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Construction will close LA 493 for two months
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises that portions of LA 493, will be closed to thru traffic and will have detour routes starting Monday, July 13. That phase o...
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Reflections
Springhill was a great place to grow up back in its glory days when the paper mill and timber industries were booming, the high school was winning state championships and some of the kids dragging ...
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DHH loan will improve City’s drinking water system
Baton Rouge- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) awarded a $2 million loan to the City of Natchitoches through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF). The low-int...
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French marine Challenge Camp provided kids with fun learning experience
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site held a French Marine Challange Camp for kids ages 5-14 June 9-13 and 16-20. Activities included cooking, pottery, fishing, rope making, bird watching and ...
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District meeting set for Tuesday
The Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District will meet Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Natchitoches Parish Courthouse.
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Voters League to meet Tuesday
The Natchitoches Parish Voters and Civic League will meet Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Street Head Start Center, 319 North St.
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Folk Life Center Director shares history of festival with Kiwanis Club
Shane Rasmussen, director of the NSU Folk Life Center visited the Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches July 2 to discuss the upcoming NSU Folk Festival and its history. The festival will be July 17-18 at P...
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Clerk of Court candidate withdraws
Scott Stetson announced Thursday he will not be a candidate for Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court. Stetson sent the following letter to the Natchitoches Times. “Friends and family of Natchitoches ...
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Diligence at public pools keeps germs at bay
With a rise in outbreaks of a chlorine-resistant parasite in swimming pools, an expert said the good thing about the public pools in Natchitoches is that their sanitation is actively managed. Crypt...
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City Summer Camp staff teaches kids to craft, swim and have a safe summer
With full sessions, staff members at the City of natchitoches Summer Camps have their hands full crafting, educating and swimming at the City pool. “As a mom, educator and Early Childhood Coordinat...
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Demon fans find “WhiteOut” signs
NSU Athletics administrators and supporters canvassed Cane River Lake and Sibley Lake before Independence Day, distributing yard signs promoting the Thursday, Sept. 3 WhiteOut football game promoti...
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The early bird gets the peaches
By Lovan Thomas Natchitoches Times Publisher Wanting fresh vegetables without a grocery store preservative coating, I headed for Anderson’s fresh vegetable farm in Red River Parish. I got in my ‘02...
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RoyOMartin partners with Perforex to offer paid training programs
Alexandria – Perforex Forest Services, part of the RoyOMartin company since 2012, began a paid apprenticeship training program for truck drivers and timber-equipment operators in the forest industr...
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City seeks champions for gardening initiative
The City of Natchitoches is seeking champions in the community to oversee a garden and healthy eating initiative. Mayor Lee Posey and organizer Sarah Prudhomme held a meeting July 7 to gauge commun...
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Governor signs bill to legalize medical marijuana in state
Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the two bills into law June 29 dealing with the legalization of medical marihuana. One reduces Louisiana’s penalties for marijuana possession, and the other provides access...
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Correspondent shares photo of children with Natchitoches Times
“Sometimes you see a precious picture of grandchildren and you just have to share it with others.  That is what I had to do when I saw this picture of these three cuties,” says Marthaville correspo...
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Just Talkin...
Natchitoches Times employees Corey Poole and Natalie Covher sat next to brothers David and Joe Stamey at the Chamber luncheon July 1. David, who is running for Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court, t...
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Parish roads reopen after flooding
Nick Verret, Parish highway director, released a statement advising the public that all previously-flooded roads in the Natchitoches Parish are re-opened to traffic, with the exception of the Johns...
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Meeting to discuss drinking water
A Public hearing will be held Monday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center on Second Street to discuss the change in method for drinking water treatment to take place July 27 – Aug. 14.
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Rotary Club elects new president and president-elect
Following a recap of the significant events of the Rotary Year,  Natchitoches Rotary Club President Dr. Pat Widhalm handed over the gavel to the incoming club President Kendal Perkins.  Perkins tha...
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