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Lakeview AFJROTC program recognizes cadets for scholarship, academics, fitness, leadership
Lakeview High School’s Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC) unit hosted a record 300 guests and cadets during its awards banquet and Cadet Change of Command Ceremony April 11. The ceremony began with the Lake...
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Industry award goes to Comfort Suites
The Comfort Suites Natchitoches, a Sharplin Hospitality Hotel, was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2013 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels Interna...
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Pet of the Week
Lily is July 2013 Rat Terrier mix. She is a friendly and well-behaved young dog, already housetrained. For some reason, her owner abandoned her. Lily is in foster care where it is reported she gets...
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Former shelter director to speak
Former City Shelter Director Bobby Lee will be the guest speaker at the next Natchitoches Humane Society meeting Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Council on Second Street. Lee...
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Pilgrims receives HAZMAT training

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Screenings for young athletes could detect potentially fatal heart irregularities
It’s as simple as a picture, and it can save a life. Electrocardiogram (EKG) screenings visually track the heart’s electrical activity. The test takes 5-10 minutes. There is no danger of getting an...
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Inmate death inquiry moves to state level
Mystery continues to surround the death of Anthony Demery. Demery, 25, was an inmate at Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. He was allegedly tased Monday, May 12 and transported to the Natchitoch...
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Volunteers requested
In honor of National Volunteer Month, Campti Community Development Center (CCDC) is offering two volunteers days at its newest location on 2846 Highway 71 in Campti according to Director Judy Danie...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veterans park committee seeking help to verify names of veterans who died in past year
The Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park Committee will host a Memorial Day Service Friday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. to honor Natchitoches Veterans. The ceremony will take place at the site of...
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City ranks in final three in clean competition
The City of Natchitoches has advanced to the state competition in the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF) Cleanest City Contest. Natchitoches will compete against Hammond, Terrytown and Opelous...
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politicians unsure if funding plan makes the grade
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) rewrote its $3.6 billion school financing proposal Monday, after its first version of the spending recommendat...
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PRAXIS I test prep today at NSU
Northwestern State University’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development will offer a PRAXIS I test preparation seminar.  The two-hour mathematics session with Dr. Terrie Poehl will be f...
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Local will attend Harvard MBA program
Clifford Foster, a Natchitoches native, has been accepted to Harvard Business School for the M.B.A. program starting in August. Foster is a 2007 graduate of the Louisiana School for Math, Science a...
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Students support animals
The Natchitoches Humane Society (NHS) held a rummage sale in the courtyard of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts (LSMSA). The LSMSA students helped set up for the sale and exuberan...
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It’s election year: Voters urged to register
May 12-16 marks Voter Registration Week. Louisiana statutes require you to be registered 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that particular election. No cost is associated with ...
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Kiwanis ‘jazzes’ up breakfast with pancakes, 5K run/walk
Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches held its Pancake Breakfast and 5K Run Saturday, April 5. The Pancake Breakfast is a fun, family style event that has been a staple of the Kiwanis Club for decades. The ...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator funnels national park grant to Mansfield
U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, announced that the National Park Service awarded a $337,000 Civil War Land Acquisition Grant to ...
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Class enjoys inside field trip
Students in Robert Carnline’s Louisiana studies class at Natchitoches Magnet Elementary and Middle School had an in-classroom field trip when Tommy Adkins from Fort St. Jean Baptiste visited in the...
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Amateur poets may pick up professional cash
Poetryfest will award $5,000 in cash and prizes to amateur poets. Poets, especially beginners, are encouraged to enter for their chance to win. Send one poem of 21 lines or less to the following: F...
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History buffs to meet, eat, show
The Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association will meet Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p. m. at the Natchitoches Art Center, 716 Second St. It will be the final meeting of the program year with a ...
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