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Thu
23
Jan

United Nations Dolls on Display at the Logansport Library

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The United Nations (UN), headquartered in New York City, is an organization of nations that works for world peace, security and the betterment of humanity. In 1976, after returning from a tour of duty overseas, Mr. T. J. Berry and his mom started collecting the figurines. 
 
Thu
23
Jan

DAC Gets in the Mardi Gras Spirit with Mask Display

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This Mardi Gras season, the Desoto Arts Council Gallery is teaming up with Little Brick Studio to bring the community a month long event including a Venetian mask making class,  special display in the gallery and
a masquerade party at this month’s gallery opening 
 
Thu
16
Jan

News from Mansfield Garden Club

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By: Carol Paga
 
On December 18, 2013, the Mansfield Garden Club met at the home of Jackie Albright on Kings Highway for its Christmas Luncheon. Over 25 members brought covered dishes for the potluck and gifts to exchange. Each member also received a Christmas tree ornament from the hostesses, which include Jackie Albright, Gail Gage, Lula Granger, Martha Walker and Carolyn Cobb.

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Thu
16
Jan

DeSoto Art Council Has “Red Letter” Day

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It’s that time again! The DeSoto Arts Council (DAC) Board members are busy addressing the Red Envelope fund raising packets for mailing to individuals and businesses  hroughout DeSoto Parish. This annual fund raising campaign enables the Council to fund day-to-day operations, maintain the DAC Art Gallery with volunteer staff and offer art experiences to the citizens of DeSoto Parish, young and old. All donations will be listed on our Gallery our mural, our newsletter and our website those above $50 will receive one free annual membership.

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Thu
09
Jan

The History of Folk Music and Art in Louisiana

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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

Mansfield Resident Announced Winner of Contest

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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

New from the Stonewall Homemakers Club

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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

Logansport Centurion Celebrates 102 Milestone in 2013

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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

Former DeSoto Educator Has Scholarships Initiated in Her Honor

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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

LHS Students Provide Over 1,000 Christmas Cards for Heroes

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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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