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Thu
12
May

Oceans of Possibilities: Louisiana Libraries’ Summer Reading Program

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The State Library of Louisiana is announcing the statewide 2022 Louisiana Summer Reading Program entitled “Oceans of Possibilities,” a theme celebrating aquatic life and its importance to the world. All of Louisiana’s public libraries participate in this program and are planning virtual and inperson literacy and educational programs around this theme for children, teens, and adults, all summer long.

“Libraries continue to play a critical role in providing educational and recreational resources and opportunities for people of all ages all across the state,” said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. “The State Library has been working with libraries to provide an array of virtual and in-person programs to our communities as they recover from a challenging two years during the pandemic and the devastating effects of recent hurricanes and flooding.”

Thu
12
May

Sew Unique Monogramming & Boutique Celebrates 4th Anniversary

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On April 30, Hanna Gamble and her staff celebrated her fourth anniversary in business as Sew Unique Monogramming & Boutique, located at 401 Polk Street in Mansfield. She originally started in a smaller location and soon needed a larger location to expand her inventory of clothing, shoes, accessories, shoes, and home décor.

The store is open Tuesday though Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The boutique offers ladies clothing, girls’ clothing, baby items, shoes, jewelry, accessories, candles, bath bombs and various gift items. She will be happy to assist you in picking out just the right items to make up a one-of-a-kind gift basket, and offers free gift-wrap. Gift certificates are also an option if you are in doubt of what to get for that special someone.

Wed
27
Apr

Caleb Williams of Frierson Among LCU Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Convocation

Caleb Williams of Frierson Among LCU Outstanding Students Recognized at Honors Convocation

Louisiana Christian University held its 61st Annual Honors Convocation on April 14 recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of students in academics and athletics. Among the students from all across the state and into Texas was Caleb Williams of Frierson, who was recognized with the Dixie Sylvest Moss Award and the Sue McGahey Elgin Endowed Scholarship, both in music. Congratulations for a job well done.

Wed
27
Apr

DeSoto Author Emily A. Myers Latest Novel Available

DeSoto Author Emily A. Myers Latest Novel Available

After DeSoto Parish resident and Northwestern State University graduate Emily A. Myers published her first novel, “The Truth About Unspeakable Things” last year, the novel went on to become a finalist in the Chanticleer International Book Awards Clue Award contest (2021) for thriller and suspense fiction and a semifinalist for the Chatelaine Award (2021) for romantic fiction and Somerset Award (2021) for contemporary fiction by the same company. All contests are on-going.

Now, readers can continue the story with the sequel, Bound by the Unspeakable, available now on Amazon and most bookseller sites. Limited copies are available at Barnes and Noble on Youree Drive in Shreveport.

Early reviewers say the sequel is a fastpaced page-turner with plot twists you won’t see coming. “Full of tension, romance, thrills, and action, this book had me on the edge of my seat!” says one reviewer

Wed
27
Apr

DeSoto Actors Preparing for “Murder at Camp Belle Bayou”

DeSoto Actors Preparing for “Murder at Camp Belle Bayou”
DeSoto Actors Preparing for “Murder at Camp Belle Bayou”
DeSoto Actors Preparing for “Murder at Camp Belle Bayou”

We need your help! There’s been a murder, and there are a LOT of suspects! Help catch the murderer at Camp Belle Bayou before the sheriff arrives to spoil all the fun. Your ticket includes dinner, drinks, dessert, and the chance to play detective for an evening. Don’t miss out!

Julia most recently performed in Fools and The Rented Christmas on the BackAlley stage. She lives in Shreveport and is homeschooled. She is a regular performer in the Dramaniacs, starring in such productions as Peter and the Star Catcher, Peter Pan, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Julia also serves as the Dramaniacs’ Lighting Director.

Wed
20
Apr

DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools

DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools
DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools
DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools
DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools
DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools
DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools
DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools
DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools
DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools
DKG Participates in Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” in Several Local Schools

Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma celebrated reading in conjunction with Dr. Suess Read Across America by reading to several classes at several schools across the parish. One of the projects for the chapter is promoting reading literacy.

Picture in no certain order are Mu members

Miranda Blount and Kayla McCoy read One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish to the second grade classes at Stanley High School.

Wanda Rougeau enjoyed reading to Ms. Dick’s class third grade class and Ms. Stoma’s fourth grade class at Central High School. Abby Williamson read Green Eggs and Ham to K3, Kindergarten, and first grade classes at Central High School. 2nd graders at Central High School enjoyed Sherri Laffitte reading to them. Central High School K4 class enjoyed Kristin Fulton reading Green Eggs and Ham to them.

Wed
30
Mar

Mansfield Library Manager Honored by Shiloh Baptist Church

Mansfield Library Manager Honored by Shiloh Baptist Church

Branch Manager Doris Ross, of DeSoto Parish Main Library, was recently recognized by Deacon Larry Heard, of Shiloh Baptist Church, for her 40 years of service at the DeSoto Parish Library. Ms. Ross was given a beautiful song entitled, “If I Can Help Somebody” and a bookmark inscribed with a lovely poem. (submitted)

Wed
30
Mar

DPSO and DeSoto ROV Wear Green for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

DPSO and DeSoto ROV Wear Green for Cerebral Palsy Awareness
DPSO and DeSoto ROV Wear Green for Cerebral Palsy Awareness
DPSO and DeSoto ROV Wear Green for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

To help SHS student, Morgan Pugh, raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy Month, DeSoto Sheriff Jayson Richardson and staff may or may not have cheated just a little. Today, we wear green for two great reasons: To protect and serve, and to participate in #MorgansChallenge! Capt. Dean Register dropped by Stanley High School to capture a picture with Morgan, accompanied by a very special guest.

Wed
23
Mar

Results from 2022 NWLA Literary Rally

Results of the 2022 Northwest Louisiana District Literary Rally hosted by Northwestern State University have been released. Students from high schools in central and northwest Louisiana participated in the Rally, which is held each year to qualify academically talented students for the state competition at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on April 9.

Medal winners from Division I in The Enterprise reading area, students who scored highest in their subject, are listed as follows

Medal winners from Division II are:North DeSoto – Allen McMullen, Algebra I; James Herring, Civics; Logan Enloe, Computer Science; Noah Severin, English II; Grace Youngblood, Journalism I;

Medal winners from Division III are:

Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts – Nathaniel Vise, Biology I; Griffin McFarland, Biology II;

Thu
17
Mar

Ark-La-Tex Herb Society Fundraiser Slated for April 30

Ark-La-Tex Herb Society Fundraiser Slated for April 30

The Ark-La-Tex Herb Society will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at P & S Pantry, located at the lot next door to 1907 Southern Loop in Shreveport. Rain date for the event is Saturday, May 14.

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