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Homeowners share love of crape myrtles
Tony and Kathleen Smith inherited this crape myrtle when they bought their house on Henry Avenue 23 years ago. “This has been its best year,” said Tony. “Must be because of all the rain. We have al...
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Archways will mark entrances at the American Cemetery
Payne Williams presented a design sketch of wrought iron archways, built by Magnolia Steel, which will grace the entrances of the American Cemetery on Second Street at Thursday’s meeting of the Nat...
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Parish permits for June total $1.6 million
The Natchitoches Parish Planning and Zoning Office issued 40 permits for June. The total estimated development costs is $1.6 million, with permit fees totaling $13,550. Commercial-Electrical Trade ...
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Tech college program addresses aging logger workforce
The third Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator (T.H.E.O.) Training began May 26 at the Sabine Valley Campus of the Northwest La. Technical College in Many. The training is designed to teach the bas...
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Residents can help light up Natchitoches for Christmas Festival with Sparkle Magic
The Historic District Business Association (HDBA) will host demonstrations across Natchitoches for Sparkle Magic, the future of outdoor decorative lighting for Christmas. Designed with simplicity i...
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Reflections
The Corner Table The first piece of furniture my parents ever owned, a handmade round table that they were pretty sure was mahogany, always had a prominent place in their homes from just after they...
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Women's Resource Center receives donation
Les Amies donated $250 to the Women’s Resource Center of Natchitoches. From left are Terri Ruck, Beverly Broadway, Jennifer Thornton and Crystal Metoyer.
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Street project set to begin
Road work will begin the last week of July on the City Street Project, according to Director of Purchasing Edd Lee. The work is routine maintenance on roads in need of repairs. The City prioritized...
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City to remove junked vehicles
The Natchitoches Police Department will begin enforcing the Abandoned Property Ordinance that contains provisions for removing junk or abandoned vehicles according to Chief Micky Dove. The ordinanc...
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Council lists agenda items for meeting July 20
Approval of an ordinance that will generate money for the coroner’s office will be among the 24 items on the Parish Council agenda when the council meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 20 on second floo...
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Community registers to save lives through stem cell donations
Ashley Chesal, a junior at Northwestern State University, donated stem cells after registering as a donor through the Be The Match program. Be The Match is a national registry for stem cell and mar...
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Junked up yards cause health risks and ruin community cleanliness
Residents and City Council members debated what the definition of “acceptable junk” is on private property before it becomes a public health issue at the City Council meeting Monday. Randy Chambers...
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Demons lend late night help to Food Pantry
The commitment by Northwestern State student athletes to community service extends to urgent late night calls for help. A handful of Demon football players were expecting to go through voluntary mo...
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More services available for veterans
Veterans health services are available in rural areas of North Louisiana, East Texas and Southwest Arkansas through Volunteers of America of North Louisiana.  Volunteers of America, based in Shreve...
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Youth places in FFA horse show in Lake Charles
Jon T. “Tucker” Henderson, of Natchitoches Parish, placed in three competitions at the 46th annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show held July 7-11 at the Burton Complex in Lake Charles. Hende...
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Technical college gets funding for workforce development
As the New Year begins, Northwest Louisiana Technical College prepares to invest the $1.6 million dollars it has been awarded to promote workforce development efforts in our region. The new dollars...
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Farmers hear Louisiana crops still have good potential
By Bruce Schultz   ALEXANDRIA– Louisiana’s corn, cotton and soybean crops still have the potential to be above average this year, but because of the weather, don’t expect any record yields, LSU AgC...
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Physician joins staff at rural clinic in Campti
Joseph A. “Jay” Badeaux III, M.D., received his BS from La. State University in 1987 and his MD from La. State Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 1991. He performed an internship in general s...
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Seniors can get Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is a convenient way for those 60 and older to get a nutritious meal, free, Monday through Friday form 11 a.m. until noon. Natchitoches Council on Aging Nutrition Director Shelby Gra...
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Art Guild features artists for July, prepares for Juried Competition
By Char White Natchitoches Art Guild It’s moving time again in the Natchitoches Art Gallery where works on display make way for new exhibits. Summer is different, as the works on display in the mai...
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