The Young at Heart group met March 6 at the First United Methodist Church with celebratory St. Pat’s Day decorations made by the Faith Circle of Women. Bro. Doug deGraffenried prayed over the meal and group prayer requests.
The following attendees with birthdays in March were recognized: Julia Doll, John Brewer, Charlsie Coker and Mildred McTyre. Visitors included Karen McCoy, with her mom Carol, and Mr. and Mrs. Ron McBride who spoke about the forming of a nonprofit for study and possible building of an indoor Olympic style pool.
Mayor Lee Posey spoke to various issues in the city. Litter being a problem, they are authorizing higher fines for littering. Houses and abandoned cars are also to be addressed. Grants and other monies are being used on infrastructure, namely $1 million on 8”-12” waterlines under the new St. Denis Street extension. It may be 25% complete and will lower city fire insurance ratings from 4-2. North Williams Avenue water mains are also being upgraded as well as east Natchitoches side streets.
There is great promise with the development of an Alumni Village near the Cane River Brewery.
Also the NSU water well tract on the hill leaving the city on La. 6 West, is the Grady Erwin Nature Trail, in addition to the Sports Complex cleared for construction.