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Wed
24
Nov

MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project

MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project
MES Participates in Global Service Shoe Box Project

Mansfield Elementary Principal Amanda LaFollette, along with recent retiree of MES Cathy Hosey and MES instructor Amy Haire, worked together for the school children to be a part of the Shoe Box Project. Earlier in the week other ladies had organized and set up everything for packing.

Ms. Hosey and Ms. Haire greeted the classes of children as they arrived. They in turn were given a clipboard of a list of items that they should put in each shoebox. The children worked in teams of 3 or 4 to fill the boxes.

Photographer Diane Deas said that it was fun to watch as the children chose specific items that they thought “their child” would like to receive. Upon completion, the children doubled checked and reviewed their lists and made sure that they had included everything in their shoebox. Deas added that it has been a wonderful time of learning and sharing for the students as they completed their global service project.

Wed
17
Nov

NSU’s Multicultural Christmas Concert Seeking Participants

NSU’s Multicultural Christmas Concert Seeking Participants

The 13th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Multicultural Christmas Concert will be held on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Treen Auditorium at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. The concert is a benefit for Cabe River Children’s Services and donations will be accepted.

Concert organizers are seeking participants to help celebrate the diversity and cheer of Christmas. They are seeking singers, musicians, dancers or readers to celebrate this time of the year with the community. All songs, reading and instrumental performances, sacred or secular, which address Christmas or the Christmas season are welcome. Participants will perform without monetary compensation.

Those interested in performing should contact the Louisiana Folklife Center at NSU by Wednesday, Nov. 17 at (318) 357-4332 or at folklife@nsula.edu.

Wed
03
Nov

Mansfield High Class of 1965 Celebrates with Reunion

Mansfield High Class of 1965 Celebrates with Reunion

Mansfield High School’s Class of 1965 had a recent get-together and reunion as they celebrated the 56th Anniversary of their graduation. Pictured l-r on front are Sharon Porter Burford, Mary Adams Weir, Sandra Breeland Dickens, Susie McCullough Powell, Helen Kay Smith Hunter, Cheryl Watson Sparger, Frances Welch Derrick, Marilyn Segura Joiner, Hope Phillips, Jean Calvert, and Sandra Adams Jamison. Back row l-r are Ray Ryan, Jackie Price, John McLaurin, Joe Craig Fleniken, and Terry Phillips. (photo courtesy of Robert Powell).

Wed
03
Nov

Area Veterans Day Programs

Area Veterans Day Programs

Nov. 7 (Sun) at 10:00 a.m.: Jackson Baptist Church in Joaquin will be honoring veterans during the morning service, with a covered dish luncheon following. Joaquin VFD’s Veterans tribute truck “The Patriot” will be on site for any veterans who haven’t signed it to sign.

Nov. 9 (Tues.) at 10:00 a.m.: Logansport High School will host their annual Veteran’s Day program in the Elementary gymnasium on the right side of the campus when you enter the school property.

Nov. 10 (Wed.) at 8:30 a.m.: Mansfield Elementary will serve breakfast to all area Veterans. The program will immediately follow in the Multipurpose Room.

Nov. 10 (Wed.) at 9:00 a.m. (Optional Brunch) 10:00 a.m.: North DeSoto High and Middle School will host an optional Brunch in the Cafeteria followed by their Veteran’s Day Program at the Football Stadium.

Wed
27
Oct

The Legends and Traditions of Halloween

The Legends and Traditions of Halloween

Each year on October 31st, people from all over celebrate Halloween. A favorite of children and those who like to tap into their “inner child”, Halloween is a day to dress up in costume, hand out candy (usually to children), and try to frighten each other and ourselves with spooky stories.

Like many holidays that are celebrated today, Halloween did not start off being celebrated in this manner – its origins have a history that started many centuries ago. The actual word Halloween is correctly known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve, the day before All Saints Day on November 1 and All Souls Day on November 2. “All Saints Day” is when we recognize the Saints that were canonized by the Catholic Church, or traditional saints, and “All Souls Day” is when we remember our ancestors, friends and loved ones that have passed.

Wed
27
Oct

Books & Biscuits October Meeting

Books & Biscuits October Meeting

Books and Biscuits Book Club met in October at Village Cuisine Catering and Cafe. We enjoyed a delicious meal of chicken wraps, fruit, and dessert. Afterwards, we all had a lively discussion as we chose our books for the upcoming months.

Each member brought one or two book recommendations, and we all agreed on the following: November - Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, December - Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, January - Lady in the Attic by Tara Randel, February - The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris, March - Look

Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe, April - Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng, May - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, June - The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth, July - Book Selection Month, and August - The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Thu
14
Oct

Nighttime Battlefield Tours Program Oct. 23 at Mansfield State Historic Site

Nighttime Battlefield Tours Program Oct. 23 at Mansfield State Historic Site
Nighttime Battlefield Tours Program Oct. 23 at Mansfield State Historic Site

The grim aftermath of a Civil War battle will be displayed during a night tour of the Mansfield battlefield on Saturday, October 23, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tour guides will lead visitors onto the park trail, where period scenes will be acted out at stops along the way. Ongoing tours 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM; last tour departs at 9:15 PM.

Multiple tours will be taken out during the program’s two-hour run, with the last tour departing at 9:15 p.m. Tours last app. 25 minutes.

NOTE: Tours are onehalf mile in length over uneven ground— appropriate footwear is recommended. Admission is free.

Mansfield State Historic Site is located at 15149 LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana. For more information call 318.872.1474 locally, tollfree 888.677.6267, or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ma nsfieldshs

Thu
14
Oct

Delta Kappa Gamma Member Spotlight Member Angela Burch Cleveland

Delta Kappa Gamma Member Spotlight Member Angela Burch Cleveland
Delta Kappa Gamma Member Spotlight Member Angela Burch Cleveland

Angela Burch Cleveland is beginning her tenth year as an educator. She currently teaches second grade English Language Arts at Stanley High School, her alma mater. This is her fourth year at SHS. Angela received her degree in Elementary Education, PK-5th grade from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She recently started an alternative pathway to pursue her Educational Leadership certification. She is the proud mother of two sons—Evan who is eight and Hayden, age five—both are students at Stanley High School. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, reading and recently began taking piano lessons. Angela attends University Church of Christ in Shreveport, Sunshine Committee Chairperson at Stanley High School, secretary of Mt. Olivet Community Cemetery Committee and volunteer at Stanley Community Center.

Thu
14
Oct

St. Joseph’s Altar Society to Host Bazaar this Saturday

St. Joseph’s Altar Society to Host Bazaar this Saturday
St. Joseph’s Altar Society to Host Bazaar this Saturday
St. Joseph’s Altar Society to Host Bazaar this Saturday
St. Joseph’s Altar Society to Host Bazaar this Saturday

St. Joseph’s Altar Society will host a Bazaar on Saturday, October 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic’s Church Hall at 305 Jefferson Street in Mansfield.

A wonderful variety of homemade items and baked goods will be available as well as lunch plates. Lunch will be pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and a cookie for $8. Raffle tickets for a beautiful full/queen quilt with throw pillows are available now with members or call the church office at 318-872-1158.

Proceeds from the event will be used for repairs and replacement of the roof, air conditioning, and parking lot at St Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Thu
07
Oct

St. Joseph’s Altar Society to Host Bazaar Oct. 16

St. Joseph’s Altar Society to Host Bazaar Oct. 16

St. Joseph’s Altar Society will host a Bazaar on Saturday, October 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic’s Church Hall at 305 Jefferson Street in Mansfield.

A wonderful variety of homemade items and baked goods will be available as well as lunch plates. Lunch will be pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and a cookie for $8. Raffle tickets for a beautiful full/queen quilt with throw pillows are available now with members or call the church office at 318- 872-1158.

Proceeds from the event will be used for repairs and replacement of the roof, air conditioning, and parking lot at St Joseph’s Catholic Church.

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