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E-Lab taking applications for kindergarten
NSU Elementary Lab School is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Kindergarten applications must received by Friday, March 22 at 3 p.m. to be included in the kindergarten draw. Res...
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See life in 18th century at Fort Saturday
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site in Natchitoches will have its annual spring re-enactment “Gathering of the Marines” this weekend.  Visitors on Saturday can enjoy interpretive daily progr...
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Suspect in custody tagged for second offense
A woman being held in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on a charge of simple burglary has been charged with the theft of items from a pickup truck. The suspect is Jennifer Nicole Kay, 26, o...
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LSMSA approved as provider in ‘Course Choice’
The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts has been approved as one of 45 course providers in the state’s “Course Choice” program which takes effect during the 2013-14 school year. The Co...
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Army specialist returns to US after deployment
Army Spec. David T. Basco has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Basco is a first platoon medic assig...
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Tri-Sigma will have ‘hole-in-one’ fundraiser
Tri Sigma Sorority at NSU is selling Fly-By-Hole-In-One tickets for $5. An airplane will fly over the NSU Recreation Golf Course March 11 and drop all of the ping pong balls that are sold over a ho...
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Registrar lists election dates for April voting
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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Fleur De Lis Craft Show will accept applications for vendors
Applications are now available for the Fleur de Lis Memorial Day Weekend Craft show to be Saturday, May 25 at the Natchitoches  Events Center.  The indoor show hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and fea...
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Author shows Weaver students that reading is fun
Children’s author Johnette Downing visited Weaver Elementary Feb. 5. Downing is a multi-award winning musician and author. She gave a wonderful performance that kept all grade levels actively engag...
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NSU Continuing Ed will offer floral design class
Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer Basic Floral Design Part II beginning Saturday, March. 16. The course will be taught on March 16, 23 and 30 ...
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Stephen Wheat selected as “Best Doctor”
Medical care is an area fraught with concern. Best Doctors Inc. seeks to alleviate the stress of choosing high-quality patient care. The company conducts a yearly survey of physicians in Louisiana ...
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Black Heritage Committee parade is a success
The Natchitoches Black Heritage Committee held its first annual parade Saturday, Feb. 23. The theme was “A Celebration of Our Culture.” The event, which was organized by the committee and chaired b...
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This Week at NSU
Here is a look at the week of March 10-16 at Northwestern State University: March 10 – Women’s tennis vs. Sam Houston, 12 p.m. March 11 – B-Term classes begin March 11 – 19 – Late registration for ...
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Who’s Who at NSU
Name: Shirley Snyder Title: Coordinator of Criminal Justice program and Pre-Law and Paralegal Studies Program Education: JD – LSU; M.A. Student Personnel Services-NSU; B.A. Social Work-NSU. Years a...
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Winter wheat may be harmed by Jan. flooding
BATON ROUGE, La.–Winter wheat is one of the few crops currently in the ground and subject to the adverse effects of flooding. Reports indicate that many winter wheat fields have experienced floodin...
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Horse owners must provide health certificates
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is monitoring horses entering Louisiana from Illinois after reports of at least 68 horses that tested positive in recent months for Equin...
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La. Dept. of Education releases new website, reflects shift toward parent, teacher empowerment
The Louisiana Department of Education announced an overhaul of its website in response to parent and educator feedback. The website’s URL has changed to www.louisianabelieves.com, reflecting the st...
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Sheriff says owner improving conditions at horse farm
Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. said in an interview Jan. 24 that he gave Clay Ryder of Ryder Ridge Horse Farm 30 days to improve conditions or face arrest. Jones said Monday that conditions at the farm h...
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Cemetery wall progressing
The Demeziere Wall Project and the Natchitoches Historic Foundation Park will be completed soon, according to chairman of the Historic District Development Commission Payne Williams. The HDDC met F...
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Tri-Sigma will have ‘hole-in-one’ fundraiser
Tri Sigma Sorority at NSU is selling Fly-By-Hole-In-One tickets for $5. An airplane will fly over the NSU Recreation Golf Course March 11 and drop all of the ping pong balls that are sold over a ho...
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