• Phoenix Savage exhibit will open in April

    NATCHITOCHES – Artist Phoenix Savage will present an exhibition of contemporary mixed media sculptures at Northwestern State University’s Orville Hanchey Gallery April 10-28.  The exhibition, “Joy’s Ogede,” (translation: “Joy’s Banana”) will feature an installation of Savage’s work, “Genesis” that is open to the public from 10 a.m.-noon daily April 5-9. Savage will present an artist’s talk at 2 p.m. April 10, followed by an opening reception at 5:30 p.m.

     NSU to hold spring break next week: Northwestern State University will hold its spring break March 27-31. Classes will resume Monday, April 2. Administrative offices will be open during the break. Watson Library will be closed March 25-26 and April 1-2. The library will be open March 27 – 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to noon on March 31. Watson Library will resume regular hours on Monday, April 2. The Wellness, Recreation and Activity Center will be open 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. Operating hours will be from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 27-31 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 1. Regular hours will resume on Sunday, April 2.

    CITY OF NATCHITOCHES AND CANE RIVER KITCHENWARE TO HOST SPRING INTO SPRING MARCH 28:  The City of Natchitoches and Cane River Kitchenware are partnering together to host Spring into Spring Cooking Class for youth ages 6-13. Spring into Spring Cooking Class will take place during spring break for Natchitoches Parish schools on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Spring into Spring will host classes Tuesday, March 28, 2017 starting at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Cane River Kitchenware located 732 Front Street in Natchitoches. Spring into Spring Cooking Class will allow kids to learn basic cooking skills while decorating a bunny cake and Easter eggs. Registration is $10 per child. Each class will hold a max of 10 students; all spots are first come first serve. For more information, please contact Dallas Russell at (318) 2378-7508 or drussell@natchitochesla.gov.

    Entries being accepted for High School Essay Contest: The Ninth Annual NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest is accepting submissions until May 19.  The contest is open to all Louisiana students in grades 9-12 regardless of type of school institution, including students in all types of private educational environments, as well as home schooled students. The 2017 Contest theme is “Louisiana Landscapes.”  Students are invited to write about a place in Louisiana that has special meaning for them.  All places in Louisiana are appropriate, including homes, schools, churches, neighborhoods, parks, historic sites, museums, bodies of water, landmarks and regions.  Personal reflections and experiences are valid as part of the essay content.  Essays may be in narrative form if the student chooses.

    "When I Grow Up" coloring contest

    A doctor, a fireman, an athlete, a pilot, a writer or a rock star. Whatever it may be, have your student in first-fourth grades, draw their rendition of what they want to be, and include a sentence explaining why. Send them in and we will pick winners. Age divisions are grades 1-2, and grades 3-4. Winners will be featured in a future edition and will receive prizes from the businesses listed below.  Editor of the Natchitoches Times, Juanice Gray, will personally deliver the prizes the week of March 27-31 and take the photos for the paper. To enter, email to jgray@natchitochestimes.com, mail to Natchitoches Times, POB 448, Natchitoches, LA 71458, or deliver in person to 904 South Drive, Natchitoches. Contest is open to all Natchitoches Parish public and private school students in grades 1-4. Deadline to submit entries is Friday, March 24.

    Natchitoches Young Professionals (NYP) is dedicated to developing the community's business leaders with membership available to anyone ages 21-40 who lives, works, learns or plays in the Natchitoches area. NYP host a social every third Thursday of the month open to new attendees. For more information, visit the website at www.ChamberNYP.com, like our facebook page and follow on twitter and instagram.   

    NPSO’s Arrest report for Monday March 20 to Wednesday March 22, 2017. Arrested were: 

    • Kelvin D Miller – 32 (BM) – 926 Amulet St., Natchitoches, La  - Failure to Register & Notify as a Sex Offender & Unlawful Use of a Social Networking Site
    • Katie E Trouille – 31 (WF) – 757 Robeline Provencal Rd., Robeline, La  71469 – No License & Expired Inspection Sticker
    • Marcus D Davenport – 37 (BM) – 305 North Railroad St., Natchitoches, La  - Domestic Abuse Battery & Contempt/FTA
    • Brandon Carter – 29 (WM) – 254 Mora Gorum Rd., Natchitoches, La  - Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia, Poss. Sch. I & Creation or Operation of a Clandestine Lab
    • Altavious D Elam – 29 (BM) – 223 Lebrum St., Campti, La  71411 – Failure to Register & Notify as a Sex Offender
    • Rodney J Frazier – 38 (BM) – 151 Grace Ave., Natchitoches, La  - Contempt/FTA
    • Latershish L Waldrup – 42 (BF) – 1323 Hill Ave., Natchitoches, La  - Insurance Fraud
    • Angela C Carroll – 33 (WF) – 183 Goodwill Rd., Minden, La  71055 – Criminal Conspiracy
    • Courtney R Medlin – 32 (WF) – 212 Paula Lane, Natchitoches, La  - Criminal Conspiracy, Insurance Fraud & Filing False Public Records
    • Javolon L Robinson – 25 (BM) – 107 Lewis Loop, Natchez, La  71456 – Contempt/FTA & Resisting an Officer