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Wed
15
Jun

Stanley Community to Host Game Night Fundraiser

Mayor Ricky Burch has announced that the Village of Stanley will host Game Night on Thursday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center on Hwy. 84. Concessions will be available for purchase during the event. Please keep in mind that this is a fundraiser to help with improvements and beautification in the Village.

Wed
15
Jun

Cardinal Music Company Ribbon Cutting Planned

The DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to join members, officials, family and friends of Cardis Wilkinson and his father, Steve, as they hold the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting to Cardinal Music Company, located at 2070 Hwy 171 Ste. E in Stonewall. The business has moved in the facility formerly occupied by Sublime Hair Salon. The event is Monday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. For additional information call the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce at 318-872-1310.

Wed
15
Jun

DeSoto GOP Invites Public to Luncheon

DeSoto GOP Invites Public to Luncheon

Please join us for our June DeSoto GOP lunch on Thursday, June 16th at the Stonewall Community Center. Doors open at 11:30 and lunch will begin at 12:00 noon. Our guest speaker will be Judge Frances Pitman. Lunch will be fried fish with all the trimmings provided by On the Geaux Catering. Lunch will be $15 per person payable at the door by cash or check. Listening is always free. Please RSVP by responding here or texting 318-218-6854. (submitted)

Wed
08
Jun

Mansfield Walmart #323 Pays Homage to Soldiers on Memorial Day Weekend

Mansfield Walmart #323 Pays Homage to Soldiers on Memorial Day Weekend

If you shopped in Walmart #323 in Mansfield during the Memorial Day weekend, you might have noticed the tribute that management and staff set up for our military that were killed in action, in addition to Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) soldiers. None of these soldiers of any division of our military ever came home, no matter what the circumstances. Memorial Day is to remember these brave men and women that paid the ultimate sacrifice so that Americans can celebrate with their many freedoms. Thank you, Walmart, for this outstanding remembrance!

Plaque Inscription on the Fallen Soldiers’ Table

This table is reserved to honor our fallen comrades. The tablecloth is whitesymbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of our fallen comrades, and the loved ones and friends of those comrades that kept the faith.

Wed
08
Jun

Moving Phase Begins for Confederate Monument at Caddo Court House

Moving Phase Begins for Confederate Monument at Caddo Court House
Moving Phase Begins for Confederate Monument at Caddo Court House

After years of debate and court fights, The Caddo Parish Commission and Chapter 237 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, reached an agreement in July, 2020 to remove and relocate the monument. It was funded by the UDC and dedicated in 1906.

The monument features a large central pillar with a Confederate soldier atop. A depiction of Clio, the muse of history, stands as the pillar’s base, and the pillar is surrounded by busts of Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, P.G.T. Beauregard, and Henry W. Allen.

The Caddo Parish Commission contracted with a Florida company to remove the monument. It’s being moved to the Battle of Pleasant Hill Battlefield Site, which is on private property in DeSoto Parish.

Wed
08
Jun

DPSB to Participate in USDA Summer Food Service Program

The DeSoto Parish School Board is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Sites & Addresses:

Mansfield Elementary/Middle Schools; 1915 McArthur Drive; Mansfield, LA 71052 – Operating Dates & Days: June 1, 2022 through June 29, 2022; Meals & Times Served, Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and Lunch at 12:45 p.m. North DeSoto Upper Elementary; 2535 Hwy 171;

Wed
08
Jun

DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations

DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations
DeSoto EMS Train DPSO Deputies with Realistic Emergency Situations

DeSoto Parish Sheriff ’s Office deputies have finished up a multi-day training event thanks to our local DeSoto EMS. This is the first time our deputies have had access to an open “Wound Simulator” which allows training on packing, as well as stopping bleeds on lacer ations and gunshot wounds. All in attendance were able to refresh their skills and certifications in CPR, AED, First Aid, among various other life saving procedures. Deputies from various divisions including front office staff participated in the training. This was an in-depth, hands-on approach that allowed deputies to react in real time to realistic emergency situations. We cannot overstate our thanks to DeSoto EMS for inviting our staff to take part in this training, and hosting the event at their facility.

Wed
01
Jun

DPSO Reports Robbery of Logansport Donut Shop

DPSO Reports Robbery of

In the early morning hours of Friday May 27th, two unidentified suspects were able to make entry into the Donut Shop, located at 996 Main Street in Logansport and stole money from the local business. The suspects were pictured wearing masks and gloves as they entered through the Drive-Thru window, and appeared to run north from the rear of the building between the railroad tracks and Mill Road. This business has suffered monetary loss as well as damages to the business. Investigators with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff ’s Office are seeking assistance from the public in an attempt to identify and bring these suspects to justice.

Wed
01
Jun

DeSoto Sheriff Congratulates Cpl. Donta Phillips on Completion of Instructor Training

DeSoto Sheriff Congratulates Cpl. Donta

Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to acknowledge and congratulate Cpl. Donta Phillips for his recent completion of instructor training at IPTM, or Institute of Police Technology and Management.

This extensive training was held in Deland, Florida from May 2nd to May 13th, and consisted of 2 weeks (80 hours) of teaching students to become instructors in the Motors division. Cpl. Phillips currently serves in our DeSoto Sheriff Motors Division, and is now a certified Nationwide Motors Instructor, able to teach others in DeSoto Parish and abroad. This instruction consisted of both on and off road maneuvers of a motorcycle in a law enforcement capacity. Students were tasked to hold their own classroom instruction, as well as teaching in outdoor on-hand instruction.

Wed
01
Jun

DeSoto Director of Administration Lillie Giles Honored at LHS

DeSoto Director of Administration
DeSoto Director of Administration
DeSoto Director of Administration

Lillie Giles was principal of Logansport High School for numerous years before she was promoted and moved to the Central Office of the DeSoto Parish School Board. She currently serves as Director of Administration. Recently, LHS surprised the beloved Ms. Giles with a dedication in their garden area in her honor with a bench inscribed, “In honor of Ms. Lillie Giles for making a difference in the lives of students for 50 years”.

Logansport welding students under the direction of Alan Bagley and Josh Dahlem built the bench that will sit in the Garden Area in the front of Logansport’s Junior and High School wings.

When The Enterprise called the Superintendent’s office to see if Ms. Giles was retiring, the reply was, “Heavens no…we could not do without her! She is just being honored.”

Those associated with the project thank everyone that kept the project top secret for several months, since it is never easy to get one over on Ms. Giles!

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