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Election Results: November 8, 2022

Natchitoches Parish

Polls close at 8 p.m. today, and election results should begin rolling in between 8:15 and 8:30, beginning with early voting numbers.

Natchitoches Parish Journal will continue to publish the final as results as counted. Please watch our website and our Morning Update.


Early Voting – October 25, 2022 – November 1, 2022

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Natchitoches Parish Early Voting

October 25 – November 1, 2022  
WARD WHITE BLACK OTHER TOTAL      %
1 938 346 49 1,333 71.20%
2 100 57 1 158 8.44%
3 151 19 5 175 9.34%
4 139 51 16 206 11.02%
  1,328 473 71 1,872 100%
Totals  
  • As reported by the Louisiana Secretary of State.  Shows In-Person and Absentee.

Election Day is November 8, 2022

To View all Races & Candidates, download or view this file:

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: Hunting Property at NPSB

Notice is hereby given that the Natchitoches Parish School Board will receive Bids/Proposals until December 1, 2022 2:00 p.m. and will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time in the School Board’s Central Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71457-5709, for:


Please find bid-related documents at WWW.CENTRALBIDDING.COM or with Natchitoches Parish Journal or Natchitoches Times. Bids/Proposals received after the date and time of opening will not be considered. Facsimile transmissions will not be considered. Additional information may be obtained upon request by contacting Michelle Demery, Purchasing Coordinator, at Michelle.Demery@npsb.la or 318-352-2358, Ext. 1155, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Bids may be mailed in or dropped off at 310 Royal Street address. The Board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.

Other terms and conditions:

1) Bidder must acknowledge their acceptance of the template lease and its terms which is attached herein on their bid offer.

2) All parcels of land up for bid have a minimum bid per acre of $7

3) Each lease is for three years and the bidder must state their bid for each year separately. An example is “Year I -$7, Year 2 -$8 and Year 3 -$9”

4) Bidder must bid for each parcel separately in a separately sealed envelope with parcel number identified on the outside of the envelop.

5) Bidder must provide proof of easement to the parcel being bided. Example is “Using Water Well Road as Easement”

Please See Attached/Download below.

/s/ Lee Waskom
Director of Business Affairs

/s/ Grant Eloi
Grant Eloi, Secretary-Treasurer Natchitoches Parish School Board


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS: Hunting Property at NPSB

Notice is hereby given that the Natchitoches Parish School Board will receive Bids/Proposals until December 1, 2022 2:00 p.m. and will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time in the School Board’s Central Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71457-5709, for:

Please find bid-related documents at WWW.CENTRALBIDDING.COM or with Natchitoches Parish Journal or Natchitoches Times. Bids/Proposals received after the date and time of opening will not be considered. Facsimile transmissions will not be considered. Additional information may be obtained upon request by contacting Michelle Demery, Purchasing Coordinator, at Michelle.Demery@npsb.la or 318-352-2358, Ext. 1155, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Bids may be mailed in or dropped off at 310 Royal Street address. The Board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.

Other terms and conditions:

1) Bidder must acknowledge their acceptance of the template lease and its terms which is attached herein on their bid offer.

2) All parcels of land up for bid have a minimum bid per acre of $7

3) Each lease is for three years and the bidder must state their bid for each year separately. An example is “Year I -$7, Year 2 -$8 and Year 3 -$9”

4) Bidder must bid for each parcel separately in a separately sealed envelope with parcel number identified on the outside of the envelop.

5) Bidder must provide proof of easement to the parcel being bided. Example is “Using Water Well Road as Easement”

Please See Attached/Download below.

 

/s/ Lee Waskom
Director of Business Affairs

/s/ Grant Eloi
Grant Eloi, Secretary-Treasurer Natchitoches Parish School Board


Local and Celebrity Pickers Standings

Local Pickers

James Kilcoyne
Week Eight
Winner

Week Eight %
10-0 100

Kendrick Below
Week Seven
Winner

Week Seven %
9-1 90

Linda Manning
Week Six
Winner

Week Six %
9-1 90


Kelli Sutton
Week Five
Winner

Week Five %
6-4 60


Kathleen Bentz
Week Four
Winner

Week Four %
10-0 100


Kathleen Bentz
Week Three
Winner

Week Three %
9-1 90


Stephen Wilkerson
Week Two
Winner

Week Two %
10-0 100


Johnny Manning
Week one
Winner

Week One %
10-0 100%


Celebrity Pickers

Rodney Harrington
Attorney at Law

Week Eight Overall %
9-1 59/80 73.75


Rick Nowlin
Consulting Engineer

Week Eight Overall %
6-4 54/80 67.50


Dane Terrell
Ivan Smith Furniture

Week Eight Overall %
6-4 50/80 62.50


Haley Blount Taitano
NSU/Realtor

Week Eight Overall %
8-2 45/80 56.25


Randy Williams
City Marshal

Week Eight Overall %
5-5 41/80 56.25


NPJ Pickers Standings

Billy West
Attorney-at-Law

Week Eight Overall %
8-2 49/80 61.25


Steve Graf
HUTD

Week Eight Overall %
5-5 48/80 60.00


Bill Vance
NPJ Media Group, LLC

Week Eight Overall %
6-4 47/80 58.75


Doug Ireland
Journal Services, LLC

Week Eight Overall %
7-3 45/80 56.25

James Kilcoyne is our top Picker this week

JOURNAL STAFF

James was the weekly winner of the Natchitoches Parish Journal College Football Pick ‘Em Contest.  Congratulations!

James picked 9 of 10 (90%) correctly along with one other picker, but James won the tiebreaker to claim the $250.00 check.

There’s another $250 prize on the line.  You have until Friday afternoon at 4 to enter this week’s contest. Anyone has the chance to win the $250 prize as the week’s top predictor of college football games.

Participation is very simple for anyone able to access this link:

https://tinyurl.com/NPJPickem

The Pick ‘Em portal opens to a menu of game-by-game matchups, with an easy click to pick winning teams for each contest. Two games will be used as tiebreakers, with participants predicting the total points scored in those games.

You can finish faster than the time it takes you to read this story from start to finish!

Entries are open now to predict winners this week.

Every participant will receive a FREE Journal subscription if you’re not already signed up for the easily navigated, convenient 6:55 a.m. daily e-mail.

Note: Just ONE $250.00 winner per week. You must be 18 years of age or older.  Only your FIRST submission will count, any others you submit will be excluded. Tiebreakers are the closest to the total points without going over. All decisions by Management are final.


Local and Celebrity Pickers Standings

Local Pickers

Kendrick Below
Week Seven
Winner

Week Seven %
9-1 90

Linda Manning
Week Six
Winner

Week Six %
9-1 90


Kelli Sutton
Week Five
Winner

Week Five %
6-4 60


Kathleen Bentz
Week Four
Winner

Week Four %
10-0 100


Kathleen Bentz
Week Three
Winner

Week Three %
9-1 90


Stephen Wilkerson
Week Two
Winner

Week Two %
10-0 100


Johnny Manning
Week one
Winner

Week One %
10-0 100%


Celebrity Pickers

Rodney Harrington
Attorney at Law

Week Seven Overall %
7-3 50/70 71.42


Rick Nowlin
Consulting Engineer

Week Seven Overall %
6-4 48/70 68.57


Dane Terrell
Ivan Smith Furniture

Week Seven Overall %
7-3 44/70 62.85


Grant Eloi
Superintendent

Week Seven Overall %
3-7 40/70 57.14


Haley Blount Taitano
NSU/Realtor

Week Seven Overall %
6-4 37/70 52.85


Randy Williams
City Marshal

Week Seven Overall %
4-6 36/70 51.42


NPJ Pickers Standings

Steve Graf
HUTD

Week Seven Overall %
4-6 43/70 61.42


Bill Vance
NPJ Media Group, LLC

Week Seven Overall %
3-7 41/70 58.57


Billy West
Attorney-at-Law

Week Seven Overall %
8-2 41/70 58.57


Doug Ireland
Journal Services, LLC

Week Seven Overall %
4-6 38/70 54.28

Kendrick Below is our top Picker this week

JOURNAL STAFF

Kendrick Below was the weekly winner of the Natchitoches Parish Journal College Football Pick ‘Em Contest.  Congratulations!

Kendrick picked 9 of 10 (90%) correctly along with one other picker, but Kendrick won the tiebreaker to claim the $250.00 check.

There’s another $250 prize on the line.  You have until Thursday afternoon at 4 to enter this week’s contest. Anyone has the chance to win the $250 prize as the week’s top predictor of college football games.

Participation is very simple for anyone able to access this link:

https://tinyurl.com/NPJPickem

The Pick ‘Em portal opens to a menu of game-by-game matchups, with an easy click to pick winning teams for each contest. Two games will be used as tiebreakers, with participants predicting the total points scored in those games.

You can finish faster than the time it takes you to read this story from start to finish!

Entries are open now to predict winners this week.

Every participant will receive a FREE Journal subscription if you’re not already signed up for the easily navigated, convenient 6:55 a.m. daily e-mail.

 

Note: Just ONE $250.00 winner per week. You must be 18 years of age or older.  Only your FIRST submission will count, any others you submit will be excluded. Tiebreakers are the closest to the total points without going over. All decisions by Management are final.


Cash in for $250 by picking weekly college football winners

JOURNAL STAFF

Fans have until Friday at 4 to enter this week’s Natchitoches Parish Journal College Football Pick ‘Em Contest. Anyone has the chance to win a $250 prize as the week’s top predictor of 10 college games, featuring NSU, LSU, Grambling, and other teams of local interest.

There is no entry charge, just like there is no cost to subscribe to the Natchitoches Parish Journal.

Participation is very simple. Just click on this link:

CLICK HERE TO PICK YOUR WINNERS!

The Pick ‘Em portal opens to a menu of game-by-game matchups, with an easy click to pick winning teams for each contest. Two games will be used as tiebreakers, with participants predicting the total points scored in those games.

It takes 20-30 seconds to sign up and not much longer than that to make your picks.

The entry window will remain open this week until 4 p.m. (Friday)

One person will win each week’s $250 prize, to be announced in the Journal early the following week as the subsequent Pick ‘Em Contest launches. All contest decisions by NPJ management are final.

Every participant will receive a FREE subscription to the Journal if you’re not already signed up for the easily-navigated, convenient 6:55 a.m. daily e-mail.

A panel of Journal writers and local celebrities will also pick the games each week, but won’t be eligible to win the cash prizes. Their individual picks will NOT be publicized, just the week’s final win-loss results and the season’s record for each picker.

It will be fun for participants to compare their weekly records to the panel of experts and celebrities to be announced next week.

Enjoy it all, for FREE, and enter each week’s contest. You could collect $250, maybe more than once!

Notes: Just ONE $250.00 winner per week. You must be 18 years of age or older.  Only your FIRST submission will count, any others you submit will be excluded. Tiebreakers are the closest to the total points without going over.  All decisions by Management are final.


Local and Celebrity Pickers Standings

Local Pickers

Linda Manning
Week Six
Winner

Week Six %
9-11 90


Kelli Sutton
Week Five
Winner

Week Five %
6-4 60


Kathleen Bentz
Week Four
Winner

Week Four %
10-0 100


Kathleen Bentz
Week Three
Winner

Week Three %
9-1 90


Stephen Wilkerson
Week Two
Winner

Week Two %
10-0 100


Johnny Manning
Week one
Winner

Week One %
10-0 100%


Celebrity Pickers

Rodney Harrington
Attorney at Law

Week Six Overall %
5-5 43/60 71.67


Rick Nowlin
Consulting Engineer

Week Six Overall %
6-4 42/60 70.00


Dane Terrell
Ivan Smith Furniture

Week Six Overall %
6-4 37/60 61.67


Grant Eloi
Superintendent

Week Six Overall %
4-6 35/60 58.34


Randy Williams
City Marshal

Week Six Overall %
8-2 32/60 53.34


Haley Blount Taitano
NSU/Realtor

Week Six Overall %
2-8 31/60 51.67



NPJ Pickers Standings

Steve Graf
HUTD

Week Six Overall %
5-5 39/60 65.00


Bill Vance
NPJ Media Group, LLC

Week Six Overall %
6-4 38/60 63.34


Doug Ireland
Journal Services, LLC

Week Six Overall %
5-5 34/60 56.67


Billy West
Attorney-at-Law

Week Six Overall %
4-6 33/60 55.00

Linda Manning is our top Picker

JOURNAL STAFF

Linda Manning was the weekly winner of the Natchitoches Parish Journal College Football Pick ‘Em Contest.  Congratulations!

Linda picked 9 of 10 (90%) correctly along with two other pickers, but Linda won the tiebreaker to claim the $250.00 check.

There’s another $250 prize on the line.  You have until Thursday afternoon at 4 to enter this week’s contest. Anyone has the chance to win the $250 prize as the week’s top predictor of college football games.

Participation is very simple for anyone able to access this link:

https://tinyurl.com/NPJPickem

The Pick ‘Em portal opens to a menu of game-by-game matchups, with an easy click to pick winning teams for each contest. Two games will be used as tiebreakers, with participants predicting the total points scored in those games.

You can finish faster than the time it takes you to read this story from start to finish!

Entries are open now to predict winners this week.

Every participant will receive a FREE Journal subscription if you’re not already signed up for the easily navigated, convenient 6:55 a.m. daily e-mail.

 

Note: Just ONE $250.00 winner per week. Only your FIRST submission will count, any others you submit will be excluded. Tiebreakers are the closest to the total points without going over. All decisions by Management are final.


Natchitoches Police investigate shooting on Northern Street

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Northern Street late Thursday night.

On Oct. 6 around 11:21 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Northern Street in reference to gunshots in the area. While officers were on Northern Street they were notified that two juveniles were at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds. The two juveniles were treated and were released from the hospital.

This investigation is ongoing and the Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.

If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Morgan Jester at (318) 357-3810. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smart phone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.


NSU E-LAB Honor Roll

3RD GRADE A HONOR ROLL LINCOLN

BRUMLEY AVERY COLE CHARLEE
DUCOTE LUCAS
EDDINGTON CHARLOTTE
ELOI DAVIS
FORSYTHE CARSON
GENTRY EVIE
HAWKINS BLYTHE LEBLANC PARKER
MARTIN OLIVER
MILLER MAX
NELSON OWEN PENROD AUDREY
RACHAL QUIN
TICHENOR

4TH GRADE A HONOR ROLL
BRITTON WADE
BUSCH BRIELLE
CARREIRA JUDE COLEMAN AUBREY
COZAD JACKSON DAWSON TATE
DUPRE LANDRY
ERIKSON BRENDA
FONTENOT FINLEY
FREDERICK ALICE
HARRINGTON RACHEL
KEY JAXON
LACAZE MASIE
MANGUM RHETT
MANUEL NORAH MCGRATH GIULLIA
MILLER J.T.
MORGAN JODY
MORVANT EVAN
PARRISH HARPER
PROCELL EMILIE
SALES REAGAN
SCANLAN ALLY
VANZANT

5TH GRADE A HONOR ROLL

BECK ADAMS
LANDRY BARBIER WYATT
FONTANA JACOB
FRENCH BRAYLEE
JOHNSON KHLOE
KAUFMAN ANIYAH
LACOUR GARRETT
LANDRY CALEB
MATT BRODY
MCKEE MOLLY MORRIS GUILLE
REYNOLDS-PEREZ BRINLEY
SMITH ANNA TODTENBIER
CATHERINE WILKERSON
KENNEDY WILKERSON
BRENYN WILSON

3RD GRADE A/B HONOR ROLL

ADDYSONADAMS ELISE
ARMSTRONG PIPER
BOSTIAN ALEX
BROADWAY SOPHIE
BYNOG KYLIE
CABALLERO EMMA
CUMMINS LAYLA
DEMERY JACK
DUNN LUKE
FAIR CALEB
FONTENOT ELLIANA
FULTZ WAYLON
HYPES RONIN
LENTZ CROSBY
MARCOTTE JETT
MATTHEWS SADIE
POCHE MACI
SHIVERS JOLEE
SNYDER CAROLINE
STEWART CHARLOTTE
STOKES STEELE
WEEKS JACE WISE AVERY WILLIAMS

4TH GRADE A/B HONOR ROLL

KAMBRIA BERRY MOSS
CAIN JASMINE
CAMPA BRAELYN
CHASTEEN ANNABELLE
COZAD WHITNI
DUNANGAN NATALIA
FORKNER ZACHARY
FRENCH AMES
GUILLORY DAKOTA
JOHNSON CORA
LEO MCKENZY
MITCHELL SAWYER
MORGAN LANE
MURCHISON MADDOX
NOLLEY GAVIN
ROQUE PAXTON
SERS DREW
STEWART EMERY
WENNINGER ZANDON
WESTMORELAND MICAH WILLIAMS

5TH GRADE A/B HONOR ROLL

RILEY BRITTEN ERIN
DUPRE BAYLYN
FREDIEU AVA
FREDIEU KINSLEY
GRAVES MYLES
GUIDROZ BLAYNE
HAMMONDS JUHEE
HAN LILA
HUBIER JACK
HUDLOW KAYLEE
JONES STELLA
JONES COLLINS
LAFOSSE DANNY
MARTIN AVA
PEPPERS CORA
SCRIBNER LOGAN
VASCOCU LEAH
WEBER

  • Provided by NSU E-LAB

Natchitoches Police response to fentanyl rumor

Fake Social Media Post

The Natchitoches Police Department would like to warn social media users (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc.) about several fake posts that have been circulating on their platforms. If you see any questionable posts please verify the validity of the content. These posts are false and can lead to unnecessary fear and anxiety in our community.
If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smart phone or by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.

Corporal John Greely
Public Information Officer
Natchitoches Police Department

NPD Release: October 6, 2022