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Temp drops 35 degrees, rain wets parish
How strong was Wednesday’s cold front in Natchitoches? According to National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Wiley Butler, a strong cold front passage Wednesday caused a 35-degree drop in temp...
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Federal dollars paying major part of costs for highway enhancement project
With the opening of IHOP and work on a new welcome sign, the I-49 exit to Natchitoches is getting a makeover. The sign construction is part of a joint venture enhancement project between the Federa...
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Northwestern State Calendar
Here is a look at the week of April 14-20 at Northwestern State University. April 14 –May 19– Early registration for summer semester. April 14 – Aug. 18 – Early registration for fall semester. Apri...
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Who’s Who at Northwestern State
Name: Lori L. LeBlanc Title: Counselor, Tutoring and Disability Support and Instructor in the Department of Language and Communication Years at NSU: 7. Job description: I coordinate Academic Tutori...
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Retired teachers will meet
The Budget Committee and the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association met April 8 at the offices of the association in Baton Rouge. Major topics of discussion were the asso...
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Streets will close for festival
Saturday, April 13, 2013 6 a.m.-11 p.m. - Downtown Riverbank 6 a.m.-11 p.m. - Front Street from Church Street to St. Denis 6 a.m.-5 p.m. - Front Street from Church Street to Trudeau 6 a.m.-11 p.m. ...
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Jazz/R&B Festival
Saturday, April 13 Cane River (Main) Stage 11:40 a.m. Opening Ceremony with Mayor of Natchitoches 11:50 a.m. NSU Jazz Orchestra 1:10 p.m. DC & the Zydeco Country Boys 2:30 p.m. Billy O’Conn & The C...
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Agencies partner for spring cleanup
The City of Natchitoches, Keep Natchitoches Beautiful and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking volunteers to assist with a parish-wide cleaning campaign this spring. April will start...
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Ambulance tax renewal passes
The Natchitoches Parish Hospital Service District tax renewal passed with 78 percent of the vote April 6. There were 1,219 votes for the 5.31 mills, 10-year renewal and 353 against it. There were 3...
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School resource officers undergo training; response to school violence is collective effort
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies assigned as School Resource Officers received additional training in “how to be prepared” to detect human aggression, roots of violence, terrorist attacks, an...
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McConathy will speak at Steak and Burger dinner; club will recognize contributions of Sam Coker
Boys & Girls Clubs of El Camino Reál hosts one of Natchitoches’ most popular fundraisers April 18 at the Natchitoches Events Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6 p.m.  Th...
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Student traveling the world on unique campus
Lesley Wright, former resident of Natchitoches, is aboard the EV Explorer sailing around the world with the University of Virginia Semester at Sea Program. Over the course of this semester she will...
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Events
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. Natchitoches Hope for Paws is running low on daily supplies and is in need of Pedigree puppy and Pedigree adult dog food, large trash bags,...
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L.P. Vaughn Ticket Winners for April 5

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Library will offer activities for Library Week
The Natchitoches Parish Library is celebrating National Library Week April 15–20 with activities and games. A special story time will be April 17 at 10 a.m. It is open to all ages but designed for ...
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Melrose Arts and Crafts
The Melrose Plantation Arts and Crafts Festival will be Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Over 100 vendors from around the region will exhibit an...
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Neighbors compromise on zoning issue; City adding security to youth ball fields
City Council Monday night finally decided the three-month-long dispute concerning the subdivision of a lot on Peninsula Drive in the Shadow Bay Subdivision. Matthew Ellefson submitted an applicatio...
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Marthaville festival issues save-the-date
Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival director Fuzzy Hennigan says save the date of Sept. 21 as the community prepares for the 21st annual festival. Traditionally held on the third weekend in Septembe...
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Lions Club selling roses
The Lions Club is selling long-stem red roses with baby’s breath and greenery that will be delivered to homes or offices May 9-10 in time for Mother’s Day. The roses are $20 per dozen. Email dnelso...
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Tourist commission will meet Tuesday
The Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission board meeting will be Tuesday, April 16 at 5:15 p.m. at the tourist commission office on Front Street.
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