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Tobacco settlement money appears to be at risk
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A dispute over Louisiana's compliance with a tobacco settlement agreement is threatening the state with losing $140 million or more, including dollars that pay for the state...
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Community Events
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. The Natchitoches Parish Library will show a free Christmas movie Dec. 13 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 357-3280 or visit www.yous...
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Ribbon Cutting

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Students of the Year

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Affordable options to spay and neuter pets available to Natchitoches parish residents
By Kim Isbell Annually, over 12 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are euthanized at shelters across the country. Staggering, isn’t it? Now consider the 7:1 ratio of live animal births to huma...
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Dec. 15 • Snowfest
Dec. 15 • Snowfest will be on the riverbank at 10 a.m. There will be 110 feet of snow on Frosty’s Avalanche Slide. There is a 42-inch height requirement and slides are $3. • Christmas Downriver wil...
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Centenarian celebrates birthday with family
By Juanice Gray Monday, Dec. 10 Earl Clinton Williams Sr. celebrated his 100th birthday Dec. 4 surrounded by family and friends including his granddaughter, Pat Messick, who provided this informati...
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Red River Waterway Commission lists meeting dates
Red River Waterway Commission committees will meet Dec. 18-19 at the Commission Headquarters, 5941 Hwy. 1. The Revenue, Banking and Budget Committee will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The Recreat...
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Commission calls meeting
The Historic District Commission will hold a special called meeting on Monday, Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center, 716 Second Street.  
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Inauguration set
Parish President-elect Rick Nowlin will have an inauguration ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church.
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Commodity datess change for COA
Due to the holidays, the Natchitoches Parish Council on Aging has changed the dates for commodities distribution. AACSP-50 pound box Tuesday, Dec. 18 8:30-10:30 a.m. TFAP-USDA commodities Wednesday...
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Early Start celebrates Christmas

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Scholarship established at NSU in memory of Ricky Isaac Jr.
A scholarship has been established at the Northwestern State University Foundation in memory of Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s deputy and NSU alumnus Ricky Issac Jr., who died in an on-duty automobi...
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Christmas Yarn Bomb

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Christmas Tradition
Does your family or group of friends have a tradition you’d like to share with our readers such as the Harris Family of Goldonna did? If so, send your photos and brief description to carolyn@natchi...
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Mr. and Miss NSU say key to successful college life is getting involved
NATCHITOCHES –Lauren Waguespack of Gonzales has been named Miss NSU and Jake Bryan of Pollock has been selected as Mr. NSU by students at Northwestern State University. Bryan is a senior education ...
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I can’t believe this is happening
An 87-year-old resident of DeRidder will be among those receiving a degree from Northwestern State University Friday. Anne Storms, who will receive an Associate of Arts in History, earned her degre...
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Ricky Issac, Jr. visitation and memorial service

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Community Events
Events that appear in this column are open to the public. The Natchitoches Parish Library will show a free Christmas movie Dec. 13 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 357-3280 or visit www.yous...
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More cuts ahead for state as revenue shortfall continues
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—Fiscal Year 2012-13 is just half over but more deep budget cuts will be announced on Friday and, in the words of one state administration official, “It ain’t gonna be pretty.” And...
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