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School Board Retreat set for Saturday
The Natchitoches parish School Board will hold it's retreat Saturday, June 20 at 9 a.m. at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.
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Lemonade stand sells sweet summer drinks
Collin, Cadence and Corbin Achord help neighbors beat the heat with their lemonade stand, selling sweet refreshments on a hot summer day at their grandparents house on St. Claire Avenue. Their pare...
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Coco Bed Road project scheduled to move forward
It’s taken a long time but the maintenance project on the Coco Bed Road is moving forward. At the Parish Council meeting Monday, the council agreed to let Parish President Rick Nowlin advertise for...
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NPSO offers Tdap vaccine
The Department of Health and Hospitals will administer the Tdap vaccine that protects against (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) to anyone who has been in or near floodwaters that inundated Natchi...
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State and local reps discuss post-flood activities
Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin and staff, representatives of the Natchitoches Parish OHSEP, and Mayor Lee Posey of the City of Natchitoches met Tuesday with Mark Riley, Deputy Director o...
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Sign up for summer camps
The City’s Summer Day Camp for youth ages 6-13 has spots available in the following sessions: * June 22 – July 2: Under the Sea, Around the Bayou and Down the River (Weaver Elementary) * July 6 – J...
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Students enroll in T.H.E.O. program at NWLTC
Northwest Louisiana Technical College welcomes area students enrolled in the Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator (T.H.E.O.) program. The program is held at the Sabine Valley Campus in Many and wil...
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LSMSA senior receives P.E.O. scholarship
A senior from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts is the recipient of the prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year. Marissa Scott, of Bossier City, was pre...
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NPSO Sheriff’s Rescue Divers assisted Ford F-250 in flood water near Flora
NPSO Sheriff’s Rescue Divers assisted Louisiana State Police and Archie’s Wrecker Service in recovering a 2012 Ford F-250 that left the roadway ending up in 6-8 feet of water on La. Hwy 478 near La...
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Cotton plants must be registered with the state
All cotton planted in Louisiana, including cotton grown in ornamental gardens and other non-traditional locations must register with the state Boll Weevil Eradication office to be monitored for pos...
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Juneteenth Festival set for Saturday
The Juneteenth Festival will be Saturday, June 20 at the Natchitoches Arts Center. It will be a family friendly event with no admission and will begin at 10 a.m. Events will include a voter registr...
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Semi-truck on fire near Cypress
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Fire District #5, DOTD, and SWEPCO responded to a vehicle fire on La. Hwy 1 south of Cypress, La. May 22 at 6:01 p.m. The 1998 Peterbilt semi-tr...
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Hall of Fame Induction set for June 25-27
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction will be June 25-27 in Natchitoches. The events include: •Thursday: Welcome reception at Maglieaux’s across from the Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches, ...
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Parish permits for April total over $1 million
The Natchitoches Parish Planning and Zoning Office issued 25 permits for April. The total estimated development costs is $1.1 million, with permit fees totaling $8,054. Commercial-Addition: John E....
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Structure fire in Natchez
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Fire District #5, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS Paramedics, and Natchez Police responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of Main...
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Autistic boy wishes to receive mail for his birthday
Sean Stewart will turn 10 June 24. He has an Autism Spectrum Disorder and is hearing-impaired. Autistic children are like snowflakes,” said Sean’s Mother Jennifer Robertson. “They are all beautiful...
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Buddhist monks visit Natchitoches
Three Buddhist monks from Thailand and friends toured Northwestern State University and the downtown Natchitoches Historic District yesterday. The guests are visiting Noy and Frank Schrader of Pine...
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Parish wide tax increase tax may solve road problem
“It’s important to remember that the politician thinks, ‘How is this going to affect me?’ It’s time to get past that BS and say how is it going to affect the parish,” said Roger Williams, chair of ...
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City Pool will officially open Saturday
The City of Natchitoches Recreation and Parks Department announces that City Pool will officially open to the public on Saturday, June 13, 2015 with swimming lessons starting Monday, June 15. City ...
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A Letter to the President
By Henry “Buddy” Maggio Two thousand and fifteen commemorates the 70th year that World War II ended. A war that claimed the lives of 60 million people world-wide, both military and civilian. As a s...
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