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08
Sep

Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!

Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!

On September 11th, 2001 “9-11”, 19 suicide bombers linked with the Islamic extremist group al-Quaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. A third plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington, D.0 and the fourth plane intended to crash into the Capital Building, or possibly The White House, crashed into a field in Pennsylvania when passengers were able to divert that target, but dying as heroes.

The 9-11 Attacks

On Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001, at 8:45 AM, the United States suffered a terrorist attack when an American Airlines Boeing 767 filled with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center (also known as WTC) in New York City.

These terrorist attacks became known as 9/11, which is how the American date of September 11 is written.

Wed
08
Sep

Authors Davidson and Jones Hold Book Signing Event at Barnes & Noble

Authors Davidson and Jones Hold Book Signing Event at Barnes & Noble

On Saturday, August 25, Robert “Robbo” Davidson and P. J. Jones, co-authors of “The Evil I Have Seen”, were guests of Barnes and Nobles on Youree Drive in Shreveport for a book signing event.

Store Manager Alex Hardings said of the event, “The Evil I Have Seen” has outsold our Barnes & Noble best seller. We were more than pleased at the size of the crowd and interested readers that showed up for the Davidson/Jones book signing.”

Wed
08
Sep

DeSoto GOP Luncheon Slated for Sept. 16

DeSoto GOP Luncheon Slated for Sept. 16
DeSoto GOP Luncheon Slated for Sept. 16

The DeSoto Republican Party will host a luncheon on Thursday, September 16 at 12:00 p.m. at the RB4 Event Center to hear from Republican Senator Barry Milligan and Representative Larry Bagley. The legislators will be discussing what happened at the 2021 Legislative session, and the upcoming Constitutional Amendments that will be on the ballot in the fall. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for seating.

Those attending have an option to reserve a lunch, but you do not have to eat to attend. Organizers will only order the amount of plates by the number of RSVPs that they receive. The cost of the lunch will be $15.00 and is payable at the door. On the Geaux Catering will be providing a barbeque luncheon with all the trimmings.

To RSVP, text 318-218-6854.

DeSoto GOPs state that they look forward to seeing you there, and to feel free to tell others about the event and bring a friend.

Wed
08
Sep

Mansfield Police Gather Donations, Deliver Them for Hurricane Ira Victims

Mansfield Police Gather Donations, Deliver Them for Hurricane Ira Victims

On Monday, September 27, The Mansfield Police Department began collecting disaster relief supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Ida. They started with any empty truck bed and trailer and left Friday morning fully packed and covered with tarps that will also be left for the victims of Ira. MPD Assistant Chief led the convoy from Mansfield ro deliver all of these items, plus much need fuel where there currently is none. Even if people have generators they won’t work without fuel.

Some of the donated items from citizens included diapers, baby wipes, deodorant, bug spray, toothpaste, dry shampoo, trash bags, cases of water, cases of Gatorade, tarps, cleaning supplies, sunscreen, toilet paper, flashlights, batteries, roofing nails, batteries, baby formula, baby bottles, Clorox wipes, bleach, pet food, work gloves, socks, feminine products, first aid stuff, sleeping bags, over the counter meds, and non-perishable snacks.

Wed
01
Sep

International Paper Foundation through the Mansfield Mill donates $9,000 to NLTCC’s Mansfield Campus

International Paper Foundation through the Mansfield Mill donates $9,000 to NLTCC’s Mansfield Campus

International Paper Foundation, through the Mansfield Mill, has donated $9,000 to the Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College (NLTCC)-Mansfield Campus.

Thanks to the generous support of the International Paper Foundation, students enrolled in NLTCC’s Industrial Instrumentation and Electrical Technology program will have access to state-of-the-art tools and trainers. These tools and trainers closely simulate that used in local business and industry and will provide for handson, practical learning experiences.

“We are extremely grateful to receive this generous donation from IP,” stated Mansfield Campus Director, Pam Hubier-Rivers, “International Paper is a strong business and industry partner and friend to NLTCC. Their continuous support of finances, and business and industrial expertise is greatly appreciated and vital to making our I/E program a success.”

Wed
01
Sep

Rep. Larry Bagley Named Legislator of the Year by LPTA

Rep. Larry Bagley Named Legislator of the Year by LPTA

Last week, State Representative for District 7 Larry Bagley was named Legislator of the Year for 2020 by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association. Rep Bagley said, “I am honored to have been named Legislator of the Year by LPTA. Their members represent a vital and necessary component of our healthcare system that is often overlooked.” Rep. Bagley (right) is pictured with LPTA President Bart Jones at their annual conference that was held in Baton Rouge on August 27 through 29.

Wed
01
Sep

Ida Wrecks Southeast Louisiana

Ida Wrecks Southeast Louisiana
Ida Wrecks Southeast Louisiana
Ida Wrecks Southeast Louisiana
Ida Wrecks Southeast Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards received word Sunday night, August 29, that Pres. Joseph R. Biden had approved his request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration due to the severe impacts of Hurricane Ida, a category 4 storm that has caused widespread damage across Louisiana. Ida made landfall early Sunday afternoon in Port Fourchon with winds of 155 miles per hour. As the slow moving storm continued to impact Louisiana, more than 800,000 people were without power statewide. Surge and damaging winds impacted areas along the coast and moving inland.

Thu
26
Aug

Edwards Sends Letter to Education Supt. Brumley Clarifying Temporary Mask Mandate for Louisiana K-12 Schools

Edwards Sends Letter to Education Supt. Brumley Clarifying Temporary Mask Mandate for Louisiana K-12 Schools

Gov. John Bel Edwards has sent a letter to Louisiana Education Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley to clarify any confusion parents may have about the reinstated temporary mask mandate for K-12 students. The letter is in direct response to questions raised about exceptions to the mandate and in particular, the letter by the Louisiana attorney general that ignores the dangerous fourth surge of COVID-19 that Louisiana is currently facing with increasingly alarming case counts, hospitalizations and deaths and seeks to undermine public confidence in one of the most effective tools to combat it. At this time, children under age 12 are not eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but wearing a mask has proven to be one of the most effective tools we have for slowing the transmission of this virus.

In his letter, Gov. Edwards states:

Thu
26
Aug

Get Ready For Fall, Y’all

Get Ready For Fall, Y’all

Although it doesn’t feel like it because it’s still so hot, it’s time to start thinking about your fall garden.

Fall is my favorite time to grow vegetables because all my personal favorites thrive in the cooler weather of fall and winter. It is when many brassica family vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and greens such as collards, mustards and turnips grow.

These vegetables are some of the easiest to grow and the most nutritious you can prepare. This group of vegetables contains high levels of vitamin C, potassium, beta carotene and fiber.

In addition to vegetables in the brassica family, tomatoes, peppers, okra and eggplant can continue through the fall to make another crop before temperatures drop. Artichokes, carrots and spinach can also be grown in the fall and winter. With so many options, it’s time to get busy planning — and planting.

Thu
26
Aug

Kennedy Urges Treasury to Stop Over $400 million from Flowing to Taliban

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, today urged U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to stop the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) from flowing to the Taliban terrorist group.

The Biden administration has been a proponent of the $650 billion allocation of special drawing rights (SDRs), which would send more than $400 million to Afghanistan. The IMF allocation is set for Aug. 23.

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