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DeSoto Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting at The Tree House in Stonewall

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Stonewall’s newest business was honored with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, hosted by the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday, February 2. “The Tree House” is an affordable children’s boutique located at 2068 Hwy
171, Suite 4 in Stonewall 
 
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DeSoto Schools and City of Mansfield Enter Collaborative for Fire-Fighter Training Facility

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The DeSoto Parish School Board and the City of Mansfield have entered into a collaborative agreement. Under the lease, the City of Mansfield will gain additional land on Highway 84 for a Fire-Fighter Training Facility. Pictured, from left to right, are Board Member L.J. Mayweather, Mansfield Mayor Curtis McCoy, and DeSoto Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley 
 
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DeSoto Mayors Meet for First Quarterly Luncheon of 2014

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Mayors from across DeSoto Parish met for the first time in 2014, with the Village of Grand Cane hosting the event at Village Cuisine. Others attending the meeting included town clerks, the media and several members of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury. Newly elected DPPJ President Reggie Roe spoke to the group about the continuance in 2014 of the parish-wide mosquito abatement process, asking for the cooperation from each community. Next quarterʼs meeting will be hosted by Mayor Charles Waldon in Stonewall 
 
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DeSoto Chamber Honors Mansfield’s Newest Business with Ribbon Cutting

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On Monday, January 27, the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for W & W Insurance Company, located at 1000 Jenkins Street, Suite A (Hwy 171) in Mansfield. Owner April L. Warfield stated
that she is a full service agency, offering coverage for both commercial and personal purposes 
 
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Krewe of Aquarius Celebration Banquet and Royalty Coronation This Saturday

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On Saturday, February 1, Logansport’s Krewe of Aquarius will host a Celebration Banquet or “Ball”, with the crowning of the 2014 Queen Nancy Zawodnik and King Dean Register. The presentation of the Royalty will begin at 6:00 PM, and conclude at 8:00 PM. 
 
 
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DeSoto Chamber Announces New Officers

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Officers recently elected for the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce include (from left to right) Gus Hall, First Vice President; Brian Phillips, Secretary; Charles Waldon, President and Marsha Richardson, Treasurer. Not pictured is Katherine Freeman, Second Vice President
 
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23
Jan
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Horn Attorneys’ Delay of Trial Motions Denied by Judge

The capital murder trial of alleged child murderer, Brian Horn, will begin in February despite defense attorney’s attempts to be granted another continuance. Lead defense attorney Daryl Gold filed two motions to quash indictments as well as another to extend the scheduled trail date with District Judge Robert Burgess denying all motions 
 
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DeSoto School Board Elects New Officers

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On January 9, the DeSoto Parish School Board met for their regular meeting. Officers were elected with Coday Johnston, representing District 6, being chosen unanimously to serve as the 2014 President. Tommy Craig of District 9 was elected Vice President, and Dudley Glenn chosen as Finance Committee Chairman 
 
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Logansport’s Krewe of Aquarius Selects 2014 Royalty and Continues with Celebration Plans

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Plans continue for Mardi Gras festivities with the 2014 Krewe of Aquarius busy working behind the scenes to make this year’s event the biggest and best celebration ever. The theme has been selected with the popular “Keep  Calm” craze that began years ago in England by adding a Louisiana twist to it 
 
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History is Made as Louisiana and Texas Residents Celebrate with Sabine River Bridge Groundbreaking

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A large crowd of interested Louisianians and Texans gathered on the Riverstage on the banks of the Sabine in Logansport to witness what so many have waited years to see come to pass. On Friday, January 10, history was made as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) celebrated the start of construction on the longawaited U.S. 84 Sabine River Bridge replacement project. The $20.4 million project will construct a pair of one way, two-lane bridges to replace the current single structure built in 1936. At the event, held at the Dennis Freeman Memorial Park in Logansport, TxDOT and DOTD representatives were joined by state and local elected officials from both states for a ceremonial groundbreaking.
 

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