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Thu
07
Oct

Gospel Group Men of the Way to Entertain at MIM Polk Street Market

Gospel Group Men of the Way to Entertain at MIM Polk Street Market

On Saturday, October 23, Mansfield in Motion will present another great event drawing people to downtown Mansfield. This event will be held around the Courthouse Square from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and will feature local artisans, crafts, produce, food trucks, and musicians. Local Gospel favorites “Men of the Way” of Mansfield will perform beginning around 9:00 a.m. All of the musicians are affiliated with different churches, but come together to praise God with their love of Jesus and Gospel music. Pictured in no particular order are Douglas Hunter, who serves as manager and lead singer; his cousin Don Lewis, who provides the bottom with bass vocals; cousin Scotty Hunter, who also sings lead with his baritone vocals; and brother Craig Hunter, who sings tenor. Not pictured is Lance Ray, who provides vocals and plays lead guitar. If you’re interested in booking this group who will play for a love offering at your church or gathering, call 318-518-7169.

Wed
29
Sep

Save the Date for the MIM Polk Street Market October 23rd

Save the Date for the MIM Polk Street Market October 23rd

Mansfield in Motion announces the return of the popular Polk Street Market on October 23 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The location will be at 115 N. Washington Avenue, on the DeSoto Courthouse Square. There will be free parking and free admission with children’s activities, local artisans, crafts, produce, and food trucks. One of the main events will be Gospel Music and Live Vocalists/Bands. Volunteers are needed in all areas.

For more information or for vendor applications contact Mansfield in Motion by calling 318-510-8567 or emailing mansfieldinmotion@gmail.com. You can also find information about the Polk Street Market on Facebook and on www.DiscoverDeSoto.com‘s website. Buy Local!!

Wed
29
Sep

Breast Cancer Awareness Display Depicted at Mansfield Library

Breast Cancer Awareness Display Depicted at Mansfield Library

October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mansfield Main Library has a beautiful display depicting this sad disease, hoping to raise more awareness toward helping the growing number of survivors. In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. Sixtythree percent of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (there is no sign that the cancer has spread outside of the breast), for which the five-year survival rate is ninety-nine percent. This year, an estimated 43,600 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S. (submitted)

Wed
15
Sep

Books and Biscuits Club Meet in September

Books and Biscuits Club Meet in September

“The Book of Lost Friends” by Lisa Wingate was the book of discussion at the recent Books and Biscuits club meeting. The novel, which was inspired by historical events, is a story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who rediscovers their story and its connection to her own students’ lives. Pictured are (standing) Diane Cook, Joyce Smelley, Tedine Soule, Marcia Calhoun, Carole Canfield (seated) Linda Sibley, Linda Callia, and Ruth Ann Adams. (Absent from picture, Debbie Carr)

The next Books and Biscuits will be held October 5 at Village Cuisine Catering and Café. This meeting will be used for our next book selections. It begins at 11:30. Reservations must be made.

Wed
15
Sep

BackAlley Theatre Reopens for 20th Anniversary: Let There Be Lights! Cameras! Action!

BackAlley Theatre Reopens for 20th Anniversary: Let There Be Lights! Cameras! Action!
BackAlley Theatre Reopens for 20th Anniversary: Let There Be Lights! Cameras! Action!
BackAlley Theatre Reopens for 20th Anniversary: Let There Be Lights! Cameras! Action!
BackAlley Theatre Reopens for 20th Anniversary: Let There Be Lights! Cameras! Action!
BackAlley Theatre Reopens for 20th Anniversary: Let There Be Lights! Cameras! Action!
BackAlley Theatre Reopens for 20th Anniversary: Let There Be Lights! Cameras! Action!
BackAlley Theatre Reopens for 20th Anniversary: Let There Be Lights! Cameras! Action!
BackAlley Theatre Reopens for 20th Anniversary: Let There Be Lights! Cameras! Action!

After a darkness of 18 months the BackAlley stage lights are on and the curtain drawn to begin the 20th season. It began with a gospel and patriotic music program honoring God and Country. The show opened with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem by Kathleen Davis followed by a pledge of allegiance to the American and Christian flags. The talented musicians sang southern gospel favorites and patriotic anthems. The musicians included faces familiar to BackAlley Theater goers as well as newly discovered local talent. The program ended with Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.SA.” All musicians joined in on the last verse and the audience on the familiar chorus. The performers as well as the audience demonstrated a strong sense of pride in being an American and a knowledge that we are “One Nation Under God.”

Wed
11
Aug

BackAlley News: Want to See Someone Famous?

BackAlley News: Want to See Someone Famous?

If you Google Kent Gill, the first thing that pops up is his website. Yes, he actually has his own website www.kentgill.com This man is no stranger to fame and certainly no stranger to DeSoto Parish. You can be up close and personal to our famous native at our first show in September.

Kent has been playing and writing music pretty much his whole life while growing up on a farm in southwest Louisiana. He helped his dad with the crops, and played guitar and wrote music as often as he could. He credits traditional country and gospel as his main musical influence, flavored with a measure of rockabilly, early rock and roll, and Cajun.

Wed
11
Aug

Home Made Quilts n More Celebrates Tenth Anniversary and New Location

Home Made Quilts n More Celebrates Tenth Anniversary and New Location
Home Made Quilts n More Celebrates Tenth Anniversary and New Location
Home Made Quilts n More Celebrates Tenth Anniversary and New Location
Home Made Quilts n More Celebrates Tenth Anniversary and New Location
Home Made Quilts n More Celebrates Tenth Anniversary and New Location
Home Made Quilts n More Celebrates Tenth Anniversary and New Location
Home Made Quilts n More Celebrates Tenth Anniversary and New Location
Home Made Quilts n More Celebrates Tenth Anniversary and New Location

“Quilting threads will keep us together.” Patty Stringer, owner and operator of Home Made Quilts n More, explains that quilters will find one another. The new spacious location in the former “Cook and Douglas” mercantile store is a comfortable, creative place for quilters to gather, learn, and share. Travelers on busy Highway 171 stop to visit when noticing the quilting sign on the attractive store front and many express an interest in learning to quilt. Clients are located mainly along the Highway 171 corridor from Keithville to DeRidder as well as East Texas.

Patty says that she has been doing some type of sewing for most of her life. Although she has a background in electrical engineering, always in the back of her mind she wanted to open a shop to share her love and enthusiasm for fabric. In 2005 she and her husband purchased their first long arm quilting machine. That was when the wheels went into motion developing a plan to create some type of quilting/fabric shop.

Wed
28
Jul

Yvette Landry Trio to Perform at HOF & NWLA History Museum

Yvette Landry Trio to Perform at HOF & NWLA History Museum

The Yvette Landry Trio will perform at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum at 800 Front Street in downtown Natchitoches on Saturday, July 31 at 2 p.m. The performance is part of the 2021 NSU Folklife Concert Series, a series of six Saturday concerts in July and August. The concerts will highlight different folk musical traditions with a 45-minute music set followed by interviews with the musicians and an audience Q&A. Admission is free and open to the general public.

 

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Wed
28
Jul

Books n Biscuits Book Club Meet in July

Books n Biscuits Book Club Meet in July

The Books and Biscuits Book Club enjoyed a lively discussion and wonderful meal of gumbo, in keeping with this month’s book review of Gumbeaux Sistahs. Rhonda at Village Cuisine in Grand Cane provided an enjoyable venue of good food and fellowship for our July meeting.

 

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Wed
21
Jul

An American Summer at Logansport Branch Library

An American Summer at Logansport Branch Library
An American Summer at Logansport Branch Library
An American Summer at Logansport Branch Library
An American Summer at Logansport Branch Library
An American Summer at Logansport Branch Library
An American Summer at Logansport Branch Library
An American Summer at Logansport Branch Library
An American Summer at Logansport Branch Library

An Americana collection is on display at the Logansport Branch Library. Nicole Tull’s collection includes: a Mott’s commemorative applesauce jar; Shreveport Times newspaper (which was printed in 1976, our nation’s 200th birthday), Jack-in-the-Box commemorative mug and Shreveport Journal’s Bicentennial Edition (printed Friday, July 2, 1976).

She also has on display several Americana plates, mason jars, a bell cookie jar, placemats, 2 commemorative mugs for our country’s “200th birthday from Wayne Jones Maintenance Supplies, Inc. and Jerry Segura.

 

 

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