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Head to Goldonna for Drake Salt Works Festival
Visit northeast Natchitoches Parish for a day of heritage and fun in Goldonna Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Drake Salt Works Festival on Hwy. 156 in northeast Natchitoches Parish. The event is free and ...
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Mexican citizen falsely claims to be US citizen
LAFAYETTE, La. – A man from Mexico pleaded guilty to charges that he falsely claimed to be an American citizen, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Thursday. Luis Alberto Hernandez, 32, of ...
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Correctional officer and inmate’s relative conspire to introduce cell phone into prison to give him cell phone
ALEXANDRIA, La. – A correctional officer at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, and a relative of an inmate, were charged with conspiring to introduce a cell phone into the prison, U.S. Attorney Step...
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Mail carrier charged with stealing Netflix
SHREVEPORT, La. – A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Shreveport pleaded guilty to stealing Netflix DVDs and money, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced. Frankey Savannah, 30, of Shrevep...
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Houston man arrested for bogus credit cards
A Houston man pleaded guilty to charges that he used counterfeit credit cards and other financial access devices to steal thousands of dollars from Louisiana casinos, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Fin...
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Dept. of Revenue files charges for fraudulent returns
BATON ROUGE – A New Orleans woman faces felony charges connected to a fraudulent state  income tax return she filed with the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR).  Melanie R. Donsereaux, of 3101 R...
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Events
Events and meetings that appear in this column are open to the public. The Natchitoches Parish 4-H Foundation deer corn raffle for 1 ton of deer corn is underway and the drawing will be Oct. 3. Tic...
Aug 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conquistador Chelonia Connection
Generating creative titles for the same work is becoming more of a challenge. Back when I was in college, around the time of the last Ice Age, the taxonomy of turtles included Class Reptilia and Or...
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Historic District Development Commission welcomes new member, reviews events
At its meeting Thursday, Aug. 21 the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission spoke of recent success and future improvement plans. President of the Natchitoches Historic Foundation, D...
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Super raffle tickets run throughout year
St Mary’s Athletic Association has organized a super raffle with ticket sales ending in September.  This year-long raffle will consist of two drawings every week – Wednesdays and Saturdays – and wi...
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City Council meeting is Monday
The Natchitoches City Council will hold its regular meeting on Monday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center, 716 Second Street.  The purchase of a bucket truck for the utility dep...
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Parish Council, City Council recognize 2 men for getting involved
Coleman Colbert and Eric Berryman received plaques Monday at the Parish Council Meeting Monday acknowledging their help in assisting the Natchitoches Police Dept. in the arrest and conviction of an...
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Natchitoches Treasures nomionations due
NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches is seeking nominations for 2014 Natchitoches Treasures. The Natchitoches Treasures are an elite group of Natchitoches residents of retirement age who have ma...
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Superintendent’s philosophy is accountability on all levels; anticipates great school gains
When Jessie Dale Skinner spoke to the Rotary Club Thursday, two things were obvious. First, he wants students to reach their maximum potential and wants to provide the tools they need to do so. Sec...
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City will advertise for depot improvements
There could be improvements soon at the Texas and Pacific Railway Depot on Trudeau Street. With approximately $341,000 from the State, City and Cane River Heritage Area Commission (CRNHA) appropria...
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Campti-Creston reunion approaching in October
Committee members of the Campti-Creston Alumni Association (CCAA) will celebrate its twelfth Biennial Reunion Oct. 24-26. CCAA’s reunion coordinator is Anita Jones. The non-profit organization was ...
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Queens’ pageant extends deadline for entries
Contestants are being sought for the Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Natchitoches Events Center. The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant and Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant ...
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State’s most popular blooming summer plant needs care to ensure lost-lasting blossoms
HAMMOND, La. – What’s the most popular summer-blooming tree in Louisiana? Crape myrtles. Pretty easy question. Louisianians plant many crape myrtles in their landscapes every year. The lovely, long...
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Booze is out of bounds for kids sports
Dear Annie: I have a question for parents. Why, when the kids’ soccer, football or baseball games are over, do the parents open up the trunks of their cars and get out the beer? Tailgate parties wi...
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Rotarians will sponsor Make a Difference Day
The Natchitoches Rotary Club is sponsoring “Make a Difference Week” in this area Oct. 21-27. “The main goal of the project will be to help other in our community by putting your cares on hold for o...
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