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Chamber will create fund to support engineering, science, tech. curriculum
Recognizing the need for a strong, skilled workforce pipeline for business retention and expansion, the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce created the Chamber Education Fund to provide community...
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Student on All-Academic team
Ashley Kernaghan, a student at Northwest Louisiana Technical College, Sabine Valley and Natchitoches Campus, was named to the Phi Theta Kappa Louisiana All-Academic team. The La. Legislature recogn...
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Main Street grant applications available
Natchitoches Main Street is soliciting Redevelopment Incentive Grant applications from downtown commercial building or business owners. The Louisiana Main Street program offering two types of compe...
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Gov. Jindal appoints 2 to state boards
Gov. Bobby Jindal announced appointment of Shane Rasmussen, Ph.D., to the Louisiana Folklife Commission. Rasmussen, of Natchitoches, is the director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and an assistan...
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Allen-Marthaville bridge over Mayou’s Bayou closes; will remain closed indefinitely
Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin has announced that the Allen-Marthaville Road Bridge over Mayou’s Bayou, located approximately one-fourth mile north of State Route LA-120, was closed to t...
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City will enforce street debris ordinance
In accordance with the Federal Clean Water Act (1972), the City of Natchitoches will begin strict enforcement of Section 28-1 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Natchitoches, which reads: “I...
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City  Council will consider chief-of-staff
The City Council will consider creating the position, chief of staff, and amending the 2012-2013 budget, at the meeting Monday. The following final votes for planning and zoning will allow: •Derric...
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Land owners who irrigate should have permit
Riparian land owners who irrigate from Cane River Lake including agricultural users who use water to irrigate crops, fill ponds, and water livestock and residential owners who use water to irrigate...
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Rotary club honors NCHS student of the month

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9-1-1 Commission seeking money to buy voice logger
The 9-1-1 District Board of Commissioners got an update on the voice logger system April 16. Director Willis Carter had concern about how technically difficult it would be to do so. Dep. LeQuita Co...
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Tourist commission will promote parish to school students
The Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission is working to make the parish the place to be next school year for students throughout the state. The commission designed a brochure that highlights city ...
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Walking tours of Historic District about to begin; downtown promotions planned
The success of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” screening at NSU, implementation of the docent program, sidewalk maintenance on Church Street and upcoming events were on the agenda at the Natchitoches...
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Natchitoches Rocks at Jazz/R&B Festival

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Sequestration causing cuts to Creole Park
The effects of federal sequestration have hit again locally since the Cane River Creole National Park reduced its budget by 5 percent effective March 1. The series of automatic, across-the-board pe...
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Runner hears from friends who were in Boston Marathon; resident remembers
By Steven Niette Charlie Viers is no stranger to marathons—he’s run over 200 in 43 years—but the Boston Marathon bombings were something the Natchitoches resident never thought he’d see. He was wat...
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St. Mary's 'Gifts for the Babies' project

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Marthaville PTO raising money for playground
Monday, April 15 Marthaville PTO has worked very hard this year to raise money for new playground equipment. So far, they have raised $ 3,000 toward the equipment, but they need to raise a total of...
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Lots of good music at jazz festival
Monday, April 15 They were rockin’ and rollin’ at the Jazz Festival Saturday. Lots of folks from all walks of life came to enjoy the good food and great music. There was beautiful weather for a gre...
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Lots of birthdays in Natchez
Monday, April 15 Happy birthday wishes are extended to Pearlie Jones, April 20; Brenda Forest, April 22; Haley Johnson, April 24; Betty Forest and Roderick Hamilton, April 26; Charleigha Morris, Ap...
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Writer profiles talents of sisters; still having remarkable lives and aging gracefully
Monday, April 15 I guess the most of us talk about our family a lot, especially if we are close to them.  Our family has been blessed with a long life already.  My oldest sister, Irene, was 90 when...
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