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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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Shooter in Kasey Ragan case gets 30 years at hard labor
A Natchitoches man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of a 20-year-old Natchitoches woman. According to District Attorney Van H. Kyzar, 26-year-old Jeremy “Bubba” Osborn of ...
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Central JROTC cadets recognized with Presidential Champion Physical Fitness Test Awards
Natchitoches Central High School JROTC cadets were awarded with the Presidential Champion Physical Fitness Awards. Cadet Capt. Michael Kingsley received the Presidential Champion Gold Award for sco...
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Tar Wars

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4-H Spring Livestock show draws youth from across parish

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Heritage Area gets grant to stabilize T&P depot: Exhibit will tell story of how local population interacted with railroad from 1900-1960s
Cane River National Heritage Area Inc. received a $50,000 grant through the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration and Office of Community development to assist with the stabilization of th...
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Pet parade today downtown
The Krewe of Wag-uns Children and Pet Parade will be Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Bank of Montgomery on Washington St. The line up for the parade will beg...
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Natchitoches Rotary Club honors Lakeview student

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Readers are creative in getting sloppy kids to clean
Dear Annie: This is in response to “Tired in Rural Oregon,” whose kids are slobs and whose husband doesn’t care. I told my kids if they didn’t pick up their messes, I would hire a “maid.” One day, ...
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Clerk lists City Council agenda for meeting Monday
It looks like routine business on the City Council agenda for the meeting Monday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The pre-meeting begins at 5. The council will introduces two ordinances relating to an agreeme...
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Parish has wet January
Last month was the 10th wettest January on record (January records back to 1922 for Natchitoches)  with 9.21 inches of precipitation recorded according to the Shreveport National Weather Service fo...
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