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Thu
09
Jan
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The History of Folk Music and Art in Louisiana

Guests are invited to Rebel SHS on Saturday, January 11 to learn more about the history of Folk Music and Art in Louisiana. At 10 a.m. Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of The Louisiana Folklife Center at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA, will offer a PowerPoint presentation on “Folk Music and Art in Louisiana” followed by a discussion and a question and answer period. The afternoon session at 3 p.m. will include an illustrated jam session presented by Steve Shutz of The Blanchard Jammers and other guest musicians.

 

Thu
09
Jan
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Mansfield Resident Announced Winner of Contest

Nakia Graham of Mansfield was the first place winner in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus. Winners were announced during the Bayou Classic Scholarship Brunch in New Orleans, where Graham was awarded $3,000. Graham is a sophomore in the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University majoring in secondary education with a concentration in English.

 

Mon
30
Dec
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New from the Stonewall Homemakers Club

The Stonewall Homemakers Club met on November 14 at the Stonewall Town Hall. We fixed gift bags with baked  goods and assorted personal items. The bags were carried to the Stonewall Retirement Center and distributed among the forty tenets.
 
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Tue
24
Dec
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Logansport Centurion Celebrates 102 Milestone in 2013

With 2013 coming to an end, it seems only proper that we recognize a DeSoto Parish resident that has exceeded living past the century mark. During the Fall of this year, Mrs. Lavada “Sis” Bryant celebrated her 102 birthday, with friends and relatives in attendance. The Senior Outreach Division of the Cowboy Church Ministries of Logansport hosted the event that was held at the Logansport Senior Apartment’s social room, with those in attendance enjoying birthday cake, punch and various appetizers.
 
Tue
24
Dec
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Former DeSoto Educator Has Scholarships Initiated in Her Honor

Members of the Gallaspy family presented a distribution of over $2.6 million from the estate of the late Mary Rives Gallaspy to support scholarships at Northwestern State University. Gallaspy, a 1946 graduate of Northwestern State, was a DeSoto Parish educator, businesswoman and philanthropist known for her generosity and dedication to her church and community.
 
Thu
19
Dec
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LHS Students Provide Over 1,000 Christmas Cards for Heroes

Students, faculty and staff members at Logansport High School provided over 1000 Christmas cards through the “Christmas Cards for Heroes” project sponsored by the American Red Cross. Students in grades PreK-12 either made cards or wrote notes to our United Statesʼ military people who will be spending Christmas overseas.

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Thu
19
Dec
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Delta Gamma Sorority Holds Last Meeting at Mansfield Main Library Before Remodel

(Shown, from left) Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority hostesses Helen May, Glory Windham, Evelyn Noles and Becky Lawson set up for their final meeting in the Mansfield Main Library meeting room before the re-modeling begins. The library will be temporarily housed in the building across the street. (Not pictured is hostess Carlyn Waggener.) (submitted by Tammy Overton)

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Wed
11
Dec
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Cowan and Dufour Announce Engagement

Mr. Jay Cowan and Mrs. Susan Allen of Texarkana, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Lee Cowan, to Andrew Peyton Dufour, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bart Dufour of Mansfield, LA.
 
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Wed
11
Dec
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Ticaya Davis Chosen as Mansfield’s 2013 Miss Merry Christmas Queen

Ticaya Terriuntay Davis has been Kristen Cowan and Peyton Dufour selected to be Miss Merry Christmas of Mansfield for the 2013 festival and parade. Miss Davis is the daughter of proud parents Latoya Washington and Jonathan Perry, Sr., and Terreyton and Kyta Davis. Grandparents of the Christmas Queen are Mary and 
Dolphus Atkins, Jr., Kathy and Oscar Evans, Sr., and Katherine Perry and Gary Clark. 
 
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Thu
05
Dec
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Rebel State Historic Site Celebrates 12th Annual Country Christmas Lights Display

Guests are invited to Rebel State Historic Site and the Louisiana Country Music Museum, during the month of December, to see over 75,000 Christmas lights and displays, hear the sounds of traditional Christmas music and visit with Santa Claus. The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday, with Christmas light display viewing from 5 – 9 p.m., Dec. 3 until Dec. 21. Visits with Santa will be Dec. 7, 14, and 21 from 6 – 8 p.m., where children can whisper their wish lists into the jolly man’s ear. Guests can take part in a variety of Christmas games and activities, in addition to visiting with Santa.
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