Natchitoches Parish President on the road in Ashland, Louisiana

Rick Nowlin, Parish President addresses the group in Ashland.  When he told the crowd that their Parish Budget closed fiscal year 2014 in the Black... the group clapped and one person said "AMEN!"

Rick Nowlin, Parish President addresses the group in Ashland. When he told the crowd that their Parish Budget closed fiscal year 2014 in the Black… the group clapped and one person said “AMEN!”

NPJ was on hand for the Ashland Festival, Parade and Cake Walk in Ashland, Louisiana. Folks from our Natchitoches Parish Government were there to welcome questions from the public regarding Parish operations and the condition of Parish roads. Rick Nowlin, Parish President, Nick Verret, Director of Public Works and Lynda Vance, Health & Safety coordinator for the Mosquito Control program fielded many questions from the group under the pavilion in Ashland.

NPJ was informed that the Natchitoches Parish team will be making the rounds to all of the Fairs and Festivals in Natchitoches Parish this year. Make sure you stop by, study that complete budget for 2015 and have your questions answered.

NPJ would like to thank Ashland Mayor Gahagan Lee for inviting us to participate in the festivities this year.

Oh, and we ate some great BBQ too!

Nick Verret, Director of Public Works was on hand to answer all questions regarding Natchitoches Parish bridges, roads and solid waste.

Nick Verret, Director of Public Works was on hand to answer all questions regarding Natchitoches Parish bridges, roads and solid waste.

NPG had the Parish 2015 Consolidated line item Budget on hand.  Many were amazed by the large number of responsibilities a parish government has.  Many good questions.

NPG had the Parish 2015 Consolidated line item Budget on hand. Many were amazed by the large number of responsibilities a parish government has. Many good questions.

Rick Nowlin answers a question from 2014 fiscal operating year.

Rick Nowlin answers a question from 2014 fiscal operating year.

Nick Verret answers a question regarding our current bridge inspections by the State.

Nick Verret answers a question regarding our current bridge inspections by the State.

Rick Nowlin and Nick Verret answer a voters questions regarding a road in the Parish.

Rick Nowlin and Nick Verret answer a voters questions regarding a road in the Parish.

Nowlin, Verret and Parish Resident regarding our current Mosquito Control Program.

Nowlin, Verret and Parish Resident regarding our current Mosquito Control Program.

Nick Verret, Director of Public Works answers questions about Parish roads in Natchitochs Parish

Nick Verret, Director of Public Works answers questions about Parish roads in Natchitochs Parish.

A voter questioning the budget and why we can't just move money from one fund to another.  Nowlin - "because of Restricted Funds laws!"

A voter questioning the budget and why we can’t just move money from one fund to another. Nowlin – “because of Restricted Funds laws!”

The Natchitoches Parish Government booth in Ashland, Louisiana 04-25-15.

The Natchitoches Parish Government booth in Ashland, Louisiana 04-25-15.

Chart and Information your the Natchitoches Parish Government.

Chart and Information your the Natchitoches Parish Government.

Natchitoches Parish Government's Mosquito Control display.

Natchitoches Parish Government’s Mosquito Control display.

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