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Awards ceremony recognizes guardsman with Purple Heart, Combat Action Bdge
By 2nd Lt. Rebekah Malone Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office PINEVILLE, La. - In a special awards ceremony, Louisiana National Guardsman Spc. Alexas M. James received the Purple Heart a...
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Robeline mayor gives update on tax liens
Controversy over food bank site
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New budget discussion leads nowhere; budget approved without amendment
After a lengthy discussion, the Natchitoches City Council approved the 2012-13 City budget at its April 23 meeting with a 3-2 vote. Council members Sylvia Morrow and Larry Payne voted against it. T...
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NPD seeking shooting suspect
The Natchitoches Police Dept. responded to the Lakeview V Apt. Complex after several citizens reported hearing shots fired at about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. Officers found Apt. 542 had been shot multip...
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Alum underscores importance of education with scholarship for accounting students
Joe Schelette believes in education and, still in the midst of a long career, generously supports students in Northwestern State University’s School of Business through a scholarship awarded annual...
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Local realtor with United Country-Gaddis wins sales achievement award at Florida meeting
A sales associate with United Country – Gaddis Realty Group was recognized at the United Country Real Estate Training and Awards Convention Feb. 20-22 in Orlando, Fla. Kay “Boogie” Bedgood, realtor...
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Man pleads guilty in sex case
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 61-year-old Natchitoches man will serve time in prison after pleading guilty this week in Alexandria federal court to receiving child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A...
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Professor appointed to NCATE board of examiners
Dr. Kimberly McAlister, department head and coordinator of assessment in Northwestern State University’s Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Development, has been ap...
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Jazz Concert
The NSU Jazz Combos will present their spring concert Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Beau Jardin on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches. The event is free. The concert is part of the Natchitoches Mai...
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26 couples buy marriage licenses
Twenty-six couples applied for marriage licenses in Natchitoches Parish in March. James Hugh Tatum and Mary Annette Rains Thomas Curby Tarver and Wanda Gail Johnson John Henry Lucas and Sharon Mach...
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UL board proposes online degree for adult learners online
As early as January 2013, all nine universities in the University of Louisiana System will jointly offer a new Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership. This 100 percent online degree targeted...
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Series of small business seminars for entrepreneurs will be at Natchez
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center will present an entrepreneurship certificate workshop. The seven-week lecture series covers the basics of starting and operating your own business. C...
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Rapides Foundation grant will fund screening and activities at schools
Several Natchitoches Parish school will participate in healthy activities through grants funded by The Rapides Foundation during Screen-Free Week. Screen-Free Week is a nationally recognized week t...
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Reading on the River is Saturday on riverbank
A fun day of book-related activities awaits families Saturday, April 28 on the downtown riverbank from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be 5 tent activities where kids can make elephant-sized listenin...
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El Jimador Grill
The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of El Jimador Grill at 109 South Drive. Guests were treated to samplings of the menu items, includin...
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NPD traffic program aimed at young offenders
The Natchitoches Police Dept. has implemented a program to tackle the growing problem of juvenile tickets. “I feel it’s so important to get to these kids and get them to slow down,” Chief Micky Dov...
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Rotary Student of the Month
The Natchitoches Rotary Club recognized Mary Beth Maggio, daughter of Henry and Janna Maggio of Natchitoches, as its student of the month for May. Dr. Pat Widhalm, director of the Louisiana School ...
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Magnet student, teacher named winners
A Natchitoches Magnet School student and his homeroom teacher are winners in the Essays for Eggs...cellence Contests sponsored by Elite Radio Group. Stephen Harris Jr., wrote the award-winning essa...
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University to close Nesom Natatorium
Northwestern State University is closing Nesom Natatorium May 18. According to Vice President for University Affairs Marcus Jones, the 74-year-old facility is in need of extensive repairs to addres...
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Cane River open to all boating traffic
Cane River Lake is now opened to all boating traffic. Patrol Officer Betty Fuller reminds people to boat safe and sober and to always wear a life jacket.
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