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Wed
29
Oct

DeSoto Schools Continue Academic Growth; Outpace Louisiana Average

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The DeSoto Parish School System, for the first time since the inception of the state’s new accountability formula, has earned a District Performance Score in the 90s. With an overall growth, DeSoto Schools continue trending upward. Based on results provided by the Louisiana Department of Education, the district's overall performance increased from an 89.3 to a 92.0.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Logansport Christmas Festival Carnival Armbands on Sale for Limited Time

Pre-sale tickets for armbands for the carnival are on sale right now for $15 each. There are a limited supply of pre-sale tickets so get yours while they last! They can be purchased at the DeSoto Parish Library - Logansport Branch, Famous Flowers and Gifts, Rocking E Tack, Décor and More, or Logansport Christmas Festival Committee Members - Daniel Loftin, Lori Gurley, Terri Hawsey, Carolyn Foshee, Sandi Suire, Cynthia Timmons, Katie Loftin, Julie Morris and Debbie Amox. They will be $20 the day of the festival, so get yours while they last.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Officer Aljay Cox Promoted to Full Time Officer

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Mansfield native Aljay Cox III was promoted to full time officer at the regular meeting of the Mansfield City Council on October 13.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Historic Grand Cane Association Seeks Pioneer Parade and Trade Day Participants

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The Historic Grand Cane Association (HGCA), sponsors of the pioneer Christmas Parade and Trade Day to be held in Grand Cane on Saturday, December 6, 2014, are looking for participants in the all horse and mule drawn vehicle parade and vendors for the trade day event.
 
Wed
22
Oct

CLECO Enters Agreement to be Acquired by MIRA and bcIMC

On Friday October 17, Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL), a public utility holding company and owner of regulated electric utility Cleco Power LLC, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a group of North American long-term infrastructure investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC), together with John Hancock Financial and other infrastructure investors (collectively, “investor group”). The agreement values Cleco at approximately $4.7 billion, including approximately $1.3 billion of assumed debt.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Understanding Approaches to Domestic Violence Prosecution

October is the month we see purple ribbons worn to show support of victim’s of domestic violence. Vigils and remembrance walks are held during the month to help educate the public about domestic violence, which knows no
age, race or gender.  
 
Wed
15
Oct

Mansfield Auto World Breaks Ground on New Chevy/Buick Dealership in Stonewall

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Over 23 years ago, Mansfield Auto World was established as the Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac dealership in Mansfield, and was appointed by General Motors as the franchisee for DeSoto Parish. Today, General Motors has
appointed the dealership franchisee for Red River Parish as well 
 
Wed
15
Oct

Winners Announced for 2014 DeSoto Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

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With stiff competition from over 50 men, winners were named in the following categories from the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to bring awareness to domestic violence. From left to right are DPSD Captain Jayson Richardson – Best Heels 
 
Wed
08
Oct

Parish Officials Compliment DPSB; One Time Supplement Approved

The DeSoto Parish School Board had their regular meeting on Thursday, October 2 with two parish  officials speaking before members to praise staff members for their work that put students’ welfare first and foremost. Sgt. Billy Locke of the Mansfield Police Department and DeSoto Coroner’s office spoke first, complimenting the fast thinking of a teacher that was contacted by a student with personal issues
 
Wed
08
Oct

First Annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Event Set

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With weeks of preparation coming to a close, the DeSoto Walk a Mile in Her Shoes committee is ready for the first annual event that is set for Friday, October 10. The committee has been meeting regularly for several months making plans for the event that will take place around the DeSoto Parish Courthouse Square at 9:00 AM. The walk is being held to bring awareness to gender violence, rape and sexual assault within our community as well as nationwide. What better month to plan it than October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
 

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