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Candidate announces run for clerk of court
Louis “Lou” Byes announced that he is a candidate for the office of Clerk of Court of Natchitoches Parish. Byers, a resident of Natchitoches Parish of serving the public, including working as chief...
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Jazz Fest performers will rock the riverbank
The Natchitoches Jazz and R&B Festival announces its headliners for Friday and Saturday, April 17-18. For the first time ever, it features three platinum selling artists: .38 Special, Mitch Ryder, ...
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Proposed law will affect teachers going back to class
Sen. Gerald Long talked to the Natchitoches Parish School Board about two hot topics when he attended the board meeting April 9. Long and Rep. Terry Brown have sponsored a bill in the legislature t...
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School and community memorialize student with plaque
By Corey Poole Between moments of silence, the gymnasium at Natchitoches Central High School filled with creaking bleachers and the echo of students’ voices reciting a pledge of non-violence in mem...
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The Council on Aging broke ground last week
The Council on Aging broke ground last week on a one-stop-shop for seniors on Keyser Avenue. The building will house COA senior activities and offices for the Office of Community Services and Veter...
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Weaver Elementary sells raffle tickets for Spring Carnival April 30
M.R Weaver’s Spring Carnival is Thursday, April 30 from 5-7 p.m. The school put together eight baskets full of items ranging in value from $150-500. Raffle tickets are $1. For information call 352-...
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Supt. commends law enforcement response to schools
Supt. Dale Skinner had words of praise for local law enforcement following criticism last week from officers in the Natchitoches Voters and Civic League. Skinner said during his report at the schoo...
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Natchitoches Parish 4-H members support local animal rescue
Natchitoches Parish 4-H’ers had a dog food drive to benefit the rescues at Natchitoches Hope For Paws. Kneeling from left are Lily Zachary, Katie Anderson and Jill Wiltz. Standing are Paige Anderso...
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Festival having raffle fundraiser
The Natchitoches Jazz and R&B Fest will sell raffle tickets as a fundraiser for the festival. The drawing will take place Saturday, April 18 at the Can-Am stage during Jazz Fest. Tickets are $20 ea...
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Tour operators and travel writers visit Natchitoches
The Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau (NACVB) hosted group tour operators visiting from across the U.S. Of the 17 tour operators that participated, only one was from Louisiana. The tour w...
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Natchitoches Parish Library hires new director
The Natchitoches Parish Library Board of Control has hired a new director for the Natchitoches Parish Library, Jessica McGrath, effective June 1.  Currently the Outreach Coordinator at the Arkansas...
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Sorority to award scholarships
The Natchitoches Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will award scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Scholarship applications are available at high school counselors’ offices. F...
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Lakeview High School
Four Lakeview High School seniors participated in Southern University at Shreveport preview day. These students will graduate in May and are interested in attending Southern University at Shrevepor...
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This brand of coach had ability to change lives
By Jerry Pierce When old coaches like Clem Henderson die, all of us who knew and respected him and whose lives have been shaped by coaches like him feel the loss. I knew about Coach Henderson a lon...
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Abbie Lane Retreat mixes faith and family
By Juanice Gray Faith and family. Mix those two together, along with a rousing game of chess, a fire pit, a barbecue grill and a picturesque setting and great things can happen. Abbie Lane Retreat ...
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Exchange Bank sponsors Command Performance
Exchange Bank of Natchitoches was a Gold Sponsor of Northwestern State University’s President’s Command Performance, a spring gala that raised funds for the Northwestern State University Foundation...
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League to meet Tuesday
The Natchitoches Parish Voters and Civic League will meet Tuesday, April 14 at 6 p.m. at the Old North Street Daycare Center across from the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home. A registration period w...
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NPD to conduct DWI checkpoint
The Natchitoches Police Dept. will conduct a DWI checkpoint somewhere in the City limits Saturday, April 11.
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Foundation to meet
The Natchitoches Community Improvement Foundation Inc. will meet Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 660 Martin Luther King Dr.ˇ This meeting is open to the pub...
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School board will explore methods used in distributing sales tax checks
Board member Emile Metoyer initiated a discussion at the school board committee meeting that is likely to produce lots of controversy from classroom teachers. School employees receive tax checks tw...
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