Dual Duels

By Brad Dison

On Friday night, November 20, 1801, Stephen Price and Philip Hamilton went to Park Theater in Manhattan, New York, to watch a play. An usher seated Stephen and Philip in the same box with George Eacker, a wealthy New York attorney who had risen to the rank of Chancellor of New York, the highest judicial officer of the state. His position allowed him to give a speech at the 1801 New York’s Fourth of July celebration in Battery Park, a speech “that the Sentiments it contained were those of the Revolution, dressed in elegant and nervous language, and the delivery truly rhetorical.” Not all who heard his speech were impressed.

In the theater box, Philip and Stephen grew irate when they saw that they would be sharing a box with George. Since the July 4th celebration, Philip had grumbled to anyone who would listen that parts of the speech were political rants aimed directly at his father. They intentionally criticized George’s speech loudly so George could hear them. George asked Philip to step into the lobby as not to disturb the other people attending the play. Stephen followed George and Philip into the lobby. The three of them argued and George called one of them a “damned rascal,” a most serious insult for the era. The three men tussled for a few brief moments but were stopped by bystanders. The trio left the theater and went to a local public house where the dispute continued. Philip and Stephen demanded to know who George had called a “damned rascal.” After a short hesitation, George answered that he intended the insult for both of them. Tempers which were already flared boiled over. Rather than fight it out in public, which would have resulted in the arrest of all three, they decided to settle the dispute in two separate duels.

On Sunday morning, November 22, George and Stephen, each with their second, a representative of each party whose task was to resolve the dispute with honor if possible or to ensure each party performed honorably according to the long-standing traditions of dueling, met at a strip of land now known as the Weehawken Dueling Grounds at Weehawken, New Jersey. The Weehawken Dueling Grounds was a popular place for duels until the 1840s because it was only accessible by the river, and, therefore, offered privacy for the duelists. George and Stephen stood back to back, armed with single-shot flintlock pistols. They took an agreed upon number of paces away from each other, turned, and fired. Neither shoot took effect. Their seconds reloaded the pistols, and George and Stephen, again, took several paces, turned, and fired. Again, neither of their shots took effect. They repeated the process twice more with the same result. Flintlock pistols were inaccurate, but George and Stephen were not bad shots. Both had deloped, meaning they decided to intentionally miss their target to abort the conflict with honor. Deloping was against the traditions of dueling so both had to appear to make genuine efforts to hit their opponent. After four shots each, their seconds ended the duel and they considered the dispute resolved.

On the following afternoon, November 23, George and Philip, each with their second, met at the Weehawken Dueling Grounds. Like the duel the day before, George and Philip took the agreed upon number of paces and turned to face each other. Both men hesitated for a moment. Philip probably thought that since George had deloped in the previous duel, he would delope again. Philip was wrong. George fired his pistol and the shot struck Philip in the abdomen. Philip fell to the ground without firing his pistol. Philip’s second ferried the injured man back across the Hudson River to New York, and took him to his father’s home. Philip’s condition declined throughout the night, and he died the following morning.

George was never charged with Philip’s death. Philip’s father came into contact with George on several occasions following Philip’s death, and by all accounts, they were amiable to each other. On July 11, 1804, two-and-a-half years after Philip’s fateful duel, his father met at the Weehawken Dueling Grounds for a duel of his own. Father and son shared the same fate. In this famous duel, American Vice-President Aaron Burr killed founding father Alexander Hamilton.

The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser, November 30, 1801, p.3.
Windsor Federal Gazette, December 8, 1801, p.3.
Lancaster Intelligencer, December 9, 1801, p.3.
New York Evening Post, July 13, 1804, p.2.

30th Anniversary of Blaze Movie Promoted at Kiwanis After Hours

Winnfield Mayor George Moss and Lindlay Howell

Mayor George Moss and Lindlay Howell were at the Kiwanis After Hours meeting Monday, February 17th, to promote the 30th anniversary of the movie Blaze which was filmed in Winnfield. Former Mayor Max Kelley was responsible for the movie being filmed here. The movie was filmed a little more than 30 years ago but it was released 30 years ago. George Wyatt was very involved in the filming and he has a wealth of information available.

There is going to be a week long celebration the last week in August which is Huey and Earl’ birthday. They are going to recreate Earl Long’s downtown campaigning. There will be tours of movie and filming locations. Some of the places are no longer there such as the Winnfield Hotel but they plan to recreate where they can and place markers.

They are trying to work with Billy Nungesser and the Tourism to have Winnfield placed on the Louisiana Film Trail.

There will be T shirts and posters available commemorating the 30 year anniversary. They are looking at other ways to involve people and promote this event across the state. They also looking for volunteers to come on board and help them.

The main event will be a Re-Premiere of the movie Blaze at the Civic Center. It will be a Red Carpet evening with paparazzi and all kinds of other exciting happenings.

The Kiwanis Club thanks Chad and Kim Vines for the delicious meal at the ChaddyShack.

*Article provided by Kiwanis Club

Winn Parish Arrest Report

Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office
Name: Stacy Lynn Buchan
Date: 2-5-20
Time: 11:20 AM
Address: Dodson, LA
Race: W
Sex: M
Age: 37
Charge: Bench Warrant (Lincoln Parish) Failure to Appear
Bond: Released to Lincoln Parish

Name: Edmond D. Williams
Date: 2-5-20
Time: 5:15 PM
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: B
Sex: M
Age: 25
Charge: Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle C
Bond: $10,000

Name: Joseph Dylan Howell
Date: 2-5-20
Time: 6:55 PM
Address: Quitman, LA
Race: W
Sex: M
Age: 24
Charge: Warrant out of Jackson Parish, Careless Operation
Bond: Released to Jackson Parish

Name: Dylan Shane Howell
Date: 2-6-20
Time: 10:25 AM 
Address: Winn Parish Detention Center
Race: W
Sex: M
Age: 27
Charge: Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband
Bond: None Listed

Name: Jemaris D. Lowe
Date: 2-6-20 
Time: 10:25 AM
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: B
Sex: M
Age: 30
Charge: Possession of Firearm by Felon, Aggravated Assault with Firearm, Discharging Firearm in City Limits
Bond: Probation and Parole Hold

Name: Antheus Johnson
Date: 2-6-20
Time: 6:51 PM
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: B
Sex: M
Age: 28
Charge: Probation Violation
Bond: None Listed

Name: Danny W. Browning
Date: 2-10-20
Time: 1:40 PM
Address: Dodson, LA
Race: W
Sex: M
Age: 58
Charge: Felony Theft – Bienville Warrant
Bond: Released to BPSO

Name: Arthur L. Phillips
Date: 2-14-20
Time: 12:00 PM
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: B
Sex: M
Age: 36
Charge: 2nd Degree Battery, Intentional Serious Bodily Injury, Resisting Officer, Warrants x 2
Bond: None Listed

Name: Joshua Delaughter
Date: 2-12-20
Time: 12:00 PM
Address: Dodson, LA
Race: W
Sex: M
Age: 30
Charge: DWI 2nd,Careless Operation, Vehicle Negligent Injury, Possession CDS II, Possession CDS IV, Child Endangerment
Bond: $75,000

Name: James A. Williams
Date: 2-12-20
Time: 1:15 PM
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: B
Sex: M
Age: 24
Charge: Theft
Bond: $2,500

Name: James A. Williams
Date: 2-13-20
Time: 10:50 PM
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: B
Sex: M
Age: 24
Charge: Contributing to Delinquency of Juvenile
Bond: $10,000

Name: Edwend M. Wyatt
Date: 2-13-20
Time: 1:15 PM
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: B
Sex: M
Age: 50
Charge: Failure to Appear Warrant, Speeding 82/55
Bond: None Listed

Name: Jason Barton
Date: 2-13-20
Time: 4:50 PM
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: W
Sex: M
Age: 30
Charge: Forgery x 2
Bond: Probation and Parole Hold

Name: Justen Carpenter
Date: 2-13-20
Time: 8:08 PM
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: W
Sex: M
Age: 36
Charge: HMT W/O Resident License, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon (2 Counts), Obstruction of Justice, Possession Schedule II, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Firearm in Presence of CDS
Bond: None Listed

Name: Teneisha N. Morris
Date: 2-13-20
Time: 10:53 PM
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: B
Sex: F
Age: 34
Charge: Failure to Appear Arraignment
Bond: None Listed

Name: Johnny L. Hatten, Jr.
Date: 2-15-20
Time: 3:15 PM
Address: Greyson, LA
Race: W
Sex: M
Age: 38
Charge: Failure to Appear
Bond: None Listed

Notice of Death February 18, 2020

Tammy Rowell Gill
October 3, 1964 – February 15, 2020
Service: Thursday, February 20 at 2 pm at Southern Funeral Home
Interment: Couley Double Church Cemetery in Winnfield

Lynda Sullivan Williams
November 07, 1939 – February 15, 2020
Service: Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 at 11 AM at Southern Funeral Home 
Interment: Garden of Memories in Winnfield

Doris Roge’
April 16, 1937 – February 17, 2020
Visitation: Thursday, February 20 from 5-9 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches
Service: Friday, February 21 at 10 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cloutierville
Interment: Cloutierville Catholic Cemetery

Katherine Tonnas
October 23, 1950 – February 18, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Jimmie Achord Wynn
September 4, 1937 – February 16, 2020
Visitation: Friday, February 21 from 1-2:45 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home
Service: Friday, February 21 at 3 pm at Fern Park Cemetery in Natchitoches

Cameron Harville
February 17, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 22 at 11 am at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church Cemetery

Claudette Thomas
January 23, 1941 – February 14, 2020
Visitation: Wednesday, February 9 from 12-2 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches
Service: Wednesday, February 19 at 2 pm at Memory Lawn Cemetery, located at 1700 Washington Street in Natchitoches

Cleveland Lewis
February 15, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Eyvette Harris
February 15, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 22 at 11 am at the Abundant Life Ministries Church on Ben Drive in Natchitoches
Interment: Lawrence Serenity Sanctum

Delores Chevalier Sylvie
October 18, 1930 – January 22, 2020
Service: Saturday, January 25 at 11 am at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Natchez


At 8:28am, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are currently searching for an unidentified male that fled from a black Nissan Altima bearing purple heart tags off of I-49 near the Ajax exit.

NPSO Deputies clocked the vehicle south of Natchitoches at approximately 8:13am, Speeding 115 miles per hour in a 75 mph speed zone.

The violator failed to stop, leading deputies on a 22 mile pursuit where he crashed the vehicle near Ajax then fled from the vehicle.

Deputies have learned the vehicle is stolen out Slidell, La.

A weapon was in the vehicle at the time of the theft.

The suspect is identified as a black male with medium length dreads wearing a black shirt or coat.

Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and a Louisiana State Police Trooper are assisting with the search for the suspect.

Winn Parish Tracking Team is also responding to the area.

If you observe the suspect, do not approach him, contact the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 911 or 352-6432.

PHOTO: Sheriff’s Office

Ponderings with Doug

The only good thing about this weekend is the Mardi Gras ball. That means that some Methodists will be snoozing on Sunday morning. They spent the evening out rejoicing in the Lord and grooving to the music. They may have over consumed and will not have the spiritual energy to get out of bed and come hear me preach. Sunday will be one of “those days” in the Methodist Church.

If you don’t know much about us. We have a unique way of moving ministers. We call it the itineracy. We have been doing it this way for a couple of hundred years now. It is a strange thing to watch.

Move day is June 30th. On that day the departing minister will leave the parsonage in the morning. In the afternoon the newly appointed pastor will pull in the driveway and move in. When I moved here the time between departing minister and arriving minister was about fifteen minutes.

The Methodists are learning that I am leaving at the end of June. I have been appointed to lead one of the Conference’s largest churches. The church is in Ruston. The great news for my bride is that I will be living with her fulltime. I will commute from Gibsland to Ruston. It is a twenty-minute drive. It is a fifteen-minute drive if law enforcement in Bienville and Lincoln Parishes are not paying attention.

I have developed bad habits these last four years of living alone. I must learn to fold clothes again. I’m sure I will not be allowed to keep all my clothes in the dryer. My diet will be more than McDonald’s and Huddle House. Although I have grown fond of Huddle House salads. I will be forced to share the TV remote.

I will miss Natchitoches. I will miss spelling it when I order something over the telephone. I will miss Christmas Festival. It was officially fall when the lights started going up along the riverbank. It is officially spring when all the lights are back in storage. I will not miss the traffic and our guests who drive 5 miles an hour when we are in a hurry. “Look Ethel, Christmas lights!”

I will miss the Methodists. They are such a fun group to hang out with, except for about six of them. Those six are real pains in the . . . But the pains are in every church. I have often wondered if they are related. They all read from the same script, complain about the same things and won’t lift a finger to help. They have the spiritual gift of complaining. If you don’t know who they are in your church, you might be them!

You will look up in June and I’ll still be here. My official start date at the new church is July 1. They give us and the church all sorts of time to get used to the idea of each other. I will be saying my farewells for these next four months. I have grown fond of you. Thank you for reading these little tomes. Thank you, Methodists, for loving your pastor. Thank you, God, for giving me these 10 great years.

For my friends reading this in the Bienville Democrat, “Look out here I come.”

Enough of this, I’ll return to my weekly frivolity next week. See you then!

Pulled Pork Dinner to Benefit Make It Happen CureFA

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Women’s Group is taking orders for a pulled pork dinner to benefit the Make It Happen CureFA Organization on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Make it Happen CureFA (MIH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by the Walker family on behalf of Kate Walker. Kate is the sixteen-year-old daughter of Jason and Rachel Walker and granddaughter of Bo and Chris Walker and Dr. Jimmy and Helene Walker.

Kate was diagnosed at age 12 with a rare, degenerative, neuromuscular condition called Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA), for which there is no medical regimen or cure. FA affects approximately 5,000 people in the US and 15,000 around the world. It is an inherited disorder and most children are diagnosed between the ages of 5-15. FA is a multi-system disease affecting mobility, fine motor skills, vision, hearing, speech, heart function and other body systems. FA does not affect cognitive ability.

The smoked pulled pork will be prepared by Tracy Kelley. A Lunch plate is $8.00 and will include a sandwich, chips and, a brownie or a one-pound container for $10.00 is also available. Deliveries will be made to Winnfield businesses with an order of eight or more between 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. All other orders may be picked up at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church located at 772 Country Club Rd, Winnfield, LA 71483. To place an order or for more information please contact Tracy Kelley (318)727-4591 or Laure Derr (318)628-4079, (318)663-6701. Cut off date for orders is February 21, 2020.

Please make all checks payable to Make it Happen CureFA Foundation.

MIH is committed to finding a cure for FA and aiding those impacted by FA.

For more information visit Make it Happen CureFA.

To follow Kate’s journey subscribe to her YouTube Channel Kate’s YouTube Channel.

Follow her on Instagram at Make it Happen CureFA Instagram

Clergy Corner with Pastor Kevin Smith

When Trouble Comes

My family is very healthy. I can’t remember the last time I have been in the hospital to see a family member. Yes, we are very blessed. But now, two members of my family are scheduled for surgical procedures within five days! One procedure was expected, another was unexpected. Our lives can
change very quickly and suddenly.

This is only one example. I’m sure you could tell many stories of the troubles you have faced in your life or your family’s life. There are friends and families in our own community that are facing troubles right now with health, death, addiction, and so many other problems that we face every day.

Where do we turn when trouble comes? There are many answers to that question. Friends, family, our community, and, I hope, especially to God. Psalm 18:1-2 (New Revised Standard version) reads “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” This is only one of many verses that remind us that our strength should be in the Lord.

When trouble comes, and it will, turn to friends, family and our community for help. But don’t forget to ask for help from the Lord, our “rock, fortress and deliverer” and our “refuge, shield, and stronghold.”

Looking to God when trouble comes,
Kevin Smith
Pastor, Sanders Chapel United Methodist Church
Pastor, Couley United Methodist Church
Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Winnfield

Paradise Point

By Reba Phelps

My parents were never the conventional cookie-cutter type of parents. They didn’t really conform to the standards that society had pre-set for them. They were not bound by the confines of any tradition. I remember a few Thanksgiving Dinners that were fried fish and all of the non-traditional holiday fixings. There was not a turkey nor a pan of dressing to be found anywhere near our table that was set with store-brand paper plates and red Solo-cups.

They definitely marched to the beat of their own drum… a drum that was probably not shaped like a drum or even sounded like a drum.

This frame of mind was applied to everything in their colorful lives. So much so, that when my parents would have conversations about their funerals they had instructions that encompassed every detail that one could fathom.

My mother wanted to be cremated. She didn’t want flowers. She merely asked that people donate to the church instead of spending money on flowers that would soon perish. She wanted her ashes spread in the Bay of St. Louis on the Coast of Mississippi. Our parents briefly lived in the vicinity and often found much peace visiting the picturesque coastal town.

She did not want a headstone. This was one thing that gave me a little angst. My parents looked at everything on this earth as temporary and did not see the need to have a granite legacy left behind in their memory. They didn’t want a wake the night before. They were perfectly fine with opening the funeral home an hour before the service and letting everyone in.

Never in our wildest imaginations did we ever think we would need to use this information so quickly.

One night in April of 2011 I received the phone call that no child wants to be on the receiving end of…my mother unexpectedly passed away at home. She had been ill for two days and it was too much for her fragile health to endure.

All of the sudden I was faced with remembering the many conversations that we had as a family. My father helped fill in the blanks where we couldn’t. We received many family and friends. There were very few flowers, per her request. There was a cremation after her viewing.

It was just a beautiful celebration of life. Plain and simple.

Sometime had passed after the service and we were presented with my mom’s ashes. We knew exactly what to do with them. That was, until my brother called the powers that be in that picturesque coastal town. He was promptly told that we had to boat the ashes so many miles off shore and we had to have a biodegradable container. We could not merely spread them at sea.

Looking back, maybe we should not have been so ethical with obtaining permission. At this point we had no plan B. Months and months went by and we just couldn’t imagine where else she would want her ashes to spend their earthly days.

After much deliberation my father called the children to tell us that plan B would be a beautiful hilly area right outside of Ruston that my mother had always admired when they would drive to Arkansas. He really wanted to go about this alone.

Again, we let him march to the beat of his own drum.

Many years went by, eight to be exact, and I could not get this Ruston location off my mind. In 2019 I rode through Ruston on my way to Little Rock and I was determined to find the area where my mom’s ashes were spread.

I called my father, and he was adamant. “It’s just a big hill outside of Ruston, you cannot miss it.” Bearing those detailed directions in mind I just knew it would be like finding a needle in a haystack. As we were talking our conversation was interrupted by a work call. I chose to pullover while I talked so I would not miss this mysterious large hill.

While I was chatting on the phone I looked out the window I couldn’t help but notice the gigantic hill that engulfed the right side view of my car windows. This had to be without question the exact place. It was majestic. As majestic as a hill could be in Louisiana.

I sat in complete amazement.I truly could not understand how it took me eight years to get here. This is the closest thing we have to a gravesite for my mother. I expected many tears but they never came. There was just an unexplainable peace. I slowly drove on the shoulder of the road for a short time admiring the grassy unmarked gravesite.

As I was resuming my trip I noticed there was a street sign with the words, “Paradise Point.”

My inquisitive nature got the best of me so I called the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office to see how long that road had been named, “Paradise Point.”

After a few transfers and friendly voices, I was told it was named in 2013. Almost, exactly two years after my mom’s passing. It was so fitting and a peacefully gentle reminder that my mom was spending her time in paradise. In more ways than one.

“And he said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with me in paradise.”

Luke 23:43

Paving the Road to Safer Louisiana Highways

Louisiana’s definition of a distracted or inattentive driver is one who is actively engaged in any activity that diverts his/her attention away from the task of driving.

The work of public agencies, stakeholder groups and victim-related organizations have done a tremendous job of providing awareness concerning the leading causes of distracted driving and its impacts. As secretary, I am convinced that there is more to be done to raise awareness concerning the often dangerous and life-risking jobs of the men and women of DOTD.

At DOTD, safety is our top priority. We continue to act to raise awareness of this issue. Each year, we participate in national and local safety initiatives working closely with our partners, such as Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, to remind motorists to avoid driving distracted or impaired. While we have improved our safety measures in work zones, we are appealing to citizens we serve to be an engaged partner and do their part.

On Monday, February 3, 2020, Dwayne Pitre, a dedicated DOTD employee performing his duties by picking up litter, was struck by a vehicle in a work zone. He was seriously injured when a distracted driver swerved to avoid slowing traffic on I-49, hitting Dwayne instead. This public servant now faces an extensive recovery process that is sure to place an undue financial and physical burden that he certainly didn’t expect when he left for work on Monday morning.

Adhering to protocol, Dwayne was equipped with his safety vest, the emergency lights on his vehicle were activated and he and his co-worker were a safe distance away from traffic. Thankfully, Dwayne is still with us, but for the DOTD family these accidents have seemed to end much grimmer recently.

Since my appointment, I have had the unfortunate, but significant, responsibility to call and console the families of Mr. Johnny Cole and Mr. Paul Featherston after both of these men were killed in the line of duty. Both of these dedicated employees were along our highways installing signs and repairing pot holes, respectively, when they were unexpectedly killed by distracted drivers. These two deaths help account for the 46 employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty since 1976, DOTD’s inception.

In an effort to combat these terrible incidents, DOTD recently introduced several safety enhancements, which include additional personnel on work crews to monitor traffic, the extension of work zones and the addition of impact-absorbing trailers that provide warning lights and flashing arrows. Additionally, we are changing our safety color patterns to include a vivid green. This green will be displayed with yellow on our uniforms and be added to our emergency light regime.

While the loss of our employees and nature of their jobs warrant these changes, as aforementioned, we can’t fight distracted driving alone. We need you! Join us in establishing policy solutions to keep Louisianans safe. It is incumbent upon each of us to protect one another. Avoidable deaths are sobering reminders that these men and women are our family, friends and neighbors. We need your support to not only work to eradicate distracted driving and its impacts, but to ensure that our workers stay safe and are afforded every protection and benefit that is equal to the sacrifice and risk they take daily!


Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D.

Secretary, LA Department of Transportation and Development

Louisiana Political Hall of Fame to Hold 28th Annual Inductee Reception and Banquet

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame in Winnfield, LA will hold the 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Reception and Banquet. 

The reception will be held from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM at the Louisiana Political Museum located at 499 East Main Street, Winnfield, LA 71483 and the banquet will begin at 6:00 PM at the Winnfield Civic Center located at 2000 South Jones Street, Winnfield, LA. 

The reception and banquet are sold out. For more information contact the Political Museum at (318)628-5928 or lapolmus1@gmail.com

2020 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Inductees are:
David & Jean Bell
Clarence R. Fields
Robert Gentry
William Earl Hilton
Deano Thornton

Award Recipient:
Pucket Willis

CITY OF NATCHITOCHES JOB OPPORTUNITY: Certified Building Official/Inspector

POSITION: Certified Building Official/Inspector

DESCRIPTION: Inspects and approves all phases of public/private construction and improvement work including building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and gas, construction, alterations or repairs for compliance with codes, laws and regulations with the City of Natchitoches and State of Louisiana.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or GED, supplemented by two years of related technical or college training in construction, engineering technology, civil engineering or a closely related field; Possess a current ICC Certified Building Official or current ICC Master Code Professional certificate; experience in residential and commercial construction and minimum of three years experience as an architect, engineer, inspector, plans examiner, contractor or superintendent of construction or any combination of these.

CONTACT: City of Natchitoches, Human Resources Department, located at 1400 Sabine St. or P.O. Box 37, Natchitoches, LA 71458-0037. Applications may also be picked up upstairs at City Hall located at 700 Second St. or may be downloaded at www.natchitochesla.gov

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted
Through: February 19, 2020


Notice of Death February 13, 2020

Rev. Gary Lynn Wright
June 8, 1947 – February 10, 2020
Service: Friday, February 14 at 10 am at Zion Baptist Church

Ella Elizabeth James
August 9, 1929 – February 8, 2020
Service: Friday February 14 at 2 pm in the Henderson-James Hill Cemetery near Boyce

Louis Lowrey
November 24, 1941 – February 11, 2020
Visitation: Friday, February 14 from 5-8 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home
Service: Saturday, February 15 at 10 am at Immaculate Conception
Interment: American Cemetery

Wayne Paul Antee
July 9, 1958 – February 9, 2020
Service: Tuesday February 18 at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Natchitoches, La 9:30 visitation 11:00 mass

Mary Elizabeth Poleman Keyser
August 22, 1922 – February 07, 2020
Service: Friday, February 14 at 10 am at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception\
Interment: Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum in Natchitoches

Will Scott
February 14, 1968 – February 9, 2020
Visitation: Friday, February 14 from 12- 2 pm at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home
Service: Friday, February 14 at 2 pm at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home
Interment: Memory Lawn Cemetery

Roy Lee a/k/a “Bo-Diddly” Thomas
September 25, 1940 – February 4, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 15 at 11 am at the Evergreen Baptist Church in St. Maurice
Interment: Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery

John P. Honaker, III of Fort Walton Beach, Florida
September 8, 1944 – February 8, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 15 at 11 am at St. Ann Catholic Cemetery in Ebarb

Rebecca Alexander
January 7, 1948 – February 8, 2020
Ida M. Daigrepont
October 21, 1929 – February 5, 2020
Service: Saturday, February 15 at 1 pm at Alexandria Memorial Gardens