Rotary Club meets Warren Morris

Rotarian with the Program Mike Newton introduced Warren Morris, former member of the LSU 1996 College World Series Championship team and MLB baseball player at the Feb. 25 Rotary Club of Natchitoches meeting. Warren shared many inspirational stories about his experiences as a college and major league baseball player and is proud to be from Alexandria, LA.

Pictured from left are President David Guillet, Morris, and Newton (Photo by Dr. Ron McBride).

NRMC Successes Shared at AHA Rural Health Leadership Conference

Recently, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center received a national spotlight for its rural health programs and services. Kirk Soileau, Chief Executive Officer, was asked to present the hospital’s many successes at the 33rd Annual American Hospital Association Rural Healthcare Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

“It is always a pleasure to share our success with other hospitals,” Soileau noted. “We’ve found so many innovative ways to improve care in our community. For example, we created a Primary Care Clinic that is open seven-days-a-week, year-round that accepts Medicaid. We are seeing on average a 20 percent increase in patient volume at our Primary Care Clinic each month. So instead of waiting until someone is seriously ill and in need of emergency care, our goal is to get folks to come to the clinic when illnesses first start. This means treating upper respiratory illnesses before the condition worsens and possibly turns into pneumonia, or getting folks immunizations and flu shots, or helping those with chronic conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure better control their numbers. We are seeing such a great response. Our model can work in other communities across the nation and have the same positive impact on health that we are seeing in Natchitoches,” Soileau said.

Soileau also shared other innovative programs such as how NRMC is growing its specialist network, reaching out into the community to address population health issues, addressing reimbursement challenges, and growing services that the local community wants and needs like Wound Care, access to specialty care and more.

After presenting at the AHA national rural health meeting, NRMC’s innovation work was highlighted at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Soileau also participated in a podcast about rural health which can be heard on www.nrmchospital.org/tv-radio-spots/

About Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center began as a community hospital in 1955 and has grown into a 216-bed healthcare system with 750 Associates and more than 100 active and consulting physicians on its medical staff. The system is comprised of the 96-bed acute care facility, a skilled nursing home, assisted living complex, and an extensive network of clinics throughout the parish. NRMC is an affiliate of Christus Health.

NSU student dies as a result of medical condition

The body of a Northwestern State University student was found in a campus residence hall Tuesday, Feb. 26. James Evans, 22, a theatre major from Chalmette, died as the result of a medical condition.

Information on funeral services is incomplete. NSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance and Student Government Association plan to hold a memorial service next week.

The Northwestern State family extends condolences to Evans’ family and friends.

CITY OF NATCHITOCHES: Information Systems Technician

POSITION: Information Systems Technician

DESCRIPTION: Assists the Information Services Manager for all computer support, software, hardware, and networking City wide.

SKILLS: Have the knowledge of proper operation, use, and application of a variety of client computer systems and technologies such as MS Windows and AS400; Understand the principles of computer technology, hardware operating systems, client-server technologies and local area networks; Have the skill to back-up and restore, participate and apply PC security, antivirus, client imaging, and performance monitoring applications. CompTIA A+ or MCTS desirable.

CONTACT: Human Resources Department at 1400 Sabine Street or Post Office Box 37, Natchitoches, LA 71458-0037.

Applications may also be picked up upstairs at City Hall located at 700 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA, or may be downloaded at www.natchitochesla.gov

Applications will be accepted through March 12, 2020.

THE CITY OF NATCHITOCHES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Notice of Death – February 26, 2020

NATCHITOCHES:
Lorraine Martin Dorris
December 28, 1948 – February 24, 2020
Visitation: Saturday, February 29 from 10-11 am at Summerfield Baptist Church located at 171 Summerfield Road, Summerfield Community
Service: Saturday, February 29 at 2 pm at Summerfield Baptist Church near Colfax

Jerry Larpenter
August 13, 1930 – February 21, 2020
Service: Tuesday, March 3 at 2 pm at Friendship Church of the Nazarene in Robeline

Will Smith
March 26, 1951 – February 21, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Steve Wiggins
May 14, 1948 – February 21, 2020
Visitation: Thursday, February 27 from 3:30-5:30 pm at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches

Crawford Ficklin, Jr.
February 23, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 29 at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church, located at 411 Second Street in Natchitoches

Mary Jane Jackson Parker
February 22, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 29 at 9 am at Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 318 North Street in Natchitoches

Anna Lou Evans Beasley
February 7, 1918 – February 18, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 29 at 2 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches
Interment: Weaver Cemetery in Flora

Cleveland Lewis
February 15, 2020
Arrangements TBA

WINN PARISH:
Dr. William “Bill” Robertson
November 13, 1952 – February 24, 2020
Visitation: Thursday, February 27 beginning at 5 pm at Fellowship Baptist Church in Jena
Service: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:00AM at the church under direction of Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home

James Cecil “Gabby” Freeman Sr.
August 13, 1930 – February 24, 2020
Visitation: Thursday, February 27 from 5-9 pm and Friday, February 28 from 10-11 am at Northside Baptist Church in Montgomery
Service: Friday, February 28 at 11 am at Northside Baptist Church

School Board interviewed 14 Superintendent applicants – View Videos Here!

The Natchitoches Parish School Board held the interviews of the 14 candidates/applicants on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the week of February 17, 2020.

The Natchitoches Parish School Board will narrow the field of candidates during a special call meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.  The Natchitoches Parish Journal will stream this meeting LIVE.

A meet and greet has been set for March 10, 2020 to allow the public to have a face to face and ask questions.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal is providing the video of each candidates in the order they appeared before the full Natchitoches Parish School Board.  Each of their applications is available below the Videos.  This click the link to view.

The interviews were open to the public.

NPSB MEMBERS:
Reba Phelps, Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris, Beverly Broadway, Katrina Willis, Dorothy McGaskey, Tankia Palmer, Billy Benefield, Rhonda Guidroz, Russ Danzy and Eugene Garner.

Superintendent Candidates Video and Application are here for your review:

VIDEO: Billy Benefield explains the interview process

 

APPLICATIONS: Just click the link below to view that candidates application.

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Chamber Announces Home and Garden Expo Vendors

The inaugural Natchitoches Home and Garden Expo is set to take place this Saturday, February 29, at the Natchitoches Events Center, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Expo entry is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to come and learn more about the products and services offered by local businesses. There will be door prizes given throughout the event.

There will be many attractions for the entire family at the Expo. This Expo will feature a Kids Zone, sponsored by the Natchitoches Parish Library, with a variety of games and books for the children of attendees to play with. A feature of the Kids Zone will be a large blow-up screen that will have Wii Games for the kids on it. CENLA VR Game Truck will also be parked in front of the Events Center, and will have a wide variety of video games for all ages. HHR Equipment Rental Services will have a large digger that kids will be able to play on as well.

Please see below for the complete list of vendors:

A&C Hydroseeding
A&G Computer Services
AKA Construction
All Seasons Heating & Air
Atmos Energy
BDC Tree Service
Bolton Realty
BOM Financial Services
CB Pressure Washing
Cane River Brewing Co.
Cane River Pools & Spas
CENLA VR Game Truck
City Bank
Farm Bureau Insurance – Kyndal Harrell
Freeman Insulation
Girl Scouts of America
Goldman Equipment
HHR Equipment Rental
iOrganize
Ivan Smith Furniture & Appliances
J&J Exterminating
Marketa Remo Design
Mason Salter’s Fine Furniture
Music Mountain Water
Natchitoches Historic Foundation
Natchitoches Fire Department
Natchitoches Parish Library
Natural Springs Garden Center & Nursery
Olivier Woodworks
Seamless Gutters of Natchitoches
Rhodes Properties & Development
Rhodes Realty
Sherwin Williams
Sabine State Bank
Service League of Natchitoches
State Farm Insurance – Mike Murphy
Sutton Realty
SWEPCO
The Louver Shop of Louisiana
Toledo Bend Repair Services
US Census Bureau
US Forest Service
US Lawns
Vaughn Chevrolet Buick Cadillac

The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce helps foster a thriving community through transformative leadership, collaboration, and innovation.

Mike’s Gallery Welcomed to Our Community

By Kevin Shannahan

The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member at 780 Front St., Suite 105 Tuesday, February 25. Mike’s Gallery was welcomed to the Chamber of Commerce, and to our community, with a traditional ribbon cutting.

Mike’s Gallery is the newest addition to our area’s art scene. The gallery’s owner is Mike Cornelius, a native of Mobile, Alabama who married into a Natchitoches family. Cornelius is an avid historian who noted the numerous connections between Mobile and Natchitoches in the colonial era. This love is reflected in the gallery’s mission: “To procure and show wondrous, beautiful artworks for the enjoyment and illumination of all gallery visitors in support of the heritage and arts of Natchitoches, Louisiana.”

The gallery’s art is an eclectic combination of painting, shell art, sculpture and gift items. The artists are mainly local, but are joined by artists from Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Arkansas.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal extends its best wishes to Mike Cornelius and the artists in his gallery.

Northwestern State’s Ela Iwaniuk earns school’s second consecutive SLC Player of the Week

For the second consecutive week, Northwestern State has won the Player of the Week with Ela Iwaniuk taking home the honor this week.
This is the second Player of the Week honor for the senior, winning once in 2018. It is the first time the Lady Demons have won the award in back-to-back weeks since 2018 when they won three times in a row. Iwaniuk was in the middle of that trio.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Ela this past week,” head coach Patric DuBois said. “She played solid and steady against very tough competition.”

Mariella Minetti earned the honor this past week.

Iwaniuk, a senior from Konarskie, Poland, had a convincing victory to begin the weekend at No. 2 singles against Southern Miss’ Katia de la Garza. Iwaniuk dispatched the previously unbeaten de la Garza in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.

On Sunday, she and fellow senior Emilija Dancetovic came back from a 4-1 in doubles against UTSA to emerge with the victory 7-5 and clinching the doubles point for the Lady Demons. That was proceeded by another straight sets triumph.

Iwaniuk won in decisive fashion against UTSA’s Laura Cabrera, winning 6-3, 6-3, to finish a perfect weekend.

She leads the Lady Demons into conference play, which begins Friday at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before traveling to Lamar for a match Sunday.

Photo Credit: Chris Reich, NSU Photographic Services

Educators Rising conference brings future teachers to NSU

More than 350 high school students interested in pursuing careers in education attended the Educator’s Rising Louisiana Conference at Northwestern State University Wednesday. Participants heard from speakers, participated in workshops and competitions and browsed vendors to learn about topics that addressed anti-bullying, using technology, awareness of social issues and degree programs at NSU.

Keynote speaker Dr. Leslie Blanchard, executive director of the Leadership Development Institute at Louisiana State University, opened the conference by addressing several misconceptions about teaching and the negative feedback that young people often receive when they express a desire to go into teaching. Blanchard encouraged students to find the common ground in what they love, what they are good at, what the world needs and what they will get paid.

“I think it was a fantastic event so many students came out to learn about becoming an educator,” said Jessie Church, event chair. “They seem to really enjoy all of the session speakers and the competition judges said that the students were very prepared and amazing with her presentations.

Competition winners were as follows.

Educators Rising Moment – Jadyn Brunk, Brame Midddle School, first place; Charles Washington, Neville High School, second place, and Carson Savoie, Barbe High School, third place.

Public Speaking – Andrea Hernandez, Wossman High School, first place; Audrey Livigni, Neville High School, second place, and Trinity Baugh, Alexandria Senior High, third place.

Creative Lecture – Kaylee Raper, Brame Middle School, first place; Zoe Noel, Beau Chene High School, second place; Braxton Michel, Southeastern Louisiana University, third place, and Trinity Baugh, Alexandria Senior High, fourth place.

Ethical Dilemma – Jalisa Garth and Raytisha Jackson, Wossman High School, first place, and Jenna Mullican, Kenzie Harris, Maddie Dowden and Katie Cooley, South Beauregard High School, second place.

Impromptu Speaking – Fallon Lincoln, Barbe High School, first place; Gage Simoneaux, Brusly High School, second place, and Zane McCaughey, Sulfur High School, third place.

Lesson Planning and Delivery – DeMarcus Washington, Wossman High School, first place, and Jasmine Crockett, Wossman High School, second place.

NSU has hosted regional EdRising meetings in the past, but this was the first time the state conference took place on campus.

Sponsors of the event include BOM Bank, Tony Davis, vice president of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and District 4 representative; Reba Phelps, Natchitoches Parish School Board District 6 representative; Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana, Louisiana Association of Educators and the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Resources.

Educators Rising Louisiana, formerly known as Future Educators of America (FEA), is the non-profit student organization and/or class for middle and high school students interested in the field of education-related careers. At the national level, Educators Rising and Phi Delta Kappa partner to create a national network that helps students build resources and create connections that can significantly impact educational opportunities through co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
As a national affiliate partnered through LaSTOY (Louisiana State Teachers of the Year), Educators Rising Louisiana offers students, through school or individual membership, opportunities to participate in coursework and projects that assist and recognize educator practices through local, state, and national conferences as well as performance-based competitions.

According to Kris: 5 Spring Trends to Buy

By Kris James

Good Wednesday stylers! With fashion month in full swing and spring collections trickling into stores, there’s no time like the present to get informed on what the must-have S/S 2020 trends will be. There are hundreds of runway shows each season, and I certainly don’t expect you to go digging through them all. That’s what we’re here for.

This S/S 2020 season is one I’m excited about, and I know my fashion lovers will be too. Designers gifted us with collections that were the perfect marriage of wearable and innovative. These trends are the ones that are the most digestible and the ones I’m predicting that will be the heavy hitters all season.

You’re probably familiar with the slip dress and bustier tops, but this season, lingerie is taking center stage in the ready-to-wear world. Lingerie dressing is going way beyond the confines of the bedroom as traditional lingerie detailing such as hook and eye clasps, boning, garters, sheer paneling, tons of silks, lace, corsetry, and much more have worked their way into some of the most prominent spring collections.

Besides, lingerie-inspired pieces, Satin is back. Designers incorporated the high-shine fabric in almost everything from suits to dresses, and separates. So if you want to go corporate with your look, prefer something slinkier, or would rather a happy medium, there’s optiosn to make the trend your own and in any color your heart desires.

It’s common for a particular decade to surface as the major inspiration behind a collection, but when you see most of your fav designers sending out models that look like they just stepped out of an episode of That ’70s Show, I knew something’s up. What now feels almost a tad necessary among the ongoing rise of simpler bourgeois dressing is the colorful stark contrast of mod prints, bohemian layers, and retro accessories straight out of the ’70s. Speaking of inspiration from the past, there is just so much to love about the return of the tube top. Aside from the ’90s nostalgia and minimalistic nature of the trend the tube top is also a breeze to style and can be worn in any season.

Whether there’s an actual trip in the future or just chilling around the city, thanks to this particular spring and summer trend, you’ll at least be able to dress like you’re headed on the tropical vacation of a lifetime with nature and fruit-inspired prints. Channel your inner J.Lo or go more casual with a matching set. Either way, feel the island breeze and try not to notice that it’s just air coming from the AC.

Capitol Briefing: Gabe Firment

Gabe Firment
District 22 State Representative

In the last edition of the Capitol Briefing I stated that the number one priority facing the state legislature this session is to pass common sense Tort Reform legislation designed to lower personal and commercial automobile insurance rates. “Tort” Reform simply refers to changes in the civil justice system that aim to reduce the ability of plaintiffs to bring frivolous lawsuits against defendants and to ensure that monetary awards are commensurate with the damages sustained. Our broken legal system has tilted the scales of justice in favor of billboard trial lawyers whose unethical advertising methods have convinced scores of Louisianians that an automobile accident is the equivalent of winning the lottery.

As a result of our toxic legal environment, Louisiana has been named a “Judicial Hellhole” for 7 straight years and we currently have the second highest auto insurance rates in the nation. Hard-working lower and middle class families across the state have been among the hardest hit by the insurance crisis, with many families simply unable to afford the exorbitant automobile insurance premiums. The situation is even more desperate for small business owners such as logging contractors, farmers, and truckers who have no choice but to purchase commercial auto policies in a marketplace where most insurance companies have left the state or been forced to raise their rates due to the trial lawyers zeal for suing anyone with higher policy limits and deeper pockets.

Comprehensive tort reform measures are required to stop the precipitous climb of auto insurance rates and put money back into the pockets of Louisiana families. I will be supporting legislation to decrease the civil jury trial threshold from $50,000.00 to $5,000.00, which will help prevent personal injury attorneys from shopping their cases for judges known to blatantly favor plaintiffs. Louisiana’s $50,000.00 jury trial threshold is clearly an outlier compared to the rest of the nation, with the next closest state having a $15,000.00 limit, and 36 states with a $0.00 threshold.

Another important piece of tort reform legislation will address the collateral source rule which essentially allows juries to see only the “sticker price” for medical costs instead of the actual cost incurred by the plaintiff. This typically results in a windfall for the trial lawyer and plaintiff, and is perhaps the biggest driver of our excessively high rates. Legal reform bills filed this session will also address “Direct Action”, or the trial lawyer’s ability to file a lawsuit against a defendant and their insurer, clearly resulting in higher damage awards.

I will also be supporting repeal of the preposterous “seatbelt gag rule” which prevents a jury from knowing if an injured plaintiff was wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred. Believe it or not, each of the aforementioned measures were introduced last year and shot down by trial lawyers in the legislature and governor’s mansion. Although abuse of the legal system by trial lawyers is the leading cause of our high insurance rates, we must also hold insurance companies accountable and ensure that rates are based on verifiable actuarial data and not on arbitrarily determined standards.

I look forward to the spirited debates that will no doubt accompany our efforts to pass this common sense legislation our state urgently needs. Please know that my decisions as your state representative will always be made prayerfully with the best interests of the men and women of District 22 in mind.

Gabe Firment
District 22 State Representative

Percussion ensemble to wrap up six-day tour at NSU

The Ninkasi Percussion Quartet will present a recital at Northwestern State University on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. The group will perform the percussion music of Marc Mellits, who is a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Members of the Ninkasi Percussion Quartet are Dr. Gregory Lyons of Louisiana Tech, Dr. Gustavo Miranda of Nicholls State, Northwestern State faculty member Dr. Oliver Molina and Dr. Joe Moore of Benedict College. Mellits was the subject of Molina’s doctoral dissertation.

The recital at NSU wraps up a six-day concert tour that includes performances at Wheaton College, The University of Illinois, Lindenwood University in St. Louis, the University of Memphis and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Lions Club talks Campaign 100 to improve the world

The Natchitoches Lions club welcomed Harriet Hudson to its meeting on Feb. 24. Harriet is currently serving as Lions District 8-L Campaign 100 Chair. She is pictured with Mary Hooper and Sara Giannome. Campaign 100 is a 3 year program to raise funds for International disasters, blindness prevention, childhood cancer research, providing diabetic supplies to impoverished countries and environmental improvements. If you or your company has a desire to help fund any of these projects locally or worldwide, please contact any Lions Club member.

LSMSA Hosts 26th Annual School Sports Tournament

Over the weekend of Feb. 14-15, hundreds of student athletes from across the U.S. converged on the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) for a weekend-long sports tournament.

LSMSA competed against sister schools Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS), the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA), and the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS).

TAMS took first place in the tournament, with LSMSA coming in second, ASMSA taking third and ASMS getting fourth.

Due to LSMSA’s proximity to Northwestern State University’s facilities, the competition has been held at the school since 2013.

“It’s great for community building,” said Cayla Garrett (’20), “but I would love to go to their schools and see their campuses.”

Events included tennis, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, soccer, girls basketball, boys basketball, and volleyball. After the event, students were treated to an awards banquet and spirit competition, as well as an after party behind the Prudhomme residence hall.

“I really like the spirit competition,” said Sarah Johnson (’21). “I thought ASMSA had a great cheer routine.”

LSMSA has athletic opportunities in many disciplines, and allows students to play more competitively as a member of the local high schools’ teams.

March 3 recital to feature music from the court of Dresden

Guest artist Lindsey Strand-Polyak will perform with Northwestern State faculty Dennette McDermott, Douglas Bakenhus and Francis Yang of a program of baroque music from the court of Dresden on Tuesday March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Strand-Polyak will play violon, McDermott will play baroque flute, Bakenhus will play baroque bassoon and Yang will play harpsicord.

The program will be “Sonata a Tre für Violine, Flöte und basso” by Pierre Buffardin, “Sonata a Flute,Violin, basfono e cembalo” by Georg Ph. Telemann but attributed to Handel,

“Passemezzo” by Johann Vierdanck, “Sonata Detta La Desperata à 2“ by Carlino Farina, “Solo Suite” by Johann Vilsmayr, “Trio Sonata Violin e Flauto” by Jiri Čart(Georg Zarth) and “Concerto in sol minor per flauto, violino, fagotto e basso” by Antonio Vivaldi

Praised for her “rococo gracefulness,” Strand-Polyak is active throughout the West Coast as a baroque violinist and violist. She performs with ensembles such as the American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, SeaXle Baroque Orchestra, Pacific MusicWorks and Bach Collegium San Diego. Strand-Polyak has appeared at the Oregon Bach Festival, Twin Cities Early Music Festival, and the Fringe Series of both Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals. She was the assistant director for the UCLA Early Music Ensemble from 2011-2015 and is co-artistic director of baroque chamber group Ensemble Bizarria and of Los Angeles Baroque—Southern California’s first community baroque orchestra.

Her lecture-recitals include events at McGill University, the University of Texas at Austin, and national meetings of the American Musicological Society. She has served on the faculty of the Colburn School and the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA and was recently appointed adjunct professor of baroque violin and viola at Claremont Graduate University. She earned her Ph.D./M.M. in musicology and violin performance from UCLA.

Notice of Death – February 25, 2020

NATCHITOCHES:
Jerry Larpenter
August 13, 1930 – February 21, 2020
Service: Tuesday, March 3 at 2 pm at Friendship Church of the Nazarene in Robeline

Will Smith
March 26, 1951 – February 21, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Steve Wiggins
May 14, 1948 – February 21, 2020
Visitation: Thursday, February 27 from 3:30-5:30 pm at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches

Crawford Ficklin, Jr.
February 23, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 29 at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church, located at 411 Second Street in Natchitoches

Mary Jane Jackson Parker
February 22, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 29 at 9 am at Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 318 North Street in Natchitoches

Anna Lou Evans Beasley
February 7, 1918 – February 18, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 29 at 2 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches
Interment: Weaver Cemetery in Flora

Cleveland Lewis
February 15, 2020
Arrangements TBA

WINN PARISH:
Dr. William “Bill” Robertson
November 13, 1952 – February 24, 2020
Visitation: Thursday, February 27 beginning at 5 pm at Fellowship Baptist Church in Jena
Service: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:00AM at the church under direction of Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home

James Cecil “Gabby” Freeman Sr.
August 13, 1930 – February 24, 2020
Visitation: Thursday, February 27 from 5-9 pm and Friday, February 28 from 10-11 am at Northside Baptist Church in Montgomery
Service: Friday, February 28 at 11 am at Northside Baptist Church