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Praise of students factor in faculty advisor award
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University honored Dr. Bill Dickens as the 2013 recipient of the 2013 Faculty Advisor of the Year during last week’s fall Faculty Institute. The award is presented...
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Parade committee insures parade success while cutting costs by buying floats
When the Christmas Festival committee began trying to rent floats from the south Louisiana company that had supplied them in the past, they found out the company was going out of business. Just as ...
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Louisiana School welcomes new students; several local student sincluded in enrollment
Natchitoches, LA – The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts welcomed 138 new students during the school’s matriculation ceremony held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 in the A.A. Fredericks Aud...
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State confirms 8 cases of West Nile
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reporting eight new West Nile cases last week, bringing this year’s total number of cases to 21. The new infections include four cases of neuroin...
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L.P. Vaughn Elementary and Junior High announced the Star Students for Sept. 2

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Goldonna Elementary and Junior High announces the Students of the Week for Aug. 23 and Aug. 30

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29 get marriage licenses in August
Twenty-nine couple applied for marriage licenses during August. They were: William Paul Robinson and Julie Marie Williams Eric Matthew Norman and Laura Esmeralda Guzman Lee William Guin and Amber D...
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Overhaul of addressing process will facilitate wireless device location in address system
Changes to the address assignment process were unveiled during the Aug. 27 meeting of the Natchitoches Parish Communication District Board of Commissioners. 9-1-1 director Willis Carter reported to...
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DOTD announces road closure Friday
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that LA 1226, Natchitoches Parish, will be closed at the Kansas City Southern Railroad track.  The work is being...
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NPD will hold self defense for women
It will be females only when the Natchitoches Police Dept. offers self-defense classes for women on three Tuesday nights in October. Sgt. Jeff Townson is a certified instructor in the RAD defense t...
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Guest speaker talks about the dangers of not being prepared during natural disasters

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School board gets teacher rating results from 1st evaluation
Natchitoches Parish teachers were close to aligning with state totals in teacher evaluations 24 percent being rated as highly effective compared to 32 percent for the state. Director of Instruction...
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Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report
Wednesday, Aug. 28,  Terrance Fitzgerald Jackson, 20, 1324 Breda Ave., Natchitoches, possession of Schedule I Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia  Rebecca Yvonne Desadier, 41, 156 Oil Road, Cam...
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Director will bring diverse background, career experience to Small Business Development
Rande Kessler, a 39-year “adopted resident” of Natchitoches, has just been named Louisiana State Director for the Small Business Development Centers (SBCD). The SBDC State Office, housed at the Uni...
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New band director prepares students for Saturday’s game; ‘I am 46, but I am still competitive’
Jeff Mathews feels he is up to the challenge. Mathews will lead his first performance as director of bands at Northwestern State University Saturday when the Demons take on Southern University at 6...
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NPD Arrest Report
Natchitoches Police Chief Mickey Dove released the following arrests from Aug. 15-21: Ashley White, 1101 Grace St., disturbing the peace Carl Myart, 505 Demeziere St., disturbing the peace Denise J...
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Woman charged with damaging mother’s home
A Campti woman who kicked in the door at her mother’s residence and fled from NPSO deputies on two occasions was arrested Aug. 28 according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. Rebecca Yvon...
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City Court Trial Docket
City Court Judge Fred Gahagan lists the trial docket for Aug. 19: Roy Burton Abrams, theft by shoplifting, pleaded guilty, sentence of the court was, confine 60 days in jail, 60 days in jail suspen...
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City Court Arraignment Docket
The following cases came before Judge Fred Gahagan in City Court Aug. 19: Margarita K. Almaguer, theft by shoplifting, pleaded not guilty trial, Sept. 23. Jeraland Anderson, open container, dismiss...
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Governor expected at NSU dedication of Caspari Hall, Student Services Center
Northwestern State University will host a dedication and grand opening for two buildings in the heart of the university’s campus. Gov. Bobby Jindal and state and local officials are scheduled to jo...
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