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Professor will speak on cultural history of speed in Poland
Dr. Nathaniel D. Wood, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, will speak at Northwestern State University at noon on Friday, Feb.15. Wood is a 1996 graduate of the Louisiana Sc...
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Author to sign animal book
Author Jim Walker, from Jonesboro, will sign copies of his book “Kat’s Journey” on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m.-noon at Rocking Horse Toy Store. There will be a story hour in the back of the stor...
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Deadline approaching to register for free aneurysm screening at First United Methodist
AO is a Louisiana non-profit dedicated to preventing abdominal aortic aneurysm, and it’s the only one of its kind in the United States. It’s partnering with sponsors to provide free abdominal aorti...
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4-H Horse Club learns about careers pertaining to horses
By Abigail Gardner The Natchitoches Parish 4-H Horse Club met at Old River Farms on Saturday, Dec 19 at 1:30 in the afternoon. Horse Club members had a fun day learning about careers having to do w...
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Provencal writer recounts origin of Valentine’s Day---kindly priest and mighty ruler clashed
Monday, Feb. 11 Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. I did some digging into history to see why we celebrate this holiday. It goes back to 270 A.D. Some say it started as a clash between a kindly p...
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63rd anniversary approaching for former Bellwood couple; married in San Antonio
Monday, Feb. 11 Gertrude and Elmer Guffee visited their second home in Bellwood last Thursday and stayed a few days. They rake and burn leaves and limbs while they are here. Soon after they got her...
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Nice weather takes neighbors into their yards
Monday, Feb. 11 Neighbors are busy cleaning up around the yard. The leaves have fallen in preparation for spring flowers and the greener grass. Before long, the grass in some yards will need to be ...
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Donkey basketball draws big crowd in Marthaville
Monday, Feb. 11 Over 400 people came out to enjoy the Donkey Basketball game at the Marthaville school gym Feb. 8. The concession stand was so busy that many of the workers had to miss some of the ...
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Mardi Gras parade draws a crowd from parish folks
Monday, Feb. 11 Happy birthday to Howard Lynch Feb. 23; Eddie Franklin Feb. 25; Elma Quantrille Feb. 27, Shirley Graham Feb. 28, Virginia Barbo Feb. 11; and Kathleen Friday Lloyd Feb. 21. The Sabin...
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Writer lists church meetings
Monday, Feb. 11 Briarwood Baptist Church will have a regular business meeting Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. Go join the church in their business agenda. Also, I don’t know if you have heard it, but ...
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Parish drug task force joins with Rapides in 4-month investigation of meth case
Detectives with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Division and the Natchitoches Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force on Feb. 7 closed a 4-month methamphetamine investigation that began in Oc...
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Church celebrates birthdays and baby showers
Monday, Feb. 11 St. Augustine Catholic Church had its “Birthday Joy Club” celebration Wednesday, Feb. 6 after the 6 p.m. Mass. Those celebrating a birthday in February were Rose Helen Metoyer, Char...
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Flu bug visiting in Spanish Lake
Monday, Feb. 11 The old flu bug has caught me this year! I didn’t get a flu shot but I feel all the effects of the old virus. If you haven’t had a flu shot it’s not too late to get one. I’ve caught...
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Capital outlay funding feeling impact of budget cuts
Continuing revenue shortfalls that have resulted in deep budget cuts for state agencies and institutions are also taking a toll on Louisiana’s capital outlay budget that is used for the constructio...
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NPD lists arrests for week Jan. 26-31
Natchitoches Police Chief Mickey Dove released the following arrests from Jan. 26-31. Colit Northcutt, 7071 Hwy. 6, two counts failure to appear Milton Metoyer Jr, 123 Oat Island Road, Cloutiervill...
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Jindal takes heat on health care
For the first time in his career as an elected official, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s job approval ratings have sagged into negative territory. A new poll, commissioned by the State Medical Society, shows t...
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Deadbeat parents need to pay child support
Parents in Louisiana that have been ordered by courts to provide financial support to their children as a result of divorces and other circumstances are more than $1.2 billion behind in those payme...
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It’s not at all what it seems
  BATON ROUGE (CNS)—A wrongful arrest lawsuit filed in 8th Judicial District Court in Winnfield names a former Louisiana Wildlife Commission chairman and a Department of Louisiana Wildlife and Fish...
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Cultural Awareness Program is a smash with Central students
By Amanda Franko-Tobin Students and educators at Natchitoches Central High School enjoyed a program of Cultural Awareness put on by Rene Lewis. Student clubs and community organizations contributed...
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La. DOTD outlines plans for changes to South Drive
La. Dept. of Transportation and Development officials spent over an hour Thursday laying out plans to widen South Drive (La. Hwy. 1) from just north of Choate’s to just south of Popeyes in a projec...
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