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Class enjoys inside field trip
Students in Robert Carnline’s Louisiana studies class at Natchitoches Magnet Elementary and Middle School had an in-classroom field trip when Tommy Adkins from Fort St. Jean Baptiste visited in the...
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Amateur poets may pick up professional cash
Poetryfest will award $5,000 in cash and prizes to amateur poets. Poets, especially beginners, are encouraged to enter for their chance to win. Send one poem of 21 lines or less to the following: F...
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History buffs to meet, eat, show
The Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association will meet Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p. m. at the Natchitoches Art Center, 716 Second St. It will be the final meeting of the program year with a ...
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Kisatchie opens multi-use Sandstone Trail
Kisatchie’s Sandstone multi-use, motorized trail is open for the season. “We are experiencing good drying conditions. Riders can take advantage of the spring weather,” explained Mike Dawson, Kisatc...
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State may breed hardy weevil to eat salvinia
What is biological control? A biological control is the use of fish, animal, insect, disease, etc. to control a problematic species. Biological controls have been around for thousands of years, and...
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Shooting range will conduct conceal carry classes
Natchitoches Shooting Range is hosting a conceal carry class for correct and lawful ways to have gun protection. Conceal carry classes are held at the Shooting Range Saturday-Sunday, May 24-25. Thi...
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Chamber welcomes business

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Hospital gives healthy tips for women
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is celebrating National Women’s Health Week May 11-17 by encouraging women–mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends and colleagues – to take step...
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SWEPCO updates about power outages
At 8 a.m. Tuesday, 100 SWEPCO customers in Natchitoches were without power according to an announcement by SWEPCO. The estimated time of restoration for 90 percent of those customers is 5 p.m. toda...
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Songwriters represent town; 34 selections made for Tri-Centennial Celebration C.D.
The Natchitoches Tri-Centennial Steering Committee’s music team completed the review of original songs submitted by musicians from Natchitoches Parish. The commemorative C.D., including 34 chosen s...
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Bank of Montgomery donates to APHN's Arts and Crafts Festival
Several thousand people attended APHN’s Arts and Crafts Festival at Melrose Plantation May 3-4. “It was a huge success,” said Harry Thompson, chair of the festival. Bank of Montgomery donated $500 ...
May 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brotherhood remembers Mason
Silver Square Lodge #49, Ninth Masonic District of Prince Hall Affiliated Masons for the State of Louisiana, presented a headstone dedication ceremony for past member Williams ‘Pokey’ Smith Saturda...
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Judges will arrive to rate City cleanliness; no litter Thursday
The City of Natchitoches has advanced to the state competition in the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF) Cleanest City Contest. Natchitoches will compete against Hammond, Terrytown, and Opelou...
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Student leaders earn big checks for academics, social skills
Four Northwestern State University students were named Pi Kappa Phi Extra Mile Scholars during the David D. Morgan Extra Mile Scholarship Banquet.  Recipients are Zack Cockerham of Morgan City, Kol...
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It’s official: Board signs new Supt.
Transfer of power from Derwood Duke to Jessie Skinner went seamlessly at School Board meeting Tuesday and Thursday, May 6 and 10. New Superintendent Skinner and Board members signed a contract that...
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Parents encouraged to register pre-K children
The last pre-kindergarten registration for Cloutierville, Goldonna, Marthaville, Parks, Provencal, Fairview, Vaughn and Weaver is scheduled for Monday, May 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The child must be...
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Apply for Magnet
Natchitoches Magnet School is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. The deadline for first grade is Friday, May 16. The deadline for second through eighth grades is Friday, May 30. ...
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City Court docket shows arraignment cases
The following cases appeared on the City Court criminal arraignment docket April 21: Jamie Armstrong, passion of marijuana, BW failure to appear. Donnie Ray Blake, theft by shoplifting, pled not gu...
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Businesses open in town

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Museum awards spotlight historic effort
Smiles abounded at the Louisiana Association of Museums (LAM) special service award ceremony held at the Events Center Monday, April 28. Natchitoches was well represented as three locals received r...
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