Natchez News


Monday, July 24

Happy birthday wishes are extended to all celebrating in July.  They are Wynona Ladkin July 3, Aaron Petite July 6, Jeffery Hoover July 7, Jaylon Sowell and Timothy Ladkin July 8, Kennard Johnson July 9, Alvin Murray and Tondra Byrd July 11, Jelesa Lacour July 16, LeBrashia Forest, Betty Robinson and Esther Hoover July 19, Delorian Slate and Clydia Groce July 20, Miracle Forest and Lloyd Williams July 21, Gloria Byrd July 24, Henderson Howard July 26, Charles Morris July 27, Shondreka Washington July 28 and Deloris Sewell July 31.

Belated anniversary wishes are extended to Danny and Emma Byrd July 5, Leard and Shirley Robinson July 6, Willie and Tondra Braxton July 11 and Erick and Gladys Smith July 11.

The Village of Natchez July monthly meeting was July 6 at 6 p.m.  Village officials were present with the exception of Alderman Joe Walker.  Village Secretary Jalisa Reed was present along with community members, Viola Porter and sewer worker Bukar Muhammad.  There was also a guest present, Nolan Johnson.

The meeting was called to order and a prayer was led by Alderman Amos Bradley. The council adopted the June minutes.

A guest listed on the agenda was Nolan Johnson who discussed the pre-construction conference of the waste water system.  The conference was in Natchitoches at the Natchitoches Arts Center. Dixie Overland Construction will do the work to repair the waste water system.

The next order of business was the adoption of the agenda, old and new business.  Blades are needed for the lawn mower.  It was also noted that the budget is being prepared.  It will be presented next month.

Chief of Police Gerald Johnson was not present and no items were discussed.

Sewer business was discussed.

Muhammad stated that there were small issues with the pumps that they are working on.  Their functioning life is gone and he is working diligently to keep them up. He will continue to work with the upkeep until they start working on repairs with the pumps.

The financials were covered and only the basic necessities were paid.  Humphrey made comments in reference to the upcoming LMS meeting in Shreveport.  It is scheduled for July 27-29.  She would like to thank everyone for a great job that was done with the Heritage Festival.  The meeting adjourned at 7 p.m.

There will be a softball/baseball game Aug. 5, at 1 p.m., in the Natchez Pecan Park.  Teams can contact Henry Braxton at 318-652-1458.  There will be a small entry fee of $45 per team.  There will be trophies given for first, second and third places.

This is a family-oriented event. The admission is $1 at the gate.