Retired Clerk of Court Louie Bernard welcomed attendees to Van H. Kyzar’s investiture as 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jan. 23 at the Events Center. Pastor Steven Harris gave the invocation and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Department Color Guard presented the colors. Taylor Townsend introduced the court and Chief Judge Gene Thibodeaux performed the investiture. Bernard, Sheriff Victor Jones and DA Billy Joe Harrington gave their remarks. Pastor Conway Jones gave the benediction at the end of the event.
While Kyzar said there were too many people to thank, he recognized his wife, friends, family and support staff. He quoted a life lesson his parents taught him that says, “Success without humility and kindness is not success at all.”