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Wed
31
Aug

Grand Cane’s Popular Night Market Returns September 10

Grand Cane’s Popular  Night Market Returns  September 10
Grand Cane’s Popular  Night Market Returns  September 10

Come “Fall” in love with Grand Cane as their popular Night Market returns on September 10 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Mayor Marsha Richardson loves to see both new and old familiar faces at their events as well as in daily life, so she issues a special invitation to you and your family to come and join them.

This is a family friendly event with no entry fee as you spend your evening browsing, visiting, and making purchases at a variety of vendor booths, plus the Grand Cane stores ready to serve you.

To become a vendor please email the organizers at grandcanemerchants@gmail.com. The fee is $25.00 for a 12 X 12 booth. Headquarters is 8358 Hwy 171 in Grand Cane. For more information call Village Hall at 318-858-3251 until noon.

As Mayor Richardson would say, “It’s a grand day in Grand Cane!”

Wed
31
Aug

Sheriff Richardson Warns Public of Poisoned Napkin Scheme

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens to stay informed and stay safe in the wake of a disturbing story out of Houston in which a woman was reported poisoned by a napkin tucked into the door handle of her car.

“We have not received any similar reports of the story below in or around our parish, however Houston, TX is not that far away. So we do want to inform residents of DeSoto Parish, to be proactive,” the sheriff’s office said in a social media post last week.

In the Houston case, the woman did not think much of the napkin and simply threw it away before opening her car door. Within minutes, she felt a tingling in her fingertips that spread to her arms, followed by numbness, lightheadedness, and trouble breathing. She ended up in the ER, where doctors confirmed acute poisoning but were unable to pinpoint the substance.

Wed
31
Aug

LA Adopts State’s First K-2 Accountability Plan

LA Adopts State’s First  K-2 Accountability Plan

Landmark plan embraces Louisiana’s fundamental shift in how children are taught to read Louisiana has adopted the state’s first accountability system for kindergarten through second grade. The Louisiana Department of Education’s (LDOE) literacy- focused plan was approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today.

“This landmark action closes a glaring gap in our accountability system and embraces a fundamental shift in how we’re teaching children to read,” said State Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “Not only has our state rallied behind this commitment to our early learners, but we’re continuing to see momentum build behind Louisiana’s reading revival.”

While Louisiana has a nationally recognized early childhood quality rating system and a robust 3-12 accountability system, the state lacked a strong measure of how students in grades K-2 were performing prior to Wednesday’s vote.

Wed
31
Aug

Sen. Barry Milligan Main Speaker at August DeSoto Chamber Meeting

Sen. Barry Milligan Main Speaker
Sen. Barry Milligan Main Speaker
Sen. Barry Milligan Main Speaker
Sen. Barry Milligan Main Speaker

The August meeting was held at the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Conference Room on August 16, with Sheriff Jayson Richardson leading the meeting as Vice President. The meal was catered by Bit Pit Smoking.

New business included mentioning that the Chamber had obtained several new members during the Summer Membership Drive. This was the first meeting that the price of the catered luncheons had a slight increase.

Keynote speaker was Senator Barry Milligan, with three minute speakers Janell Mason, CEO of Arkansas Ronald McDonald House and NW Louisiana, and candidate for Louisiana Attorney General John Belton.

Belton spoke first and introduced himself as the District Attorney for the Third Judicial District, which represents constituents from Lincoln and Union Parishes.

Wed
24
Aug

There Once was a Mansfield Auto World in Mansfield…

There Once was a Mansfield Auto World in Mansfield…
There Once was a Mansfield Auto World in Mansfield…
There Once was a Mansfield Auto World in Mansfield…

This picture is from the files of The Enterprise from 2018. Mansfield Auto World used to be a busy dealership selling Chevrolets, Buicks, etc. In 2014, the owners signed a contract with GM to move the DeSoto franchise to Stonewall with the new name Marketplace Chevrolet-Buick. This was the last new car franchise between Ford, Chevrolet, etc. to be open in Mansfield. Fortunately, Mansfield still has Triple JJJ’s car lot with premium preowned vehicles.

The scrap metal is gone and the bulldozers work at making the lot smooth enough to lay a slab.

Last week, on August 15, demolition started to tear down what once was Mansfield Auto World at the corner of Polk Street (Hwy 84) and Hwy 509. As the sign says First Pace Health out of Natchitoches will be the new facility built on this property.

Wed
24
Aug

DeSoto Wildlife and Forestry Forum Set for August 27

DeSoto Wildlife and Forestry Forum Set for August 27

The DeSoto Parish Extension Office will be hosting the first ever DeSoto Wildlife and Forestry Forum on Saturday August 27th at the David B. Means Memorial 4-H Barn located in Grand Cane.

Registration begins at 8:00 am and the program will begin at 8:30 am. This event is geared towards the outdoorsmen, wildlife enthusiasts, hunters, trappers, and landowners. We have a great lineup of knowledgeable speakers that will be discussing topics such as private land management assistance, toxic bait for feral hogs, aging live deer, and much more.

There will be a delicious fried catfish dinner served at lunch made possible by our generous sponsors, so come on out and join us. To RSVP, please call 318-872-0533.

Wed
24
Aug

Ivey Lumber Co. Receive Honors of Part of 2022 Beacon Awards at Hardware Conference

Ivey Lumber Co. Receive Honors of Part of 2022 Beacon Awards at Hardware Conferen

Two Do It Best member-owned home improvement businesses received honors as part of the 2022 Beacon Awards during The Hardware Conference this past weekend in Marco Island, Florida. Ivey’s Building Material Center in Louisiana, owned by Mitch Johnson received the Retail Beacon Award for Ivey’s growth with new locations and strategies to build strong relationships with their customers.

Vassar Building Center, Inc. in Vassar, Michigan, owned by Mike and Brenda MacKay, earned Best New Store honor with design elements centered around the themes of time, service, ease, and expertise for both professionals and do it yourselfers.

Owner Mitch Johnson said, “What an honor! Thanks to our incredible team members for everything they’ve done for us to achieve this. We also owe an enormous amount of gratitude to our customers for supporting local business!

 

Wed
24
Aug

Mansfield Health Fair Closes Out DRHS’s 2022 Events

Mansfield Health Fair Closes Out DRHS’s 2022 Events

Each year DeSoto Regional Health Services sponsors Health Fairs in Logansport, Mansfield, and Zwolle with various companies, both health and finance, set up booths with information to help educate the public about services offered in the area. These events have been taking place for several years, and Mansfield’s 2022 event was most impressive with the variation, organization and number of entities involved, with the entire lower floor of the Clista A. Calhoun Center filled.

All three locations offer discounted lab work with the female panel costing $30.00, which included CBC (complete blood count), CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel), Lipid Panel (for cholesterol levels), T4 (thyroid function test that is free), Vitamin D panel, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone level). The male panel fee was $35.00 and included the entire previously mentioned test, along with a PSA (prostate specific antigen).

Wed
17
Aug

DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds Grand Opening at New Location

DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds
DeSoto Physical Therapy Holds

On Tuesday, August 9, the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the Grand Opening of Doug James’ new facility for DeSoto Physical Therapy. The new location is at 318 Plantation Blvd., behind North DeSoto Pharmacy and Gifts, just off of the Stonewall-Frierson Road.

Doug and his wife, Sabrina, have made Stonewall their home for over a decade and their two children attend school at the North DeSoto complex. Sabrina was teacher at North DeSoto High School for around 10 years, until her retirement.

Inside shot of the main therapy room at DeSoto Physical Therapy in Stonewall.

Wed
17
Aug

Annual DHHS Foundation Sporting Clay Tournament Fundraiser Slated

Annual DHHS Foundation Sporting Clay

DeSoto Regional Health System Foundation Director Terri Byrd has announced that they will host a fundraising Sporting Clay Tournament on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The event will be held at the Shreveport Gun Club, located at 4435 Meriwether Road in Shreveport. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m., with the shoot starting at 8:00 a.m. Raffle prize disbursements, awards, and lunch will immediately follow the shoot.

The registration fee for a 5-person shooting team is $500.00, with the cost for an individual set at $100.00. Military, First Responders and Youth registration fees are discounted to $75.00 each. DRHS Foundation is also seeking sponsorships for the event, with price ranges varying from $100.00 to $2,500.00. This is one of the foundation‚ Äôs main fundraising events and they are expecting a great turnout.

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