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Kroger’s Offers Last-Minute Valentine’s Gifts

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Shoppers in search of flowers this Valentines Day are finding their way to the annual Kroger’s tent.  Pre-arranged bouquets, long-stemmed roses and cards are available for the last-minute gift givers.
The tent is a tradition at Kroger and, you’ll see it again for Mother’s Day.
It serves as the busy husbands’ and boyfriends’ last reminder that somebody [...]

City of Natchitoches to Hold Recycling Meeting

[ February 24, 2014; ] Public Invited to Share Ideas on Ways to Increase Recycling in Community
NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches will hold a community meeting on Monday, February 24 to discuss ways to encourage and increase participation in city-wide recycling efforts.  The meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second [...]

Local Man Arrested for Kidnapping

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Alexandria Police arrest a local man for kidnapping.  Police say 52-year-old Keith Honore beat up a 27-year-old woman in the 38 hundred block of Spencer Tuesday.
They say he forced her into a car.  She managed to escape and call police.  She was not seriously injured.
APD are still investigating the details.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/13/14

RPSB Will Meet to Decide School Make-Up Days

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There will be a special Rapides Parish School Board meeting Tuesday to decide how to make up those lost days because of the snow and ice.  Students missed six days and now the Rapides Parish Superintendent must figure out how to make those up.

While students stayed home today, the superintendent did call in faculty and [...]

4 Arrested for Water Well Pump Theft

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Left to right: Edwin Horne, Sommers Coker, Dale Thompson, Christopher Perkins
Rapides deputies round up three men and one woman wanted for the theft of a water well pump in the Plainview community last November.
Edwin Horne, Sommers Coker and Dale Thompson, all of Pitkin, and Christopher Perkins of Glenmora were arrested.  Horne, Coker and Thompson are [...]

Weather Disrupts Spring Qualifying

The weather interrupted qualifying for spring elections in one Central Louisiana parish.  LaSalle Parish will have extended days to qualify for Tuesday.
Meanwhile, qualifying in other area parishes will end tomorrow afternoon at 4:30.  These are races for villages, towns and cities and do include Pineville in Rapides Parish.
Click here for more information about qualifying this [...]

Inglewood Carnival Market Mardi Gras Day

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[ March 4, 2014; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

Thompson to present recital Wednesday at NSU

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[ February 19, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Professor of Music Dr. J. Mark Thompson will present a recital at Northwestern State Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.

The program, “Bass Trombone Favorites,” will include works from composers Halsey Stevens, Robert Planel, Donald White, Ralph Vaughan-Williams and Jan Koetsier.  Elena [...]

Pianist Washington Garcia to perform Feb. 18 at NSU

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[ February 18, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – Pianist Washington Garcia will perform at Northwestern State University Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The concert is part of the Louisiana Piano Series International. Tickets are $15. Students are admitted free.

Dr. Francis Yang and Dr. Christine Burczyk Allen are the organizers of the Louisiana Piano Series International. Information [...]

Pottery by guest artist Gary Ratcliff on exhibit at NSU

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[ February 13, 2014 to February 27, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Fine and Graphic Art is hosting an exhibition of work by ceramicist Gary Ratcliff, associate director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana-Monroe and head of the ULM Department of Art.  Ratcliff teaches beginning and advanced level of pottery at ULM, exhibits [...]