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Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade Route

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Legend donates guitars to L.P.Vaugn’s School of Fine Arts
James Burton spoke to students at L.P. Vaughn Thursday about music, his career and the importance of education. Through the James Burton Foundation, he gifted the school’s Fine Arts program with se...
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Black Heritage committee to sponsor 'Taste of Our Culture' Parade
In recognition of African American History Month, the Natchitoches Black Heritage Committee will sponsor its “Taste of Our Culture” Parade Saturday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m. The parade will lineup at ...
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Graduate returns to LSMSA to speak on career
A graduate of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts returned to campus to speak to current students about his career as a highly regarded music critic in Boston. Cashman Kerr Prince ...
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Student-directed production leads to one emotional roller coaster
By Janell Parfait “You’re dead to me.” “I’m not a rapist; I’m a pedophile.” “I drink ‘til I’m sick.” These lines and others haunted the disjointed script of Sarah Kane’s “Crave,” a free-form play t...
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Squirrel rescued during home repair
Jim Sandifer and Matthew Axsom rescued a squirrel above Jim’s soffit when an electrical repair at his Parkway home completely destroyed its nest Jan. 30. The squirrel, now named Jed, is being bottl...
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School mourning loss of former student
St. Mary’ School is providing grief counseling for its students who are mourning the loss of a former student who died in an accident early Friday morning. He was Grant Ingram, 18, a 2014 graduate ...
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Wildlife and Fisheries will meet at Events Center Feb. 25
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will host a meeting at the Natchitoches Events Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 to gather comments on the proposed 2015-17 resident game h...
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Parish council will meet Monday in courthouse
There will be several maintenance-related issues on the agenda when the Parish Council meets Monday, Feb. 16 in the Parish Council meeting room on second floor of the Natchitoches Parish Court Hous...
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Local organizations donate to Women's Resource Center
Pilgrim’s Pride partnered with the Natchitoches Central Key Club to donate diapers, wipes,new infant clothes and miscellaneous baby items to the Women’s Resource Center. From left are Key Club Pres...
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Bank of Montgomery VP new chairman for NRLA
Bank of Montgomery’s Vice President Stephen C. Van Sickle II is the new chairman for the National Rural Lenders Association’s. The NRLA’s mission is to advocate for USDA Guaranteed Lending programs...
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Couples apply for marriage licenses in January
The Clerk of Court issued 13 marriage licenses for January. The cost of a marriage license is $27.50 in cash. If interested in obtaining a marriage license both parties must present birth certifica...
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Speaker at Chamber Luncheon gives advice on avoiding scams and investment fraud
There’s a super storm brewing and it’s important to be prepared. Nancy Boudreaux, an Investor Education Trainer with the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions (OFI), gave an informative lectur...
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Prep course for contractors to be offered at NSU
Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a business law preparation seminar for Louisiana State Contractors Licensing applicants.  The one-day semina...
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Sheriff’s fish fry approaching
The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office Tri-Charity benefit lunch will be Friday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 299 Edwina Drive, the vegetable stand outside the gates of the detention center. Fo...
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Parish planning office issues building permits
The Natchitoches Parish Planning and Zoning Office issued 18 permits for January. The total estimated development costs is $1.5 million, with permit fees totaling $11,992. Residential-Addition: Dew...
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NSU will offer notary public exam prep class
A notary public exam prep course will be offered through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24. The class will be presented on Tue...
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Parish waste facilities open Monday
Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin announces that all Parish solid waste facilities, including the Parish landfill located at 4597 Hwy. 1 North, will be open for their regular hours of opera...
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Smoothie King assists child on liquid diet
Playing on a trampoline, eight year old Patrick Hamblin never expected to break his jaw. A freak accident Feb. 2 caused his mandible to break at the joint beneath his ear and down through the teeth...
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Christmas Fest crowd exceeds expectations
Discussing the success of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival, Historic District Business Association (HDBA) representatives Lee Waskom and Sandra Dickens said 2013 was an example of one of the wor...
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