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Pentecostal church in Campti will present evening of praise through puppet ministry; Black Lake citizens group meets
Monday, Feb. 10 United Pentecostal Church of Campti will present “Puppets of Praise” Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. They invite everyone to join them for a night of praise with puppets, skits and signings. R...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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63rd anniversary approaching for former Bellwood couple; married in San Antonio
Monday, Feb. 11 Gertrude and Elmer Guffee visited their second home in Bellwood last Thursday and stayed a few days. They rake and burn leaves and limbs while they are here. Soon after they got her...
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Nice weather takes neighbors into their yards
Monday, Feb. 11 Neighbors are busy cleaning up around the yard. The leaves have fallen in preparation for spring flowers and the greener grass. Before long, the grass in some yards will need to be ...
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Donkey basketball draws big crowd in Marthaville
Monday, Feb. 11 Over 400 people came out to enjoy the Donkey Basketball game at the Marthaville school gym Feb. 8. The concession stand was so busy that many of the workers had to miss some of the ...
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Mardi Gras parade draws a crowd from parish folks
Monday, Feb. 11 Happy birthday to Howard Lynch Feb. 23; Eddie Franklin Feb. 25; Elma Quantrille Feb. 27, Shirley Graham Feb. 28, Virginia Barbo Feb. 11; and Kathleen Friday Lloyd Feb. 21. The Sabin...
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