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Rise in autism diagnosis prompts free training for first responders, law enforcement
Law enforcement officers and other first responders will learn how to interact and effectively communicate with persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder at a seminar hosted by the Department of Public...
Apr 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council to meet Monday
Money tops the agenda of April 14's City Council meeting. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the arts center. Final ordinances include adopting the City budget for the fiscal year of June 1, 2014-May 3...
Apr 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stagnant cases involve murder for hire, sex crimes with juvenile, infanticide
The case of a woman convicted of the second-degree murder of her husband continues to drag through the Natchitoches Parish Court system. District Attorney Van Kyzar said in an email to the Natchito...
Apr 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nonprofit targets kids in legal system
“People don’t realize how much child abuse and neglect we have here. It happens everywhere. It’s a deep hidden secret,” says Jack Duty, the new executive director of CASA for Central Louisiana. Sho...
Apr 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Events
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. The Tourist Commission will have a monthly board meeting Tuesday, April 15 at 5:15 p.m. in the Natchitoches Visitor Information Center, 780...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pilot program studies economic feasibility of biofuels; looks to engage farmers, future workers
Through the work of LSU AgCenter’s Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative (SUBI), biofuels and other products could offer unique, economically beneficial opportunities for Louisiana’s agriculture indus...
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Parish flouts statewide trends of increase; 2013 agricultural values reflect dip in key sectors
For the second year in a row, Louisiana farmers had record-breaking values for many of their commodities, which led to a new high value of $11.8 billion for the agriculture sector of the Louisiana ...
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Campti organization needs volunteers to clean, mow, pick up trash paint
In observance of National Volunteer Month, the Campti Community Development Center (CCDC) is offering two volunteers days at its newest location on Hwy. 71 in Campti. Director Judy Daniels is solic...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veterans Committee to meet, discuss Park
The Veterans Park Committee will meet today, Thursday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in the boardroom at downtown City Bank office. The committee will recognize sponsors, give a progress report and estimate h...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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. ...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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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....
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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