Times Gone By…The week of April 17, 2014-2020

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 April 17, 2014

•Cane River residents share Creole culture with La Boucherie and Cochon de Lait

April 16, 2015

• Johnquaries Smith’s family and community members dedicated a plaque at Natchitoches Central High School memorializing his time as a student.

April 14, 2016

•Discord surrounds student relocation for Magnet school

• Northwestern State University’s school of business hospitality management tourism and culinary arts program held an Internation Cultures and Cuisines Festival

• The Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) announces Natchitoches Parish teacher Crystal Louviere Pierce as the recipient of the association’s Teacher Image Award.

April 15, 2017

•911 operators, our faceless heroes

• No hope in stopping Hopefille: Mayor Lee Posey says there’s not a lot the City can do to stop a renovation project that will house the homeless and homeless veterans but that doesn’t mean he likes it.

•Tri Sigma Dances with the Stars

April 19, 2018

• By a vote of three to two, there was introduction of an ordinance to allow a referendum to be on the Nov. 6 ballot to change from Home Rule Charter to police jury form of government.

•CLTCC opens business boutique

April 18, 2019

•Crime alters lives but doesn’t define them: In commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s Office joined other law enforcement leaders in hosting a memorial event to support crime victims and to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights.

•Fairview Union Water System bottom line doesn’t balance; realigns with new board

•Dragon boats glide on Natchitoches waters

April 16, 2020

•Students, teachers, staff share thoughts and concerns over school closures.

•Tif tax approved for Hobby Lobby

• Cane River Brewing Company produces sanitizer for essential personnel, community

This article published in the Weekend, April 24-25, 2021, print edition