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11
Aug

Crystal Burns Receives Edward Jones Award for Exceptional Achievement in Building Client Relationships

Crystal Burns Receives Edward Jones Award for Exceptional Achievement in Building Client Relationships

Crystal Davis Burns of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently received the firm’s Soar to Success award, which recognizes financial advisors who achieve high levels of success within the first five years of their careers. These financial advisors have demonstrated their ability to build strong relationships with clients that result in a healthy and sustainable practice.

Burns was one of only 1,413 financial advisors to receive the award.

The Edward Jones branchoffice business model, with more than 15,000 branches throughout North America, allows the firm’s nearly 19,000 financial advisors to discuss personalized strategies with each individual client, with the intention of developing longlasting relationships to help keep them on track toward their goals.

 

 

 

Wed
11
Aug

DCFS Opens New Office in DeSoto Parish for Child Welfare, Economic Stability

DCFS Opens New Office in DeSoto Parish for Child Welfare, Economic Stability

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is opening a new office in DeSoto Parish for Child Welfare and Economic Stability services. The office, located at 104 Crosby Street in Mansfield, will be open to clients beginning today, Monday, August 9.

DCFS occupies the back portion of the building currently housing the DeSoto Parish Registrar of Voters. Some visitors may know this as the building where the DeSoto Parish Health Unit was formerly located. The DCFS office entrance is on the south side of the building.

Twenty DCFS offices were closed or consolidated in 2010 because of cost-saving measures, including the previous DeSoto Parish office. There are still 18 parishes without a DCFS office.

“Rep. Larry Bagley brought this to us as a need for the community, and we’re so glad that he did and happy that it’s finally coming to fruition,” said DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters.

 

 

 

Wed
11
Aug

Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program

Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program
Mansfield Wolverines and MPD Participate in “Beyond Change” Program

If you’ve ever wondered what it felt like to be pulled over by a policeman and what the driver, the front seat passenger and the rear passengers should actually do to instantly comply, a recent seminar entitled, “Beyond Change” took place at Mansfield High School, to highlight that scenario plus other roles as good citizens and students. The main thing mentioned during this exercise is to place your hands in front of you on the dash or headrest (backseat) where the officer can see them at all times.

Wed
04
Aug

Millions in State Tax Refunds Headed For Unclaimed Property if Taxpayers Don’t Claim Them

Millions in State Tax Refunds Headed For Unclaimed Property if Taxpayers Don’t Claim Them

Louisiana taxpayers have until Sept. 15, 2021, to claim millions of dollars in state income tax refunds before they become unclaimed property.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) sent letters to 12,818 individual and business taxpayers advising them to claim their refunds before they are transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office. The amount of unclaimed refunds is $10.2 mil lion, issued by paper check from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
04
Aug

Louisiana Made History When Its New Marijuana Decriminalization Law Went Into Effect on Sunday, Aug. 1

Louisiana Made History When Its New Marijuana Decriminalization Law Went Into Effect on Sunday, Aug. 1

On Sunday, August 1, Louisiana finally joined the ranks of U.S. states that have reformed their marijuana laws when Act 247 (House Bill 652) goes into effect.

On that date, possession of 14 grams or less of marijuana will be punishable by a fine of up to $100 or a court summons, without the possibility for jail or prison time, no matter how many times someone is arrested for possessing that amount.

Nearly 20 states have legalized marijuana, and another dozen have decriminalized its possession to some extent. But few of those states are in the South, especially the Deep South. By passing House Bill 652, which was sponsored by State Representative Cedric Glover, the Louisiana legislature acknowledged that the time has come to rethink how (or, indeed, whether) we punish people for using marijuana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
04
Aug

Annual Back to School Edition Moved Back One Week in 2021

Annual Back to School Edition Moved Back One Week in 2021

As many of you are aware, our Advertising Manager Martha Rivers has been off from work for a few weeks due to health and surgery issues. While I’ve tried to take up the slack and do both her job and mine, I have fallen short with the sale of ads to sponsor our Back to School issue.

Also, the 2021 return of the Football Digest has returned after skipping 2020 due to Covdid-19. The prices remain the same in the beautiful magazine that highlights all area high school football schedules, colleges, and the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys. The prices for 2021 are $250 for a strip, $350 for a full page, $300 for a halfpage, and $175 for a quarter page. The back cover and premium pages are currently sold out. The magazine is distributed throughout DeSoto, Natchitoches, Sabine, Red River, Grant, and Winn Parishes, also highlighting their high school schedules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
04
Aug

Gov. Edwards Temporarily Reinstates Louisiana’s Statewide Mask Mandate

On August 2, reinstated Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate indoors for all people age five and older as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across Louisiana, threatening the ability of Louisiana’s hospitals to deliver care during this fourth surge of COVID. Louisiana is currently in the worst surge of the COVID-19 pandemic so far in terms of case growth rate, percent positivity and hospitalizations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday released data that shows that while vaccination reduces one’s chance of becoming infected with COVID-19, those who do become infected with the Delta variant despite being fully vaccinated are likely at risk of transmitting it to others.

Louisiana’s temporary indoor statewide mask mandate will stay in place until at least September 1, but may be extended if necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
04
Aug

DPSO and LDWF Offer Hunters’ Safety Class August 12th thru 14th

DPSO and LDWF Offer Hunters’ Safety Class August 12th thru 14th

Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to inform the public that the DeSoto Parish Sheriff ’s Office will be hosting a Hunter’s Safety Class at the DeSoto Parish Training Center, located at 120 Sprocket Land in Grand Cane. The classes will begin on Thursday, August 12th and will continue through Saturday, August 14th, 2021.

Drinks and a light snack will be provided on Thursday and Saturday, and a meal will be provided Friday night. This course will be instructed by the DeSoto Parish Sheriff ’s Department and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Instructors will be Deputy Michael Dunn and Captain Phillip Daniels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
28
Jul

DPSB Social Worker Worlita Jackson Named NASW President

DPSB Social Worker Worlita Jackson Named NASW President

The National Association of Social Workers - Louisiana (NASW) has elected Worlita Jackson, ACSW, C-SSWS, LCSW-BACS as its president. NASW is the largest professional organization of social workers in the world. Worlita brings more than 25 years of social work experience to the NASW-LA presidency.

 

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Wed
28
Jul

Alissa Smith of NDHS Receives NSHSS Academic Award

Alissa Smith of NDHS Receives NSHSS Academic Award

On July 1, The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that North DeSoto High School student Alissa C. Smith of Stonewall had been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS co-founder and President James W. Lewis.

“On behalf of NSHSS and our cofounder Claes Nobel, a member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, I am honored to recognize the hard work, passion and commitment that Alissa has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Lewis. “Alissa has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Lewis. “Alissa is now a member of a unique community of scholars…a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

 

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