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NCHS features its students of the week
Natchitoches Central featured its Student of the Week nominees and winners. On front row from left are Principal Bill Gordy, Alexia Gistarb, Hannah Kay, Darah Solomon, Miquella Castorena, Veronica ...
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LSMSA students compete in NSDA Tournament
Two students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts competed in the NSDA National Qualifying Tournament held March 12-14 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Comeaux H...
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Travel writers to visit Natchitoches
Looking forward to spreading the word about Natchitoches and its history, Arlene Gould, Director of the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (NACVB) announced at the board meeting Tuesd...
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Jazz Fest fundraiser sells raffle tickets
The Natchitoches Jazz and R&B Fest will sell raffle tickets as a fundraiser for the festival. The drawing will take place Saturday, April 18 at the Can-Am stage during Jazz Fest. Tickets are $20 ea...
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Family learns about history on trip to Selma
Alicia Brown says visiting the places where history occurred is different than learning about them in school. Brown is a resident of Dallas who has family members living in Natchitoches. Her aunt a...
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Magnet accepting student applications
Natchitoches Magnet School is accepting applications for 1st grade for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications can be downloaded and printed from the school’s website at www.nat.k12.la.us. They are...
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NHDDC discusses budget and upcoming events
First on the list of items for discussion at the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission (NHDDC) meeting March 19 was the removal of the bushes lining the railroad tracks by the NSU P...
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Guild cancels art sale due to rain
Faced with a 100 percent chance of rain Saturday, March 21, the Natchitoches Art Guild decided to cancel Art Along the Bricks. “We were prompted by our own concerns and calls and questions from our...
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Proclamation to honor retired teachers
The Natchitoches Parish district of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association (LRTA) will meet Thursday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at the Media Center behind the School Board office. Mayor Lee Posey will...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Events welcome spring to town
Natchitoches’ spring garden festival, Bloomin’ on the Bricks, will take place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the downtown riverbank. The event will feature lawn and garden vendors, live musical entertainm...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relay for Life
June Durr, left, and Libby Kirkland display jewelry that will be available at a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society’ Relay of Life. The event will be at First United Methodist Church ...
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Museum forms CEA
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum formed a Cooperative Endeavor agreement (CEA) between Northwestern State University and the Louisiana State Museum.  The par...
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Native of Nigeria achieves cosmetology goal
Northwest Louisiana Technical College’s Natchitoches campus had 34 students complete degree, diploma and certificate programs. Among those graduates was Stella Dimgba, who completed the cosmetology...
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Deputies share safety tips with students
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies visited with students at L.P. Vaughn Elementary and Middle School March 6. Det. Derrick Sowell and Sgt. Richard LaCaze spoke with 90 second grade students abo...
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Banks sponsor Butterfly Release, one of many weekend festivities
In honor of Les Amies Service Organization’s 12th Annual Ann Williams Brittain Butterfly Release , local banks became event sponsors. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer society through...
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Hospital hires foundation director
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center announces the appointment of Constance F. Anderson, M.Ed. to the position of Foundation Director. Anderson joins the leadership team of NRMC with extensive prof...
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‘Mother Jones’ reporter caught trespassing at Winnfield prison
By Charles Crain Winnn Parish Enterprise A reporter for Mother Jones, a San Francisco-based international publication, was arrested in Winn Parish over the weekend for trespassing on Corrections Co...
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Events
Events and meetings that appear in this column are open to the public. The Cane River League of Women Voters will meet in the back room of Hana’s on Front Street Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. The gue...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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WWII plane builder reminisces at air show
Braving the cold, rainy weather Gladys Wilson McCary visited the Natchitoches Regional Airport March 12 for the Wings of Freedom Tour. McCary grew up on a farm near Pleasant Hill and Ajax. She grad...
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Black Heritage Committee commemorates life, history and culture
By Ed Ward Natchitoches’ Black Heritage Committee sponsored its annual Black History Program at the Natchitoches Arts Center Feb. 28. Pastor of Rockford Baptist Church, Rev. Ronnie Williams, served...
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