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Wed
26
Oct

Joaquin ISD September Students of the Month

Joaquin ISD September Students of the Month

Joaquin ISD September Students of the Month

Wed
26
Oct

DeSoto Regional Health System Foundation Meet and Greet as They Say “Muchas Gracias, Amigos!”

DeSoto Regional Health System Foundation Meet and Greet as They Say “Muchas Gracias, Amigos!”

The Desoto Regional Health System Foundation hosted a Meet and Greet at the Clista A. Calhoun Center as a “Thank You” for the Association Members and Providers for all they do to support the DeSoto Regional Health System and the community. Pictured is the “Festive” Foundation Board with their sombreros. A big crowd was on hand last Thursday afternoon to enjoy the company, meet the Providers, and partake of the Tex-Mex buffet that was provided by the DeSoto Regional Health System Hospital Cafeteria. DRHS CEO Todd Eppler (far right) welcomed Association members to the October 13 event with a big “Bienvendio”.

Wed
19
Oct

St. Joseph’s Altar Society Annual Fundraising Bazaar & Luncheon this Saturday

St. Joseph’s Altar Society Annual Fundraising Bazaar & Luncheon this Saturday
St. Joseph’s Altar Society Annual Fundraising Bazaar & Luncheon this Saturday

St. Joseph’s Altar Society will host a Bazaar on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic’s Church Hall at 305 Jefferson Street in Mansfield.

A wonderful variety of homemade items and baked goods will be available as well as lunch plates. Lunch will be pulled pork sandwiches, chips, a cookie, and a drink for $8. Raffle tickets for three great prizes are available now with all members or at the church office. Call 318872-1158 more information.

The first prize is a wonderful Gift Basket totaling in value over $1,000, containing over $520.00 worth of gift cards and other items. The second prize is a Blackstone tabletop grill. The third prize is a canvas painting of DeSoto Parish’s treasured Rock Chapel, located in the Carmel community. Tickets are $1.00 each or six tickets for $5.00.

Proceeds from the event will be used for parish hall renovations. Thank you in advance for your support.

Wed
19
Oct

DPPJ Issues Parish-Wide Burn Ban

DPPJ Issues Parish-Wide Burn Ban

According to DeSoto Parish Police Jury President Ernel Jones, a parish-wide burn ban has been issued as of Monday, October 10. The ban will continue until notices are posted or announced by area media.

According to the order, anyone violating the burn ban will be subject to the maximum fines and penalties allowed by law. The ban will be in effect until the area receives a substantial amount of rainfall. Smokers are also asked to not throw lit smoking materials out the window of their vehicles. Not only is it illegal to litter with subsequent fines, it is currently a dangerous and potential fire hazard.

Questions can be addressed to citizens’ respective Fire Districts to ascertain when and if it is once again safe to burn at their particular location.

Wed
12
Oct

LA Supreme Choses Not to Hear Appeal Filed by Convicted Murder Brian Horn

LA Supreme Choses Not to Hear Appeal Filed by Convicted Murder Brian Horn

Last week, The Louisiana Supreme Court chose not to hear an appeal filed by a DeSoto Parish man previously convicted and sentenced to death for killing a 12-year-old Stonewall child.

The Supreme Court denied a writ application from Brian Horn, meaning the justices did not even take a look at it.

At issue were motions filed by Horn’s defense attorneys alleging the DeSoto District Attorney’s Office did not give them adequate notice of what crimes Horn was being charged with. Assistant District Attorney Lea Hall responded that in short, it was ludicrous motion and that he didn’t have to respond beyond what he had already done.

Wed
12
Oct

City of Mansfield’s Public Water System Announces First Rate Increase in Over 7 Years

City of Mansfield’s Public Water System Announces First Rate Increase in Over 7 Years

Some water customers may have noticed a message printed at the bottom of the water bills they received in early October which read, “Water Rate Increase on Bill Received in November”. Similar notices have been posted on the City’s website and \\Facebook page; and now the City utilizes this publication to further inform its water customers of this increase. It bears mentioning that there has not been an increase in water rates for users connected to the City of Mansfield’s public water system in over seven years (last increase in July 2015). The City has tried fervently to avoid increasing its rates, until now. High inflation rates in recent years and a current, unstable economy has steadily caused the City’s operating costs to soar. Inflation has had a negative impact on all service industries and the City has not been exempt from its damaging effects.

Wed
12
Oct

Former Medical Assistant at Desoto Regional Health System Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Former Medical Assistant at Desoto Regional Health System Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Debra Bossier a/k/a Debra Palmer, 48, of Mansfield, Louisiana, entered a guilty plea today to one count of acquiring or obtaining controlled substances by fraud. The hearing was held before United States District Judge Donald E. Walter.

According to evidence presented to the court, Bossier worked as a Medical Assistant at the Desoto Regional Health System (Desoto Regional) in Mansfield, Louisiana. Desoto Regional used an Electronic Medical Records System to document patient encounters and generate electronic prescriptions. Bossier used the Electronic Medical Records System to falsely document telephone encounters to obtain controlled substances by fraud and forgery by generating controlled substance prescriptions for herself, her husband, her daughters, and a daughter’s boyfriend.

Wed
05
Oct

LABI Releases 24th Annual Legislative Scorecard with Sen. Milligan Ranked All-Star; Rep. Bagley Named to Honorable Mention

LABI Releases 24th Annual Legislative Scorecard with Sen. Milligan Ranked All-Star; Rep. Bagley Named to Honorable Mention
LABI Releases 24th Annual Legislative Scorecard with Sen. Milligan Ranked All-Star; Rep. Bagley Named to Honorable Mention

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) recently released its 2022 Legislative Scorecard, highlighting legislators inside the State Capitol who supported pro-business legislation in this year’s regular session. LABI, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturing association, worked with a bipartisan group of legislators and stakeholders to push for student-focused education reform, historic infrastructure investments and stabilizing the Unemployment Trust Fund.

Wed
05
Oct

Jana Bledsoe Speaks Mansfield Rotary Club Regarding Old Walmart Center

Jana Bledsoe Speaks Mansfield Rotary Club Regarding Old Walmart Center

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Mansfield Rotary Club on 9/28/22 at the Mansfield Female College Museum Library for lunch featured Ms. Jana Bledsoe of Pegasus Landing from Atlanta, Ga., a Commercial Realtor, who handles the old Walmart building and parking lot. She told the club that her company has been close to selling it twice recently but both deals fell through at the last moment. However, she hinted that negotiations are underway with another prospective buyer!

Ms. Bledsoe answered many questions posed by the club but, also, had questions for the members. She wanted to know about Mansfield and its people. She wondered what they thought would work in getting a marque tenant in that location and what type of business would be successful? The Mansfield Female College Museum just happened to have a promotional brochure on Mansfield that could be gifted to Ms. Bledsoe and the Rotarians predictably had some good ideas for her to take back home.

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