Monthly Archives: October 2013

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NSU to hold Fall Senior Day Nov. 2

[ November 2, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University holds its annual Fall Senior Day Saturday, Nov. 2.

Check in begins at 11:30 a.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The program starts at 12:30 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium.

Events include a student panel to answer questions about student life and a parent panel to cover scholarships, financial aid and campus [...]

German high school band to perform at NSU

[ October 21, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – The Rittersberg Big Band, a jazz band from Rittersberg High School in Kaiserslautern, Germany, will perform at Northwestern State University’s Magale Rectial Hall Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.  The band is touring the United States this month with stops at several high schools and universities where they perform concerts with local jazz [...]

“Rocking on the Riverbank” Festival in Natchitoches

[ October 18, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will present the first-ever Rocking on the Riverbank Homecoming Festival in downtown Natchitoches on Friday, Oct. 18.  The event is open to the public and will include musical entertainment by MoJeaux (mojeauxband.com) on the riverbank stage, as well as food vendors, a mechanical bull and other attractions.  This year’s Homecoming [...]

Couponing class to be held Oct. 26

[ October 26, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] NATCHITOCHES –A Couponing for Beginners class will be offered through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. until noon in the Natchitoches Room in Russell Hall. The fee is $29.

The class will provide participants with information on how to use coupons to substantially cut their grocery bill.

For [...]

Alice Cooper Returns to Paragon Casino Resort

[ November 2, 2013; ] Marksville, LA – The Master of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper, will perform in Paragon’s Mari Showroom on Saturday, November 2.  Tickets are $35 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster.com, LA 1 and Viola Gift Shops at Paragon or by calling 1-800-946-1946.  Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 [...]

Smoke Detectors Available For Homes With Children Or Elderly

NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches Fire Department has partnered with the Louisiana State Fire Marshall in a smoke detector installation program.  Smoke detectors, provided by the Louisiana State Fire Marshall, will be installed by the Natchitoches Fire Department in residences.  Emphasis of the program will be on those residences that do not currently have smoke detectors [...]

Regular Meeting of the Garden District Neighborhood & the Polk Street Area

[ October 22, 2013; ] Tuesday, Oct 22, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Public Safety Complex, 1000 Bolton Ave
Featured Speaker: John Dean, Regional Foods Systems Planner at CLEDA
Other Agenda Items:
-Nomination of Garden District Neighborhood Foundation- Alexandria, La 2013-14 Officers and Board
-Proposed merge of the Polk Street Area Neighborhood Group & the Garden District Neighborhood Foundation
-Update from Alexandria, La Police Department on arrests [...]

Guy McLendon Appointed Vice Chair of Libertarian Party of Louisiana

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Ruston, Louisiana – The Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL) held their quarterly State Central Committee (SCC) meeting last weekend in Ruston. Foremost on the agenda was the appointment and confirmation of a new Vice Chairman.
Of the candidates vying for the position, LPL Chairman Scott Lewis appointed Guy McLendon as the new Vice-Chair for the party [...]

Election Day Saturday

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Here’s a list of the 14 men seeking your vote in the primary election on Saturday:
Eliot Barron (Green Party), Real Estate Agent, New Orleans
Tom Gibbs (Other), Land Broker, Ouachita Parish
Henry Herford, Jr. (Libertarian), Real Estate Agent, Delhi
Clyde Holloway (Republican), PSC Commissioner, Forest Hill
Representative Marcus Hunter (Democrat), Monroe
Representative Robert Johnson (Democrat), Marksville
Mayor Jamie Mayo (Democrat), Monroe
Vance [...]

Common Core Controversy Continues

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A lot of controversy is surrounding the Common Core Curriculum.  It started with a group of governors seeking a better way to provide education to their states, but it has become a lightning rod for some conservatives.
Today, we asked the Rapides Parish Superintendent his opinion of the curriculum.

For now, Louisiana is among the many states [...]