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02
Jun

DeSoto Regional Heart & Soul Art Winners Named at School Board Meeting

DeSoto Regional Heart & Soul Art Winners Named at School Board Meeting

At the May DeSoto School Board Meeting, winners of the DeSoto Regional 5K Heart & Soul Run/Walk T-shirt art contest were named and presented various prizes. Each of the students drew and submitted their design for the event. Ironically, all winners were from Stanley High School. Pictured l-r are DPSB Member District 1 Dudley Glenn; Anna Yarborough-4th Grade; Grynlee Hilliard -5th Grade; Kinsleigh McMillion-4th Grade; Dan Spears-4th Grade, 1st Place Winner of $25.00 Noah Chreene-4th Grade; and DeSoto Regional Hosp. Assoc. Director Terri Byrd. DeSoto Superintendent of Schools Cade Brumley is pictured behind the group. Not pictured is Payden Simpson-4th Grade. All students received a day pass to Splash Kingdom, 5K Run T-shirt and a goody bag complete with candy.

 

 

 

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Wed
26
May

Mayor Mayweather Issues Proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Month

Mayor Mayweather Issues Proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Month

Mayor John H. Mayweather issued a proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Month. This runs from May 1-31. May has been designated Mental Health Awareness Month, it is designed to highlight the importance of taking care of your mental wellness. It is also a time to share valuable resources and learn where you can get mental health support. Mental Health Awareness Month was started in 1949 by Mental Health America, and each year the organization chooses a theme. The theme for 2021 is Tools 2 Thrive, with a focus on helping you find healthy ways to cope with stress.

 

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Wed
26
May

Remembering Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice; Veterans Memorial Wall in Logansport

Remembering Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice; Veterans Memorial Wall in Logansport

The Veterans Memorial Wall in Logansport is located on the South end of the park, on a hill, very near the Sabine River Bridge. After much talk and many prayers the Town of Logansport and the Gordon Cohen American Legion Post 157/ Logansport Veteran’ Club of Logansport made a commitment to honor all of our military men and women. This was done with a standing memorial in the Town’s park so that all of our people could see the names of the many veterans that have served our country so faithfully. The wall was dedicated during a ceremony at the site on July 4th, 1998. The late Mayor Dennis Freeman was the Master of Ceremony. The guest speaker for the ceremonies was the late Lieutenant General Orren R. Whiddon, a native of Joaquin, Texas. General Whiddon was Commanding General of the Second United States Army at the time of his retirement in 1990. Many other dignitaries too numerous to mention here were present to honor our veterans.

 

Wed
26
May

DeSoto GOP with Lt. Gov. Nungesser Evening Announced

DeSoto GOP with Lt. Gov. Nungesser Evening Announced

You are invited to attend the DeSoto GOP dinner with Lt. Billy Nungesser on Tuesday, June 1st at 5:30p.m.at the RB4 Event Center, 791 Nash Road, Logansport, LA 71049.

Dinner will be blackened chicken pasta with a side salad, bread and a yummy cobbler for $15 that is payable at the door by cash or check. Please RSVP by replying by email to desotoparishgopatgmail.com ot by testing 318-218-6854. This will enable to plan accordingly for tables, chairs, and food.

Directions to reach RB4’s Event Center:

 

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Wed
19
May

Gov.’s Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources About Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Climate Change

Gov.’s Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources About Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Climate Change

On May 13, Gov. Edwards testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources about recent federal offshore oil and gas developments. Specifically, he will address the adverse impact that a protracted moratorium on mineral leases in the Gulf of Mexico will have on Louisiana’s economy. In addition, he will highlight the state’s ongoing work on climate initiatives.

An excerpt of his submitted testimony is below:

Wed
19
May

Edwards Revises Louisiana’s COVID-19 Mask Guidance

On May 17, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that based on the recommendations by the CDC and in consultation with the Louisiana Dept. of Health, those who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear masks indoors except in certain situations including: educational facilities, public transit, correctional settings, and health care facilities as regulated by LDH. This is in addition to recent guidance that also eased restrictions on masks outdoors for those who are fully vaccinated. Businesses may decide whether to continue requiring patrons to wear masks and are not limited by the revised proclamation. Further, local governments will continue to be able to make decisions to have further restrictions, including face covering requirements, in place.

Wed
19
May

Louisiana State Senate Advances First Bill in Sales Tax Streamlining Package

On May 11, HB 199, which is the first of a package of bills to streamline the state’s sales tax system, cleared another hurdle, passing through the Louisiana Senate. Authored by House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, HB 199 seeks to streamline the state’s outdated sales tax collection system, in the hope of bringing Louisiana closer to practices seen in other states throughout the country.

As a whole, the tax reform package has received much support from leadership throughout the state and the legislature. House Speaker Schexnayder said, “We have spent a great deal of time working on this solution to our outdated sales tax collection system. Democrats and Republicans alike can recognize the benefits of these efforts, and the support we have seen throughout the legislature with the passage of this first incentive is proof.”

 

 

Wed
19
May

Fastest Girl in Texas 2A – Joaquin’s Victoria Byrd

Fastest Girl in Texas 2A – Joaquin’s Victoria Byrd

The UIL Track and Field State Championships took place May 7,8 and 9 in Austin, Texas. Junior, Victoria Byrd, brought home 3 individual medals.

She earned her first medal in the Long Jump competition where she placed 3rd in the event with a jump of 17’ 9.25 inches. Victoria also competed in the 100m and 200m events and took GOLD in both, naming her the 2A STATE CHAMPION in those events.

 

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Wed
19
May

Sheriff Announces DeSoto Scholarship Recipients

Sheriff Announces DeSoto Scholarship Recipients
Sheriff Announces DeSoto Scholarship Recipients
Sheriff Announces DeSoto Scholarship Recipients

Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to announce the recipients of the annual Louisiana Sheriff ’s Academic Scholarship Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The Sheriffs’ Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP). Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the program. Qualities such as academic achievement, leadership, and character are considered in making selections of Sheriffs’ scholarship recipients. The only limitations are that applicants be permanent residents of Louisiana, scholarships be utilized in higher education within the State, and students be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships are awarded in sixty-four parishes throughout the state.

Wed
12
May

River City Fest Claims “Never Too Late to Let the Good Times Roll”

River City Fest Claims “Never Too Late to Let the Good Times Roll”

With COVID mandates keeping all festivals and events at a standstill in 2020, River City Fest Chairman Kathi Wells gathered her group of volunteers and set her mind that it was never to late to get things rolling again in DeSoto Parish. Word play soon had the group selecting the 2021 theme, “Never Too Late to Let the Good Times Roll.” The dates will still be based around the third weekend in May except they will include Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and will be closed on Sunday.

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