Just Talkin’ for Oct. 27, 2022

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JT hears from local attorney Dan Dyess that the Washington Mardi Gras Ball next year will be themed “Steel Magnolias”.
The event is set for late January 2023 with Congresswoman Julia Letlow as Chairman.
It is THE social event in Washington every year…people literally beg for tickets.
With a “Steel Magnolias” theme, JT expects Natchitoches and the Cane River Country will be on full charming display. With the nation’s “movers and shakers” as a captive crowd, this is a publicity gold mine that many would kill for.
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We’ve known it all along…there was just no evidence until recently.
A new study has found that some people are in fact “mosquito magnets”.
It’s because of a high level of certain acids on their skin.
If that’s not bad enough…once a mosquito magnet…always a magnet. There’s nothing you can do about it other than loading up with bug spray.
To make matters worse…the blood sucking mosquitos are “loyal” to their favorites over time.
Hopefully we are almost out of mosquito season (Spring to early Fall).
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The ballot for the November election is pretty full for many local voters.
There are 13 candidates alone in the race for U.S. Senator…and eight constitutional amendments.
JT was studying the amendments this weekend and, as in the past, most would either close loopholes or they are for specific groups or communities only.
But there’s one that really got his attention.
Amendments number 7 would prohibit the use of involuntary servitude (slavery) except as it applies to the otherwise lawful administration of criminal justice.
State Representative Edmond Jordan, who authored the bill and represents East and West Baton Rouge parishes, is now asking people to vote against the Constitutional Amendment. He says the ballot wording is confusing and in fact the amendment may do more damage than good.
JT has felt for a long time that wording on the Constitutional amendments was intentionally vague and confusing to voters…and this just proves it.
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It doesn’t happen often…but there will be no football played in Natchitoches Parish this weekend.
All three local high schools are on the road and Northwestern has an open date.
This Friday night, St. Mary’s is at Logansport, Lakeview is at Jonesboro Hodge and Natchitoches Central is at Parkway.
But here are some weekend options: Moonlight over Melrose from 6-9 p.m. on Friday. (A family friendly trunk-or-treating, face painting, costumes and music.), Parc Natchitoches has the fishing competition and demonstrations from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday.
NSU also has a couple of events. Thursday through Saturday the Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Government Inspectors” at AA Fredericks Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. On Friday at 6:30 p.m. check out the Drums along Cane River at the Riverbank Stage or you can head to the Demon Soccer Complex to see the Lady Demons take on Southeastern at 7 p.m.
If you see a lot of traffic around the college on Saturday…that’s because of the Classic on the Cane Marching Contest at Turpin Stadium at 9 a.m.
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