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Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow Biz comes to L.P.Vaughn
L.P. Vaughn Elementary and Middle School presented ‘Snow Biz,’ a musical salute to the joys of winter, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for students and at 5:30 p.m. for the public. The musical is by t...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man charged in death of infant
A 2-month joint investigation by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches District Attorney’s Office, Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office and La. Depart. of Children and Family Servi...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parish president, 5 council members take oath of office
‘I am grateful for the vision and courage of the parish to undertake this new and better form of government for the benefit of our citizens. I am also awed by the trust you have placed in me and th...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parish president lists priorities for administration in inauguration speech
(Editor’s Note: The following is the text of Parish President Rick Nowlin’s inaugural speech.) Honored guests, friends and my fellow citizens of Natchitoches Parish, it is with a sense of gratitude...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Events
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. George L. Parks Elementary/Middle School will have Family Reading Night Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose gym. This year's theme is ...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local grapples to win gold
Craig Sylvia, who trains with Gracie United of Alexandria, competed in the North American Grappling Association World Grappling Tournament Dec. 15 in North Richland, Texas. Craig won gold in the No...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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NSU Dept. of Military Science honors 63rd Demon Battalion
Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science honored Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets during an awards ceremony for the 63rd Demon Battalion. “We are here to recognize cadets...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor lists more budget cuts for mid-year deficit
BATON ROUGE – Gov. Bobby Jindal took action on budget reductions Monday to address the state’s $165.5 million mid-year budget deficit while helping to protect higher education and healthcare fundin...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Near accident on Hwy. 1 Bypass

Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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EMS professionals are first to get degrees in safety administration
Graduates who are the first completers of Northwestern State University’s bachelor’s degree in Unified Public Safety Administration (UPSA) have already had an impact on policies at local and state ...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Split ruling issued in tenure suit
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge judge has tossed out part of an education revamp pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal as unconstitutional, but has upheld the centerpiece provisions that changed teache...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tourism dept. gets new director
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has chosen a Baton Rouge native to lead the Louisiana State Museum system as assistant secretary in the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. ...
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Deck the Halls

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Principal Dale Skinner announces the honor roll for NCHS for the third grading period for term one
The Principal’s List consists of students who received a 4.0 grade point average with no missing, incomplete, or failing grades. A honor roll students received a 3.5 to a 3.99 grade point average. ...
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Supt. of Schools reports no serious threats of violence
Supt. of Schools Derwood Duke said Monday morning that there have been no serious threats of violence in parish school so far this year, but that doesn’t mean there is not preparation if they shoul...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NSU Top Graduates

Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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School officials respond to Connecticut school shooting
‘As a society, we need to reduce the glorification of violence. From a personal standpoint, I’d ban assault weapons and multi round ammunition. It doesn’t solve the whole problem, but for a behavio...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday trash collection schedule announced
The holiday trash collection schedule for the weeks of Dec. 23-Dec. 30 has been released: Monday: Monday’s route Tuesday: no service Wednesday: Tuesday’s route Thursday: Wednesday’s and Thursday’s ...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax Assessor to be sworn in Friday
Tax Assessor Elect Dollie Mahoney will be sworn in Friday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. in the main courtroom of the Natchitoches Parish Courthouse. The public is invited to attend.
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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