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DeSoto Chamber Honors Business and Individual of the Month

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The DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce held their regular meeting on March 18 with an agenda that covered various ribbon cuttings, winners of Business and Individual Members of the Month. Short topic speakers included Todd Eppler, Chairman of DeSoto Regional Medical Systems, Beverly Joseph with the Louisiana Workforce Commission and Donna Curtis, Executive Director of Shreveport Green.
 
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Dignitaries from Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana to Converge at Toledo Bend for CDC Conference

On Thursday, March 20, more than 200 educators, government officials and business leaders will come together at the Cypress Bend Conference Center on Toledo Bend Reservoir for presentations and discussion on the three-state’s agriculture and forestry industries and their impact on rural economic development today and in the future
 
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Logansport Chamber Members Deem Recent Events a Success

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The Logansport Chamber of Commerce held their regular March meeting at the Logansport Branch library on March 11. Members and guests enjoyed grilled chicken salads and sandwiches that were catered by Whataburger.
Old business on the agenda found President John Russell excited about the recent Mardi Gras parade and the Sand Bass Tournament 
 
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Another Successful Logansport Chamber of Commerce 2014 Sand Bass Tournament

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Myron Prince and Stanley Creech were the lucky winners of this yearʼs Logansport Sand Bass Tournament. Not only did their teamwork bring in First Place, which awarded them $5,000, they also caught the “Big Bass” which gave them another $1,425.00 in prize money 
 
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DPPJ Teams Up with Shreveport Green For Day of Hazardous Waste Collection

Due to the sponsorship of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury, Shreveport Green will provide DeSoto Parish residents a day of hazardous waste material collection to be held on Saturday, April 5, from 9:00 AM until 12:00
PM. There will be three sites available for the convenience of citizens including the dumpster sites at Logansport, Grand Cane and Stonewall 
 
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DeSoto Regional Health System’s Annual Report Given by New Administrator

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On February 25, Todd Eppler, Administrator of the DeSoto Regional Health System (DRHS), spoke to a standing room only crowd of members at the annual meeting of the DeSoto Hospital Association (DHA) to give the
“State of the Health System” address to the ownership group. Eppler praised the senior leadership team that ran the facility for nine months in the absence of a Chief Executive Officer. He also gave credit to the Board of Directors for their work in leading the organization
 
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DeSoto Early Voting Dates Announced

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According to the DeSoto Parish Registrar of Voters’ office, DeSoto voters can participate in early voting beginning March 22 through March 29, from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM daily, and on Saturday. The office will be closed on Sunday
 
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DeSoto EMS Announces Plans to Build New Station on Hwy 509

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On February 20, the DeSoto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Board of Commissioners met with Architect Sara George for a pre-bid conference with about 20 potential bidders attending. A new station will be constructed on HWY 509, near Interstate 49, and will be similar in design to the Central Station, located on HWY 171, north of Mansfield, and the newly constructed Station 1, located on HWY 84, in Logansport 
 
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DeSoto Parish Clerk of Court and DeSoto Parish Library Branches Team Up to Offer Better Services

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If you live in Pelican or Logansport and need to research documents that are filed in the DeSoto Parish Clerk of Court’s office, you no longer will have to drive to Mansfield in most cases. Clerk of Court Jeremy Evans has teamed up with the DeSoto Parish Library system installing special computers for residents that use these two libraries to review records from the facilities 
 
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NWTF Bayou Pierre Super Fund Banquet Set for Thursday

The weeks of hard work and preparation will come to a close on Thursday, February 27, when the members of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) host their 15th Annual banquet, with doors opening at 5:30 PM and
dinner starting at 7:00 PM. Each year, thousands of NWTF members and volunteers flock to banquet halls and civic centers across North America to share stories, a meal and common goals – conserving wildlife and protecting our hunting heritage, with area residents doing their part here in DeSoto Parish 
 

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