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Judges will arrive to rate City cleanliness; no litter Thursday
The City of Natchitoches has advanced to the state competition in the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF) Cleanest City Contest. Natchitoches will compete against Hammond, Terrytown, and Opelou...
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Student leaders earn big checks for academics, social skills
Four Northwestern State University students were named Pi Kappa Phi Extra Mile Scholars during the David D. Morgan Extra Mile Scholarship Banquet.  Recipients are Zack Cockerham of Morgan City, Kol...
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It’s official: Board signs new Supt.
Transfer of power from Derwood Duke to Jessie Skinner went seamlessly at School Board meeting Tuesday and Thursday, May 6 and 10. New Superintendent Skinner and Board members signed a contract that...
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Parents encouraged to register pre-K children
The last pre-kindergarten registration for Cloutierville, Goldonna, Marthaville, Parks, Provencal, Fairview, Vaughn and Weaver is scheduled for Monday, May 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The child must be...
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Apply for Magnet
Natchitoches Magnet School is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. The deadline for first grade is Friday, May 16. The deadline for second through eighth grades is Friday, May 30. ...
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City Court docket shows arraignment cases
The following cases appeared on the City Court criminal arraignment docket April 21: Jamie Armstrong, passion of marijuana, BW failure to appear. Donnie Ray Blake, theft by shoplifting, pled not gu...
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Businesses open in town

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Museum awards spotlight historic effort
Smiles abounded at the Louisiana Association of Museums (LAM) special service award ceremony held at the Events Center Monday, April 28. Natchitoches was well represented as three locals received r...
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Drop boxes at rural locations to collect goods for substance abuse center in Shreveport
Parish President Rick Nowlin announces that Louisiana Teen Challenge’s Shreveport Men’s Center will place drop boxes at locations around the Parish. Teen Challenge accepts items such as gently used...
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Scouts deliver smiles
Pack 65 of the St. Mary’s Cub Scouts visited the Courtyard to deliver Easter cards to the residents. From left are Cort Nassif, Peter Kautz, Andrew Kautz, Kyle Poston, William Poston and Mason McCart.
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Benefit to help young wife, mother with chemo
There will be a benefit for Lisa Ivy Williams at the Provencal School gym Friday and Saturday May 9-10. After a six week post-pregnancy checkup, 33 year old Lisa Ivy Williams was diagnosed with fol...
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Bike ride is Saturday at NSU intramural field
Pull out bicycles, hop on and get ready for a family friendly ride along the NSU walking trail. The City of Natchitoches Recreation and Parks Department, Bike Natchitoches and the NSU Dear School o...
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Prevent tragedy with student athlete screenings
More than 350,000 deaths occur from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year in the U.S. Approximately 10,000 of those are youths under the age of 22. SCA is the leading cause of death in a school set...
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Voters elect new Mayor in Natchez
Challenger Rosia Humphery garnered 84 votes to defeat incumbent Natchez mayor Edna Jones Saturday, May 3. Some 156 people voted for a turnout of 39 percent. Humphery will take office in July.
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State announces new health initiative
Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy Kliebert were joined by dozens of local supporting organizations to launch the Well-Ahead Louisiana init...
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Morrow sworn in to City Council
Judge Eric R. Harrington administered the oath of office to City Councilwoman for District 3 Sylvia Morrow April 25 at the Natchitoches Arts Center. Thurman Baptiste presided at the ceremony that o...
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Fireworks, fiddler to light up Sat.
At the tender age of 8, Amanda Shaw was touring nationally and internationally showcasing Louisiana’s most recognized export—music. She will perform Saturday, May 10 at 7 p.m. on the downtown river...
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Tri-Centennial events themed for women; variety of activities for everybody
The Cane River Green Market will sell locally grown food and crafts from 8 a.m.-noon on the downtown riverbank. P.E.O. Chapter AU will have a bake sale at the Green Market from 7:30-11 a.m., or as ...
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Dates set for NSU, high school graduations
Northwestern State University will hold its Spring Commencement Exercises Friday, May 9 in Prather Coliseum Undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Arts and Letters and the College ...
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NSU Middle Lab entertains with Beau
Students at NSU Middle Lab School entertained approximately 300 school children with four performances of “Beau the Amazing Blue Mouse.” The musical play included cast members, from left, Edouard F...
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