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1:48pm

Fri July 20, 2012
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Creole Heritage Center to host bone marrow drives

The Louisiana Creole Heritage Center at Northwestern State University is asking the Creole community to take part in two bone marrow drives set for Aug. 25 and Oct. 12 in Natchitoches.

9:10am

Thu July 19, 2012
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LaPREP has middle schoolers hitting the books during summer

LaPREP founder Carlos Spaht presents a plaque to Ryan Hymes at last year's LaPREP awards ceremony.
LaPREP

More than 500 middle school students from Shreveport, Mansfield and Keithville have completed the LaPREP summer program since it began in the early 1990s. LSU Shreveport math professor Carlos Spaht founded the program to encourage young people to go to college and major in math and science. Spaht says none of the LaPREP participants has dropped out of high school. LaPREP's graduation ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the LSUS University Center Theater.

8:38am

Wed July 18, 2012
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Women's shelter to reopen in New London, Texas

More than 12 East Texas churches are involved in the reopening of a women's shelter in New London, Texas. The Son Shine Light House closed more than two years ago to reorganize and gain its nonprofit status. Volunteer Diana Fordham of Henderson says the 77-bed shelter, located at a former nursing home, will reopen Aug. 24.

1:00pm

Mon July 16, 2012
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Campers sign courtesy agreement in Rusk, Texas

The two-week Thespians 'n Training camp begins today in Rusk, Texas, at the Cherokee Civic Theatre. The students, ranging in age from 6 to 17, all sign an agreement to be respectful of their peers so as to not inhibit the creative process. The camp's one-act plays will be presented on July 28.

12:00pm

Fri July 13, 2012
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Natchitoches remembers Coach Garrett

The Town Talk

The funeral of J.D. Garrett, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Natchitoches Events Center. The city pool manager was affectionately called Coach Garrett because he held so many coaching positions. He had a passion for teaching children to swim, and spent nearly 60 years working at the city pools.

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