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School board changes wording on retention policy for grades K-3
The school board voted Thursday to change the wording in the Pupil Progression Plan (PPP)to reflect that it no longer has a non-retention policy in grades K-3. The policy will now state that studen...
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Farmer takes little credit for big melon
Henry Jones of Clarence displays the fruit of his bounty, a watermelon weighing almost 50 pounds. Every year Henry plants a garden of tomatoes, cucumber, okra, cantaloupes, purple hull peas and red...
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Inside the Hospital
August is National Breastfeeding Month and Gov. Bobby Jindal proclaimed this month in Louisiana as an opportunity to highlight the health benefits of breastfeeding, encourage more families to choos...
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NSU online grad school is ‘Best Buy’
Northwestern State University’s online graduate school has been ranked as a “Best Buy” for teachers and educators who seek affordable on-line education degrees. Rankings were published by GetEducat...
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Chamber’s economic data presentation is Wednesday
The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce will present an array of local economic data to members of the Chamber during the Natchitoches Business Environment Presentation Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 11...
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Bubble Bath
About twice a semester, usually when the college kids are returning and again at the end of the semester, the water fountain in front of the McDonalds on Keyser Avenue is transformed into a giant b...
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Orientation set Thursday at NSU
Northwestern State University will hold New Student Orientation and class registration on Thursday, Aug. 16. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. with orientation beginning at 9 a.m. in Magale Recital Hal...
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Therapist using dry needling to release pain by targeting patient trigger points
“Dry Needling Relieves Pain from Tightened Muscles” Jerry Jones, physical therapist at Guidroz Physical Therapy, recently received advanced training in “dry needling.” Dry needling was first perfor...
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Natchitoches Parish School Board Calendar
Friday, Aug. 10: School level professional development Monday, Aug. 13: District level professional development at NSU, Fine Arts, 9-month support staff reports to work Tuesday, Aug. 14: School lev...
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EVENTS
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. The Natchitoches Parish 4-H Foundation will raffle a full-guided whitetail hunt that includes meals, lodging and deer processing at PInta F...
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LSMSA will enhance the campus with new landscape and structures, sloping amphitheater and quad
By Houren Zhu Construction has begun as part of a major landscaping project at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. According to Dr. Patrick Widhalm, the executive director of LSMSA...
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Money for Fans
 Peoples State Bank presented a check for $300 to the Natchitoches Council on Aging to buy fans for the elderly. On front row from left are NCOA Outreach Coordinator Patrice Parker, Hattie Anderson...
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Coward vandals strike Santa House; do $3,500 damage
The City of Natchitoches is investigating vandalism that occurred at Santa Claus’ House on the downtown riverbank this week. In excess of $3,500 in damages were incurred to the structure. Police Ch...
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High-tech crime unit investigator is Kiwanis ‘Lawman of the Year’
A detective who began his law enforcement career in the the sheriff’s reserve unit in 2002 was named “Lawman of the Year,” for the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Kiwanis District Aug. 4 in La...
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NSU students win first place with presentation on 3D Ultrasound at technologists conference
Northwestern State students Emily Bernard of Benton and Caitlyn Leone of Waskom, Texas, won first place in the Scientific Exhibit competition at the annual Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technolog...
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OCS to take applications for energy assistance
Natchitoches Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services (OCS) anounces the availability of funds dedicated to assist low income households with their energy payments in Natchitoches Parish. Al...
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EVENTS
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. The Natchitoches Tax Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 15 in the commission office. The Red River Waterway Commission will meet at commis...
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Business owner, former state rep. running for parish president
Natchitoches business owner and former state representative Rick Nowlin has announced his candidacy for Natchitoches Parish President, which will be elected this fall. In announcing his candidacy, ...
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School board gets huge savings for taxpayers by refinancing bonds
The school board voted Tuesday to refinance District 7 general obligation bonds that will result in a savings of $650,354 to taxpayers. District 7 includes the schools at Lakeview and Fairview Alph...
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Complex pool will extend hours
Northwestern State University’s Recreation Complex Pool will have extended hours this fall. Pool hours will continue through Fall A-term ending Oct. 13, weather permitting. Beginning on Aug. 20, th...
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