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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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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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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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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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DeSoto Relay for Life Teams Ready for May 2 Event Benefitting the American Cancer Society

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Participants from all across the area are expected to join in at the 2014 Relay for Life event to be held at Washington-Rogers-Taylor Stadium on the campus of Mansfield High School, located at 401 Kings Highway. The event will begin at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 2 and continue until Saturday, May 3 at 6:00 AM. Teams will 
 
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DPBA to Host DeSoto Law Day This Friday

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At 10:00 AM on Friday, May 2,  the DeSoto Parish Bar Association cordially invites all public officials and the general public to join them as they celebrate Annual Law Day at the DeSoto Parish Courthouse, located at 101 Texas Street in Mansfield. Guest speaker for the event will be the Honorable Scott J. Crichton, Judge of the First Judicial District Court in Caddo Parish 
 
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Apr
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New Daycare and Learning Academy Holds Grand Opening in Logansport

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Lamb of God Daycare and Academy, located at 1620 Highway 5, in Logansport, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration on Saturday, April 5. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Katherine Freeman and several members of the Logansport Chamber of Commerce. Many members of the Logansport community braved the cool Saturday morning temperature to be at the ceremony.
 

 

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23
Apr
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HGCA and DAC’s “Art Rocks- 2014!” Set for This Saturday

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The Grand Cane Historical Association and the DeSoto Arts Council are pleased to announce the involvement of Access Midstream as a co-sponsor, for the Sixth Annual “ART ROCKS 2014!” Art Fest. The festival will be held in Historic Grand Cane, on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
 

 

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Re-enactment of the 150th Anniversary of The Batle of Mansfield This Weekend

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This Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, Mansfield State Historic Site will conduct a special battle re-enactment commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mansfield. Saturday’s events will begin at 9:00 AM, with the opening of the museum. The public can also tour the re-enactor camps, period vendors as well as interpreters available to see and talk to throughout the day. At 11:00 AM, Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne will address those present about the historical significance of the battle that occurred in Mansfield 150 years ago.

 

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23
Apr
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DeSoto Parish to Honor Lod Cook on May 22

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By: Dr. Gil Rew.
 
How can one top the honors, awards and accolades that have been presented to Lodwrick “Lod” Monroe Cook? A group of local citizens and the LSU Alumni Association’s local chapter are going to do just that and have found the way by planning a dinner for Lod and 200-300 grateful citizens, friends and admirers on Thursday May 22 in Mansfield at 6:00 on the grounds of the Mansfield Female College in the palatial Clista Andrews Calhoun Center.
 

 

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