First United Methodist Church Natchitoches will offer financial peace university courses Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. For reservations call 318-357-8296. For more information visit

NSU to offer continuing education courses: Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will be offering non-credit courses in October: A beginning cake decorating class will be Oct. 7. –Dec.2 The class will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Culinary Arts Building near the Friedman Student Union. It is designed for the cake decorating shop owner, baker, caterer, chef or enthusiast. The fee for this course is $99.

A Rockin’ Line Dance class, taught by Liz Haynes and Sonny Scroggins, will be held Oct. 9- Nov.13 from 6-6:50 p.m. in the Health and Human Performance building in room 127. Line Dance is a way to meet new people while getting a workout. Learn several classic and new dances. No partner required. The fee for this course is $65.

A Ballroom and Latin Dance class, taught by Liz Haynes and Sonny Scroggins, will be held Oct. 9-Nov. 13 from 7-7:50 p.m. in the Health and Human Performance building in room 127. Learn the Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Tango, Cha-Cha-Cha and Salsa. The fee for this course is $65.

A Photography Basics class, taught by Laura Delanoix, will be held Oct. 21- Nov. 11 on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. in South Hall room 106. Learn the skills and techniques of taking photographs, models, lenses, filters, lighting, shooting techniques and post-processing basics. There will be hands-on shooting and camera work. A camera is required. This course is designed for DSLR cameras, but could help those in the field of dynamic cameras and images. The fee for this course is $45.

A Draw in Nakatosh class, taught by Mirla Martinez, will be held Oct. 25-Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-noon on FrontStreet next to the fountain. This is a beginning course in drawing and painting techniques. Learn to draw and paint the landscapes and nature of the city with basic techniques like graphite, color pencil and watercolor. Learn about the color wheel and elements of perspective. There will be space for students with intermediate and advanced levels. Students will supply their own materials. The fee for this course is $99. To learn about on-line non-credit courses visit or or For information or to register call (800)376-2422, (318)357-6355 or email

Helping others theme of ‘Make a Difference Day’: The Natchitoches Rotary Club is sponsoring "Make a Difference Week" in this area Oct. 21-27: The City ?Council proclaimed Oct. 20-26 Make a Difference Week in Natchitoches during the council meeting Monday. "The main goal of the project will be to help other in our community by putting your cares on hold for one day to care for someone else," said chairman Jimmy Berry. Rotarians are hoping community groups, businesses, civic groups and individuals will perform random acts of kindness. Examples are visiting a nursing home, taking a meal to someone who is ill or a shut-in, cleaning trash, doing chores for the elderly or infirmed such as mowing, assisting in a pet rescue project, driving someone to the doctor or grocery and similar activities. For ideas on projects, visit The Rotary Club has a Facebook page at "Through doing one or more of these activities, we hope that you will realize that it’s really better to give than to receive," Berry said. He is asking that groups or individuals who will coordinate the activities to register with the Rotary Club by calling him at 357-8546 or by emailing at

The City of Natchitoches Recreation Dept. presents an After School Tutoring Program at the John Below Center in Breda Town. The program is free to anyone between the ages of 5-12. The program days and times are Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. For more information, call Regina Layton at 318-357-3891.

Items for deployed military troops can be dropped of at any of the four Bank of Montgomery Branches. The project continues year-round with boxes to be prepared for Halloween and Christmas. The Shreveport Chapter of Operation Support Our Troops (OSOT) needs help with their on-going collection of items that can include instant hot chocolate mix/coffee/tea, tuna in foil packs, instant oatmeal/grits, Ramen noodle and instant cup-a-soup in any flavor except pork, chocolate candy, especially Hershey’s Kisses, white tube socks, artwork made by school children and notes or letters.


NPSO’s Arrest report for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Arrested were:

  1. Jimmy Connell – WM (38) – 1135 Wells Island Road, Shreveport, LA – Contempt of Court
  2. Ronald Stewart – WM (54) – Highway 478, Robeline, LA – Possession of Schedule I Drugs, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS, Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, No Seatbelt in Use, Contempt of Court
  3. Steven Cornelius Crumble – BM (31) – 172 Highway 1225, Clarence, LA – Identity Theft
  4. Kenyetta Jefferson – BF (34) – 127 Ellen Street, Natchitoches, LA – 5 Counts of Obtaining CDS by Fraud
  5. Mary Whitney Litton- WF (27) – 161 Sherry Circle, Campti, LA – Contempt of Court