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St. Mary's 'Rising to the Peak'

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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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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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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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SWEPCO sweeps into City as part of storm restoration plan

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NSU opens early registration for summer and fall
Early registration for the summer and fall 2013 semesters has begun at Northwestern State University. Students can sign up for the 12-week summer session through May 19. Registration for the first ...
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Sen. Landrieu to be CASA speaker
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will speak at the 10th anniversary of CASA Sunday, May 19 from 4 -7 p.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center. Individual tickets are $40 and tables for eight can be purchased ...
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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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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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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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Northwestern State Calendar
Here is a look at the week of April 14-20 at Northwestern State University. April 14 –May 19– Early registration for summer semester. April 14 – Aug. 18 – Early registration for fall semester. Apri...
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Who’s Who at Northwestern State
Name: Lori L. LeBlanc Title: Counselor, Tutoring and Disability Support and Instructor in the Department of Language and Communication Years at NSU: 7. Job description: I coordinate Academic Tutori...
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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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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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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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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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Ambulance tax renewal passes
The Natchitoches Parish Hospital Service District tax renewal passed with 78 percent of the vote April 6. There were 1,219 votes for the 5.31 mills, 10-year renewal and 353 against it. There were 3...
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School resource officers undergo training; response to school violence is collective effort
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies assigned as School Resource Officers received additional training in “how to be prepared” to detect human aggression, roots of violence, terrorist attacks, an...
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McConathy will speak at Steak and Burger dinner; club will recognize contributions of Sam Coker
Boys & Girls Clubs of El Camino Reál hosts one of Natchitoches’ most popular fundraisers April 18 at the Natchitoches Events Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6 p.m.  Th...
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