August permits total $1.4 million in estimated development costs

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The Natchitoches Parish Planning and Zoning Department issued 28 permits for the month of August, totaling $1.4 million in estimated development costs and $8,364 in permit fees.

Residential-Detached Building:
Willie Calhoun, 172 Sisson Loop
Ucie Vascocu, 131 Ucie Vascocu Road, Robeline, $30,000
Clay Chadick, 6748 Hwy. 6

Residential-Electrical Trade:
Andy Airport, 123 Wilkerson Road
David Bandaries, 3157 Hwy. 156, Saline
Kenneth Lantz, 162 Douglas Drive
James Harris, 2773 Hwy. 479, Goldonna
Robert Griffin, 244 Clark Loop, Robeline
Donald Ferguson, 1485 Nelson Road, Robeline
Malcolm Michaels, 431 Kayla Drive
NJBG, 1407 Hwy. 494
Willie Courtney, 391 White Oak Lane
Greg Winslow, 218 Greenville Drive, Clarence

Residential-Farm Structure:
Anthony Christophe, barn, 1114 Hwy. 484, Natchez

Residential-Manufactured Homes:
Tiffany Warner, 7555 Hwy. 6, $45,000
Jordan Elliotte, 8172 Hwy. 120, Robeline, $75,000
Wilmer Spurgeon, 226 Coco Bed Road, Cloutierville, $63,000
Randall Quick, 2065 Hwy. 155, Ashland
Joan Buswell, 7427 Hwy. 9, Campti, $15,000
John Gregory, 503 Lake Forum Road, Chopin, $42,000
McKendrick Grayson, 202 Morning Star Loop, Natchez, $86,000

Residential-New Construction:
Shannon Williams, 132 Riverview Drive, Natchez, $330,000

Dale Guilbeaux, 1406 Five Forks Road, Saline
Lawrence Smith, 7320 Hwy. 9, Campti
Louis Wellen, 298 Nid Aigie Road, Cloutierville
James Rambin, 5168 Hwy. 485, Robeline
Michael Weeks, 9350 Hwy. 6, Robeline

Commerical-New Construction:
Ratcliff Development, Hwy. 6, Clarence, $810,653

Keep safe has two locations for self storage

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A ribbon cutting was held for Keep Safe Storage’s new location at 118 Reba Street by the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce.

Store your items with confidence at Keep Safe Storage in Natchitoches. There’s now two locations to better serve the community: 5841 Hwy. 1 Bypass and 118 Reba Street. Both facilities are fully gated and have manned offices.

Keep Safe Storage is Natchitoches’ largest, up-to-date climate and non-climate controlled self storage units. Features include state-of-the-art security and lighting. You’ll find units in all sizes (5×5 to 12×30) with over 800 units to choose from. When you pay for your first month, your second is free, plus get a free lock!

Keep Safe Storage is also Natchitoches’ exclusive U-Haul outlet with trucks and trailers.
Bypass office hours: Monday-Friday from 8 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 9 am – 12 pm
Reba Street office hours: Monday-Friday from 8 am – noon

For more information call 318-356-5500.

Day 4: Natchitoches Kiwanians send relief team to Texas

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The Natchitoches Kiwanis Disaster relief team is in Texas, spending eight days helping families who need help with tree removal and blue roofing after Hurricane Harvey.

On Day 4, the Kiwanis Relief Team was able to tackle three houses, before they scouted out more jobs to see who else they could help.

House 1: This was a quick job. The road was a tight squeeze so the team had to bring limited supplies to the location. They were still able to get it done in 20 minutes and left to scout the next place and load up the trailers!

House 2: The homeowner started to tack a tarp over the hole in the roof on her house, but this was just a temporary fix until she could get more help. Kiwanis came by to finish up the job and make sure the tarp wouldn’t leak.

House 3: Roxann was living in a mobile home with her granddaughters. They were home during the storm. There were lots of missing shingles and a few roof punctures from the storm.

Today’s team was:
From Waskom Brown and Associates:
David Waskom, Rodney Boswell, Kristy Sampey, and Mary Kay Waskom

From Ashlar Medical:
Jesse LeBlanc and Angela Waskom

It’s not too late to help us out! Be sure to like, share, and donate!

NHDDC discusses budget and marketing

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The Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission discussed it’s budget and the City’s new marketing initiative at its meeting Sept. 21.

The NHDDC received $319,000 for its budget, which is a 11 percent cut. At its meeting July 20 David Stamey said they anticipated a 12 percent cut, so their 15 preemptive percent cut to the budget was accurate.

For the past four years the NHDDC has received their capped amount of $360,000 from Louisiana’s Visitor Enterprise Fund to divide amongst its projects.

“We prepped for this and we came out close,” said NHDDC Chairman Van Erikson.

Rebecca Blakenbaker revealed the firms chosen for the City’s new marketing initiative that would develop a brand for Natchitoches. They will work with the Graham Group and Kinetix Solutions. The Graham Group has experience with brand strategy for municipalities, particularly when tourism is involved. Kinetix will be used for the digital side of the initiative.

“We want to negotiate to their strengths,” said Stamey.

The next step is to have a meeting with the NHDDC committee and stakeholders to start gathering input.

Sabine State Bank Donates to golf tournament

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Sabine State Bank donated several cases of water & gift bags to the KA
Fraternity who is holding  a golf tournament tomorrow at the NSU golf
course. All proceeds go towards the  Julian Foy Scholarship fund.

Left to right : Kim Raymond, Jeremy Cox, KA’s Sam Brandon, Lacy Bennett,
Erica Vercher, Bertha Williams, Jareyna Washington. Back row: KA’s & SSB
Employee Tyler Johnson, & KA’s Walker Phelps.

Job Opening – Accountant


Established management company in Natchitoches, Louisiana looking for part time accountant to work 20 to 30 hours per week.

Submit letter of interest and resume to:

319 South Drive
Natchitoches, La.  71457

NOTE – the P.O. Box that was used was incorrect. If you receive your submission back in the US Mail… please send it back to the address shown.  Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

Resumes will be accepted until October 1, 2017.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Firearms seized in Natchitoches area

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According to a Task Force official, the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force seized a total of eight illegally possessed firearms in the Natchitoches area within the last week.  Two of the seized firearms were confirmed stolen from different areas in Natchitoches Parish. These seizures were made during several Uniformed Tactical Operations where numerous offenders were arrested.  Uniformed Tactical Operations are grant funded selective enforcement operations that are supervised by Task Force personnel aimed at the disruption quality of life violations and open air distribution of narcotics within the communities of the Natchitoches Parish.

The Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force along with other law enforcement agencies will continue to work to reduce gun violence in Natchitoches Parish.

The Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force would like to thank the Citizens of Natchitoches for their support.  Many times an investigation begins with a simple phone call or tip from a concerned citizen.  For this reason the Task Force encourages all citizens to report any crimes in their neighborhoods anonymously by calling 318-357-2248, The Natchitoches Police Department, or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office.