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Wed
23
Jan
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Lions Club Speaker Jordan Ring Delivers Info on MLK Center

At the January 8 meeting of the Mansfield Lions Club, guest speaker was Jordan Ring. Ms. Ring is the Director of Public Relations and Strategic Partnerships for the MLK Health Center and Pharmacy.

 

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Wed
23
Jan
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Turtles Visit Stonewall Library Storyhour Kids

Turtles Raphael and Regina visited the Stonewall Library Storyhour kids recently. All the children enjoyed seeing the sweet, colorful turtles and a story read by Mrs. Cookie.

 

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Wed
16
Jan
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Central School Corporation Sets Date for Annual Business Meeting

Headmaster Lee Hollowell has announced that on Wednesday, January 30th, the Central School Corporation will hold their annual business meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the school auditorium.

All members of the Central School Family and the community at large are welcome to attend, however, only bona fide members of the Central School Corporation will be allowed to directly participate, nominate and vote during the business meeting.

 

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Wed
16
Jan
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BackAlley Announces Cast for Winter Comedy

BackAlley Theatre has chosen the cast for the winter comedy called THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB. Join five southern women, whose friendships began on their college swim team, as they meet every August to catch up, meddle in each other’s lives, and laugh. The women are played by Amy Hall, Debbie Carr, Emily Beaird, Lisa Duty and Kim Pepmiller. The pay runs two weekends in February 14-16 and 21-23. Curtain is 7pm and reservations can be made at 461-0202 or email: batboxoffice@gamil.com.

Amy Hall lives in Stanley and also coaches the Dramaniacs, the teen after school drama group. This is her first stage performance although she has directed the youth drama group. She plays Vernadette a hard luck case who seems to have a black cloud following her.

 

Wed
09
Jan
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Mansfield Garden Club’s December Meeting

The Mansfield Garden Club met Wednesday, December 19 for its Christmas party. Members and guests enjoyed a Christmas meal with all members contributing food. Games for the meeting included an ugly sweater contest, best socks contest and a memory contest. Also, members guessed how many pieces of candy were in an old fashioned Mason jar. Velda Neilson won the socks contest with Emma Mouser winning the memory contest.

Beth McLaren gave information for growing and taking care of poinsettia plants. The temperature should be 60 to 70 degrees and placed in a sunny spot near the window. You should water them once or twice a week. The easiest way to do this is to use ice cubes. With a sixinch pot should take 6 cubes and an 8-inch pot around 8 cubes every 3 to 5 days. You should treat the poinsettia the same as annuals when the plant becomes unkempt, put it in the compost pile and recycle the container.

 

Wed
09
Jan
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DeSoto Animal Shelter Using New Facial Recognition Technology for Lost Pets

DeSoto Parish Animal Shelter joins the ranks of shelters in using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats. This shelter now offers their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs and cats find their forever home.

Now every dog and cat that enters the DeSoto Parish Animal Shelter system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter and surrounding areas right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing pet, a neighbor’s missing pet, the family of a found pet, or search for adoptable pets.

Every dog and cat that leaves DeSoto Parish Animal Shelter, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet parent registers on Finding Rover with the same email address that the shelter has on file. If that dog or cat ever gets lost, their record will already be in the system, and identifying that pet will be a snap.

 

Wed
02
Jan
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The Tradition of Louisiana Mardi Gras King Cakes

Mardi Gras season begins on January 6, of each year and ends on Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent. This year, Mardi Gras will fall on February 13. One of the wonderful traditions of Mardi Gras, and probably the most delicious, is the King Cake.

Wed
02
Jan
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HGCA Announces Winner of Christmas Treasure Chest

The Historic Grand Cane Association held its annual Christmas Treasure Chest drawing on December 15, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Southern Thoughtfulness, where the Treasure Chest was located. Ashley Permenter drew the winning ticket belonging to Darrell Wells of Shreveport. 

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Wed
26
Dec
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Local Mardi Gras Krewe Celebrates Christmas and the Spirit of Giving

On December 8th, The Krewe of Demeter celebrated its Krewe Christmas party at The Mariner in Natchitoches. For the second year, in a tradition set by now Captain Hunter Mannies, the Krewe and guests brought donations and toys. The toys and money raised are donated to the Desoto Parish Sheriffs Office for distribution to children in the parish.

 

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Wed
26
Dec
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DPSO and DCOA Team Up for Senior Quarterly Party and Christmas Celebration

DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office and DeSoto Council on Aging had its Quarterly Senior Fun Day on December 13, 2018, at DPSO Training Facility in Grand Cane. Organizers would like to thank Sheriff Jayson Richardson and Captain Philip Daniels with DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office and the DPSO Auxiliary Officers for their assistance during this event.

 

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