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Kiwanis Club ‘Coats for Kids’ underway
The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches and Porter’s Cleaners are holding their annual Coats for Kids Drive. The club and cleaners will accept donations until Jan. 15. They are seeking new and/or slightly...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love fund established for infant with heart defect
A love fund has been set up for Joseph Ryan, infant son of Jeremie and Kathryn (Katie) Ryan, and contributions can be made at any branch of City Bank and Trust. Joseph was born Friday, Dec. 14 and ...
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Councilwoman is delegate to Boston exposition in Boston
Councilwoman Sylvia Morrow of District 3 attended the National League of Cities (NLC) Exposition in Boston Nov. 28-Dec.1 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The NLC conference is the ol...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New website at NSU recalls ‘Memories from the Hill’
Northwestern State University has added a new page to its Traditions website. The new page, “Memories from the Hill,” recalls special events and traditions of life in Natchitoches and Northwestern ...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Project encourages pre-schoolers to read
Upper level students in Northwestern State University’s College of Education and Human Development participated in a service-learning project designed to encourage reading among 2- and 3-year-old c...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jindal donors get preferential treatment in form of tax breaks
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—Unless the Revenue Study Commission’s report on the state’s tax structure is destined to become just another government study that gathers dust, it must address one significant fa...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Events
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. The Community Reinforcement Center Food Drive will be Dec. 23-March 31 to help neighbors who are hungry. Those wanting to participate can t...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools send their best to Student of the Year
The Natchitoches Parish Students of the Year are Mali Simmons, elementary; Hannah Giddens, middle/jr. high; and Quincie McConathy, high school. Simmons and Giddens attend Natchitoches Magnet School...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christmas events continue Dec. 21-24.
Friday, Dec. 21 • The National Park Service will host Historic District walking tours at 2 p.m. The event is free. • Snowfest will be on the riverbank from 4-8 p.m. There will be 110 feet of snow o...
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Food drive set
The Community Reinforcement Center Food Drive will be Dec. 23-March 31 to help neighbors who are hungry. Those wanting to participate can take non-perishable food items to 1216 Texas St. The drive ...
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COA Blanket Drive

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Magnet School Christmas Program

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Serious Business

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Snow Biz comes to L.P.Vaughn
L.P. Vaughn Elementary and Middle School presented ‘Snow Biz,’ a musical salute to the joys of winter, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for students and at 5:30 p.m. for the public. The musical is by t...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man charged in death of infant
A 2-month joint investigation by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches District Attorney’s Office, Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office and La. Depart. of Children and Family Servi...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parish president, 5 council members take oath of office
‘I am grateful for the vision and courage of the parish to undertake this new and better form of government for the benefit of our citizens. I am also awed by the trust you have placed in me and th...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parish president lists priorities for administration in inauguration speech
(Editor’s Note: The following is the text of Parish President Rick Nowlin’s inaugural speech.) Honored guests, friends and my fellow citizens of Natchitoches Parish, it is with a sense of gratitude...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Events
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. George L. Parks Elementary/Middle School will have Family Reading Night Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose gym. This year's theme is ...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local grapples to win gold
Craig Sylvia, who trains with Gracie United of Alexandria, competed in the North American Grappling Association World Grappling Tournament Dec. 15 in North Richland, Texas. Craig won gold in the No...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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NSU Dept. of Military Science honors 63rd Demon Battalion
Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science honored Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets during an awards ceremony for the 63rd Demon Battalion. “We are here to recognize cadets...
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