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Consultant says Common Core teaches problem solving, high level thinking
Story and Photos By Steven Niette Natchitoches Parish principals met Sept. 24-25 for In-District Leadership Training. Luisa Vargas and Maria Wickstandt, consultants from the Center for Educational ...
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$42.6 million FEMA trailer settlements approved
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday to a $42.6 million class-action settlement between companies that made and installed government-issued trailers after hurricanes ...
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Advocates will raise money an awareness to fight ovarian cancer at church event
Turn Teal Natchitoches, a local ovarian cancer awareness group, will present an educational and fund raising event in the Parish Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Se...
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Rotary Club
The Natchitoches Rotary Club welcomed back Matt Barbour, the Red River Mill Manager for International Paper, to its regular meeting.   He provided the club with a presentation about the common myth...
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‘Crows on the Cane’ will offer cash prizes
The Historic Downtown Business Association is hosting a “Crows on the Cane” fall scarecrow celebration on Oct. 13-14. Children, students, businesses, civic organizations and individuals can create ...
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Forest service waiving some fees
In celebration of National Public Lands Day, the U.S.Forest Service will waive most recreation use fees such as camping, motorized trails, boat launches and day-use areas in Kisatchie National Fore...
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MidSouth Bancorp expands its market with purhase of Peoples State Bank
LAFAYETTE, LA MidSouth Bancorp Inc. and PSB Financial Corp. (“PSB”), the holding company of Many-based The Peoples State Bank, announced today the signing of a definitive agreement for MidSouth to ...
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Students meet early, at 7 a.m., to hold ‘See You at the Pole’ prayer service
‘But when I see young people out there taking the initiative, it shows me there are young people out there shining a light.’ Lesa Thompson
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Voter registration deadline Oct. 9
Sec. of State Tom Schedler joins fellow secretaries of state on National Voter Registration Day to make eligible voters aware of the registration deadlines and requirements for the Nov. 6 election....
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Hospital names surgical department after NSU alumnus, former resident
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulphur held a dedication ceremony to honor Northwestern State University alumnus Dr. Walter Ledet Jr. and his colleague Dr. A. Kent Seale in naming the hospital’...
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L.P. Vaughn celebrates Grandparents
L. P. Vaughn Elementary/Middle School hosted Grandparents’ Day Sept. 13. Students honored their grandparents at a ceremony in which school secretary and grandparent LaTonia Mims sang a tribute. Gra...
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DOTD will remove bridge on Water Well Road
Weather permitting, beginning Oct. 2, LA 478 (Water Well Road) will be closed to the traveling public from Old River Road to La. 1. The Julien Bayou Bridge will be closing and removed Oct. 1 accord...
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Veterans Park Support
Rick Nowlin demonstrated corporate and personal support for the Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park project with contribution of both money and engineering services to the committee for ...
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Driver dies in one-vehicle wreck Tuesday
Kenneth C. Johnson of Natchitoches died in a single vehicle crash around 1 p.m. Sept. 25. according to La. State Police. Johnson was driving his 2000 Chevrolet pickup south on U.S. Hwy. 71 south of...
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It’s Fair Time

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School board members facing term limits on November ballot
Natchitoches Parish voters will get a chance to decide if they want term limits for the school board members. On the Nov. 6 ballot, voters in each of the 11 parish school board districts can decide...
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Student of the Month
The Natchitoches Rotary Club honored  Toria Beasley as the Student of the Month.   William Hymes, Lakeview High School principal, introduced Toria as a highly successful senior and Beta Club leader...
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‘Middle Passage’ shows students meager space slaves had on ships from Africa to America
‘Each slave had an area typically less than 2 feet by 6 feet, with less than 5 feet of head space.’ Dr. Mark Van Rhyn
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History Lesson
Donna Beaubeouf’s first grade class at NSU Elementary Lab School celebrated the life and legacy of Johnny Appleseed Sept. 21. Students dressed as pioneers of the 1700s, wrote stories and made “tin ...
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Library patrons can learn new language with new software
Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all Natchitoches Parish Library patrons and offers a fast and convenient solution for the community’s increasing language-learning needs. Th...
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