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Sat
25
Mar

Nature Preserve plaque will be unveiled at spring picnic

by Hannah Richardson 

The annual Briarwood Spring Picnic at Briarwood Nature Preserve will be Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Caroline Dormon, born in 1888, was a botanist, horticulturist, historian, preservationist, conservationist and author. She was also the first woman to be employed in the United States Forest Service. Her home and birthplace, Briarwood, is the headquarters of the Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve in Saline. Today, the preserve carries out her work in maintaining the wildlife native to the south and educating others on its importance.

The plaque deeming the Briarwood Nature Preserve as a National Historic Place will be unveiled at the picnic by guest of honor, Phil Boggan with the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development. The site was deemed a National Historic Place Nov. 8, 2016.

 

Sat
25
Mar

Spring hours and ranger programs announced at Cane River Creole National Historical Park

Cane River Creole National Historical Park has released a schedule of free spring programs at Oakland Plantation and expanded spring hours at Magnolia Plantation.

National Park Service rangers and volunteers will present a daily talk at 12:30 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. tour at Oakland Plantation beginning Saturday, March 25. The talk will focus on the role and lives of generations of plantation workers at Oakland and will take place at the slave/tenant cabin. The tour of the Oakland Main House will focus on the 200-year history of the plantation. Main House tour will begin at the Plantation Store.

There are no regularly scheduled tours of the grounds of Magnolia Plantation at this time, but grounds tours can be arranged by calling 318-352-0383, ext. 200. All programs are free to the public. Oakland Plantation is located at 4386 Highway 494 in Bermuda.

 

Thu
23
Mar

Stars such as Cary Grant and Joan Blondell encouraged troops in the 1940s

By RICKEY ROBERTSON

 

Camp Polk during World War II was a busy place! Camp Polk had been established Jan. 10, 1941 and had been named in honor of Louisiana Episcopal Bishop Leonidas Polk. Camp Polk had been built at a cost of almost $22 million.

Thousands of soldiers in all branches of the U.S. Army were training for combat at Camp Polk. Of the U.S. Army’s 91 World War II divisions, 48 divisions were trained and went through Camp Polk. One of the busiest branches was the new Armored Divisions.

Camp Polk was used as a training base for several Armored Divisions during the war. Several of these Armored Divisions were actually formed at Camp Polk and after training in the Louisiana piney woods, shipped out to battlefields all across the world. But Leesville and Vernon Parish were not prepared for this giant influx of military personnel. One question on everyone’s mind was “where can we get real entertainment for the troops?”

 

Thu
23
Mar

New Officers

The AU Chapter of PEO Sisterhood met March 1 at Merci Beaucoup. New officers, from left, are president Pat Pierson, vice president Nancy Rutledge, recording secretary Kathy Richmond, corresponding secretary Brenda Rinehart, treasurer Martha Maynard, chaplain Rosie Finical and guard Judy Murphy.

 

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Sat
18
Mar

Oasis of Love Academy

This week, the Oasis of Love Christian Academy had its annual Fun Week and Penny War. Monday was “We Love America Day.”

 

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Sat
18
Mar

Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Bridal Registry

A display of popular bridal registry items were arranged on the second floor of the Kaffie- Frederick General Mercantile this week. The arrangements include popular dish sets, cutting boards and silverware.

 

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Thu
16
Mar

Chapter AG Meeting

The AG Chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) had their monthly meeting March 6 at the home of Margaret Berry. The new officers are, from left, Sandra McCullen, president; Frances Hoffpauir, vice president; Bridget Briley, guard; Janet Flynn, chaplain; Soni Sers, recording secretary; Anne Taylor, corresponding secretary; and Gayle Howell, treasurer.

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Thu
16
Mar

Students will represent many cultures at next week’s International Festival

NSU

Northwestern State University’s Department of Hospitality Management and Tourism will present the popular International Festival of Culture and Cuisines from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the Alumni Plaza in the Fine Arts Complex.

This year, the festival will include the Wild Wild West (rope the bull), Pirates of the Caribbean (swashbuckling sword fights), Ireland (Irish Clogging), Germany (chicken dance), Latin America: Larry’s Group live band, France (bocce ball), Greece (Greek dancing and plate throwing; and India (henna tattoos).

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Sat
11
Mar

Stephen Takacs brings traveling photography project to Northwestern State University

By Hannah Richardson

After traveling across the United States, Brownie in Motion, Stephen Takacs’ portable photography project, has made its stop at Northwestern State University.

Takacs, of Columbus, Ohio, began the project in 2013 and features a roomsized and fully functional Kodak Brownie Target Six- 16.

Takacs has taken photos with the camera obscura at several sites across the states, along with photos of the Kodak itself at sites, which can be viewed at Hanchey Gallery at NSU.

 

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Sat
11
Mar

Natchitoches Art Gallery installs fresh art, displays bid items and tribute window

By Hannah Richardson

The Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery’s newest art installation is a breath of fresh air for the new spring season. Pieces made by guild members depict everything you’d think about when you think of spring, including vibrant colored flowers and Easter holiday art. With the installation, two new display windows were also constructed this week.

 

One of the display windows was constructed in tribute to Laurie Thompson, a wellknown photographer and artist who lived in New Orleans many years until her passing March 18, 2015. The window has a few artworks from her extensive collection. The artwork on display in the Gallery window will be there through March.

 

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