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Joaquin, Texas to Celebrate Centennial Anniversary

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Joaquin, Texas will have an official celebration as they commemorate the 100th Birthday of the townʼs founding. The historic event will be held on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, with musical entertainment both nights. Vendor booths are still available for either or both dates for $25.00.  
 
Wed
28
May
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Get Ready to Celebrate This Weekend at the Tenth Annual Cajun Crossroads in Mansfield

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The Tenth Annual Cajun Crossroads Festival dates have finally arrived, with the celebration set for Thursday, May 29, through Saturday, May 31. This year’s event will consist of food and arts and crafts vendors, musical entertainment, dancing and twirling performances, a mechanical bull, face painting, and other activities.

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Wed
28
May
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Louisiana Governor’s Games to be Held at DeSoto Sports Complex

The Louisiana Governor’s Games have been one of vision in producing one of the finest series of amateur sporting events that include slow pitch softball, fast pitch softball, baseball and golf. On June 14 and 15, DeSoto Parish will have their first chance to host one of the fast pitch tournaments that will be held throughout the state. The ASA Girls Fast Pitch Open Tournament for U10, U12, U14 and U8 Coach Pitch will be bringing their best teams to compete.

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Wed
21
May
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DeSoto First Responders Among Those Honored at an “Evening for Heroes”

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On Thursday, May 8, the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Foundation held their annual “An Evening for Heroes”  banquet and awards ceremony at the Shreveport Convention Center. The evening not only honored the
survivors of horrific accidents but those associated with their part of saving the survivor’s life  
 
Wed
21
May
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Sheriff Arbuckle Awards Scholarships to Area High School Graduates

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Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle awarded scholarships to four DeSoto Parish graduating students, Shelby Hebert from Stanley High School, Colbren Thomas from Mansfield High School, Tabitha Averitt from Central High School and Leah Head from Calvary Baptist Academy 
 
Wed
14
May
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Louisiana Lt. Governor Participates in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Toledo Bend Forest Scenic Byway

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On Tuesday, May 6, Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne was present for the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the El Camino Real De los Tejas (also called the Royal Road or Kingʼs Highway) signage that was being installed in Natchitoches and Sabine Parishes. He then traveled in his bus, especially decorated to promote tourism in Louisiana, to the Toledo Bend Forest Byway that runs from Logansport to the Toledo Bend Dam along Hwy 191 in DeSoto and Sabine Parishes. Dardenne stated, “The travel industry means jobs to Louisiana, and we ARE the travel effect!”

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Wed
14
May
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Donnie Fisher Receives Dairyman of the Year Award

Dairymen and students were recognized for their contribution to Louisiana’s dairy industry and the LSU College of Agriculture’s dairy science program at the LSU Dairy Science Club and Dairy Alumni Banquet on May 3 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center. The Dairy Science Club gave Gary Cazaubon the Honorary Lifetime Member Award.

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Wed
07
May
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School System Signs Collaborative with First Tee

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Fore! Students in DeSoto Parish will be learning valuable life skills through the game of golf. As many are aware, the school system has continued to cut expenditures and reduce districtlevel personnel. As we re-organized
staff to achieve our mission, one of our offices (the former adult education building
 
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07
May
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DeSoto Regional Health System Foundation to Hold 5th Annual Crawfish Boil Fundraiser

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The DeSoto Regional Health System Foundation will host their 5th Annual Crawfish Boil on Saturday, May 17, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the David B. Means Memorial 4-H Center on Highway 171, north of Mansfield. Those who attend will enjoy delicious crawfish prepared by Lee Durham, lively music and a “split the pot” raffle for those who are “feelin’ lucky 
 
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Apr
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Mansfield and Logansport Area Voters Go to the Polls This Saturday

On May 3, Mansfield residents will go to the polls to elect two city aldermen, while those that live in Fire District 1 in the Logansport area will decide on a tax renewal 
 

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