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Area projects move forward despite delays
Projects in the Parish gear up for construction to begin, while unforeseen factors put others on hold. An early projection for the Cane River Pumping System’s operational date was 2014, but delays ...
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Hog trapping combats increasing populations
From Oct. 1, 2014 to June 30, 969 feral hogs were trapped in the Parish. Aerial gunning in March accounted for 583. The Natural Resources Conversation Service (NRCS), the Natchitoches Soil and Wate...
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Town Hall meeting recognizes teacher and students
Gubernattorial candidate John Bel Edwards and Rep. Kenny Cox held a Town Hall meeting July 9 at the Natchitoches Arts Center. Everett Demery led the crowd in prayer and Ed Ward welcomed everyone to...
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Refelctions
My deep love for white sand beaches along blue ocean waters began as a kid when our family visited aunts, uncles and cousins that lived in the Florida Panhandle near Pensacola Beach. Blissful trips...
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Bookmobile Schedule: July 27-29
Ashland: City Hall: Wednesday, July 29 from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Bermuda: Waterworks District #2: Monday, July 27 from 11:30 a.m.–noon Black Lake: Our Lady of the Rosary Church: Wednesday, July 29 from ...
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Tree set on fore by lightning strike
Will Dowden, a Natchitoches Fire District 4 firefighter, extinguishes a tree that caught on fire after it was hit by lightning July 12 in Kisatchie National Forest. Dowden said never underestimate ...
Jul 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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L.P. Vaughn School registers students
L.P. Vaughn Elementary School Pre-K registration is in progress. Grades K–6 will be open for enrollment from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 through Aug. 7. An extended time for registrati...
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NFD 9 responds to building fires in Coushatta
Natchitoches Fire District 9 responded to a structure fire at 5726 La. Hwy. 480 in Coushatta at 11:29 p.m. Thursday, July 16. Fire units arrived 10 minutes later to find a large shop and another la...
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EMS and Deputies respond to overturned truck
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS Paramedics arrived on the scene of one-vehicle eighteen wheeler crash on La. Hwy 174 near Ajax, reported Thursda...
Jul 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s necessary to know when to dial 911
Only dial 911 in an emergency. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police department, fire department, or ambulance service. This includes fires; crimes, espec...
Jul 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer activities benefit 4-H members
Many think of 4-H as in school clubs, but that is only one part of the program. Offering activities year round, 4-H provides opportunities for youth to develop lifelong skills. “Kids are engaged in...
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Gator surprises homeowner near Cane River
Charles C. Rachal woke up to a surprise guest on his front porch Sunday. A 7-foot alligator was resting outside his home on Twin Lakes Drive in Natchitoches. “The gator was literally at my front do...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Road complaints dominate Parish Council meeting
There was a marathon-like Parish Council meeting Monday evening that lasted until just before 8 p.m. The council considered many items but the majority of time was taken up with complaints about pa...
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DHH asks residents to take precautions against mosquitoes, Three cases of West Nile confirmed
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed three new cases of West Nile virus this week, the first cases of 2015. The infections include two cases of neuroinvasive disease, on...
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Parish youth places at state horse show
Jon T. “Tucker” Henderson, of Natchitoches Parish, placed in three competitions at the 46th annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show held July 7-11 at the Burton Complex in Lake Charles. Hende...
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Mayor and Governor visit Rotary Club
Clarence Fields, five-term Mayor of Pineville, was introduced to the Natchitoches Rotary Club by Mike Newton as a long-time friend of Natchitoches and partner in CENLA economic development.  Follow...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Food Pantry receives watermelon donation
The Pennington Farm in Grapeland, Texas donated 400 Red Diamond melons to the First United Methodist Men of Natchitoches to be used in the Cane River Food Pantry. Methodist Men Sonny Evans, Buzz Ho...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep Natchitoches Beautiful receives grant
Keep Natchitoches Beautiful has been awarded a $5,200 Healthy Communities Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organization focused on education, e...
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Just Talkin...
JT’s opinion of Zach Johnson as a person went up during a media interview after winning the British Open Monday. On the final hole of a four sudden death playoff for the champion ship, Johnson miss...
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Snake bite reported near Derry
NPSO Deputies and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS Paramedics responded to a 911 call of a reported snake bite in the 100 block of Cat Island Road near Derry Monday, July 20 at 8:55 p.m. De...
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