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DOTD seeking engineering students
The La. Dept. of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced Tuesday that applications are being accepted for the Engineering Summer Program. This program provides students the opportunity to w...
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Girl Scouts visit NSU chemistry lab to learn new technique for making soap
Local Girl Scouts learned the chemistry of soapmaking during a visit to a Northwestern State University chemistry lab.  Members of the Girl Scouts of Louisiana Pines to the Gulf Council Troop 1512 ...
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Relay benefit is Friday
Mayor Posey, City Council members, and City Department heads will serve barbecue chicken lunches Friday, April 5 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the downtown riverbank for $8 each. Delivery is available ...
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Phi Mu Alpha
Members of Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity at Northwestern State University donated their time and talent for a work day at First Presbyterian Church here in Natchitoches.  The young men cleaned wind...
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Professor wins award given on basis of impact of her methodology in business education
Dr. Brenda Hanson received the “Marlin C. Young Outstanding Teacher 2013” at the Federation of Business Disciplines southwest regional organization conference in Albuquerque, N.M. The Association o...
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Teacher PREP program taking applications
Applications are being accepted for Northwestern State University’s Practitioner Teacher Program (PREP).  PREP is a summer-intensive, fast-track program that results in Louisiana teacher certificat...
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Trial Docket Feb. 25
City Court Judge Fred Gahagan lists the trial docket for Feb. 25. Kendrick Aaron, theft by shoplifting, BW failure to appear. Herbet Baptiste, disturbing the peace, pled guilty, sentence of the cou...
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Trial Docket Jan. 28
City Court Judge Fred Gahagan lists the trial docket for Jan. 28: Thomas Anthony Jr., open container, reset July 22. Danielle Barnes, telephone harassment, reset Feb. 25. Devontez R. Carolina, resi...
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Squall line causes wind damage to several parts of parish

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NSU art student creates coloring book for Briarwood, Caroline Dorman Preserve
A Northwestern State University art student used her talents as an illustrator to produce a children’s coloring book for Briarwood, the Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve near Saline.  Courtney Hawkin...
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NSU students place at NATS competition
Five NSU students won first place at the Louisiana competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing held at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Eleven students under voice faculty ...
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Scholarship established in memory of late deputy
A scholarship has been established at the Northwestern State University Foundation in memory of Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s deputy and NSU alumnus Ricky Issac Jr., who died in an on-duty automobi...
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NSU Panhellenic Council wins award in Atlanta
Northwestern State University’s Panhellenic Council received the Recognized Achievement in Community Service Award from the Southeastern Panhellenic Association at its annual meeting in Atlanta. No...
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Community Events
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. Saint Matthew School Community Association will have a fish fry Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m.03 p.m. Dinners are $10 and include drinks. F...
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Just Talkin’
Supt. of Schools Derwood Duke provided a moment of laughter at the school board meeting recently. The discussion was whether to allow corporal punishment and school board member Tommy Melder was as...
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SWEPCO crews roll in to restore service after storm damage Sunday
Severe thunderstorms with winds exceeding 65 mph moved through four of SWEPCO’s five Districts on Sunday – Texarkana, Longview, Shreveport and the Valley – causing extensive damage and outages to a...
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Licensed electricians can brighten up career with trade workshop, learn changes to code
The City Planning Department will hold an electrical trade workshop for licensed electricians today, Thursday, April 4 at 5 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second St. The purpos...
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Critical care technician is Associate of Month

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Deputies complete DWI training course
Eight  Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies recently attended and completed the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing certification course held at the NPD Training Center in Natchitoches. The SFST ...
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Fundraiser for late deputy set
Fill bellies and hearts by attending 2BlueBBQ Saturday, April 27. 2BlueBBQ is a plate lunch sale benefitting the family of Ricky Isaac Jr., a Natchitoches Parish Sherriff’s Deputy who died in an on...
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