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.

Winter Wonders: Sgt. Jeff Townson will offer a self-defense classes for women on Jan. 29 from 6-9 p.m. at the NPD training center at 525 Bossier St. There is a $20 registration fee to cover administrative costs. For questions, call Amy Cox at 357-3802. The classes are for women and girls at least 13. Townson recommends attending all classes to get the full benefit. Townson is a certified instructor in the RAD defense technique. RAD courses teach ways to defend against aggression and assault with hands-on training. Townson completed a 1-week RAD course in Williamsburg, Va., to become a certified instructor.

 MLK teaches HiSet prep: The MLK Center in Natchitoches offers HiSet Preparation classes. Earlier this year the HiSet replaced the GED Test required to earn a high school equivalency diploma. The change is statewide. The classes are free and open to the public. The class is designed primarily for students with the state recommended ninth grade or above reading level. Students are required to take a reading assesment after enrollment. Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. Students should be 19 years or older. New classes and enrollment will start every eight weeks. The next session will run January through February. For information call 357-3891.

Items for deployed military troops can be dropped of at any of the four Bank of Montgomery Branches. The project continues year-round with boxes to be prepared for Halloween and Christmas. The Shreveport Chapter of Operation Support Our Troops (OSOT) needs help with their on-going collection of items that can include instant hot chocolate mix/coffee/tea, tuna in foil packs, instant oatmeal/grits, Ramen noodle and instant cup-a-soup in any flavor except pork, chocolate candy, especially Hershey’s Kisses, white tube socks, artwork made by school children and notes or letters.

NPSOs’ Arrest report for Friday, Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Arrested was: 

  1. Kendell Johnson – BM (29) – 129 South Bend Drive, Natchitoches, LA – 2 Probation/Parole Violation
  2. Dominique Shantell Sowell – BF (24) – 124 Mary Drive, Natchitoches, LA – Contempt of Court
  3. Lorenzo Phillip Lynch – BM (33) – 213 Juzan Street, Campti, LA – Contempt of Court
  4. Steven Leslie Jones – BM (35) – 1586 Highway 484, Natchez, LA – Possession of Schedule I Drugs
  5. Kasey Ryan Hailey – WM (34) – 705 Townsend Ballard Road, Marthaville, LA – Theft, Identity Theft, Illegal Transmission of Monetary Funds
  6. Demarion Reshawn Robinson - BM (26) – 854 Dixie Street, Natchitoches, LA – Contempt of Court
  7. Johneisha Murphy – BF (23) – 822 Georgiann Street, Natchitoches, LA – Entering and Remaining After being Forbidden, Resisting an Officer
  8. Victoria Lynn Johnson – BF (23) – 121 Bayonne Road, Cloutierville, LA – Simple Battery