as a  Sex Offender
  8. Chasman Evans – 27 (BM) – 329 Greenville Dr., Clarence, La  71414 – Issuing Worthless Checks