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Wed
08
Oct

North DeSoto High School

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North DeSoto High School Coach Stephanie Shaw was presented a certificate as a winner of the Healthy Schools Program. NDHS is one of only five schools in Louisiana that was awarded this honor
 
Wed
01
Oct

Stonewall’s Bee Gum Festival Slated for Saturday, October 4

After weeks of planning and promotions, the 2014 Bee Gum Festival date has arrived this Saturday, October 4. There will be a pancake breakfast, a treasure hunt, various food vendors, arts and crafts and musical entertainment
throughout the day. The festival grounds are located on Hwy 3276 (Stonewall-Frierson Road).
 
Wed
01
Oct

Officials Honor Local Hero for Saving Child from House Fire

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At the regular meeting of the Mansfield Board of Aldermen, Michael A. Brown was recognized and presented a certificate for his heroism in saving the life of a child. Keyonta Wyatt, age 4, and his family were at home when their
Mansfield residence caught fire on September 2. The house was a total loss, with the child suffering severe burns from the event. If not for the quick actions of Brown, Keyonta might have fared much worse, and probably would not be here today.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Fire District 8 and “Colors for a Cause” Fundraiser Announced

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DeSoto Fire District 8 has been selling t-shirts in support of children’s cancer. This year they are supporting a child and her family with expenses related to trips to and from hospitals for treatments. Jasmine Hogan, age 16, is a student at North DeSoto High School, has been diagnosed with Non- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The money raised from the sale of the T-shirts will go to Jasmine and her family.
 
Wed
24
Sep

DeSoto Friends of NRA Continue to Seek Sponsors; Announce Individual Ticket Prices

The DeSoto Friends of the National Rifle Association (NRA) continue to seek sponsors for their second Friends of the NRA Banquet, to be held on Thursday, September 25 at the Dave Means Memorial 4-H Building, located on Hwy 171 between Grand Cane and Mansfield. Doors will open at 6:00 PM, with a catered dinner of fish, shrimp and chicken strips to be served at 7:00 PM
 
Wed
24
Sep

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne Hosts Town Hall Meeting Regarding Tourism in NW Louisiana

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On Tuesday, September 16, tourism directors, officials, media and interested citizens gathered at the newly refurbished Municipal Auditorium with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, who had partnered with the Shreveport-Bossier  Convention and Tourism Bureau for a town hall meeting. The main purpose was for Dardenne to hear what Northwestern Louisianians considered as their best tourism attractions
 
Wed
24
Sep

Mansfield’s Own Dennis Bell Auditions for NBC’s “The Voice”

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With Season 7 of “The Voice” beginning this past Monday, September 22, you might have noticed a familiar face on your television set. Local musician Dennis Bell was among those that was granted an audition and was able to highlight his voice on the national televised stage
 
Wed
17
Sep

MPD Chief Sets the Record Straight on Mansfield’s Listing Among the Most Dangerous Cities in Louisiana

A recent email that was sent out to media claimed that Mansfield was one of the ten most dangerous cities in Louisiana…in a recent study. It was a little odd that Shreveport, Baton Rouge and even New Orleans were not among those listed. The information continued to examine the crime data that caused Mansfield to make the list, which was complied by data released by the FBI in their Uniform Crime Report.  
 

 

Wed
17
Sep

Desoto Fire District 8 Confirms Fred Lowery as Chief

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The DeSoto Fire District 8 Board has confirmed Fred Lowery as the district’s chief as of September 4. He had first been named as Interim Chief on July 2, after Chief David Manning retired. The board then appointed him to the position of Probationary Chief on September 12, 2013. After reviewing his performance for the past year, he has been confirmed as Chief. 
 

 

Wed
17
Sep

DeSoto Chamber Honors Daphne’s Tamales with Ribbon Cutting

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The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce honored Daphne’s Tamales with a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening ceremony on Friday, September 12. Local officials, Chamber members, friends and relatives were in attendance to wish owner Daphne Hall well with her new business. Ms. Hall returned to Mansfield around eleven years ago after living in California for eighteen years. While living in California, she learned how to make tamales from a friend that had mastered her recipe of a Mexican favorite. 
 

 

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