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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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Resident pours love into popping bug creations
By Essie Hullaby Burley Johnson has lived in Natchitoches for 45 years. He is the president of the Cane Country Fly Casters, a local fly fishing club. His goal is to bring fly-fishing back to the C...
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Just Talkin’
JT is not surprised to hear that the Parish Council, in an informal poll, decided not to call for a tax proposition on the October ballot. Taxes are seldom popular issues but most certainly not in ...
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Disaster declaration made for Natchitoches Parish
President Barack Obama made a disaster declaration for Natchitoches Parish Monday. Other parishes receiving federal aid after the severe storms and flooding May 18 through June 20 include Bossier, ...
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Help identify youngsters in photo
Two people called to help identify the youngsters who turned out for a clinic featuring Archie Manning. It was a precusor to the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State University that attracted ...
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Fort Polk to begin vetting visitors
Beginning Aug. 1, visitors to Fort Polk must be vetted at the Visitors Center, located adjacent to the main gate on Louisiana Avenue.  Each visitor will be issued an access control credential. Base...
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Community rallies to clean up Campti

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NPD will 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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Storm snaps utility poles in Natchez
Sixteen SWEPCO linemen, off duty and heading home for the day, responded to the scene of a power outage Thursday at 4:26 p.m. They worked until midnight to replace the poles and restore power to th...
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Water treatment method to change for three weeks
The City of Natchitoches will hold a public hearing Monday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center on Second Street to discuss the change in method for drinking water treatment to take p...
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School board passes tax millages
The school board passed a resolution Thursday that set the tax millages and will allow the assessor to issue tax notices for 2015. That amounts to approximately $8.8 million. At the meeting Thursda...
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Work begins on South Drive three-lane expansion
Mayor Lee Posey, City and DOTD officials met Monday to discuss the South Drive expansion project. Work began July 6, because the construction company wasn’t able to access the site while the City p...
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Fort Polk spared drastic cuts to troop strength
LEESVILLE-- Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center will sustain minor cuts to its troop strength, the U.S. Army reported Thursday, further confirming the military value of the training i...
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Construction will close LA 493 for two months
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises that portions of LA 493, will be closed to thru traffic and will have detour routes starting Monday, July 13. That phase o...
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Reflections
Springhill was a great place to grow up back in its glory days when the paper mill and timber industries were booming, the high school was winning state championships and some of the kids dragging ...
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DHH loan will improve City’s drinking water system
Baton Rouge- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) awarded a $2 million loan to the City of Natchitoches through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF). The low-int...
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French marine Challenge Camp provided kids with fun learning experience
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site held a French Marine Challange Camp for kids ages 5-14 June 9-13 and 16-20. Activities included cooking, pottery, fishing, rope making, bird watching and ...
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District meeting set for Tuesday
The Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District will meet Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Natchitoches Parish Courthouse.
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Voters League to meet Tuesday
The Natchitoches Parish Voters and Civic League will meet Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Street Head Start Center, 319 North St.
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