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Ghosts and Gears
The other day, at Mayfield’s printing and supply store, I mentioned to Hazel that “Texasville” was gradually making its way into my heart as my personal favorite of Larry McMurtry’s novels. “Loneso...
Oct 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ballots littered with too many confusing amendments
Louisiana’s constitution has become a mishmash of unrelated, confusing amendments that have been tacked on over more than three decades to a charter that should be just a simple blueprint for state...
Oct 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: I saw, with shock and then sadness, the obit of “Bill” Fortenberry. Since I have been so long away from Natchitoches (the last time I was there was 1971), I assume that just about anyo...
Oct 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Natchitoches schools’ letter grades deemed unsatisfactory
Louisiana public schools did not fare well on the letter grade report cards that were issued this year for the first time, but the fact that grades of A to F will make the performance of schools ea...
Oct 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: This is my second letter to the editor. I wrote my first letter to the editor in January 2011, and it was published two weeks later, informing our citizens that I had discovered fluori...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana constitution could possibly undergo five new amendments after election day
Natchitoches Parish voters and others across the state will deal with five more proposed amendments to Louisiana’s frequently altered constitution in Saturday’s elections and should study the propo...
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A shout-out for Boogie Bird!
“I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds or watching their peculiar habits...” ~ John James Audubon I’ve written about birds and I’ve written about dancing . . . but never in ...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t fail to visit the polls and make your vote count
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s lack of significant opposition and almost certain landslide re-election to a second term has drained some of the excitement from this Saturday’s elections, but local voters have...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mourning in America
In 1911, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre Museum. Despite its seemingly eternal iconic status, prior to being stolen, historians assert the Mona Lisa was relatively unknown ...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to Editor
Dear Editor: Orchids to the engineers behind the marvelous Natchitoches car show this last Friday and Saturday. Having participated for many years in shows all over the west coast and now here in t...
Oct 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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