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Girl Scout writes informative article on adopting pets
By Mary Smith: TOP ELEVEN THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE ADOPTING A DOG 1. Can you commit time to taking your pet for a walk or playing with your pet? 2. Will your pet fit your lifestyle or routine? ...
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Walmart collects food to defeat hunger
The Natchitoches Walmart is one of many store locations throughout the state participating in the “Defeat Hunger Bowl” Thursday, Jan. 8 –Sunday, Feb. 1 in an effort to collect food and raise awaren...
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Rain causes Cane River levels to rise
Natchitoches NWS cooperative observer Wiley Butler took this photo of Cane River Jan. 3 after a seven-day rainfall period totaling 6.44 inches, counting two previous rains from last weekend and the...
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L.P. Vaughn enlists art and flute teacher
The L.P. Vaughn School of Fine Arts, under the direction of music teacher, Danny R. Von Kanel has enlisted an art teacher and flutist to the staff of the after-school fine arts program. They are ar...
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RAD class to teach women self defense
Sgt. Jeff Townson will offer a self-defense classes for women in Jan. 15,22 and 29 from 6-9 p.m. each evening at the NPD training center at 525 Bossier St. There will be a $20 registration fee to c...
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Sheriff thanks Toy Drive contibutors
Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office thanks all contributors of the Christmas Toy Drive.  “Your cheerful generosity created beams of the happiness on nearly 400 chi...
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Students can enter literature contest
The Letters About Literature contest, a national reading and writing competition for students sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is accepting entries. To enter, studen...
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NSU assistant professor led nursing seminar
Dr. Wendi Palermo, assistant professor of nursing at Northwestern State University’s Leesville-Fort Polk campus, led a Nurse Major Seminar last month, the first of its kind held on that campus. The...
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PTO meeting set for Monday
The NCHS PTO Meeting Monday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria will discuss Scholarship Opportunities for students. Guidance counselors and organization members will inform parents and students on...
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School to host family event
The principal, faculty and staff of Frankie Ray Senior Technical Center at 820 Koonce St. will have events for parents and community members Thursday, Jan. 15. “We are striving towards excellence a...
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Latest poll predicts Democrat-Republican runoff for governor
By Jeremy Alford LaPolitics.com Louisiana’s open primary system allows for all candidates, regardless of party, to run on a single ballot, which in races for governor has traditionally created a ru...
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Christian Outreach Center shows community support
In an effort to ensure young children have a happy and memorable Christmas, Pastor Carl Means and First Lady Mary Means of the Christian Outreach Center in Natchtiches, purchased gifts and delivere...
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Get ready for Cold Weather barreling across the U.S.
Baton Rouge --The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is asking residents to prepare for the coldest weather of the season barreling across the U.S....
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‘Miracle Man’ survives heart bypass surgery
By Corey Poole Tests come at us in life and it’s up to us to make sure we pass them. Stacking heavy boxes on a Monday night shift at Pilgrim’s Pride, Billy Smith, 47, of Natchitoches, tried to shak...
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Library employees discuss new services with Rotary Club
Director of the Natchitoches Parish Library Bob Black, Community Outreach Coordinator Amy Walmsley and IT Mark Richard provided the Natchitoches Rotary Club with an interesting update on the missio...
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LSMSA professor elected to NCSSS board
Dr. Patrick Widhalm, executive director of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, has been elected to the governing board of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools. Widhal...
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Foundation meeting set
The Natchitoches Community Improvement Foundation will meet Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 660 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
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STEM workshop helps scientific minds connect
Sci-Port will host a professional development workshop via its STEM Communications Institute starting Jan. 17. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is at the heart of Sci-Port’s...
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Town Hall meeting set
The Village of Natchez rescheduled its regular Town Hall meeting from Thursday, Jan. 1 to Monday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m.
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Logging truck overturns in Ajax community
Louisiana State Police, NPSO Sheriff's Deputies, Natchitoches EMS Paramedics and Pafford Air responded to a one-vehicle log truck injury crash on La. Hwy 174 near La. Hwy 487 in the Ajax community ...
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