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9:23am

Fri August 29, 2014
Local

Northwestern State freshmen pledge '1 of 7,' doing a good deed once a week

Northwestern State students who committed to spending one day each week doing some type of service for others bonded over 1 of 7 wristbands.
Credit Northwestern State University

Dozens of Northwestern State University students are boarding buses Friday destined to lend a hand to the Robeline Food Pantry as part of a pact to do one good thing each week.

NSU is partnering with the 1 of 7 concept. The Washington D.C. nonprofit organization was founded by NSU alumnus Kip Patrick.

It encourages people to do one service activity each week and make it a lifestyle choice.

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9:12am

Wed August 20, 2014
Business

Louisiana's oldest general store keeps merchandise current

The Kaffie-Frederick General Store has a rich and storied history in Natchitoches.
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The president of Louisiana’s oldest general store recently received a state proclamation recognizing 150 years of operating in Natchitoches. Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile was in business during the American Civil War.

It was founded by Prussian immigrant brothers, according to Luke Frederick, who is the third generation in the Frederick family to run the store. Frederick says the Kaffie brothers were well respected businessmen in Natchitoches parish.

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12:00pm

Wed July 16, 2014
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: 35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folk Festival

Bill Beckett spoke with Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and an Associate Professor of English at Northwestern State University about the 35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folk Festival which takes place this Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, in the air-conditioned Prather Coliseum, on the campus of Northwestern State University in historic Natchitoches. You can find our more by visiting them online at Louisiana Folk Life Center  or by calling 318-357-4332.

Read this years newsletter here.

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10:11am

Fri April 11, 2014
Local

Northwestern State president announces his retirement

Dr. Randall Webb, president of Northwestern State University, announced his retirement today.
Credit Northwestern State University

Northwestern State University president Randall J. Webb announced Friday that he will retire later this year, according to a statement from the university. Webb has served as Northwestern State's president since 1996.

In July, he will become the university's longest serving president, surpassing Victor L. Roy, who was president from 1911 to 1929.

Webb said he would set his retirement date "based on when my replacement can assume the official duties and responsibilities of the office of president."

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8:38am

Wed April 9, 2014
Local

Antique Jeepsters stop in Natchitoches on cross-country trip

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About a dozen restored Jeepsters will be stopping off in Natchitoches today. They are driven by a group of antique car owners who are making a coast-to-coast journey, 2,600 miles on country roads.

The Jeepster was built in Toledo, Ohio, by Willys-Overland Motors from 1948 to 1950. It was the last open-style car produced by a major automaker.

Jim Vacarro has restored 44 of them. He’s leading this 17-day tour that he hopes to scratch off his bucket list. Vacarro says these vehicles were marketed toward soldiers returning from World War II.

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