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BREAYANA BRADLEY , a Tulane student who went through the state's foster care system, and Rep. Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches, right, posed with state official Chip Coulter after Cox gave Bradley a scholarship. BATON ROUGE-Breayana Bradley, a Tulane student who went through the state's foster care system, arrived at the state Capitol last week, to speak up for state funding for foster care programs when she had a chance meeting with Rep. Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches.

 

The Natchitoches Leadership Through Athletics Committee hosted their second annual awards ceremony Saturday, May 19 at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Ralph Wilson presided.

 

Tuesday evening, the contestant JT thought would come out fourth, won the "Voice" singing competition. And the one he thought would win came in third.

 

Mudbug Madness opened Thursday with a Mudbug Eating Contest. Our own Shayne Wright was going for the big prize, but opted, instead, to savor his crustaceans.

 

Monday, May 14 Bailey Posey and Grace Procell sang "Surrounded" at the Old Bethel service Mother's Day. Then Charlene Wormack sang "The Anchor Holds."

 

A service to honor the life of Mr. Joseph Wilkie Basco was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with Bro.

 

One of the final hurdles for completion of the Natchitoches 911 Communications Center is connection to sewer and water. Architect George Minturn said Tuesday, May 15 at the commission's regular meeting the original plans called for a different slope on the sewer lines than what was bored by the City.

 

John E. Winston's response to the two articles in the Natchitoches Times: JT Column, May 3, and Dale Skinner article in the Weekend Edition, May 12-13 in his own words. This is in response to two items that appeared in the Natchitoches Times, one under the heading of the JT Column in the May 3, 2018 edition and the other was the front page article in the Weekend Edition, May 12-13, 2018, by Dale Skinner, Superintendent of Natchitoches Parish Schools.

 

A Natchitoches man is fighting for his life after being shot Thursday night and a teen is behind bars facing attempted murder charges. Police were called out to a shooting near Lafayette Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive just before 9 p.m. Morris was first taken to a hospital in Natchitoches but later transferred via helicopter to a hospital in Shreveport.

 

The Natchitoches chapter of the Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association held their annual banquet and fundraiser Wednesday, April 25 at the Natchitoches country club. Better known as CCA, the organization is the premier wetlands and fishing advocacy group for the State and the coastal States of our nation.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Ernest Ackel announce the marriage of their daughter, Hillary Elisabeth Ackel to Dillon Anthony Bodden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dexter Bodden of Lafayette. They were wed Sept.

 

Four sessions will be on the Natchitoches campus on May 24-25, May 31-June 1, June 20-21 and July 10. The program will be held on the Alexandria campus June 5, and on the Leesville/Fort Polk campus June 7 and on the Shreveport campus June 13. The fee is $100 for the sessions on the Natchitoches campus and $60 for the sessions on the Alexandria, Shreveport and Leesville/Fort Polk campuses. Those attending the sessions on the Alexandria, Shreveport and Leesville/Fort Polk campuses should be planning to take all classes on that campus.

 

Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association president, board members and volunteers will host their annual Show and Tell and Pot Luck Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at the NGHA Library, 600 Second Street. Anyone may bring any historical or genealogical items to display and discuss such as art, artifacts and books.

 

'Why not?' brings student from Puerto Rico to Louisiana This NSU graduate embraced the question and was open to something different. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/education/2018/05/16/why-not-brings-student-puerto-rico-louisiana/606836002/ We gathered graduating seniors from around Lafayette Parish to read us the Dr. Seuss classic, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" At 19, she was wrapping up her freshman year at the University of Puerto Rico and living at home with her family in San Juan.

 

La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries agents on a regular patrol of a stretch of Bayou Pierre about 1 mile south of the bridge on Hwy 174 near Jordan ferry at the Natchitoches/Red River Parish line discovered a badly decomposing body floating in the water.

 

On May 12 at 1:15 p.m. NPD officers were dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Keyser Avenue and Williams Avenue. Once on the scene, officers saw a 2016 Dodge Journey was positioned on its side.

 

Natchitoches Magnet School is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Natchitoches Magnet serves children from first-eighth grades.

 

Seven graduates of Northwestern State University's Reserve Officer Training Program were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army in conjunction with commencement exercises May 11. From left are Sec. Lt. Albert Tuiel of Shreveport, Sec. Lt.

 

The Natchitoches Parish School Board recognized Students-of-the Year at the committee meeting Tuesday. From left are Supt.

 

Students in Northwestern State University's Child and Family Studies program collected and delivered personal care items and other supplies to community service partners Providence House in Shreveport and the Women's Resource Center in Natchitoches. Providence House is a residential treatment facility for homeless families with children.

 
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