College of Business seeks to fulfill professorship

Steak and Burger

The look on Dillon Braxton’s face as he gets his steak shows his amazement that kids got steaks while adults got burgers at the Boys & Girls Club Steak and Burger Dinner.

Bolton Realty acquires Collins and Stamey Real Estate

Janice Bolton of Bolton Realty and David Stamey of Collins and Stamey Real Estate announced May 23 that Bolton Realty will acquire Collins and Stamey Real Estate at the end of June. Originally formed in 1984 as Dannie Collins Real Estate, David Stamey joined the firm as an agent in 1986. Stamey stated that since taking office as Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court, he has focused on those duties while serving as an advisor to his agents. He will continue to assist agents as an Associate Broker for Bolton Realty. Bolton Realty opened in 2006 and will relocate from the current location at 760 Front St. to the Collins and Stamey building at 304 University Parkway in early July.

ATMOS to upgrade natural gas distribution service in city

Aging infrastructure was the focus of business at the City Council meeting Monday afternoon. The council approved a change order increasing the cost of the rehabilitation project on Lafayette Street. The original contract that went to Progressive Construction Co., in August of last year was $329,881 to lay new water lines along the riverbank. There was a change order in April of this year for $44,415 and a resolution Monday approved a change order for $230,000 raising the revised contract total to $604,851.

NSU will offer MRI, ICT certification: NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s School of Allied Health received approval to offer two post-baccalaureate certification programs for radiologic technologists interested in becoming certified to perform MRIs and invasive cardiovascular procedures.  The programs are designed to provide registered radiologic technologists with the knowledge, skills and competence to practice Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Invasive Cardiovascular Technology (ICT), credentials that will enhance their careers by specializing in a growing area, administrators said.

The Natchitoches Coalition on Homelessness will have the Annual Community Flea Market. Need cash in your pocket for the summer? Come join us on Saturday, June 3rd at the corner of Amulet and MLK Drive from 7a – 2p. Table spaces available for $10 each, so bring your own tables and tents. Each space will be approximately 4x6. All funds raised will go to the funding of the soup kitchen and shelter that will be located in the city of Natchitoches. For more information please call Marie 352-8931 or Theressa 652-7876.

NSU Rec Complex pool is open; swim classes start in June: NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host several summer aquatics classes at the NSU Recreation Complex.  The pool is now open and hours of operation are 3-6 p.m. Tuesday through the end of May.  Hours for June and July are 2-7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.  Membership information is available by emailing Cindy Davis, director of aquatics, at or by calling (318) 357-6301.

Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a driver education course May 30-June 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This course will consist of 30 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 8 hours of practice driving (behind-the-wheel instruction). Those who complete the course will receive a certificate verifying successful completion. Those who take the course must be 14 years and 9 months old on or before the first day of class Proof of age is required. For more information, call (318) 357-6355, (800) 376-2422 or go to

The CenturyLink Center Job Fair will be on Wednesday, June 7th, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. CenturyLink Center is seeking excited and motivated applicants to work two large shows in July, as well as other events throughout the year. We're hiring in several of our departments. Interviews will be given on the spot for qualified candidates. Please enter through our lower box office entrance and bring your resume. Visit for more information. SMG / CenturyLink Center is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans to apply.

St. Mary’s Catholic School is currently accepting resumes for teaching positions. Resumes can be sent to or mailed to 1101 E 5th Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457, attn: Andrea Harrell.

NPSO’s Arrest report for Monday May 22 to Wednesday May 24, 2017. Arrested were: 

  1. Jessica A Thurmond- 36 (WF) – 18412 Green Willow Dr., Baton Rouge, La  70817 – Operating a Vehicle while Under Suspension for Prior Offenses, Careless Operation & Poss. of Alcoholic Beverages in a Motor Vehicle
  2. Alvin R Helaire III – 27 (BM) – 154 Johnson St., Natchez, La  71456 – Entry on or Remaining in Place after being Forbidden
  3. Gordon Lacour – 30 (BM) – 299 Edwina Dr., Natchitoches, La  - Contraband Defined, Taking to and From a Penal Facility
  4. Fredrick Dudley – 28 (BM) – 299 Edwina Dr., Natchitoches, La  - Contraband Defined, Taking to and From a Penal Facility
  5. Victor V Taylor Jr. – 20 (BM) – Battery of a Correctional Facility Employee
  6. Zantari Smith – 29 (BM) – 146 Burl Pickett Rd., Campti, La  71411 - Contraband Defined, Taking to and From a Penal Facility
  7. Nathaniel Bates – 31 (BM) - 299 Edwina Dr., Natchitoches, La  - Contraband Defined, Taking to and From a Penal Facility
  8. Katherine N Johnson – 57 (WF) – 205 E Village Dr., Natchitoches, La  - Illegal Poss. of Stolen Things
  9. Lester Fisher – 33 (BM) – 937 Sixth St., Natchitoches, La  - Contraband Defined, Taking to and From a Penal Facility
  10. Russell Hewitt – 42 (BM) – 1349 Andrew Ave., Shreveport, La  71118 - Contraband Defined, Taking to and From a Penal Facility
  11. LaReginald Doyle – 32 (BM) – 1915 Patzman, Shreveport, La  71118 - Contraband Defined, Taking to and From a Penal Facility & Obstruction of Justice
  12. Darion Mitchell – 31 (BM) – 120 Mayfield, Natchitoches, La  - Public Intimidation
  13. Jeremy Williams – 33 (WM) – 934 Tramel Rd., Zwolle, La  - 71486 - Contraband Defined, Taking to and From a Penal Facility
  14. Keldric R Payton – 21 (BM) – 17803 Sunstone Terrace Lane, Humble, TX  77396 – Battery of a Correctional Facility Employee
  15. John D King – 48 (BM) – 118 John Dr., Natchitoches, La  - Resisting an Officer, Entry on or Remaining in Places after being Forbidden & Interfering with a Law Enforcement Investigation
  16. Chasman J Evans – 26 (BM) – 329 Greenville Dr., Clarence, La  71414 – Criminal Trespass
  17. Jessica Stampley – 24 (BF) – 119 Mary Dr., Natchitoches, La  - Battery of a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest & Interfering with Officers & Resisting an Officer
  18. John D Mitchell – 27 (BM) – 118 John Dr., Natchitoches, La  - No Child Restraint, No License, Flight from an Officer, Child Desertion & Domestic Abuse Battery