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19
Sep
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Keachi Honors Edward A. Thomas with Proclamation

The Town of Keachi will recognize Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 as Edward A. Thomas Day. Thomas was a legendary lawman for the Houston Police Department. He was born in Keachi on Sept. 23, 1919.

During his remarkable life, he was drafted into the United States Army and served many years. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service, and then in 1948, he graduated from Houston Police Department Cadet Class No. 1. He was one of the first African American police officers to join the Houston Police Department.

He received awards, commendations and letters of appreciation throughout his law enforcement career.

 

Wed
19
Sep
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Full-time Pediatrician Comes to DeSoto Parish

DeSoto Regional Health System has not had a full-time pediatrician for several years. To fill this need, DeSoto Regional Health System has hired Brandon J. Salgado, MD as a full-time pediatrician to see local children.

Children are currently seen by local family practitioners. A fulltime pediatrician will give DeSoto Parish’s residents local pediatric access.

“Hopefully, it will allow folks to be able to bring their children from birth all the way through adolescence here to Mansfield rather than having to go to Shreveport,” DeSoto Regional Health System CEO Todd Eppler said.

 

Wed
19
Sep
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DeSoto Embarks on District-Wide Smart Board Initiative

DeSoto Parish Schools recently completed a 1.2 million dollar investment in its classrooms. Each instructional space now boasts a state-of- the-art interactive flat panel display.

“With this investment, we hope to augment the tremendous talent of our teachers and provide a technology rich environment for our students,” Superintendent Clay Corley said.

Installation of these boards began in mid-July with most being completed before school started. A representative from each school recently attended an interactive training session with a SMART certified trainer. Each teacher then returned to their home school and redelivered the information learned at this session.

 

Wed
12
Sep
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MES Begins DARE Young

Beginning this school year, the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office will start exposing students to the D.A.R.E. Program earlier than in the past.

 

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Wed
12
Sep
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Insurance Agency Holds Open House

Greenleaf Insurance Agency and Dianne Boyt Insurance Agency merged effective Sept. 1. Dianne Boyt Insurance Agency celebrated customer appreciation during their open house on Sept. 4 as a way to welcome their new Greenleaf customers.

 

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Wed
12
Sep
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DeSoto Parish Police Jury Starts Initiative to Keep DeSoto Beautiful

Most highways in DeSoto Parish have some form of litter on the side of the road. While some areas only have a few pieces of trash, in other areas litter has built up over time. DeSoto Parish Police Jury is trying to do something about it.

Last year, Police Juror Ernel Jones observed that the parish was growing filthy. It got to the point where he saw trash and paper on the side of the road along almost every highway. Jones brought the litter problem to the jury.

 

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Wed
05
Sep
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Clear Lake Continues to Disappear

For years, Clear Lake was a recreation hub for the small community that surrounds it. The days of families boating, water skiing and fishing are all but gone for the community as the lake is disappearing.

The dam’s integrity has been subsiding for years.

 

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Wed
05
Sep
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Police Jury Revotes to Clarify DA Office Space

After several months of deliberation, the DeSoto Parish Police Jury voted Aug. 13 to give the District Attorney and defense council their own offices in the courthouse; however, the motion was re-voted on at a special meeting on Aug. 27 because the motion’s intent was unclear.

“The motion voted upon was not the motion that you made,” Parish Attorney Dannye Malone said.

 

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05
Sep
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Remembered For the Love of the Game

For some people, football is more than a game. For Mansfield Native Willie Houston, football was everything, including a reason to go back to school.

Houston was encouraged by his friends to go back to school and join the football team after they saw his talent.

 

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Wed
29
Aug
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Speakers Give Updates at Chamber Meeting

Angie White with North Louisiana Economic Partnership had the opportunity to discuss the ACT WorkKeys Initiative with local businesses and community members during the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce meeting on Aug. 21 at the chamber building. Superintendent Clay Corley also had an opportunity to update the local businesses during the meeting.

ACT WorkKeys is a way to measure workforce skills and workforce readiness similar to how the ACT measures college readiness.

 

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