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Wed
04
Aug

Rocker Nina Diaz to perform this weekend

Rocker Nina Diaz to perform this weekend

Nina Diaz

San Antonio rock artist Nina Diaz will perform at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum at 800 Front Street in downtown Natchitoches on Saturday, August 7 at 2 p.m. The performance is part of the 2021 NSU Folklife Concert Series, a series of six Saturday concerts in July and August. The concerts will highlight different folk musical traditions with a 45-minute music set followed by interviews with the musicians and an audience Q&A. Admission is free and open to the general public.

The series concludes August 14 when Blato Zlato (“Swamp Gold” in Bulgarian) will perform Balkan music from New Orleans and Bulgaria. In addition to the music performances, folk artists will demonstrate and sell traditional crafts on each day of the series.

 

 

Wed
28
Jul

City Bank sponsors Louisiana Darlings

City Bank sponsors Louisiana Darlings

City Bank is proud to sponsor the Louisiana Darlings Softball Team of Sabine Parish. 

 

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Wed
28
Jul

BOM supports Sabine Dixie Youth 6U All Star team

BOM supports Sabine Dixie Youth 6U All Star team

Bank of Montgomery is proud to sponsor the Sabine Dixie Youth 6U All Star Baseball Team.

 

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Wed
14
Jul

Beat the rain with container-grown vegetables

Beat the rain with container-grown vegetables

Vegetables such as tomatoes can be very productive in containers. Photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter

With the historic rains this spring and summer, we’ve doubled — and in some cases tripled — the average for several places in Louisiana. It is no wonder some of our plants, yards and gardens are suffering. We’ve already reached 78% of the annual amount of rain, with another half a year to go.

With that rain comes many issues for all sorts of plants, especially our vegetables. If you planted in the ground with saturated soils and poor drainage, you may have already lost your tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables. Even in raised beds like the ones I use at my home, my tomatoes are toast.

Wed
23
Jun

Take advantage of trial garden evaluations

Take advantage of trial garden evaluations

The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station hosts the state’s official trial gardens. LSU AgCenter file photo by Ashley Edwards

Take advantage of trial garden evaluations

Plant trial gardens such as the trial gardens at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, feature new cultivars for evaluation and are often open to the public. Photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter

Take advantage of trial garden evaluations

Some large growers have their own trial gardens open to the public, such as Young’s Plant Farm in Auburn, Alabama. Photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter

I recently visited a few trial gardens across the South to see what’s new in the ornamental plant world. I saw some wonderful plants and got excited about some of the up-and-coming cultivars being tested for use in the landscape.

Trial gardens provide us important information about growth habits of new plants varieties and how they perform in different USDA hardiness zones. They feature new and improved cultivars, usually achieved through plant breeding. In some cases, entirely new plants are evaluated. The gardens provide useful data for plant breeders, growers and consumers alike.

There are many types of trial gardens. There are those run by plant breeders, large companies, public gardens and, of course, land-grant universities such as the LSU AgCenter. Testing organizations such as All-America Selections coordinate trial gardens in more than 40 locations across the United States and Canada. No doubt, trial gardens can be found in just about every country.

Wed
09
Jun

Peason Ridge’s 2021 tour met with great fanfare

Peason Ridge’s 2021 tour met with great fanfare

Tour guide and historian Rickey Robertson tells the tour group about the Merritt Cemetery located on Peason Ridge. (Robertson Collection)

Peason Ridge’s 2021 tour met with great fanfare

Part of the large tour group who attended the Peason Ridge Heritage Tour on March 27th. (Robertson Collection)

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General David Doyle and Tour Gide Rickey Robertson address the tour group at Avelino Drop Zone on Peason Ridge. (Robertson Collection)

Peason Ridge’s 2021 tour met with great fanfare

The tour group got to visit the Wolf Cave located on Peason Ridge where Native Americans. Settlers, and travelers could obtain shelter. (Robertson Collection)

Peason Ridge’s 2021 tour met with great fanfare

The main training area on Peason Ridge is the large SACON Live Fire Village. 9Robertson Collection)

Saturday March 27t, 2021h was a spring morning with some light misty rain, but a great day for the annual Peason Ridge Heritage Tour sponsored by the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk and the Cultural Resources Section at Fort Polk. Each year those folks interested in traveling throughout Peason Ridge gather and go and see and visit many of the historical sites , old home sites, and training areas located on this vast area located in Natchitoches, Sabine, and Vernon Parishes. And it is an area that is filled with history dating back to the Native Americans who first settled here and from the days of the Louisiana Purchase when settlers and homesteaders began to arrive and carve out farms. Many people remember the stories of the day’s of the “No Man’s Land or Free State” and Peason Ridge is located right in the heart of this area.

Wed
02
Jun

City Bank assists with Older Americans Month Celebration

City Bank assists with Older Americans Month Celebration

Jamie Vincent attended the Sabine Council on Aging’s Older Americans Month Celebration held on Tuesday, May 25th at Cypress Bend Park. 

 

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Wed
02
Jun

Sabine Chapter, DAR recognizes Good Citizens

Sabine Chapter, DAR recognizes Good Citizens

Alyssa Hooper

The Sabine Chapter, DAR has a longstanding history with the parish schools in recognizing outstanding seniors. This 2020-21 school year four schools had students participate in the contest: Emalee Anthony, Florien High School; Emma McElwee, Many High School; Alyssa Hooper, Negreet High School; and Curtis Joyce, Pleasant Hill High School

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education. United States citizenship is not required. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of:

Dependability: truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality and being worthy of trust

Service: cooperation, courtesy, and contributing to the welfare of others

 

 

Wed
26
May

Friends of Ft. Jesup, CAR hold tea party

Friends of Ft. Jesup, CAR hold tea party

On Saturday, May 8th under the beautiful magnolia trees and sunshine the Fort Jesup Society of the Children of the American Revolution along with the Friends of Fort Jesup hosted a tea party at Fort Jesup State Historical Site. Guests enjoyed a variety of teas served by the young ladies of the society, Haley and Hannah Flynn, Leah Swanstrom, Allison Russell and Allie Tarver. Finger sandwiches, as well as tea cakes and historic party cakes, were served for dessert.

 

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Wed
26
May

Rep. Schamerhorn honored for term limit support

Rep. Schamerhorn honored for term limit support

State Representative Rodney Schamerhorn, at center, stands with a plaque he was awarded due to his support of term limits for Congress.

Louisiana’s state representative Rodney Schamerhorn (district 24) was honored with a plaque for his support of term limits on Congress. U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the nation’s oldest and largest pro-term limits group, presented the distinction to Schamerhorn at the Louisiana capitol earlier this week.

Les and Shanna Chamblee of USTL gave the representative the “Champion of Term Limits” wood plaque which reads, “In recognition of a steadfast commitment to restore citizen government through term limits.” Schamerhorn has pledged to support house concurrent resolution 51 (HCR51) which is slated to go to a vote on the house floor next week. The convention bill does not set the specific length of term limits, rather, it simply starts a discussion among the states on what the ideal term limits of Congressmembers should be.

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