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Provencal writer recounts origin of Valentine’s Day---kindly priest and mighty ruler clashed
Monday, Feb. 11 Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. I did some digging into history to see why we celebrate this holiday. It goes back to 270 A.D. Some say it started as a clash between a kindly p...
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Cultural Awareness Program is a smash with Central students
By Amanda Franko-Tobin Students and educators at Natchitoches Central High School enjoyed a program of Cultural Awareness put on by Rene Lewis. Student clubs and community organizations contributed...
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La. DOTD outlines plans for changes to South Drive
La. Dept. of Transportation and Development officials spent over an hour Thursday laying out plans to widen South Drive (La. Hwy. 1) from just north of Choate’s to just south of Popeyes in a projec...
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Shooter in Kasey Ragan case gets 30 years at hard labor
A Natchitoches man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of a 20-year-old Natchitoches woman. According to District Attorney Van H. Kyzar, 26-year-old Jeremy “Bubba” Osborn of ...
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‘God’s Comic’ will headline fundraiser for Larry Cole Sportsman Scholarshhip
The 10th Annual Larry Cole Sportsman Scholarship fundraiser is set for Saturday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church in Fairview Alpha. The scholarship will end its annual fundraising effo...
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Council on Aging Chicks and 1 Rooster

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Death of coroner on Parish Council agenda
The Parish Council will consider several appointments during its meeting Monday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 in the parish council meeting room on second floor of the courthouse. Those appointments include con...
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Parish has wet January
Last month was the 10th wettest January on record (January records back to 1922 for Natchitoches)  with 9.21 inches of precipitation recorded according to the Shreveport National Weather Service fo...
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Clerk lists City Council agenda for meeting Monday
It looks like routine business on the City Council agenda for the meeting Monday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The pre-meeting begins at 5. The council will introduces two ordinances relating to an agreeme...
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Suspect in southern parish camp burglaries turns himself in to Sheriff’s deputies
A suspect in a burglary in the southern part of the parish turned himself in this week according to Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. Carmello M. Casciari II, 20, of Catholic Church Road in Gorum is being h...
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Dionysos parade will roll today
The Krewe of Dionysos Mardi Gras parade will begin at 5:30 Saturday on South Drive in th Stage parking lot, travel north to Keyser Avenue, turn left and cross the bridge,turn right on to Jefferson ...
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Pet parade today downtown
The Krewe of Wag-uns Children and Pet Parade will be Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Bank of Montgomery on Washington St. The line up for the parade will beg...
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Love fund opened
A love fund has been established for Margie Beard whose home in Natchez burned two weeks ago. The “Helping Hands Loves Fund” is acceptint donations at any branch of Mid-South Bank. Beard lost all o...
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Natchitoches Rotary Club honors Lakeview student

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Heritage Area gets grant to stabilize T&P depot: Exhibit will tell story of how local population interacted with railroad from 1900-1960s
Cane River National Heritage Area Inc. received a $50,000 grant through the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration and Office of Community development to assist with the stabilization of th...
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4-H Spring Livestock show draws youth from across parish

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Tar Wars

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Central JROTC cadets recognized with Presidential Champion Physical Fitness Test Awards
Natchitoches Central High School JROTC cadets were awarded with the Presidential Champion Physical Fitness Awards. Cadet Capt. Michael Kingsley received the Presidential Champion Gold Award for sco...
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4-H Spring Livestock show draws youth from across parish
The 4-H Spring Livestock show was held the morning of Saturday, Jan.12 at the fairgrounds. Youth across the parish came out and exhibited their cattle, goats and swine projects to kick off the 2013...
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Readers are creative in getting sloppy kids to clean
Dear Annie: This is in response to “Tired in Rural Oregon,” whose kids are slobs and whose husband doesn’t care. I told my kids if they didn’t pick up their messes, I would hire a “maid.” One day, ...
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