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Commission approves hotel bonds
BATON ROUGE, LA – At a meeting of the State Bond Commission Thursday, members voted to approve $2.2 million in Revenue Anticipation Notes to finance the construction of a new hotel in Natchitoches,...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parish repair of cemetery roads paved with debate
Angered by the announcement that the Parish Council highway department will no longer grade roads to private cemeteries, about 50 people packed the meeting room Monday and spilled out into the hall...
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Corps issues pumping permit for Cane River
The long-awaited permits for the construction of a pumping station to pump water from Red River into Cane River have been issued according to Cane River Patrol Officer Betty Fuller. Fuller’s voice ...
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Singing in the store to singing on stage: Local talent appears on ‘The Voice’
Breathless with anticipation, Natchitoches households will wait to see if DeShawn Washington’s voice can earn him fame. Many throughout the City, including Rodney Harrington, know of his talent. Wa...
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4-H Junior Leaders Help within community
The Natchitoches Parish 4-H Junior Leaders, a group of teens in grades 7-12, have been making a difference within the community. The purpose of junior leadership is to teach youth the importance of...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LSMSA Foundation exceeds fundraising goal during phone-a-thon by student volunteers
The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Foundation exceeded its fundraising goal during its phone-a-thon held Monday through Thursday, Feb. 3-6. “We smashed our $50,000 goal by more th...
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Parish schools decrease hunger, win checks for participation in restocking CENLA Food Bank

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Licenses to include ‘invisible’ digital security
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is transitioning to a new driver’s license and identification card that looks much the same; however, it contains features for greater security, protection of privacy and re...
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District 3 Council candidate issues statement
Andrew S. Vallien is a candidate for the District 3 City Council seat. He issued the following statement: I am a candidate for Natchitoches City Council for District 3 I graduated from Southern Uni...
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City to hold Tom Murchison day
The City of Natchitoches will declare Feb. 25 as Daniel “Tom” Murchison Sr. Day.  The dedication will be at City Court at 2 p.m.  The dedication is open to the public. The City Court Building at 31...
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Parade will feature local Civil Rights pioneers
Natchitoches will be treated to a “Taste of Culture Parade” sponsored by the Black Heritage Committee. The parade will roll out Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p. m. from the corner of MLK Drive and Trudeau...
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Supreme Court finds death penalty wrong in nightclub murder
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has overturned a 56-year-old man’s death sentence and conviction in a 1993 murder during an armed robbery of a Natchitoches Parish nightclub. U.S. District Judge ...
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LABI plans for workforce education
“We’ve gone through boom and bust cycles before,” Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) speaker Stephen Waguespack reminded the crowd at a luncheon sponsored by the Chamber of Comme...
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Event will celebrate bountiful food economy
Register now for the biggest local foods event in Central Louisiana. Aptly named Foodapalooza!, the daylong event will begin in downtown Alexandria Friday, Feb. 21. The morning “Local Food Summit” ...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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NPD offering escorts for bank deposits
The Natchitoches Police Dept. reminds business owners that it provides a free service to those making night deposits. The second armed robbery of people making night deposits occurred Sunday night....
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parish students named to NSU President’s List
Four hundred and ninety-four students at Northwestern State University have been named to the President’s List for the Fall 2013 semester, according to NSU President Dr. Randall J. Webb. Students o...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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NSU will offer Praxis seminars
Northwestern State University’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development will offer test preparation seminars for the PRAXIS I.  Sessions are free to current and prospective students and...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local students earn place on McNeese honor lists
The McNeese State University Honor Roll for the 2013 fall semester has been announced. The honor roll lists undergraduate students earning at least a 3.0 or B average while carrying 12 or more seme...
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NSU E-Lab lists honor students
NSU Elementary Lab School announces its honor roll for the second nine weeks. Students maintaining a 4.0 average and principal’s list for third grade are Madison Brian, Chloe Byrd, Caden Conley, Au...
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Knights give to L.P. Vaughn
Ray Ponthieux, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1357, presents a $500 check to Angela Henry, director of instruction and curriculum for L.P. Vaughn Elementary/Middle School.  For several...
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