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Wed
16
Sep

Gov. Edwards Outlines COVID-19 Restrictions as Louisiana Moves Cautiously into Phase 3 Until October 9

Gov. Edwards Outlines COVID-19 Restrictions as Louisiana Moves Cautiously into Phase 3 Until October 9

Gov. John Bel Edwards has released details of his proclamation moving Louisiana’s response to COVID-19 to Phase 3. Some businesses will be able to increase their occupancy, and bars may reopen subject to certain restrictions, only in parishes that do not have high incidence of illness and only if local governments choose to opt in.

Thu
10
Sep

Village Market at Grand Cane Set for Sept. 19

Village Market at Grand Cane Set for Sept. 19

Plans are currently underway by the Historic Grand Cane Association (HGCA) for “The Village Market at Grand Cane” set for Saturday, September 19 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event was formerly known as Grand Cane Trade Days and has had several successful runs. If you are interested in being a vendor you can contact HGCA at tkennedy89@hotmail.com , call them at 318-858-0800, or message them on Facebook at Historic Grand Cane Association.

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Thu
10
Sep

DPSO Responds to Find Deceased Male

On September 3, 2020, at approximately 5:43 a.m., DeSoto Parish 911 received a call from a citizen who had located a deceased individual in the area of Marshall Road, north of Highway 3015 in Keachi.

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Thu
10
Sep

DeSoto Health Unit Closes in Aftermath of Suicide

DeSoto Health Unit Closes in Aftermath of Suicide

On September 2, a domestic disturbance at the DeSoto Parish Health Unit ended with a man committing suicide. Gene Harris, age 47, of Natchitoches came to the office to threaten his estranged wife, Shannon Harris, who is the parish health inspector. The couple had b e e n estranged for several weeks.

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Thu
10
Sep

DPSO Deputies Travel to Cameron Parish to Relieve and Assist

DPSO Deputies Travel to Cameron Parish to Relieve and Assist
DPSO Deputies Travel to Cameron Parish to Relieve and Assist
DPSO Deputies Travel to Cameron Parish to Relieve and Assist
DPSO Deputies Travel to Cameron Parish to Relieve and Assist
DPSO Deputies Travel to Cameron Parish to Relieve and Assist
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On August 30 and 31, Sheriff Jayson Richardson and DeSoto Parish deputies travelled to Hackberry in Cameron Parish to relieve their deputies on patrol.

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Thu
10
Sep

Sixth Annual “Fifty Mile Trail of Treasures” to be Held Saturday, October 10

Sixth Annual “Fifty Mile Trail of Treasures” to be Held Saturday, October 10
Sixth Annual “Fifty Mile Trail of Treasures” to be Held Saturday, October 10

Do you have too much “stuff ” in your house and you would like a chance to get rid of it while making a little extra cash? The Sixth Annual Fifty Mile Trail of Treasure, which is always the second Saturday in October, will be held on October 10 with a rain date of October 17.

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Thu
10
Sep

Go Register to Vote to Be Included in the Presidential, State and Local Races Nov. 3

Go Register to Vote to Be Included in the Presidential, State and Local Races Nov. 3

Tuesday, November 3 will be here before we know it with voters going to the polls to cast their ballots for the President and Vice President of the United States, Louisiana’s national representatives for the House and Senate, and parish officials such as the District Attorney and Judges. Some towns will also be voting on mayors and town council members. Don’t you want to be a part of these decisions that affect your life in your town, parish and state? The only way to do that and to let your voice be heard is to vote.

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Thu
03
Sep

DRHS Announces Dates for Fall Health Fair

DRHS Announces Dates for Fall Health Fair

DeSoto Regional Health System has announced that the postponed Health Fairs in Mansfield, Logansport, and Zwolle have been assigned new dates. The 2020 Health Fairs will be a little different this year concentrating on providing annual health screenings for a minimal price. Due to COVID-19 mandates, there will be no vendors or health booths. This year’s fair will provide free blood pressure checks and COVID-19 antibody testing, along with both and female and male panel testing for a minimal fee. Those that are planning to be tested are asked not to eat or drink anything after 12:00 p.m.

The female panel will cost $30.00 and will include CBC (complete blood count), CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel), Lipid Panel (for cholesterol levels), T4 (thyroid function test that is free), and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone level).

The male panel fee is $35.00 and will include the entire previously mentioned test, along with a PSA (prostate specific antigen).

 

Thu
03
Sep

Parish Leaders Meet Before Hurricane Laura

Parish Leaders Meet Before Hurricane Laura
Parish Leaders Meet Before Hurricane Laura
Parish Leaders Meet Before Hurricane Laura

Sheriff Jayson Richardson (far end of table) speaks to the room of DeSoto Administrators with DPPJ President Reggie Roe at the head of the table.

Parish Officials met on Monday, August 24, to plan the best strategy possible for the citizens of DeSoto. We were blessed not to receive a direct hit, but still obtained severe weather both Wednesday and Thursday. Pictured during a prayer for DeSoto and for lifesaving decisions (clockwise) are Parish President Reggie Roe, DFD 8 Chief Bill DeLoach, Sgt. Melody Holmes (Dispatch Supervisor), Brittany Mayhall (DPPJ IT), Stonewall Mayor Randy Rodgers, EMS personnel unidentified, EMS Asst. Adm. Karl Mann, MPD Chief Annette Blue, Sheriff Jayson Richardson, Parish Adm. Steve Brown (top of his head visible), and EMS Administrator Joe Magee.

 

 

 

 

 

Thu
03
Sep

DeSoto Citizens Make Dillon Cotton’s Dream Come True

DeSoto Citizens Make Dillon Cotton’s Dream Come True

Sheriff Jayson Richardson is pleased to announce that due to a manufacturer discount and the amazing show of love from DeSoto Parish citizens, Dillon Cotton was able to raise enough money to cover the entire coast of a brand new Action TrackChair. Dillon, his family and Sheriff Richardson would like to give a huge thank you to the hundreds of citizens and businesses who showed up in support of this cause. Richardson said that the overflow and compassion was inspiring to his staff and Bringing Joye organization and he expressed his gratitude. Pictured is Sheriff Jayson Richardson (standing) and Dillon Cotton.

 

 

 

 

 

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