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Lots of birthdays in Natchez
Monday, April 15 Happy birthday wishes are extended to Pearlie Jones, April 20; Brenda Forest, April 22; Haley Johnson, April 24; Betty Forest and Roderick Hamilton, April 26; Charleigha Morris, Ap...
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Lots of good music at jazz festival
Monday, April 15 They were rockin’ and rollin’ at the Jazz Festival Saturday. Lots of folks from all walks of life came to enjoy the good food and great music. There was beautiful weather for a gre...
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Red Hats mark birthdays of 2 members
Monday, April 15 The Natchitoches Red Hat sisters went to a birthday party for Carolyn Lindsey and Betty Smith at IHOP April 9. Those in attendance were Carolyn Lindsey, Betty Smith, Anna Airhart, ...
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Writer profiles talents of sisters; still having remarkable lives and aging gracefully
Monday, April 15 I guess the most of us talk about our family a lot, especially if we are close to them.  Our family has been blessed with a long life already.  My oldest sister, Irene, was 90 when...
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Marthaville PTO raising money for playground
Monday, April 15 Marthaville PTO has worked very hard this year to raise money for new playground equipment. So far, they have raised $ 3,000 toward the equipment, but they need to raise a total of...
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Essay contest at NSU open to students in grades 9-12; theme is ‘Preserving Louisiana’
The fifth annual Northwestern State University Louisiana High School Essay Contest is open for submissions until June 15.  The essay contest is open to all Louisiana students in grades 9-12 regardl...
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Ladies-Night-Out provides inspiration for those attending despite long drive
Monday, April 15 Rose Johnson and I attended a ladies night out at Cypress Baptist Church in Benton lasts Thursday. Debbie Wilson was the speaker and the ladies of the church supplied a box lunch s...
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Permits important to pump project for Cane River/Red River
The Cane River Waterway (CRWC) is moving to the next stage of the project to pump water from Red River into Cane River. CRWC Patrol Officer and secretary Betty Fuller said last week that the commis...
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High water closes Cane River
Cane River Lake was closed because of high water April 11. It will remain closed until the lake reaches 98.5 and falling.  The only boats allowed on the lake during this time are non-powered and el...
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Agencies partner for spring cleanup
The City of Natchitoches, Keep Natchitoches Beautiful and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking volunteers to assist with a parish-wide cleaning campaign this spring. April will start...
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Jazz/R&B Festival
Saturday, April 13 Cane River (Main) Stage 11:40 a.m. Opening Ceremony with Mayor of Natchitoches 11:50 a.m. NSU Jazz Orchestra 1:10 p.m. DC & the Zydeco Country Boys 2:30 p.m. Billy O’Conn & The C...
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Streets will close for festival
Saturday, April 13, 2013 6 a.m.-11 p.m. - Downtown Riverbank 6 a.m.-11 p.m. - Front Street from Church Street to St. Denis 6 a.m.-5 p.m. - Front Street from Church Street to Trudeau 6 a.m.-11 p.m. ...
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Retired teachers will meet
The Budget Committee and the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association met April 8 at the offices of the association in Baton Rouge. Major topics of discussion were the asso...
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Bus accident not school related
A school bus parked on the side of South Drive was struck from behind by another vehicle Thursday morning. The bus, owned by Jacqueline Metoyer, was parked at Archie’s Body Shop on South Drive when...
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Federal dollars paying major part of costs for highway enhancement project
With the opening of IHOP and work on a new welcome sign, the I-49 exit to Natchitoches is getting a makeover. The sign construction is part of a joint venture enhancement project between the Federa...
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Student traveling the world on unique campus
Lesley Wright, former resident of Natchitoches, is aboard the EV Explorer sailing around the world with the University of Virginia Semester at Sea Program. Over the course of this semester she will...
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Events
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. Natchitoches Hope for Paws is running low on daily supplies and is in need of Pedigree puppy and Pedigree adult dog food, large trash bags,...
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Temp drops 35 degrees, rain wets parish
How strong was Wednesday’s cold front in Natchitoches? According to National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Wiley Butler, a strong cold front passage Wednesday caused a 35-degree drop in temp...
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Library will offer activities for Library Week
The Natchitoches Parish Library is celebrating National Library Week April 15–20 with activities and games. A special story time will be April 17 at 10 a.m. It is open to all ages but designed for ...
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L.P. Vaughn Ticket Winners for April 5

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