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Tourist Commission favors conservative estimates for 2014 budget
Nearing the final review of 2013 finances, the Tourist Commission met Tuesday, Dec. 17 to introduce a budget for the new year. Not much will change for 2014 in anticipated income or expenses. “I pr...
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Alleged beating with brass knuckles sends juvenile to emergency room, suspect arrested
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a 17 year old in connection with the alleged aggravated second degree battery of a female juvenile. Annah Vera Nickel, 17, of the 100 block of A...
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Man awakes to find woman he met on social media gone; so are cars, electronics
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested a DeSoto Parish woman in connection with a theft scheme near Natchitoches according to Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. Jamie Alberta Howard, 20, of t...
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Employee charged in theft of pecans
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Robeline man in connection with the theft of about 300 pounds of pecans from a local business. Jerry Wayne Nelson, 43, was booked into the Nat...
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Man who threatens use of assault rifle arrested
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Natchez man following a domestic disturbance according to Natchitoches Parish Victor Jones Jr. Steven Elijah Raphiel, 19, of the 1200 block of...
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Businesses can resolve to keep city, property litter-free
Keep Natchitoches Beautiful is launching a new initiative to get retailers and business owners more involved in the fight against litter. As part of the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Healthy Communities...
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Vet Park will meet
The Veterans Park meeting is Thursday Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. at the downtown City Bank boardroom. The work on the monument is almost finished, and now the committee will focus on paying bills and plannin...
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Road closed
Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin advises the public that the Oil Field Road near Ashland has been temporarily closed to traffic from its junction with the Iron Springs Road to its junction...
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NSU's band fills in for University of Arizona's band

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New Year’s resolutions, a promise that is to be kept
Adults gather in the living room with champagne glasses in hand, couples fill the downtown area waiting to begin 2014 with a kiss and children anticipate the countdown that will spark fireworks. Sh...
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Preschool screening clinics will take place
Natchitoches Parish Schools have announced preschool screening clinics for the 2013-2014 School Year Preschool Screening Clinics will be held monthly in elementary schools located in the city and i...
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School board agenda includes officer elections
An extension of Supt. Derwood Duke’s contract and election of officers will top the discussion at the school board committee meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. Duke was named superintendent during a...
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Proposed alliance raises questions from needed joiners
“We all want the same thing; it’s just a question of how we get there,” Richard Gill reported at a pre-meeting of the Tourist Commission held Tuesday, Dec. 17. Gill is a member of the economic deve...
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Local foods can be a resolution with CSAs
Looking for an easy way to find locally grown produce? Inglewood Farm, located just south of Alexandria, Farmer John’s CSA, located in Vernon Parish, and Up to Grow Good, in Avoyelles Parish, all o...
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Genealogical Assoc. will reopen library, swear in
The Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association (NHGA) Genealogy Library will be closed until Monday, Jan. 6 for the Christmas and New Year holidays. It will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at ...
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Cheeleading squad will compete at Disney World
The Northwestern State University cheerleading squad will compete at the Collegiate Cheerleading National Championship at Disney World in Orlando, Jan. 17-20. NSU will compete in the Division I – L...
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Arrest report for Dec. 20-26
Natchitoches Police Chief Mickey Dove released the following arrests from Dec. 20-26: Roy Adams, 525 Prather St., Natchitoches, DWI first, speeding 37-25. Lashannon Sparks, 3501 Darren St., Shrevep...
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Songwriting contest changes
The Natchitoches Tri-Centennial Steering Committee has announced the deadline to submit original songs for a compilation CD will be extended until Jan. 31. Contact Ron McBride, Tri-Centennial Manag...
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Suspect arrested after months-long absence
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested a Goldonna man in connection with the vandalism  of the Country Folks Country Store in May of 2013 according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Vi...
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Police Chief lists early holiday arrests
Natchitoches Police Chief Mickey Dove released the following arrests from Dec. 6-19: Casey Fontenot, 1116 9th St., Monreo, remaining after being forbidden, criminal damage Joseph Tousaint, 835 MLK ...
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