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03
Jun

Logansport Family Dollar COVID-19 Warriors Make Donation to Area First Responders

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On May 22, Family Dollar #3958, located at 1005 in Logansport, made a sweet surprise donation to the deputies at DeSoto Parish Sheriff ’s Office– Logansport Branch, the staff of the DeSoto Regional Health Clinic – Logansport, personnel at the DeSoto Emergency Medical Services – Station 1, and the firefighters of DeSoto Fire District 1.

Throughout a time span of several weeks, the Family Dollar COVID-19 Warriors encouraged their customers to purchase and donate various items fit for their delicious drive Items consisted of snacks including candy, energy snacks, and cookies.

 

 

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Wed
03
Jun

LADOTD Closes Roads Related to Bridge Maintenance Around Pelican

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., bridge maintenance work will begin on LA 513 near the Pelican community in DeSoto Parish.

This will consist of three consecutive closures on LA 513 between LA 483 and LA 346.

This bridge maintenance closure on LA 513 is scheduled to last until Wednesday, June 17, 2020, weather permitting.

 

 

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Wed
03
Jun

Logansport Council Recognizes First Responders with Plaques

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On May 26, Mayor Judge Cordray and the Logansport Town Council presented plaques of appreciation to the firefighters of DeSoto Fire District 1, the staff of DeSoto Regional Health System’s Logansport facility, the medical technicians of DeSoto Emergency Service – Station 1, and the deputies at the DeSoto Sheriff Department’s Logansport Substation.

Due to the COVID-19 mandates, Mayor Cordray delivered the plaques to each facility to express his and the council’s appreciation for sacrificing their own safety and well being during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Cordray said, “The council and I wanted to thank each of these dedicated first responders for their service and self-sacrifice. Without a doubt they are the real heroes of this fight we are currently in.”

 

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Wed
03
Jun

Jerrad Rivers of Pleasant Hill High School Semi-Finalist for LA Principal of the Year

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Principal of Pleasant Hill High School Jerrad Rivers has been selected as a semi-finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year after being selected Sabine Parish’s Principal of the Year for the 2019- 2020 school year.

Each year, school districts across Louisiana nominate outstanding teachers and principals to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) for recognition through the Louisiana Teacher and Principal of the Year program.

After nominations are complete, the LDOE selects 24 semifinalists in both the teacher and principal category from over 200 nominations submitted by school districts. 

 

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Wed
03
Jun

Lady Wolverine Peyton Peoples Signs at SAU Tech

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Mansfield High School Lady Wolverine Peyton Peoples signed to play basketball at Southern Arkansas University Tech on Friday, May 22.

Peoples, a consistent 3-point shooting point guard for the Lady Wolverines, was surrounded by family and friends as she declared her intention to become an SAU Tech Lady Rocket. “I have always wanted to play basketball at the next level,” stated Peoples, “SAU Tech has the academic degree I want and has offered me a basketball scholarship to finance my education.”

SAU Tech’s Mission Statement is: Southern Arkansas University Tech is a comprehensive community college that meets the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves. SAU Tech is a public college that is part of the Southern Arkansas University System. The College began in 1968 and today has an average enrollment of over 1,800 students.

 

Wed
27
May

HB819 to Make Medical Marijuana More Widely Available Goes to Full Senate

HB819 to Make Medical Marijuana More Widely Available Goes to Full Senate

The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 5-1 Wednesday May 20, in favor of HB819, a bill to make medical marijuana more widely available.

The bill would make the drug more accessible by lifting regulations that require doctors to register with the state to be able recommend it and that limit its use to patients with certain diseases.

Under the bill, any state-licensed physician could recommend medical marijuana for the treatment of many health conditions. The bill, written by Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall, had already been approved by the House and now goes to the full Senate.

 

 

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Wed
27
May

BESE Appoints Cade Brumley State Superintendent; Contract Negotiations Next Step in Process

BESE Appoints Cade Brumley State Superintendent; Contract Negotiations Next Step in Process

On May 20, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) appointed Dr. Cade Brumley to be the new State Superintendent of Education. The Board voted 8-3 to appoint Dr. Brumley from three candidates nominated during deliberations at today’s meeting. BESE appoints the position by a two-thirds vote of its total membership. Brumley will replace John White, who resigned earlier this year.

“As a Louisiana native, I am extremely honored to be selected by a student-friendly BESE,” said Dr. Brumley. “Louisiana may not be the largest state in the union but we have a big table for collaboration. I look forward to bringing people together to collectively move our state forward. We are primed for continued improvement, drawing on successes of the past and the promise for our future. I will fight for our children, families, and communities each day - they deserve our best.”

Wed
27
May

Mansfield Chapter of NAUW Names 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Mansfield Chapter of NAUW Names 2020 Scholarship Recipients
Mansfield Chapter of NAUW Names 2020 Scholarship Recipients
Mansfield Chapter of NAUW Names 2020 Scholarship Recipients

National Association of University Women (NAUW) Mansfield Branch is proud to announce our 2020 scholarship recipients. They are Jeleal Samuels ($1000), Aaliyah Ford ($500), and Mia Wilson ($300).

All three young ladies were selected based on their diverse resumes, impressive two-page biographical sketches, and outstanding teacher letter of recommendations.

Jeleal Samuels of Mansfield High School is a member of the Lady Wolverines Basketball Team, FBLA, National Honor Society, and Children of Destiny Youth Group. Samuels plans to attend Northwestern State University to become a physical therapist.

 

 

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Wed
27
May

Campbell Says Virus Makes Internet Essential Service for LA

Campbell Says Virus Makes Internet Essential Service for LA

The big shift to homebased work and schooling during the coronavirus means Louisiana more than ever needs to bring internet service to all parts of the state, according to Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell.

“Nothing is more important for rural parts of our state than high-speed internet,” Campbell said. “It’s just like the telephone used to be before we had telephones.”

Louisiana is in line to receive an estimated $600 million in federal government aid over the next 10 years to spread broadband to “unserved and underserved” rural areas. Campbell said the aid is coming from the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.

 

 

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Wed
20
May

Rep. Kenny Cox Chosen to Rural Caucus Leadership Position

Rep. Kenny Cox Chosen to Rural Caucus Leadership Position

The 63-member Louisiana Rural Caucus has elected Representative Kenny Cox of Mansfield to serve as Secretary/Treasurer.

The group elected Rep. Chris Turner of Ruston to serve as Chairman for 2020-2021 and Rep. Rhonda Butler of Ville Platte to serve as Vice Chairman.

The Chairman appointed seven caucus members to serve as officers on the Rural Caucus Executive Committee.

 

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