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22
Jul

Judge Horton

“Judge Horton is a senile old man who rules with an iron fist, or rather an iron gavel,” said Haszeriga. “Bud the Bum is the voice of reason and helps to solve things.”

“Come expecting great food and a great performance! Remember to bring the family!”

 

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22
Jul

First United Methodist Church

Young at Heart of First United Methodist Church met July 5. Patriotic decorations were provided by Bostick Bradley Circle of United Methodist Women. Beth Martin was introduced by Virginia Crossno as the area coordinator for Operation Christmas Child, a program that presents children with shoe box gifts in cooperation with local churches in their countries. Martin spoke of her trip to Rawanda and distributing the Christmas boxes to children there. The kids received not only the gift boxes but books about Jesus. More boxes are needed so no child will be left out. Boxes can be delivered to Westside Baptist Church before Nov. 20. Martin was accompanied to the meeting by DeWayne Martin and Nancy Moore. Celebrating July birthdays were, from left, Dean Maley, Susie Kemps, Joann Collier and Ken Otto.

 

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20
Jul

Final Farmer’s Market

Saturday, July 29 will be the last day of the Natchitoches Farmers’ Market for the season.

The market has been on Front Street every Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon since April 29 and is an excellent place to buy fresh and local on the weekends.

The market features stalls selling fruits, vegetables, breads, plants, herbs, jams, jellies, eggs, art, jewelry and features woodworks, live music and activities for children. For more information on the Natchitoches Farmers’ Market, visit www.canerivergreenmarket.com or call (318) 238-4211.

 

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20
Jul

The Adai Caddo Indian Nation

By Natalie Anderson

Though little history of the Adai Caddo Indian Nation is recorded, an oral history credits the Adai Caddo as an independent Indian Nation that had a role in the shaping of American culture and an influence in the fates of both Texas and Louisiana territories.

 

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15
Jul

Reimagine easy but fun shish-ka-bobs

It’s hot, and we know it’s just going to get even hotter. The idea of getting dressed, headed out to a job or staying home and having to do chores is making us sweat before we even get out of bed.

And just what in the world are we going to fix for dinner that doesn’t involve turning on the blasted stove?

Here in the south, we love our barbecue, so that definitely is on the menu. But we just did hamburgers. What else? Maybe it is time to reimagine an easy but fun old standby – the shish-ka-bob. Oh, yeah. And it’s also a great way to give everyone what they like. Here’s what you do:

 

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15
Jul

CRNHA to host series of crafting workshops

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) will co-host a series of handson crafting workshops entitled, “Crafternoons at Los Adaes” in partnership with Northwestern State University of Louisiana’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. “It is our pleasure to once again partner with the School of Creative and Performing Arts, and to offer this heritageinspired crafting series to our community,” said Cynthia Sutton, CRNHA CEO.

 

The Crafternoons will be inside the visitor center at Los Adaes State Historic Site and are scheduled for July 18, 20, 25 and 27 from 1-3 p.m. Leslie Gruesbeck, Associate Professor of Art at NSULA, will lead the workshops. “Each of these workshops is designed to teach novice students new techniques and encourage seasoned crafters to consider new directions. It’s our hope that participants will be inspired by these traditional crafts and continue exploring ways that crafts can enrich their daily lives,” said Gruesbeck

 

 

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13
Jul

Mother-daughter duo strives to provide positive influences for others

By Hannah Richardson

Teresa and Asia “Lulu” Lewis are a dynamic motherdaughter duo that has accomplished much together. While supporting each other’s achievements, both work towards a similar goalproviding positive influences for others.

To Teresa Lewis, a Natchitoches native, writing has been a passion of hers since she was a child. “I would write short stories and poems, but didn’t get the courage to release one until 2015,” she said. She has written two children’s books, “Goodnight Lulu,” and “Lulu’s Sticky Icky Summer.” Both can be found on Amazon.

“The message behind ‘Lulu’s Sticky Icky Summer’ is, it’s okay to be different,” said Lewis. “Your family and friends will love you no matter what.”

 

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13
Jul

Local belly dance

Local belly dance troupe Indigeaux will represent Natchitoches at the Bayou Belly Festivale in Lafayette Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m.The festival will host dancers from around the country and will showcase performances this Friday and Saturday night. This will be Indigeaux's fourth appearance at the festivale. They will dance to “Kiss” by Prince. Their style is tribal fusion but they always include the unexpected in their routines. Locally, Indigeaux has performed on a float in the Dionysos parade, in the Miss Natchitoches Pageant, at Art Along the Bricks, Farmers' Market and at several service organization meetings. Tickets are available through the Bayou Belly Facebook page. Indigeaux members are, from left, instructor Cheryl Gianforte, Jessie Parr, Scotti Rodgers and Beverly McCollum.

 

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08
Jul

It’s a Girl!

Thomas and Tracy Brodnax are pleased to announce a new addition to the family! They are expecting a baby girl, Rayleigh-Mae Denise Brodnax, in November. On front row from left are Caden Strebeck, Anthony Valentino and Alex Strebeck. On back row areThomas Brodnax holding Matthew and Tracy Brodnax.

 

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08
Jul

Residents celebrate the Fourth of July

Celebrating the Fourth of July with a boat ride on the John K. Kelly Reservoir (The New Lake) are, from left, Brandy Longino, Josh Longino, Debbie Bamburg, Payton Christen, Avery Longino, Leigha Christen, Josh Christen and Sarah Bamburg.

 

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