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Mardi Gras parade
Queen Rhonda Hernandez and King Pete Johnson thrilled the crowd as did their Krewe of Dionysos members when they presented the Mardi Gras parade Saturday. Thousands of people lined the parade route...
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Road woes, water problems, council clerk discussion top parish council agenda
It was mostly routine business at the Parish Council meeting Monday evening. Leonard Thomasee asked that the council look into getting residents in 12 homes along La. 120 into a water system. He de...
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Jindal takes heat on health care
For the first time in his career as an elected official, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s job approval ratings have sagged into negative territory. A new poll, commissioned by the State Medical Society, shows t...
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It’s not at all what it seems
  BATON ROUGE (CNS)—A wrongful arrest lawsuit filed in 8th Judicial District Court in Winnfield names a former Louisiana Wildlife Commission chairman and a Department of Louisiana Wildlife and Fish...
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Deadbeat parents need to pay child support
Parents in Louisiana that have been ordered by courts to provide financial support to their children as a result of divorces and other circumstances are more than $1.2 billion behind in those payme...
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Capital outlay funding feeling impact of budget cuts
Continuing revenue shortfalls that have resulted in deep budget cuts for state agencies and institutions are also taking a toll on Louisiana’s capital outlay budget that is used for the constructio...
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Just Talkin’
One of our most popular features in the past has been parade pictures. And Kevin Shannahan did a fine job capturing not only Dionysos but the pet parade Saturday. One of the disadvantages of only h...
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Lions Club donates $2,000 for Kasey's Heart & Soul: Run, Walk & Roll
The Natchitoches Lions Club presented Tina Ragan with a $2,000 Lions Level Sponsorship for Kasey’s Heart & Soul: Run, Walk & Roll. This is the Lions Club’s second year to be a Lions Level Sponsor. ...
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Registrar of Voters lists important dates; ambulance tax, Powhatan alderman on ballot
There will be a municipal primary election Saturday, April 6 according to Registrar of Voters Debbie Waskom. A parish-wide proposition to renew millage for the Hospital Service District ambulance s...
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Deputies make false invasion arrest
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Dallas man in connection with a staged invasion of his parents’ home according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. Sheriff’s deput...
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Parish drug task force joins with Rapides in 4-month investigation of meth case
Detectives with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Division and the Natchitoches Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force on Feb. 7 closed a 4-month methamphetamine investigation that began in Oc...
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Hospital wins Safety Star Award
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center won the Safety Star Award from The Louisiana Hospital Association Malpractice and General Liability Trust Fund. The award recognizes facilities that successfull...
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Professor will speak on cultural history of speed in Poland
Dr. Nathaniel D. Wood, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, will speak at Northwestern State University at noon on Friday, Feb.15. Wood is a 1996 graduate of the Louisiana Sc...
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Author to sign animal book
Author Jim Walker, from Jonesboro, will sign copies of his book “Kat’s Journey” on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m.-noon at Rocking Horse Toy Store. There will be a story hour in the back of the stor...
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Deadline approaching to register for free aneurysm screening at First United Methodist
AO is a Louisiana non-profit dedicated to preventing abdominal aortic aneurysm, and it’s the only one of its kind in the United States. It’s partnering with sponsors to provide free abdominal aorti...
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4-H Horse Club learns about careers pertaining to horses
By Abigail Gardner The Natchitoches Parish 4-H Horse Club met at Old River Farms on Saturday, Dec 19 at 1:30 in the afternoon. Horse Club members had a fun day learning about careers having to do w...
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LSMSA faculty member concert is planned
The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts Colloquia Series will present Dr. Charles Jones in a faculty recital Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall at Northwestern State University...
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Texas firm announces hog head cheese recall
A Texas company announced it’s recalling 4,700 pounds of hog head cheese that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Some of the products were shipped to Louisiana. The following products are subject...
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NPD lists arrests for week Jan. 26-31
Natchitoches Police Chief Mickey Dove released the following arrests from Jan. 26-31. Colit Northcutt, 7071 Hwy. 6, two counts failure to appear Milton Metoyer Jr, 123 Oat Island Road, Cloutiervill...
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