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City will hire consultant to advocate early education
The declaration of Week of the Young Child to Gilen Norwood’s at the City Council meeting Monday, April 14 prompted Posey to announce the hiring of an early childhood consultant by June 1. The City...
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Medical Center congratulates award winners
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) held a reception April 8 to recognize those outstanding associates who exemplify the hospital’s core values of dignity, integrity, compassion, excellence...
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Medical info only a click away
The Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Web site, at www.natchitocheshospital.org, provides users with a wealth of reliable health and wellness information. Users can learn more about the medical ...
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Date, bounty set for Barge Parade
“Flowers and Showers” Lighted Barge Parade gives participants the chance to show off and win cash Saturday, April 26. Sponsored by the Tri-Centennial celebration, a $500 cash prize is incentive for...
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City leaders take ‘gold’ standard in campaign against litter
Twenty-five bags of trash were collected by community leaders at the inaugural “Leaders Against Litter” event, hosted by Keep Natchitoches Beautiful and sponsored by Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB),...
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Seminar to teach tools, technology
Looking for a way to transform everyday products into therapeutic tools? Assistive Technology of Northwest Louisiana will present Trash to Treasures Wednesday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. a...
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School Board to discuss Supt. candidates
A special called meeting of the School Board Thursday, April 17 at 5 p.m. will determine the next steps in selecting the Superintendent for Natchitoches Parish schools. Board members will discuss m...
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Early voting to begin for Natchez Mayor’s race
Registrar of Voters Debbie Waskom announces that early voting for the general election scheduled for Saturday, May 3 will begin this week. The election for the Mayor of Natchez is on the ballot. Ea...
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Kids at library will hunt for eggs, Kindle
The Natchitoches Parish Library will celebrate National Library Week, with activities, games and a library scavenger hunt. Patrons can obtain the form for the scavenger hunt at the circulation desk...
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Mayor seeks to balance budget; lists City projects
It’s a matter of checks and balances as the City considers how to disperse funds in the remaining and upcoming fiscal years. Posey gave an overview of City projects when he spoke to the Rotary Club...
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Legal Services for people with low incomes gets new director
Retired Judge, Leon Emanuel was named Executive Director of Legal Services of North Louisiana Inc. in Shreveport. Board members and staff members came together in Shreveport, Natchitoches and Monro...
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Search continues for Superintendent
Applause and congratulations marked the beginning of the Natchitoches Parish School Board meeting Thursday, April 3. Board members recognized the coaches and players of Natchitoches Central High Sc...
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Rise in autism diagnosis prompts free training for first responders, law enforcement
Law enforcement officers and other first responders will learn how to interact and effectively communicate with persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder at a seminar hosted by the Department of Public...
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City Council to meet Monday
Money tops the agenda of April 14's City Council meeting. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the arts center. Final ordinances include adopting the City budget for the fiscal year of June 1, 2014-May 3...
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Stagnant cases involve murder for hire, sex crimes with juvenile, infanticide
The case of a woman convicted of the second-degree murder of her husband continues to drag through the Natchitoches Parish Court system. District Attorney Van Kyzar said in an email to the Natchito...
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Nonprofit targets kids in legal system
“People don’t realize how much child abuse and neglect we have here. It happens everywhere. It’s a deep hidden secret,” says Jack Duty, the new executive director of CASA for Central Louisiana. Sho...
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Events
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. The Tourist Commission will have a monthly board meeting Tuesday, April 15 at 5:15 p.m. in the Natchitoches Visitor Information Center, 780...
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Pilot program studies economic feasibility of biofuels; looks to engage farmers, future workers
Through the work of LSU AgCenter’s Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative (SUBI), biofuels and other products could offer unique, economically beneficial opportunities for Louisiana’s agriculture indus...
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Parish flouts statewide trends of increase; 2013 agricultural values reflect dip in key sectors
For the second year in a row, Louisiana farmers had record-breaking values for many of their commodities, which led to a new high value of $11.8 billion for the agriculture sector of the Louisiana ...
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Campti organization needs volunteers to clean, mow, pick up trash paint
In observance of National Volunteer Month, the Campti Community Development Center (CCDC) is offering two volunteers days at its newest location on Hwy. 71 in Campti. Director Judy Daniels is solic...
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