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Whether you're an experienced baby wearer or just dipping your toes in to see what it's all about, this is the meeting for you! Local support group Natchitoches Babywearers and Phyllis Stroud, owner of Rocking Horse Toy Store have combined goals to bring community awareness to babywearing. Guest speakers Jeanne Carter and Hannah Morgan from Alexandria, will showcase their knowledge and love for baby wearing by educating us about different types of baby carriers, safe methods, and even some wrapping techniques for those interested! You will be able to try all sorts of baby carriers and learn what works for you! Who's Invited: Anyone wanting to know more about baby wearing regardless of experience or novice.


The Robert H. Burns, American Legion Post 16, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 of Covington and Mandeville Post 415 held a ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 15 honoring and thanking the local students who participated in the Louisiana Boys and Girls State 2015 sessions held at the Northwestern State University Campus in Natchitoches this past summer. Unit 16 sponsored sixteen girls, Post 16 sponsored twelve boys and Post 415 sponsored six boys.


Janet Huckabee, wife of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, will be in Louisiana this week to stump for her husband's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. According to Mike Huckabee's campaign team, the former Arkansas First Lady will make appearances in Greenwell Springs , Denham Springs and Lafayette on Tuesday.


According to the Natchitoches Parish Journal , fire crews were called to Mama's Oyster House in the 600 block of Front Street near the intersection of Church Street Thursday evening.


Bass guitarist Antoine Stewart's solo act catching on "They say, 'I don't really understand ... but it sounds good, and I'm going to dance it.' " Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2015/08/19/bass-guitarist-antoine-stewarts-solo-act-catching/32008285/ Antoine Stewart stands with his bass guitar outside of Tipitina's Music Co-op in downtown Alexandria, where he played his original music for a live audience for the first time in 2012.


Detectives with the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help with identifying and apprehending the person responsible for a residential burglary. It happened Friday, August 14 just before 2:00 p.m. in the 5000 block of LA Highway 6, just west of Natchitoches.


Jay Luneau running for Senate District 29 seat Alexandria attorney Jay Luneau has announced his candidacy for the Senate District 29 seat in the fall elections Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/2015/08/14/jay-luneau-seeking-senate-district-29-seat/31750291/ "During the past eight years, the Legislature has drastically cut funding to higher education, slashed money for hospitals and ignored the horrific conditions of our roads and bridges. It's time to focus on priorities instead of politics."


Severe storms and excessive rainfall that resulted in the Red River flooding during the spring and summer caused an estimated $7 million damage to agriculture in northwest Louisiana, but that number will likely go at harvest, said LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry. "These estimates are extremely preliminary and likely a conservative estimate of the full impact of the adverse weather experienced in Louisiana," Guidry said.


It devastated families, destroyed communities, and changed lives forever. But, one thing Hurricane Katrina couldn't do was break the bonds of friendship.


A dazzling beauty who studies Mass Communication at Southern University has enough derring-do for the rest of us. Jessica Carter is Miss Black East Baton Rouge Parish.


According to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office, around 4:30 p.m. Monday, deputies received a report of a stranded motorist on Interstate 49 just south of Natchitoches. When deputies Matthew Robertson and Amber Shirley got to the scene, they found a 2007 Kia passenger car with two women, two small children and three dogs disabled on the side of the road in 100 degree heat.


Only weeks ago, everyone was eyeing the Red River's slow rise and worrying about flooding. Today we're sweltering with record temperatures and living under burn bans.


Leesville students return to fully renovated school A three-year, $21.5 million construction and renovation project is complete. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2015/08/11/leesville-students-return-fully-renovated-school/31485177/ New classrooms and buildings at Leesville High School were being utilized Tuesday, the first day of school in Vernon Parish.


Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/2015/08/10/3-charged--hunt--natchitoches-escapee-continues/31410041/ Davantay Metoyer, 23, escaped Saturday from the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. He was being held on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm on school property, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and a probation violation.


Troopers with the Louisiana State Police are helping in the search for 23-year-old Davantay Metoyer. Deputies say Metoyer escaped from the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center Saturday just after 1:00 p.m. Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's deputies, Natchitoches Parish Detention Center correctional officers, Natchitoches City Police, and Louisiana State police have crews searching on land and from at least 1 helicopter in the air.


Fresh from graduate school with a diploma in forestry, Ricky Kilpatrick was hired by LSU AgCenter to be the area forester for northwest Louisiana. Bossier's Kilpatrick forester of the year Fresh from graduate school with a diploma in forestry, Ricky Kilpatrick was hired by LSU AgCenter to be the area forester for northwest Louisiana.


A Natchitoches man was arrested on theft charges after he allegedly used a horse to help steal a pressure washer. Back on July 14, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's detectives received a report of a theft in the 1200 block of Miller Farm Road.

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