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Writing project consultant selected for national project
Paula Callender, a teacher consultant for the Northwestern State University Writing Project, has been selected to attend the annual National Writing Project Annual Spring Meeting March 20-22 in Was...
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NSU will hold Praxis I test prep seminar
Northwestern State University will hold a second Praxis I test preparation seminar from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Teacher Education Center.  The seminar will include helpful test-taki...
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APHN tickets on sale for luncheon
The Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches will host a membership luncheon Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Events Center. Father Chad Partain will present on the history of t...
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Community forum will examine job prospects for youth
The Voters Civic League, members of the community and African American clergy will sponsor a community forum Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center. Activities will begin...
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Spring Scholar’s Day is Saturday at NSU
The Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University will hold Spring Scholars’ Day on Saturday, Feb. 23.  The event will take place in Morrison Hall and is an opportunity for prospecti...
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Chesapeake Energy presents tax check to Natchitoches Parish Commission

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IP taking butterflies to 3rd grade classrooms
CAMPTI, LOUISIANA – International Paper and Earth’s Birthday Project have partnered to bring butterflies to life in third grade classrooms throughout Natchitoches and Red River parishes. The lesson...
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3 more arrested in meth lab investigation
A joint investigation, by the Natchitoches Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task, and Rapides Metro Narcotics Unit into the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamines on Smith Road, in Southwest Natchitoch...
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Flora man charged with carnal knowledge teenager
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested a Flora man and charged him with carnal knowledge of a juvenile case according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. Craig Stephen L...
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Traffic stop results in drug bust of Provencal man
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Provencal man on drug charges according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. Sheriff’s patrol deputies were working on La. Hwy 120 ...
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NSU Calendar
Here is a look at the week of Feb. 17 – 23 at Northwestern State University. Feb. 18-19 – University of Louisiana System President Dr. Sandra Woodley visits campus Feb. 19 – GradFest, Friedman Stud...
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Pentecostal church in Campti will present evening of praise through puppet ministry; Black Lake citizens group meets
Monday, Feb. 10 United Pentecostal Church of Campti will present “Puppets of Praise” Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. They invite everyone to join them for a night of praise with puppets, skits and signings. R...
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Mardi Gras parade
Queen Rhonda Hernandez and King Pete Johnson thrilled the crowd as did their Krewe of Dionysos members when they presented the Mardi Gras parade Saturday. Thousands of people lined the parade route...
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Road woes, water problems, council clerk discussion top parish council agenda
It was mostly routine business at the Parish Council meeting Monday evening. Leonard Thomasee asked that the council look into getting residents in 12 homes along La. 120 into a water system. He de...
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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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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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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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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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Just Talkin’
One of our most popular features in the past has been parade pictures. And Kevin Shannahan did a fine job capturing not only Dionysos but the pet parade Saturday. One of the disadvantages of only h...
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Lions Club donates $2,000 for Kasey's Heart & Soul: Run, Walk & Roll
The Natchitoches Lions Club presented Tina Ragan with a $2,000 Lions Level Sponsorship for Kasey’s Heart & Soul: Run, Walk & Roll. This is the Lions Club’s second year to be a Lions Level Sponsor. ...
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