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Planning and Zoning reports surge in permits
Forty-two permit applications were filed for the period of March 1-31. According to Planning and Zoning director Juanita Fowler, $21,802 were collected in fees from applications valued at $3,110,97...
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Fire Chief releases emergency call log for March
The City of Natchitoches Fire Department responded to 193 calls during the month of March. Of this total, 144 were emergency medical calls,  13 were fire calls,  12 were gas leaks or hazardous cond...
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Date changes for bridge repairs
Construction on the bridge on La. 485 over Little River, 3.6 miles north of the junction of La. 6 has been rescheduled for Monday-Friday, April 21 at 8 a.m.- April 25. The road will be closed to al...
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Second Saturday continues with load of events for Tri-Centennial
April 12 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. : Exhibition “The Red River Campaign and the Songs of Natchitoches” There will be an open house and exhibition of the music of Natchitoches with Louisiana Poet Laureate Dr...
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Cancer survivors lobby for funding for mammograms and PAP tests for underserved
  Cancer survivors and advocates from across the state traveled to the capitol in Baton Rouge, Louisiana March 26 to meet with state legislators and thank them for protecting state funding for mamm...
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Bird Day is Saturday at Red River National Wildlife Refuge
Celebrate the return of migratory birds this spring in Northwest Louisiana at “Bird Day,” a free, public event featuring games, family activities, breakfast with the birds, and special bird walks. ...
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NSU E-Lab lists Principal’s, A/B Honor Roll
NSU Elementary Lab School Principal announces the Principal’s List and A/B Honor Roll for the third nine-weeks. Principal’s List 4.0 Third Grade: Chloe Byrd, Aubrie Dickinson, Emma Giddens, Brantle...
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E-Lab honors Terrific Kids
Kiwanis Terrific Kids were honored for March. NSU Elementary Lab School students showed their certificates. On front row from left are Chloe Hudson, Jacob Roquemore, Vanessa Morales, Yancy Spillman...
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Lakeview band takes home Superior ratings
Several Lakeview band students received Superior ratings at the La. Music Educators District II Solo and Ensemble Festival Feb. 22 at Alexandria High School.   Superior is the highest rating given....
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Volunteers take note: Workshops, webinars will teach skills for individuals, nonprofits
Community Development Works, a program of The Rapides Foundation, will offer several workshops and webinars free of charge during April and May that focus on building skills of Cenla residents and ...
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Insurance Corp. offers incentives, equipment to provide healthy food at convenience stores healthy
Convenience store owners in Baton Rouge are receiving a boost for agreeing to promote healthy and local food. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana funds a challenge grant program called “Fresh B...
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Kids’ activities planned for Toy Store anniversary
The Rocking Horse Toy Store will have a community celebration of its tenth anniversary Saturday-Sunday, April 12-13 at 628 Front St. The celebration will begin Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with children ...
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‘I am the child’ social to promote CASA programs
The mission of CASA of Central Louisiana is to ensure that every child in foster care in Natchitoches, Red River and Sabine parishes find safe, permanent homes in which they can thrive. The nonprof...
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APHN to host reenactors, tell stories of past
Natchitoches Poets and Civil War Reenactors will be showcased in the Tri-Centennial Exhibit Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is sponsored by The Association for the Preservation of ...
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Student to act as honored guest
Chief baseball is Team Wes! NSU Middle Lab student Wes Rollo will throw the first pitch in the Natchitoches Central High School baseball game against Alexandria High School. The game will begin tod...
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Election results in: Morrow returns to Council seat
Former Councilperson Sylvia Morrow edged out Andrew Vallien by 16 votes Saturday to reclaim her District 3 seat on the City Council. Morrow, who resigned her seat last October was eligible to run a...
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Jeepsters travel coast to coast
From dusty desert roads to gently sloping turnpikes, a group of antique car owners followers leader “Jeepster Jim” Vaccaro of East Palatka, Fla. coast to coast. The caravan of ten restored 1949-195...
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Tourist Commission to change grant methods
A full agenda greeted the Tourist Commission (TC) meeting Tuesday, March 25. Practicality was a theme as the TC discussed the possibilities and impossibilities of event support, pending legal matte...
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Weekend marked by charitable events
Rays of Sunshine Rays of Sunshine operators Lisa, Timothy and Grace Shaver of Coushatta know the power of animals to heal. Part petting zoo, part animal therapy, part favorite pastime, the Shavers ...
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Man sentenced for bankruptcy fraud
A 38-year-old Natchitoches man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for bankruptcy fraud. At a hearing Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell handed down the sentence against Wesley A. Pa...
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