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Sunday, Nov. 11 is Veterans’ Day. Many American families can boast of at least one veteran in their family tree. That person could be a soldier, sailor or airman who served in the nation’s military...
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Native American Art Fest premiers tomorrow
Louisiana’s first Native American Arts Festival is Saturday, Nov. 3 at North Toledo Bend State Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Though other states hold similar festivals, this is an inaugural event celebrating...
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Confusion abounds over voting and road signs
I voted this week. I barely voted this week. I was in the Registrar of Voters Office at five-fifty and they closed at six. I ended up locked in and the only way out of the office was to vote. At le...
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Master fiddler plays with many titles
Navy veteran. Former State Trooper. Civil War researcher. H.P. “Buzz” Salard fills many roles, but people around here recognize him most for something you can’t really put a title to: his fiddling....
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Book gives taste of unique culture to kids and adults
“The Treasure Team,” a work of fiction by anthropologist Mary van Rheenen, is set in one of Louisiana’s distinctive ethnic enclaves, the Sabine Parish community of Ebarb, near Zwolle. Twelve-year-o...
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Pecan Festival Queen
Katelyn Elizabeth Yopp was crowned the 2012-2013 Deb Miss Louisiana Pecan Festival Queen.  Katelyn will appear Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Pecan Festival in Colfax. The parade will be at 10 a.m. follow...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just Treats: Tried, True and Tested Recipes
The first day I worked at the Natchitoches Times, I had a bite of Bonnie Cook’s potato salad and I was hooked. There are a lot of perks to working at a newspaper. In this particular office, my co-w...
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People on the Street: Halloween is spooky, fun, just plain silly
By Amanda Franko-Tobin Don’t expect Therease Ratliff to shuffle through the throngs at Walmart, searching for the perfect costume or a pumpkin-shaped candy dish. “I haven’t celebrated Halloween in ...
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Fire departments align with community partners for training
Life safety and property conservation are no easy tasks. The firefighters of Natchitoches parish go through rigorous training and certification processes to ensure that they use the best practices ...
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Mansfield State Historic Site will recreate battle
Saturday, Oct. 27, Mansfield State Historic Site will re-create the gruesome aftermath of a Civil War battle by taking visitors on a night tour of the Mansfield battlefield. Authentically costumed ...
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