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Army private completes combat training in S.C.
Army Pfc. Rotella L. Blackman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Blackman is the sister of Crystal Simmons of Natchitoches. She is a 1999 graduate of Natchitoc...
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GEE testing will be this month
GEE testing will take place Monday-Thursday, April 27-30, at the Natchitoches Parish School Board. If applicant is already “graduated” and still needs to pass a part of the GEE test they can partic...
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Resident commemorates Lee’s surrender
General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox April 9, 1865. April 9 was the 150th anniversary. Bells across the U.S. rang at the exact time of the surrender. Since Ed...
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Parish Govt. moves bins
Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin issued an emergency declaration over the cancellation of an agreement for the solid waste bin site in Goldonna. To provide residents with a location for de...
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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...
Apr 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weyerhaeuser volunteers at Veterans memorial Park
A volunteer team from Weyerhaeuser kicked off their Community Outreach Program in support of area veterans with landscaping that included tree trimming, bush cutting, weeding, spraying and a genera...
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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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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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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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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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Meeting to discuss policy changes
The Natchitoches Association of Educators and Natchitoches Schools Superintendent Jesse Dale Skinner will host a discussion surrounding potential changes to education policies Tuesday, April 14 at ...
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Natchitoches officer among LSP trooper graduates
The Louisiana State Police Training Academy announces the graduation of State Police Cadet Class #93 that includes an officer from Natchitoches. Former Natchitoches Police Dept. officer Jayson Line...
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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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