LSMSA theater students to present ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

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Secrets, mistaken identity and flying food ensue in the athletic farce for all ages as the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts presents “The Servant of Two Masters.”

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Nov. 2-4 with a matinee set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and will be held in the Black Box located in the Center for Performance and Technology.

Tickets are $7. Students from LSMSA and Northwestern State University get in free with proper identification.

Written in 1746, the play follows the adventures of Truffaldino who, in order to make an extra florin or two, agrees to be the servant of two masters; unbeknownst to either of them. It does not help that one is a woman who is disguised as a man to find her fiancé who happens to be the other master.

Cast members include Gracie Messina, a senior from Baton Rouge; Victoria Sosa, a junior from Lake Charles; Michael Bass, a senior from Bossier City; Myles Fabre, a junior from Baton Rouge; Hannah Rice, a senior from Mandeville; Christopher Comeaux, a junior from Covington; Charlie Roppolo, a senior from Denham Springs; Hannah Miller, a senior from Baton Rouge; Caroline Adkins, a junior from Shreveport; Caitlyn Morrison, a senior from Leesville; Anne-Marie Higginbotham, a junior from Lafayette; Emma Millisor, a senior from Anacoco; and Sofia Rivera, a senior from Covington.

Technical crew members include Caitlin Foster, a senior from LaPlace; Esther Seo, a junior from Bossier City; Caleb Coleman, a sophomore from Geismar; Donovan Dowden, a junior from Shreveport; Kayla Kay, a junior from Lake Charles; Katie McElveen, a junior from DeRidder; Zoe Roques, a sophomore from Broussard; Autumn Downen, a senior from Choudrant; Kerry Doyle, a senior from Eros; Emma Gruesbeck, a junior from Natchitoches; Brileigh Elton, a sophomore from Bastrop; Shemya Mozeke, a senior from Homer; Kaitlyn Randall, a senior from Vidalia; Ruby Kharod, a senior from Opelousas; Mei Scott, a junior from Shreveport; Emily Ann Dart, a senior from Bossier City; and Casey Tonnies, a junior from Bossier City.

For more information, contact Jeff Thomakos at


Registrar of Voters PSA:

Open Primary Election Polling places open Nov. 18, 2017 at 7 AM and close at 8 PM

State Candidate Elections (State Treasurer):
Derrick Edwards
John Schroder

Early Voting for all interested voters will be conducted in the Registrar of Voters Office:
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, Monday, Nov. 6 through Thursday, Nov. 9, concluding on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 daily from 8:30 AM until 6 PM.

Absentee voting by mail is intended for voters who will be out of the parish on Election Day and the week of Early Voting or if a person is over 65, or if a person has a mobility impaired ID card (must provide a copy). Fax requests to: 318-357-2212 or Mail to: Registrar of Voters, PO Box 677, Natchitoches, LA 71458.

Last Day to Make a Written Request for an Absentee Ballot by Mail: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

Written Request Form can be downloaded at under “Elections.” Click on the “Vote” link; click on “Vote by Mail;” click on “Application to Vote by Mail.”

Your written request must include: Voter’s Name, Voter’s Natchitoches Parish Address, Voter’s Date of Birth, Voter’s Social Security Number or Voter’s Driver’s License Number, the reason the ballot is being requested, the election date: (Nov. 18, 2017), address to mail the ballot to and the Voter’s Signature.

Ballots must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by 4:30 PM the day before the election. Military and Overseas: Ballots must be returned to the Registrar’s Office before 12 Noon on election day. Call 318-357-2211 for additional information.


Church will hold ‘Mini Fair’ and Trail Ride Nov. 4-5

Mini Fair

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cloutierville will hold a “Mini Fair” Nov. 4-5. The fair opens after the 4 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday, Nov. 4. There will be food (gumbo, meat pies, tamales, hamburgers and a sweet shop). Activities include prize bingo, a country store, games and a trail ride.

The trail ride leaves at 5:30 pm sharp. No ATVs. For more information call Pete or Marie Jones at 318-379-0002.

On Sunday, Nov. 5 the kitchen will open at 11 am, serving baked turkey and cornbread dressing with all the trimmings, gumbo, meat pies, tamales and hamburgers. There will also be a sweet shop, country store, games, and money bingo beginning at 1 pm.

Music will be provided by DJ ‘Doc’ Couty on Saturday and Sunday.


BOM branches compete in Halloween Costume Contest

BOM Flintstones

BOM Financial Services participated in the BOM Bank-Wide Halloween Costume Contest. Pictured from left are Reba Phelps (black Cat), Mark Ducote (Lumberjack), and Gina Banks (Black Widow).

BOM’s Loan Operations Department, pictured from left are Kirk Leone, Sherri Outlaw, and Jennifer Sims.

Brooke Harrell and Brandy Tilley dressed up as crayons. BOM’s Marketing Department (Tara McKenney, Carrie Hough, and Micah Foshee) dressed as the Three Musketeers. Lyn Christophe and Dewayne Chelette dressed as the duo Lois Lane and Superman!

Logan Lambert won 1st place in the individual costume contest as Larry Bird!

Judy Byone and Henry Rachal dressed up at the Cloutierville Branch! Jacob Murchison and Luke Lucky were Maverick & Goose from Top Gun! John Sullivan dressed up as a cowboy.

The University Parkway Branch got 4th Place with its theme “University Snack Shop. Pictured from left are Jenny Brown, Brittany Barton, Dustin Dauzat, Allen Kees, Corrine Nagim, and Mary Hooper.

Other branches included:

The Many Branch dressed as nerds. Pictured from left are Linda Guay, Twyla Lovelady, Tiffany Miller, Ashley Parrie, and Debra Funderburk.

The Ringgold Branch won with its theme of Alice in Wonderland. Pictured from left are Lisa Hay, Jessica Ammons, NATALIE Bamburg, and Tammy Bernard.

The Montgomery Branch won 2nd Place in our Bank wide Halloween Contest. The theme the Flintstones. Pictured from left are Chelsea McQuillin, Elona Washington, chasity Adcock, Kathy Myers, Brenda Payne, Tiffany Woods, Janet Crew, and Mary Bullock.

Notice of Death – October 31, 2017

Notice of Death 2017


Mary Ellon Robinson
June 18, 1943 – October 29, 2017
Service: Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 11 am at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery

Infant Jaicee Anderson
September 13, 2017 – October 31, 2017
Arrangements TBA

Gerald Wayne Bell
October 11, 1949 – October 28, 2017
Service: Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 pm at Trinity Christian Center in Forest Hill

Bobby R. McCray
October 28, 2017
Arrangements TBA

Bennie Ruth Edwards
October 28, 2017
Service: Saturday, Nov. 4 at 11 am at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Campti Community Cemetery

Rev. Calvin Gray
October 26, 2017
Arrangements TBA

Mayo Cook
November 1, 1961 – October 24, 2017
Arrangements TBA

NSU’s CAPA Hosts a Spooky Good Time at Trunk or Treat

CAPA Trunk or Treat 2017 (2)

Students from NSU’s School of Creative and Performing Arts held their Trunk or Treat Monday, October 30th at the Spirit of Northwestern practice area. Over 20 costumed NSU CAPA students taught area youngsters songs and gave away treats to an enthusiastic crowd of children and their parents. The young ghosts, vampires and assorted characters also got to show off their costumes, play fun games and win prizes. This year marks the second time the students have hosted this fun event.