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Wed
20
Oct

Mansfield Mayor, Aldermen Honor Citizens for Philanthropy Efforts

Mansfield Mayor, Aldermen Honor

At the last regular meeting of the City of Mansfield’s Board of Aldermen, various officials and individuals were honored with commemorative plaques for their help gathering disaster relief supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

The Mansfield Police Department started with any empty truck bed and trailer and left Friday morning packed fully packed and covered with tarps that will also be left for the victims of Ira. MPD Assistant Chief Billy Locke led the convoy from Mansfield to deliver all of these items, plus much need fuel where there currently was none. Even if people had generators the machines would not work without fuel.

Wed
20
Oct

Mansfield High School Presents Homecoming Court

Mansfield High School
Mansfield High School
Mansfield High School
Mansfield High School
Mansfield High School

Photos by Mickey Morgan

The Mansfield Wolverines’ Homecoming Court has been announced for 2021. The Homecoming Game will be held October 29 at Washington-Taylor-Rogers Stadium. The Wolverines will be playing the North Webster Knights. The Homecoming Queen and Football Sweetheart will be announced during halftime. Mansfield’s Homecoming Formal Court Coronation will be Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wolverine Gymnasium. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. The Parade will be on Friday, October 29 and will begin at 11:30 a.m. at MHS.

Senior Maids (l to r) Sha’Korryah Wyatt, Bryanna Jenkins, Ariell Thomas, and Cierra Taylor. The Homecoming Queen and Football Sweetheart will be chosen from these four young ladies.

Sophomore Maids (l to r) Trinity Ford and T’La Dewitt. .

Junior Maids (l to r) Cylicia Jackson and Lyric McKinney.

Freshman Maids (l to r) Kaitlyn McDaniel and Zakhia Austin.

Thu
14
Oct

Bon Chase DAR Ladies Donate Snacks to DPSO on National Day of Service

Bon Chase DAR Ladies Donate Snacks to DPSO on National Day of Service
Bon Chase DAR Ladies Donate Snacks to DPSO on National Day of Service

The Bon Chase Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) ladies are shown with Chief Deputy Raymond Sharrow (center back row) and some of the local deputies with the goodies they gave for their “National Day of Service”. The group also enjoyed hearing deputy Sgt. Todd Edwards speak at their October meeting on Women’s safety. (submitted)

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) and LanguageLine Solutions have partnered to offer a free, on-demand, language interpretation service to non-English and limited English speaking customers. LanguageLine phone interpreting services quickly connects OMV visitors with a highly trained interpreter within seconds. Interpretation services are available in over 240 languages at all OMV field offices.

Thu
14
Oct

Randy and Pam Rodgers of Stonewall; Yvonne Badiali of Mansfield Named Winners of KISS Country’s “Caught in the Act”

Randy and Pam Rodgers of Stonewall; Yvonne Badiali of Mansfield Named Winners of KISS Country’s “Caught in the Act”
Randy and Pam Rodgers of Stonewall; Yvonne Badiali of Mansfield Named Winners of KISS Country’s “Caught in the Act”

Earlier this month Stonewall Mayor Randy Rodgers aka Mayor Santa and his wife Pam Rodgers were the winners of KISS 93.7 Country radio in Shreveport’s “Caught in the Act” contest. They were awarded a $100 gift certificate from Silver Star Smokehouse to enjoy an evening out to celebrate their new title. To win this award someone has to nominate a person that they feel do good deeds and is a role model to others.

Thu
14
Oct

Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Planned at MWT Tire and Auto in Stonewall

The DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce cordially invites everyone to join their Board and members at a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony for MWT Tire and Auto in Stonewall on Saturday, October 16.

The Grand Opening will begin at 8:00 a.m. and run until 1:00 p.m. with the Ribbon Cutting set for 11:30 p.m.

MWT Tire and Auto is located at 2328 Hwy 171 in Stonewall.

Thu
14
Oct

Mansfield Middle School Introduces Eighth Grade Candidates for “Call Me Mister”

Mansfield Middle School Introduces Eighth Grade Candidates for “Call Me Mister”
Mansfield Middle School Introduces Eighth Grade Candidates for “Call Me Mister”
Mansfield Middle School Introduces Eighth Grade Candidates for “Call Me Mister”
Mansfield Middle School Introduces Eighth Grade Candidates for “Call Me Mister”
Mansfield Middle School Introduces Eighth Grade Candidates for “Call Me Mister”
Mansfield Middle School Introduces Eighth Grade Candidates for “Call Me Mister”
Mansfield Middle School Introduces Eighth Grade Candidates for “Call Me Mister”
Mansfield Middle School Introduces Eighth Grade Candidates for “Call Me Mister”

MMS is proud to introduce some of the 8th grade candidates for the Call Me MISTER program. Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) is a program whose mission is to increase the pool of available male teachers from a broader more diverse background.

Our world is advancing at a rapid pace. Education across the country and here is struggling with teacher shortages. While our district continues to face the challenge of teacher shortages, we are committed to building a better tomorrow by igniting our community’s educational potential.

With that said, we are introducing an exciting, important initiative that we are launching this year-Call Me MiSTER® (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models).

Thu
14
Oct

BPCC Joins with NWLTCC for LPN to RN Program; Informational Meetings Scheduled

BPCC Joins with NWLTCC for LPN to RN Program; Informational Meetings Scheduled
BPCC Joins with NWLTCC for LPN to RN Program; Informational Meetings Scheduled

If you’re an LPN and are interested in becoming an RN, you need to make plans to attend informational meetings that will be held right here in DeSoto Parish. Bossier Parish Community College has joined with the Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College – Mansfield Campus to host meetings on several dates to find out if people are interested in achieving this goal.

The first meeting will be held on Monday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. at 3:00 p.m. at DeSoto Regional Health Systems, with the next meeting held virtually on Monday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. by going to bit.ly/DeSotoLPNtoRN.com on the Internet. The final meeting will be held on Friday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. at the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce Board room.

For questions call 318-872-1310.

Thu
14
Oct

DeSoto Sheriff and DA Speak to Mansfield Lions

DeSoto Sheriff and DA Speak to Mansfield Lions

The Mansfield Lions Club hosted Sheriff Jason Richardson to speak about current affairs in DeSoto Parish and new developments in his Department. His “Guest” was our new District Attorney Judge Charlie Adams whom we hope will become a regular member! Flanking the table where our Sheriff and D.A. sat was Mr. Adams’ newly elected replacement Attorney - now Judge (and Club Past President) - Nick Gasper and with these three power players no question was left unanswered...

Thu
07
Oct

Sept. 29 Named DeSoto “Call Me MiSTER” Day!

Sept. 29 Named DeSoto “Call Me MiSTER” Day!

Our world is advancing at a rapid pace. Education across the country and here is struggling with teacher shortages. While our district continues to face the challenge of teacher shortages, we are committed to building a better tomorrow by igniting our community’s educational potential.

With that said, we are introducing an exciting, important initiative that we are launching this year-Call Me MiSTER® (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models).

Call Me MiSTER® was founded by a group of visionary educators at Clemson University to address the critical shortage of minority male teachers in America’s classrooms. Call Me MiSTER® serves students at 19 participating colleges within South Carolina and 8 national partners-including Grambling State University and Northwestern University.

Thu
07
Oct

DeSoto’s Reggie Roe, Sr. and Red River’s Jesse Davis Elected CDC Officers

DeSoto’s Reggie Roe, Sr. and Red River’s Jesse Davis Elected CDC Officers
DeSoto’s Reggie Roe, Sr. and Red River’s Jesse Davis Elected CDC Officers

At the last Coordinating and Development Corporation (CDC) meeting, the Board of Directors elected Reggie Roe, Sr., President of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury as the 2021-22 CDC Chairman and CEO. Jesse Davis, CEO of the Red River Police Jury, will serve as Secretary.

The CDC is a private, nonprofit, membersupported corporation that serves ten parishes in Northwest Louisiana, ten counties in Northeast Texas, and five counties in Southwest Arkansas. They assist their members in expanding economic opportunities through securing funding for communities to improve their quality of life, advising new businesses/entrepreneurs, providing business financing, and helping economic development efforts.

Roe said that when rural parishes are in a predicament, the CDC is there for them to turn to. The group can work with Louisiana Economic Development to help get their businesses up and running. The CDC also can assist in the grant writing process.

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