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Parish Special Education Department provides Professional Development
The Natchitoches Parish Special Education Department provided Professional Development July 27-30 at the Natchitoches Parish School Board’s Media Center. Participants included special educators, pr...
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Citizens for Democratic Action submit meeting minutes
Harold Bayonne, president of the Citizens for Democratic Action (CDA) submitted the following minutes from the June 26 meeting. Rev. Ronnie Williams gave the invocation. Guests were Mayor Lee Posey...
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School Events
Lakeview Jr./Sr. High School will host Gator nation Registration Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the school’s gymnasium. Students can complete registration forms, get lockers, learn schedu...
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Snake bites Robeline man
A 60-year-old Robeline man is in stable condition at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center after he was bitten by a snake July 25 at 1:50 p.m., according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Off...
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Be the match: Save a life
LifeShare Blood Centers’ Marrow Donor Program Director Brian Allison, at left, is the North Louisiana representative for Be The Match, which partners with LifeShare Blood Centers to register stem c...
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Les Amies donates to St. Jude's
On behalf of Les Amies, Sonja Rollo presented a donation to St. Jude’s in honor of her son, Wes. The proceeds were raised by The Les Amies Ann Williams Brittain Butterfly Release. 
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Golf cart crash kills Natchitoches man
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office are investigating a golf cart crash that claimed the life of a 22-year-old Natchitoches man Saturday, July 25 at ...
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Area projects move forward despite delays
Projects in the Parish gear up for construction to begin, while unforeseen factors put others on hold. An early projection for the Cane River Pumping System’s operational date was 2014, but delays ...
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Hog trapping combats increasing populations
From Oct. 1, 2014 to June 30, 969 feral hogs were trapped in the Parish. Aerial gunning in March accounted for 583. The Natural Resources Conversation Service (NRCS), the Natchitoches Soil and Wate...
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Town Hall meeting recognizes teacher and students
Gubernattorial candidate John Bel Edwards and Rep. Kenny Cox held a Town Hall meeting July 9 at the Natchitoches Arts Center. Everett Demery led the crowd in prayer and Ed Ward welcomed everyone to...
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Refelctions
My deep love for white sand beaches along blue ocean waters began as a kid when our family visited aunts, uncles and cousins that lived in the Florida Panhandle near Pensacola Beach. Blissful trips...
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Bookmobile Schedule: July 27-29
Ashland: City Hall: Wednesday, July 29 from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Bermuda: Waterworks District #2: Monday, July 27 from 11:30 a.m.–noon Black Lake: Our Lady of the Rosary Church: Wednesday, July 29 from ...
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Tree set on fore by lightning strike
Will Dowden, a Natchitoches Fire District 4 firefighter, extinguishes a tree that caught on fire after it was hit by lightning July 12 in Kisatchie National Forest. Dowden said never underestimate ...
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L.P. Vaughn School registers students
L.P. Vaughn Elementary School Pre-K registration is in progress. Grades K–6 will be open for enrollment from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 through Aug. 7. An extended time for registrati...
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NFD 9 responds to building fires in Coushatta
Natchitoches Fire District 9 responded to a structure fire at 5726 La. Hwy. 480 in Coushatta at 11:29 p.m. Thursday, July 16. Fire units arrived 10 minutes later to find a large shop and another la...
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EMS and Deputies respond to overturned truck
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS Paramedics arrived on the scene of one-vehicle eighteen wheeler crash on La. Hwy 174 near Ajax, reported Thursda...
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It’s necessary to know when to dial 911
Only dial 911 in an emergency. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police department, fire department, or ambulance service. This includes fires; crimes, espec...
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Summer activities benefit 4-H members
Many think of 4-H as in school clubs, but that is only one part of the program. Offering activities year round, 4-H provides opportunities for youth to develop lifelong skills. “Kids are engaged in...
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Gator surprises homeowner near Cane River
Charles C. Rachal woke up to a surprise guest on his front porch Sunday. A 7-foot alligator was resting outside his home on Twin Lakes Drive in Natchitoches. “The gator was literally at my front do...
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Road complaints dominate Parish Council meeting
There was a marathon-like Parish Council meeting Monday evening that lasted until just before 8 p.m. The council considered many items but the majority of time was taken up with complaints about pa...
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