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Stephen Wheat selected as “Best Doctor”
Medical care is an area fraught with concern. Best Doctors Inc. seeks to alleviate the stress of choosing high-quality patient care. The company conducts a yearly survey of physicians in Louisiana ...
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Black Heritage Committee parade is a success
The Natchitoches Black Heritage Committee held its first annual parade Saturday, Feb. 23. The theme was “A Celebration of Our Culture.” The event, which was organized by the committee and chaired b...
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Voters’ league meeting today
The League of Women Voters of Louisiana’s 2013 State Convention will host free to the public workshops Saturday, March 9 at the Event Center. Workshops are held from1:30-4:30 p.m. Each workshop is ...
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Water system to shut down
Hagewood will be under a mandatory boil order beginning March 11 at 5 p.m. The entire water system will be shut down Monday for upgrades and the community will be without water. For more informatio...
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Bank announces promoition, new employee
Sabine State Bank announces the promotion of Lacy Merrill to assistant vice president/ market development manager and the addition of Marilyn Brungart, assistant vice president/ market development ...
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Smithsonian proposal meeting is Wednesday
Cane River Creole National Historical Park has been working with the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History & Culture about a potential partnership project. The Smithsonian i...
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E-Lab taking applications for kindergarten
NSU Elementary Lab School is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Kindergarten applications must received by Friday, March 22 at 3 p.m. to be included in the kindergarten draw. Res...
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See life in 18th century at Fort Saturday
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site in Natchitoches will have its annual spring re-enactment “Gathering of the Marines” this weekend.  Visitors on Saturday can enjoy interpretive daily progr...
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Tri-Sigma will have ‘hole-in-one’ fundraiser
Tri Sigma Sorority at NSU is selling Fly-By-Hole-In-One tickets for $5. An airplane will fly over the NSU Recreation Golf Course March 11 and drop all of the ping pong balls that are sold over a ho...
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Army specialist returns to US after deployment
Army Spec. David T. Basco has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Basco is a first platoon medic assig...
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LSMSA approved as provider in ‘Course Choice’
The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts has been approved as one of 45 course providers in the state’s “Course Choice” program which takes effect during the 2013-14 school year. The Co...
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Suspect in custody tagged for second offense
A woman being held in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on a charge of simple burglary has been charged with the theft of items from a pickup truck. The suspect is Jennifer Nicole Kay, 26, o...
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Winter wheat may be harmed by Jan. flooding
BATON ROUGE, La.–Winter wheat is one of the few crops currently in the ground and subject to the adverse effects of flooding. Reports indicate that many winter wheat fields have experienced floodin...
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La. Dept. of Education releases new website, reflects shift toward parent, teacher empowerment
The Louisiana Department of Education announced an overhaul of its website in response to parent and educator feedback. The website’s URL has changed to www.louisianabelieves.com, reflecting the st...
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Horse owners must provide health certificates
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is monitoring horses entering Louisiana from Illinois after reports of at least 68 horses that tested positive in recent months for Equin...
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Registrar lists election dates for April voting
There will be a municipal primary election Saturday, April 6 according to Registrar of Voters Debbie Waskom. A parish-wide proposition to renew millage for the Hospital Service District ambulance s...
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Subdividing lots within subdivision, extra road at issue in neighborhood
Appearances can be deceiving, as shown by the lengthy and heated minutes of the Jan. 2 City Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for a single item of business. Matthew Ellefson submitted an appli...
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This Week at NSU
Here is a look at the week of March 10-16 at Northwestern State University: March 10 – Women’s tennis vs. Sam Houston, 12 p.m. March 11 – B-Term classes begin March 11 – 19 – Late registration for ...
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Who’s Who at NSU
Name: Shirley Snyder Title: Coordinator of Criminal Justice program and Pre-Law and Paralegal Studies Program Education: JD – LSU; M.A. Student Personnel Services-NSU; B.A. Social Work-NSU. Years a...
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NSU Continuing Ed will offer floral design class
Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer Basic Floral Design Part II beginning Saturday, March. 16. The course will be taught on March 16, 23 and 30 ...
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