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Turn Teal Natchitoches is creating awareness of national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September by hosting its annual Teal Tea at Trinity Episcopal Church, 533 Second St., at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. The tea will take place in the Parish Hall and will feature tea, treats, nail painting and information about ovarian cancer.

 

E.T. Milligan, a Northwestern State University alumnus, winner of the International PEN Award for poetry, novelist and publisher, will read from his work and lecture on how to get published on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1-3 p.m. at the Natchitoches Parish Library. A native of Leesville, Milligan earned a journalism degree at NSU in 1981 where he was also in ROTC.

 

On September 20, 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. was seriously wounded during a book signing at a New York City department store when he was stabbed in the chest. In 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Democratic Gov. Ross R. Barnett.

 

It's no wonder we're big fans of Steel Magnolias down here: There's a lot to love, after all, about strong women, laugh-till-you-cry one-liners, and really good hair . This year marks the 30th anniversary of Robert Harling's beloved play.

 

Agents of the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and Louisiana Probation and Parole arrest a Natchitoches man on narcotics charges. According to a Task Force Official, on 9/13/17 Agents with Louisiana Probation and Parole and the NMJDTF arrested one Jeremy Armstrong B/M/33 for driving under suspension.

 

Northwestern State University honored LTC Arthur Smalley, PFC Johnray Acfalle and MSG John Dykes prior to Saturday's home football game, continuing the university's tradition of honoring veterans and servicemen at athletic events. Dykes served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967-1991.

 

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested two men and are looking for a third in connection with a burglary Tuesday night. Deputies say it happened just before 4:00 p.m. at a home in the 400 block of Bermuda Road.

 

Dr. Chris Maggio was formally invested as the 19th president of Northwestern State University Sept. 15, donning the presidential robes of the university for the first time during a ceremony steeped in academic and university traditions.

 

First of all, a big thank you to all that sent in photos for our Grandparents Day Photo Contest! The photos were featured in the Sept. 14 edition of the Natchitoches Times.

 

Memorial services for Paula Windham Geoghagan will be Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.

 

Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance will open its 2017-18 season with the musical "Stars of Tomorrow" on Sept. 27 - Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre West.

 

Celebration of Life and Legacy Services will be at the First Baptist Church, 1116 Amulet St., Natchitoches, Saturday, Sept. 16, AT 11 a.

 

Life and Legacy celebration services will be Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at the Freedom Life Church, 1530 Keyser Ave., Natchitoches, at 11 a.

 

On September 1, 2017 at approximately 9:00 a.m. officers with The Natchitoches Police Department responded to a complaint in the 1000 block of Loren Avenue. The complainant reported that five vehicles at the residence had been broken into during the night.

 

A students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts takes a study break. The school is accepting applications for the 2018-19 year.

 

Twenty students and a staff member from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches volunteered at a food pantry Thursday, Sept. 7. They packed boxes that were to be distributed to needy families around the Natchitoches area.

 

The Natchitoches Northwestern Symphony Society hosted its annual wine and cheese reception Wednesday evening to begin the new symphony orchestra season. Patrons enjoyed wine and cheese, received their season tickets and listened to numbers by orchestra members.

 
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