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The Tradition of Louisiana Mardi Gras King Cakes

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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

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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

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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

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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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Thu
20
Dec
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The True Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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The year 1939 provided us with favorite movies such as The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind, which won Oscars and have set record movie sales, both at the box office and through the sale of first videos and now DVD’s. The two movies, however, are not the only things in the entertainment field that occurred in 1939; the world also was introduced to the Christmas story of “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer”.

Thu
20
Dec
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“The Friendly Beasts” Visit Stonewall Library

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Do you remember the children’s Christmas Carol, “The Friendly Beasts”? It’s the one where the animals of the manger are telling their part as witnesses to birth of Baby Jesus. The donkey tells about carrying Mary, who was with child, up hill and down. The cow states she gave Him her manger for his bed. Other animals tell their part of the story all centering around “Jesus, our Brother…Kind and Good”. Some of these beautiful animals visited the Stonewall Library where the young patrons could pet and love on the animals that are most associated with the Nativity.

 

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Wed
12
Dec
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Logansport Chamber Presents Check to Javier Simpson Memorial Scholarship Fund

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The Logansport Chamber of Commerce organized a fundraiser event for the Javier Simpson Memorial Scholarship Fund. A check was presented by Chamber President Mark Armstrong and Secretary Wendy Shinault to Head Coach Kevin Magee, brother Emmanuel Simpson, and Logansport Administrative Assistant Chris Thomas. Special thanks to Joaquin Whataburger, Logansport Dairy Queen, Cornerstone Ministry, LHS DI Club, and First United Methodist Church of Logansport. Donations can continue to be made at any Community Bank.

 

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Wed
12
Dec
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South African Missionary Attends Grand Cane Parade

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If awards were presented to the person that traveled the furthest to attend this year’s Grand Cane Pioneer Christmas Parade and Festival, it would have to be presented to Bill and Sharon Shetley’s guest, Pastor Hoppy Pohlmann, who is a citizen of South Africa.

Hoppy has been in the United State on a mission trip through the XHOSA Gospel Ministry based in East London, South Africa. The ministry and mission are dedicated to the well being of the Xhosa people in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa, through presenting of the Gospel and striving to help people meet basic need of health, education and training, motivated by the love of God. His trip has enabled him to spread the love and gospel of Jesus Christ in the United States.

Projects addressed by Xhosa include an AIDS Home, “House of Mercy”, which is a type of Hospice, preschools, Foster Care Homes and Orphanages, sewing lessons and several other life skill opportunities.

 

Wed
05
Dec
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MHS Students Celebrate Season of Giving with Donation Drive

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The Mansfield Wolverines are celebrating this "Season of Giving" by collecting canned goods for families in our community, "Toys for Tots", and "Coats for Kids." Canned goods, coats, and new, unwrapped toys can be donated at the high school.

 

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Wed
05
Dec
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Muzikology to Headline Mansfield Christmas Festival

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Get ready to “Dance Around the Courthouse” Saturday, December 8 when Muzikology cranks up to entertain the people of Mansfield during the Parade and Festival Day, which is an annual event on the second Saturday in December.

Their musical biography reads, “Muzikology, the study of music, was established in 2008 to meet the demand of live music entertainment”.

The band is made up of four professional musicians who have played on the

 

 

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