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Lady Wolverines to be Honored with Victory Parade and Tail Gate Party

Citizens of Mansfield are still beaming with pride over the recent Mansfield High School Lady Wolverines State Championship win in Division 3A. So far, they have been honored with a steak dinner by the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Department, an award presentation by the DeSoto Parish School Board, an award presentation and pizza party by the DeSoto Parish Police Jury, plaque presentation by the City of Mansfield, and various other parties hosted by businesses and private citizens.

It’s now the high school’s turn to do something special, with MHS and MMS Master Teacher Amanda LaFollette and her helpers organizing a Victory Parade, entitled ”Show Your Wolverine Pride” and Tail Gate Celebration on Friday, April 12. The tailgate party will be held immediately following the parade at Washington-Taylor-Rogers Stadium.

 

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Well Explosion Lights Up Longstreet’s Sky with Area Departments Responding

On April 4 around 11:20 p.m., DeSoto Fire District 1 received a call, ironically from one of their own volunteer members. The firefighter had arrived on the scene to find a pipeline station engulfed in flames, at the Bell Bower Road and Marshall Road intersection.

DFD 1 Chief Rusty Canton said that they had the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Department shut down Hwy 3015 and have residents’ shelter in place in case an evacuation became necessary. There were no homes in the immediate area, but at the time Canton stated he had rather be prepared for the worse.

DeSoto Fire Districts 2 and 5, in addition to the Joaquin Fire Department responded to the call and were on stand-by. Enterprise Products Partners LP. was in charge of the property, with numerous other oilfield and gas production companies assisting with the shutting down of the wells and lines to aid in the bleeding down of the gas lines that were feeding the high-pressure line.

 

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DeSoto Chamber’s 91st Annual Awards Banquet and Winners

A memorable evening was enjoyed by all at the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Award Banquet that was held on March 28 at the Clista A. Calhoun Center in Mansfield.

President Blaine Hodges (Vice President of Community Bank) welcomed members and guests to the event with Pastor Linda Gatlin of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Logansport presenting the Invocation. Mansfield City Clerk Marvin Jackson led the Pledge of Allegiance and performed the National Anthem with his usual acapella vocal flair. A buffet dinner was prepared and served by Village Cuisine of Grand Cane.

While standing in line waiting to receive their meal, members and guests were entertained by local vocalist Terry Sparks, who offered her trademark Patsy Cline tunes.

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Jury Finds Mansfield Man Innocent of Manslaughter Charge

Late Friday afternoon on March 29, a DeSoto Parish Jury found Cody C. Parker innocent of manslaughter charges. He had originally faced second-degree murder charges from an incident that occurred on February 26, 2017 at a residence on Canary Street in Mansfield.

At that time, a subject, later identified as James Hewitt, age 50, of Mansfield approached a residence on Canary Street and began vandalizing a vehicle. The homeowner had previous issues with vandalism and noticed the subject outside of his residence. Through investigation, it was learned the homeowner exited the home and engaged the subject with a rifle. The victim ran from the scene.

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Mayor Mayweather Signs Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and Mansfield Mayor John Mayweather is helping get the word out by signing a proclamation for the month. “I Ask” is the message that Project Celebration wants to remind everyone know that you ask and get consent before any action is taken.

April was first declared as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in 2001. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the widespread prevalence of sexual assault nationwide and those who have survived sexual violence. Sexual violence includes a range of actions and behaviors including rape, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and sexual harassment. Sexual violence happens to people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, professions, incomes, and ethnicities.

 

 

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DeSoto Fire District 1 Celebrates with Awards Banquet

The DeSoto Fire District 1 held their annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 23.

Firefighters and their guests, along with local officials, visited and took souvenir photos during the social period until it was time to be seated.

DFD 1 Chief Rusty Canton welcomed firefighters and guest, and then called on FDF 1 Chaplain Rev. Timothy Roberson for the Invocation. A steak dinner with all the trimmings was served buffet style.

The keynote speaker for the evening was Shreveport Fire Department Captain Dennis Arron, who is now retired. He was Chief Canton’s last training Captain that he served under as a probationary firefighter. Arron now teaches rodeo and speaks at Cowboy Churches all over the United States.

 

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DPPJ Recognizes State Championship Lady Wolverines and Employees

The DeSoto Parish Police Jury recognized several employees with service awards in addition to the Mansfield Lady Wolverine Basketball team at their regular March meeting.

Presentation of Achievements and Service Awards were given to Roderick Gillam for 5 years, Jessica Hatcher for 10 years, and Gus Simpson for 10 years of employment with the Jury. Juror Rodriguez Ross (District 6) presented all three awards.

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Big Top Circus Coming to Logansport April 4

A Real Circus under the Big Top is coming to Logansport on Thursday, April 4 with one Spectacular performance at 6:00pm at the Dennis Freeman Memorial River Park 100 Elm St.

You can purchase tickets at the Circus entrance or online at zerbinifamilycircus.com for $15.00 per adult. Each paid adult can bring two kids free with tickets that have been placed around businesses in Logansport and The Enterprise. The coupon is good for two kids ages 4–12, with children 3 and under admitted without charge. Additional children tickets are $10 per child,

 

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Blue Sworn-In as Mansfield’s First Black Female Police Chief

At the regular meeting of the Mansfield City Council, Annette Blue made history as she took the Oath of Office as Mansfield’s first black female Police Chief. Sgt. Billy Locke moved up to Blue’s former position and will now serve as Assistant Police Chief. A standing room only crowd of co-workers, officials, family and friends packed the meeting room to witness the event.

Chief Blue began her employment with the Mansfield Police Department in October 1985. The 28-yearold came on board as a parttime dispatcher, never knowing what lay ahead in her future in law enforcement. She was promoted to full time dispatcher in February 1986.

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DPSO Responds to Body Located off Asseff Road

For the second time in a little over a week, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to yet another call reporting a body. This newest body was found off of Asseff Road near I-49.

Sheriff Jayson Richardson reported that about 3:30 p.m. on March 12, DPSO received a call from a concerned citizen that had located what appeared to be a body of a white male. Investigators later stated that the victim had been shot and wrapped in plastic.

Once the family was notified, the body was identified as 30-year-old Morgan Christopher Caver of Dallas, Texas. He had last been seen in Wills Point, Texas and a joint investigation between DeSoto Parish and Texas authorities is currently on going.

The burned body that was discovered on March 9 in Frierson also has been identified as a 25-year-old black male named Tony Hol from Shreveport. His family had reported him as missing on February 21.

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