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Detectives target child abuse, theft
It’s been a busy time for the Natchitoches Police Dept. Officers responded to an alarm at L.P. Vaughn Elementary School about 1:25 a.m. Monday and saw two people in the building with T-shirts pulle...
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Veterans Park gives update on grant funding; names war dead
Plans for the Veterans Day program, the grant status for the monument and names of war dead veterans for the monument were discussed at the Veterans Park meeting Sept. 12. Committee chairman Bob Gi...
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Festivities, events continue Saturday
There are lots of activities happening today, Saturday, Sept. 21. Presentations continue from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the La. Studies Conference on the NSU campus. Scholars from Louisiana and seven oth...
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Genealogy meeting about oldest colony
The Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the arts center. Topic for the evening will be “The Untold Story of Louisiana Purchase’s Oldest Col...
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League of Women Voters will host representative
The non-partisan Cane River League of Women Voters will host an open town hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the arts center. Representative Kenny Cox will sh...
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Bake sale is today at soccer field
Modern Woodmen of American will hold a bake sale fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 21 at the John Storrs Soccer Field on East Fifth Street from 9 a.m. until noon. Up to $500 will be matched by Modern Wood...
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Governor appoints new member to Red River Waterway Commission
Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Larry Kent Sayes to the Red River Waterway Commission Sept. 13. Larry Kent Sayes, of Effie, is the owner and operator of Sayes Farms located on the ba...
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Twin Valley will sponsor clinic at Fairview Church to address issues of ATV and gun safety
Twin Valley Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. (RC&D) will host a safety class on ATV and gun safety for adults Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Fairview Alpha Baptist Church on Hwy. 71 past...
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This Week at Northwestern State
Here is a look at the week of Sept. 22 – 28 at Northwestern State University. Sept. 25 – Recital featuring bassist Jeremy Baguyos, Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 – Louisiana Piano Series I...
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Who’s Who at Northwestern State
Name: Massimo D. Bezoari Title: Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana Scholars’ College Education: B.Sc. Glasgow University, U.K. (Chemistry) Ph.D. University of Alabama. Post-doctoral fellowships, Uni...
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Counseling center assists students with admissions
During the fall semester, the College Counseling Center at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts provides its students with opportunities to learn more about a variety of colleges and...
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Student wins cash and scholarship for her essay
Anne Mertens, a home study student from Natchitoches, is the winner of the 2013 Northwestern State University Louisiana High School Essay Contest. Mertens won the honor for her essay “A New Life.” ...
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LSMSA students to serve as council members
Natchitoches– Five students will serve as council members of the Future Scientist Program at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. Katherine Prutz, a senior from Baton Rouge, will se...
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Provencal Elementary announces the Buck Contest Winners and Star Students for Aug. 19-23

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Man’s flee to woods foiled by alert citizens
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force agents arrested a Vernon Parish man on several criminal charges,  after he fled from a traffic stop Tues...
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Traffic stop yields suspect possession charges
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Provencal woman on felony drug charges according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. A criminal patrol unit on La. Hwy. 177 near Proven...
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NPD Property Crimes Unit asks for assistance in apprehending suspects with warrants
The NPD Property Crimes Unit is seeking these suspects who have signed warrants for their arrests in non-violent offenses. Darrell Keith Williams, B/M, D.OB. Feb. 23, 1991, wanted for felony theft ...
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Red River man names Natchitoches Parish as purchase point for illegal narcotics
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Red River Parish man on felony drug charges Monday, Sept. 16. NPSO Patrol Deputies were working in the Powhatan area around 9:30 p.m. when they sto...
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City Council agenda returns to the routine
There appear to be mostly routine items on the City Council agenda for the Monday meeting. Thurman Baptiste will make a presentation on the Community Improvement Association. There will be proclama...
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Festival royalty crowned at pageant
Miss Merry Christmas was crowned and the Natchitoches Christmas Belles were announced at a pageant held Sunday, Sept. 15. Nineteen young ladies from three Natchitoches parish high schools competed ...
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