Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Parents, Students Protest Common Core

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Some parents and students spent their lunch hour protesting the Common Core curriculum today.  They met at Kees Park in Pineville to stage the rally.
They object to what they call government interference in education.  The common core was developed after governors decided all states should have some minimum requirements.  It’s been adopted in Louisiana with [...]

Buckeye Teacher Receives High Praise

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A Buckeye High School teacher is named the best of the best in Louisiana.  Lacey Hoosier is honored for her work in teaching science at Buckeye High.
Her specialty is earth science and she goes the extra mile to engage her students.  She says science is fun for her and should be for her students as [...]

White Pelicans Cover LSU Lakes

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In Baton Rouge, the LSU lakes have gone to the birds.  Lakes around the Baton Rouge area flooded with white pelicans.  Hundreds flocked onto the water and parked it.  We spoke to some aspiring birdwatchers, who said it was quite a sight to behold.

Some drivers even stopped to get a better look.  Almost everyone said they [...]

Election Day Tomorrow

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Tomorrow is Election Day in Louisiana, with polls opening bright and early at 7.
A crowded field of 14 candidates comes down to Vance McAllister and Neil Riser.  Both are republicans from the northern part of the 5th congressional district.
You can access the secretary of state’s web page for the latest results at GeauxVote.com.  Polls close [...]

Co-Lin Sleep Out Planned to Raise Homelessness Awareness

[ November 15, 2013 6:00 pm to November 16, 2013 6:00 am. ] NATCHEZ – On Friday, November 15, Co-Lin Natchez will host the first annual Sleep Out to bring awareness to the challenges of the homeless in our area. From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. a makeshift homeless camp will be recreated by participants to raise awareness of homelessness in our community.

In January 2014, a homeless survey [...]

Cultural Cuisine and Potluck Dinner

[ November 20, 2013; ] Call for Cooks to help celebrate International Education Week With the second annual Cultural Cuisine (& Potluck dinner)

November 20, 2013, at 5:30 pm LSUA Magnolia Café

Guest Speaker, Jharna Shingwani, a native of India who will talk about her experience with international foods.

Enjoy ethnic food and free soft drinks under the flags in the Magnolia Café.  [...]

Natchitoches to “Turn on the Holidays” November 23, 2013

[ November 23, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Turn on the Holidays.  Turn on the Holidays will serve as the official kick off to the Natchitoches Tri-Centennial Celebration and the Natchitoches Christmas Season.  The day-long event will include music, food, magic, lights and fireworks.

Turn on [...]

Caddofest 2013 comes to the NSU Campus

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[ November 22, 2013; 2:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] UPDATE (11/19/13) – NATCHITOCHES – CaddoFest 2013, a combination music festival, pep rally and tailgate party at Northwestern State University, has been moved to the Friedman Student Union due to expected rain. The event will begin Friday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.

CaddoFest will celebrate school spirit the day before the annual Northwestern [...]

87th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival December 7

[ December 7, 2013; ] NATCHITOCHES – The 87th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival will take place Saturday, December 7 in downtown Natchitoches.  The Natchitoches Historic District Business Association and the City of Natchitoches will usher in the holiday season with children’s activities, entertainment, parades, food vendors, and fireworks.  North Louisiana’s own Frank Foster will serve as the Grand Marshal and [...]

87th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival Armbands On Sale Now

[ November 15, 2013 to December 6, 2013. ] NATCHITOCHES – Armbands for the 87th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival to be held Saturday, December 7 are now on sale online and at Natchitoches businesses.

Pre-sale armbands are $6 for adults 12 years and older and $4 for children age 6 – 11 years old.  Children 5 years old and younger are admitted free.  Pre-sale armbands [...]