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Posey Road getting much needed work
Ruts, potholes and bumps have become the norm for drivers on Posey Road. But that’s changing since a scarifier arrived on the scene Monday morning. “We’re totally beside our ourselves. We’re excite...
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Property owners revitalize neighborhood
A new chapter in the Behan Street neighborhood began when Mike Murphy purchased several lots and tore down the houses to build a State Farm Office, which he feels will be an improvement to the area...
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School board votes on changes in dress code
Maroon hair and pant pockets were voted on at the School Board meeting Thursday. Superintendent Dale Skinner said back pockets are legal on uniform pants as long as they don’t stand out. They are a...
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Lions Club displays flags across the City
Natchitoches Lions Club members display the American flag at almost 150 businesses in the City seven times a year as part of the Bob Wangenstein Memorial American Flag Project. The project began in...
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Rotary club learns about Nepali Girl Foundation
Northwestern State faculty members Dr. Patrice Moulton and Shaun Wheat spoke to the Natchitoches Rotary Club on the plight of Nepali girls and their families trying to survive in harsh conditions, ...
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Patrol urges boaters to be careful on Labor Day
 Cane River Patrol Betty Fuller announced Thursday that Cane River Lake is at 96.5 MSL (1.5 feet below pool stage). The lake closes at 96.   The Spillway and Washington Street landings remain close...
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Gerald Long seeks third term as state senator
Two-time State Sen. Gerald Long has announced that he will seek a third term as state senator. Long was first elected in 2007 and took office in January of 2008. He was unopposed in 2011. Senators ...
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Lodge presents awards to high school juniors
Seven students received Honesty and Integrity awards from the Phoenix Lodge #38 F.&A.M. Aug. 31. Students included Hannha Giddens, Jill Wiltz, Bob Simmons, Dylan Daniels, Malachi Pickering, Joseph ...
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Lawyer seeks information on Danae Starks' shooter
A press conference was held Thursday, Sept. 4 by attorney Richard Ducote and Danae Starks at the courthouse. Ducote seeks the public’s assistance in solving two open cases including the shooting of...
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NFD to conduct hydrant flow tests
The Natchitoches Fire Department will conduct hydrant flow tests during September. Testing will begin Monday, Sept. 14 in west Natchitoches and continue until all hydrants are tested, which usually...
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Campti to hold public hearing
The Town of Campti will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss an ordinance to renew CP-Tel’s franchise fee.
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Qualifying begins Tuesday
Qualifying for the Open Gubernatorial Primary Oct. 24 will be  Tuesday, Sept. 8, Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Thursday, Sept. 10 in the Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court’s Office Room 104 of the Natchit...
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NSU will recognize late officer during pregame
Northwestern State University will recognize the late Officer Thomas LaValley, a 2007 graduate of the university, with a posthumous presentation and the announcement of a scholarship established in...
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Greer announces candidacy for state Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner
Charlie Greer is a 23-year former employee of the La. Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry and he would like to announce his candidacy for La. Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry. Although qualif...
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Dream Run will benefit Shriners Hospitals
The Natchitoches Chapter of the Brother’s Keepers Motorcycle Club will host a Dream Run Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Natchitoches Fairgrounds to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The family ...
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NSWCD to host Feral Hog Workshop
The Natchitoches Soil Water and Conservation District will hold a Feral Hog Workshop at the Natchitoches Event Center Thursday, Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m., informing landowners of programs and practice...
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Get AgQuainted: Wet spring and hot dry summer cause crape myrtle misery for homeowners
With such a wet spring followed by a hot dry summer, many people have noticed a decrease in the flower production of their crape myrtles while plants just down the road may be full of blooms. Don’t...
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Job and Resource Fair helps veterans find employment and support
The Natchitoches Veterans Job and Resource Fair, held Aug. 20 at the Natchitoches Events Center, was a one-stop shopping event for veteran job seekers. Fifty veterans, their spouses and a few civil...
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Rotary learns about Camp RYLA experience
The Natchitoches Rotary Club received a recap of the Camp RYLA experience from Kaitllin Hatten, a Natchitoches Central High School junior and the Rotarian Volunteer Camp Director Josh Manuel. The R...
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City will enforce installation of backflow preventors
The City Council discussed the impact of backflow preventer installations on area businesses at a public meeting Aug. 24. A cross-connection control prevents contamination from backflow sources. Tr...
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