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Wed
07
Dec

Converse Christmas Parade

Wed
07
Dec

Remembering Pearl Harbor on its 75 anniversary

By Rickey Robertson

On Sunday morning December 7, 1941 the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet was moored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After a week of training at sea, there were very few early risers that morning as a gentle breeze blew across the beaches of Honolulu. In just a few short hours, they would be awakened to war. Sitting at anchor in “Battleship Row” were seven giant vessels of the fleet, the battleships California, Maryland, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arizona, and Nevada. Along with the battleships, a total of 94 vessels were at anchor in Pearl Harbor that tranquil morning. All these ships were gathered in this anchorage which is less than three square miles in size.

 

Wed
30
Nov

AgCenter offers tips for Christmas trees

It’s time to think about choosing this year’s Christmas tree. But before you do, the LSU AgCenter suggests a few things to consider. First, measure the area where you will place the tree to make sure you don’t buy a tree that’s too large. LSU AgCenter forestry specialist Niels de Hoop recommends making sure you get the freshest tree you can. As faculty advisor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, he oversees selling Christmas trees by the Society of American Foresters student chapter at LSU.

 

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Wed
30
Nov

NWLTC-SVC donates to Operation Christmas Child

Since the end of October, students at Sabine Valley Campus have been collecting supplies to contribute to the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child project hosted by the campus SGA chapter. Each department had a specific list of items to be donated: business brought school supplies, welding and electrical students brought in toys, and health occupations contributed various hygiene items. Students, SGA officers, and instructors came together on Friday, November 11 to pack the campus goal of 20 boxes and prepare them to be shipped out. In order to raise money for the shipping cost of the boxes, students sold popcorn during Fridays’ events and had several generous donations from faculty and the community. SGA President Crystal Slater, Vice President Joshua Crooks, and electrical instructor Dennis Dziekan delivered the boxes to The Life Church in order to be shipped to the donation site so they can be sent to children in different parts of the world just in time for Christmas.

Tue
22
Nov

Many Junior High 4-H holds November meeting

By: Raelynn Hundley and Shelton Eaves

Our October meeting was held on October 5, 2016. The meeting was called to order by our 8th grade president, Emma McElwee followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Faith Davis, Vice President, and 4-H pledge by Madison Holcomb, 6th grade president. Liberty Lewing and Raelynn Hundley read the minutes from the last meeting. Crystal Collier shared our treasures report.

 

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Tue
22
Nov

NSU set to present annual Christmas gala

The Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will present the 28th annual Christmas Gala Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Performance times are 7 p.m. each evening with a 9 p.m. performance on Dec. 2. Tickets to all performances are $10. Northwestern State students, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with a current student I.D. Advance tickets are available by going to capa.nsula.edu and clicking on popular links. Fore more information, call (318) 357- 5773.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Marthaville news

Our Natchitoches Tax Assessors office all dressed up as EMOJI’S for Halloween. From left to right were: Kimberly LaCaze, Gerald Besant, Yolanda C. Reed, Dollie C. Mahoney, Timothy Page, Jimmy Farmer and LaCresia Johnson. Good looking Crew!

 

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Wed
16
Nov

Converse students participate in regional robotics competition

On Saturday, November 5, over 120 middle and high school robotics teams from Northwest Louisiana, including Converse High School, converged at the Bossier Civic Center for the a Regional Autonomous Robotics Competition (RARC). RARC competitions challenge teams of up to six students to complete various tasks using student-built robots that must be pre-programmed by the students before coming to the competition mat. The challenges are linked by a central theme such as collecting natural resources on an unexplored island. A typical task may involve the robots retrieving items from various places on the mat through the use of light, sound, color, touch, or ultrasonic sensors, or the use of gears to increase speed or torque.

 

Wed
09
Nov

Mansfield walking tour set for Nov. 12

Mansfield State Historic Site staff, in collaboration with the Mansfield Female College Museum, and the City of Mansfield will conduct a half mile walking tour of Mansfield on Saturday, November 12, at 10:30 a.m. The tour will focus on the “Forgotten Voices” of Mansfield’s past, with stories of Mansfield’s slave society as well as the town’s support for female education. 

 

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Wed
09
Nov

Humane Society Shelter names costume contest winners

The Sabine Humane Society held one of the most adorable costume contests in the parish for Halloween, and the number one place in cutest pet went to Bass, who is owned by Ethel Remedies.  

 

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