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14
Sep

Celebrate the Foundation of America DAR Promotes Constitution Week: September 17-23

Celebrate the Foundation of America DAR Promotes Constitution Week: September 17-23
Celebrate the Foundation of America DAR Promotes Constitution Week: September 17-23

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance.

The DAR initiated the observance in 1955, when the service organization petitioned the U.S. Congress to dedicate September 17–23 of each year to the commemoration of Constitution Week. Congress adopted the resolution, and on August 2, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into Public Law #915. The celebration’s goals are threefold: to encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787; to remind the public that the Constitution is the basis of America’s great heritage and the foundation for its way of life; and to emphasize U.S. citizens’ responsibility to protect, defend and preserve the U.S. Constitution.

Wed
14
Sep

Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day;

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Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!
Remembering the 9-11 Attack on Patriot Day; We Must Never Forget!

On September 11th, 2001 “9-11”, 19 suicide bombers linked with the Islamic extremist group al-Quaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. A third plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C and the fourth plane intended to crash into the Capital Building, or possibly The White House, crashed into a field in Pennsylvania when passengers were able to divert that target, but dying as heroes.

The 9-11 Attacks On Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001, at 8:45 AM, the United States suffered a terrorist attack when an American Airlines Boeing 767 filled with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center (also known as WTC) in New York City.

These terrorist attacks became known as 9/11, which is how the American date of September 11 is written.

Wed
14
Sep

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
Did You Know?

It is the belief of this writer that you “History Buffs” who read this article weekly like a variety of historical subjects. Local historical subjects are primarily discussed here but there are other things that lure me in to deeper research - Such as today’s topic Air Force One.

Wed
07
Sep

Mansfield Lions Club Jambalaya Fundraiser Set for September 23

Mansfield Lions Club Jambalaya  Fundraiser Set for September 23

The Mansfield Lions Club’s Jambalaya Dinner fundraiser is set and ready for some hungry customers. This year’s event will be held Friday, September 23 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Clista A. Calhoun Center, located at 515 Louisiana Street in Mansfield.

The meal will include delicious jambalaya, corn, and a roll with drinks available for separate purchase of $1.00. Participants have the option to dine in or carry out. Deliveries are available for multiple orders locally. Tickets for the fundraiser are $10.00 and may be purchased from any Mansfield Lions Club member.

For more information, please contact Club President Terri Byrd at 318-553-2852 or Event Chairman Van Reech at 318-540-7500.

Wed
07
Sep

Benwood’s Surely Southern Hunter Lee to Host Open House at DeSoto Chamber

Benwood’s Surely Southern Hunter Lee to Host Open House at DeSoto Chamber

Mansfield, Louisiana native, Chef Hunter Lee has created a new national brand, Benwood’s Surely Southern, including his line of seasonings, sauces, pickles and first of three cookbooks. You have a chance to meet the author and attend a book signing at the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce, located at 115 N. Washington Avenue in Mansfield, on September 20.

Chef Hunter Lee will be the keynote speaker at the Chamber’s September meeting on September 20, which will be held at its usual time from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. His brand, Benwood’s Surely Southern, will be providing lunch to the Chamber members and guests, and will be mingling with those in attendance to answer any questions.

Wed
07
Sep

DPSO Reports Fatal Shootings in Mansfield

DPSO Reports Fatal Shootings in Mansfield

On the night of August 29, 2022 at approximately 8:43 p.m., the DeSoto Parish Sheriff ’s Office received a call in reference to a disturbance at 204 Daw Road in Mansfield, with a possible shot fired.

Deputies were immediately dispatched to the location to find two subjects suffering from fatal gunshot wounds.

The initial investigation indicates that Corderek Colbert, age 29, of Mansfield, died of a self-inflicted gunshot after fatally shooting Jamecia Adkins, age 29, also of Mansfield.

This investigation is ongoing and, if deemed necessary, further details may be released at a later date.

At this time, Sheriff Richardson and his staff offer their heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected in this tragedy.

Wed
07
Sep

Cleco Power and DESRI Announce 240 MWac Solar Power Agreement; Supports Cleco’s Commitment to Reinvest in DeSoto Parish, Grow its Renewable Energy Fleet

Cleco Power and DESRI Announce 240 MWac Solar Power Agreement; Supports Cleco’s Commitment to Reinvest in DeSoto Parish, Grow its Renewable Energy Fleet
Cleco Power and DESRI Announce 240 MWac Solar Power Agreement; Supports Cleco’s Commitment to Reinvest in DeSoto Parish, Grow its Renewable Energy Fleet
Cleco Power and DESRI Announce 240 MWac Solar Power Agreement; Supports Cleco’s Commitment to Reinvest in DeSoto Parish, Grow its Renewable Energy Fleet

Cleco Power (Cleco) and D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI), a leading renewable energy producer in the U.S., recently announced a long term renewable energy off-take agreement. The Dolet Hills Solar Project includes a 240 MWac facility to be constructed at the recently retired Dolet Hills lignite-fired power plant in DeSoto Parish.

The Dolet Hills Solar Project supports Cleco’s growing renewable energy fleet and follows the company’s recent announcement of Project Diamond Vault, a major economic development and decarbonization initiative to build a state-of-the-art carbon capture facility at its central Louisiana Brame Energy Center.

‘’This solar project is another step forward in Cleco’s journey to becoming Louisiana’s leading clean energy company,” said Bill Fontenot, President and CEO of Cleco Corporate Holdings. “This project continues our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint while affordably and reliably serving our customers.”

Wed
07
Sep

DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled  Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled  Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled  Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled  Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled  Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled  Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled  Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled  Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled  Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
DeSoto Chamber Treats Roll’ N Stone Rolled  Ice Cream to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Stonewall is the perfect place to host a new ice cream parlor named, what else but, Roll’ N Stone Rolled Ice Cream. The DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce honored the new business on Friday, August 26,with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate their Grand Opening.

Owners Peyton Massey and Muna Sofyan selected a location at 128 Diane Lane, Suite B, just behind the EMS Building on the Stonewall-Frierson Road (Hwy 3276). Sofyah is a real estate agent with Massey a former oilfield worker.

When you go to Roll’ N Stone, please take along your patience and be prepared to be entertained. Don’t expect hand dipped or soft served ice cream. Unlike traditional ice cream, which is pre-made and ready to scoop, rolled ice cream is made to order and usually takes around 3 to 5 minutes to make. The staff, known as Rollers, at Roll’ N Stone are ready to customize your order and entertain you with their rolling skills.

Wed
07
Sep

DeSoto Extension Agent Josh Salley to Speak at Fall Cattlemen’s Roundup

DeSoto Extension Agent Josh Salley to  Speak at Fall Cattlemen’s Roundup

The Fall Cattlemen’s Roundup is scheduled for September 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Carthage Exposition Center, located at 1735 Ball Park Road in Carthage, Texas.

Guest speakers will include County and Parish Extension Agents, included DeSoto Parish’s Extension Agent Joshua Salley. Other speakers and topics of discussion will include Veterinarians, Mix 30 Liquid Feed, Herbicide and Pesticide Reps, Farm and Ranch Equipment Dealers, Texas Parks and Wildlife Agents, Double Down Deer Feed Representative, Patriot Equipment, and many more informative speakers. A catered catfish lunch will be available, along with awesome door prizes. To RSVP and for more information call 903-692-1597.

Wed
31
Aug

DeSoto Jury Finds Keachi Woman Guilty of Second Degree Murder

DeSoto Jury Finds Keachi Woman Guilty of Second Degree Murder

On Friday, August 26, a DeSoto Parish Jury found 50 year old Valeria Nichelle Robinson of Keachi guilty of second-degree murder. She faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison for the murder of Roy Long, also of Keachi.

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 the Marshall Road, north of Highway 3013 in Keachi.

Upon arrival, deputies were able to determine that the male victim, Long, age 64, had died of an apparent gunshot wound. He was found in the front yard of his residence.

Robinson was identified as a subject in connection with the homicide, but she was able to elude capture for more than a month.

Once arrested, she remained at the DeSoto Parish Detention Center until her trial, and will continue to be housed there until her sentencing.

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