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Mansfield Mourns the Passing of WWII Veteran William “Billy” McElroy

Mansfield Mourns the Passing of WWII Veteran William “Billy” McElroy

On Monday, December 16, DeSoto Parish lost our oldest World War II veteran on record at 98 years of age. William “Billy” McElroy earned his silver wings to make his homecoming flight to heaven. He is survived by his wife, Jean Harris McElroy of Mansfield, daughters Margaret Hines of Los Angeles, CA, Susan Picket of Tampa, FL, Christy LoBue and her husband John of Keithville, step-daughter Debra Collier and her husband Bruce of Mansfield, Shane Harris and his wife Tammy of Stonewall, and grandchildren, Holly Hines, Blake Pickett, Will Pickett, Brady LoBue, Justin LoBue, and Christian LoBue as well as great-grandchildren Carson Pickett, Harlow Hines and Faith LoBue.

“Mr. Billy”, as he was affectionately known to most in Mansfield, was born on January 21, 1921 in Oil City, Louisiana to Jake and Ruby McElroy. His parents preceded him in death, along with his first wife of 56 years, Marjorie Carey McElroy, and his sisters, Dorothy Deen and Mary Ellen Register.

Wed
18
Dec
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MHS Athletic Booster Club Fireworks Fundraiser In Progress

MHS Athletic Booster Club Fireworks Fundraiser In Progress

Mansfield High School’s Athletic Booster Club has a tradition of selling fireworks as one of their annual main fundraisers. This year is no exception as the familiar fireworks stand returns to the Market Basket grocery store parking lot, located on Hwy 84 (Washington Avenue).

MHS Boosters’ stand opened at noon on December 17 and will continue to sell fireworks, sparklers, Roman candles, etc. until 12:01 PM on January 1. Hours are 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM, but can run over during busy times. Go out and show your Wolverine Pride as you show them your support with a purchase or two!

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Wed
18
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Joaquin Fire Department Celebrates with Christmas Awards Banquet

Joaquin Fire Department Celebrates with Christmas Awards Banquet
Joaquin Fire Department Celebrates with Christmas Awards Banquet
Joaquin Fire Department Celebrates with Christmas Awards Banquet
Joaquin Fire Department Celebrates with Christmas Awards Banquet
Joaquin Fire Department Celebrates with Christmas Awards Banquet
Joaquin Fire Department Celebrates with Christmas Awards Banquet
Joaquin Fire Department Celebrates with Christmas Awards Banquet

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department held their annual Christmas Party and Awards Banquet on Saturday, December 7th at the Joaquin ISD Cafeteria.

The event was well attended by department members and their families, as well as several guests, which included Joaquin City Councilwoman Cathy Atkinson and her husband Bill, longtime fire department supporter Darrell Alford and his wife Gay, Precinct 3 Constable Roy Cheatwood, Deputy Constable Newton Johnson, Jr., and Texas DPS State Troopers Keith Jones and Jesse Fountain.

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Wed
18
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Enterprise Columnist Carpenter Pens First Children’s Book

Former local resident Allison Davidson Carpenter has been a regular columnist for The Enterprise for the last several years, keeping us all entertained and informed with her weekly column, “Along the Way”. She grew up in up in Mansfield, where she developed a love for creative writing at an early age.

She explained, “When I was in the fifth grade at Johnson Elementary in Mansfield, I had an English teacher named Mrs. Ida Pratt. One day, Mrs. Pratt pulled me aside and gave me a paperback children’s book that was completely blank from cover to cover.”

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Wed
11
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Tigers Season Ended by Oak Grove Tigers

Tigers Season Ended by Oak Grove Tigers

The Logansport Tigers saw their 2019 season end in the semi-finals of the Class 1-A playoffs. The Tigers traveled to Oak Grove to take on the Number 4 seeded Oak Grove Tigers. Logansport came into the game on a 7 game win streak with a 7-5 overall record. Oak Grove had posted a 9-3 record coming into the game. Oak Grove defeated the Tigers 41-0 to earn the right to play in the Class 1-A State Championship game.

Wed
11
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Keachi Heritage Foundation Announces Christmas Musicale Event

Keachi Heritage Foundation Announces Christmas Musicale Event

The Keachi Heritage Foundation, Inc. is proudly hosting their annual Christmas Musicale, entitled “A Classical Christmas Evening”. According to Keachi Mayor Travis Whitfield, the event is slated for Sunday, December 15 at 6:00 PM at the Keachi Presbyterian Church, located on Hwy 5. Featured entertainment for the evening will be Dr. Leonard Kacenjar and the Shreveport Festival Strings Quartet. These musicians come from all over the area, but are based out of Shreveport.

 

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Wed
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Mansfield’s Christmas Parade Ready to Roll December 14

Mansfield’s Christmas Parade Ready to Roll December 14

On Saturday, December 14th, the Mansfield Proud and Unity Group will present the 2019 Christmas parade. This year’s parade theme is “A Country Christmas”. Floats, cars and marching units will line up in the old Walmart shopping center located on Highway 84. The route will have them traveling down King’s Highway, passing by Mansfield High School, proceeding across Highway 171, and turning left on Washington Avenue (Highway 84). They will then turn right on Polk Street and end at Mansfield City Hall. The parade entries will be judged and prizes awarded in several categories.

 

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Wed
04
Dec
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Lady Wolverine Stand-out ShaKahia Warmsley Signs with USM

Lady Wolverine Stand-out ShaKahia Warmsley Signs with USM

On the first day of the National early signing period for the fall, Mansfield High School’s Senior Lady Wolverine standout point guard ShaKahia Warmsley inked her commitment to play at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Warmsley, a four-year varsity player for the Lady Wolverines and honor student at MHS, was recognized for her athleticism, work ethic, and academic achievements by Lady Wolverine Head Coach Kendra Neal Jones. “ShaKahia works hard both on the court and off the court. She is always working hard to improve her basketball skills, but she never backs down from an academic challenge,” stated Coach Jones.

 

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Wed
04
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4th District Congressman Mike Johnson Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Mansfield

4th District Congressman Mike Johnson Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Mansfield

On Monday, December 2, U. S. Representative of the 4th District Mike Johnson hosted Town Hall meetings in Sabine and DeSoto Parishes. These were the congressman’s 46th and 47th town halls, respectively, since taking office in 2017. During his address to the DeSoto group, he stated that many of his colleagues no longer held this type of meeting, but he felt they were beneficial to himself and his constituents, where needs and concerns are addressed in a forum of this type.

Johnson began the meeting by asking Rev. Thumper Miller of First Baptist Church in Mansfield to bless the gathering, with Stonewall Mayor Randy Rodgers leading The Pledge of Allegiance. He then introduced members of his staff that were in attendance.

 

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04
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Tigers Overcome West St John 22-14 to Earn Semi-Final Berth

Tigers Overcome West St John 22-14 to Earn Semi-Final Berth

For the 3rd consecutive season the Logansport Tigers matched up with the West St John Rams in the Playoffs. 2 years ago the teams met in Edgard in the Semi-finals and the Rams earned the win on the way to a state Championship. Last season in the quarterfinals, the teams met in Logansport for the quarterfinal round. The Tigers held a 17 point lead before falling 24-23. This season West St John came into the playoffs as the Number 1 seed while the Tigers were seeded number 8. With the win, the Tigers will be making their 3rd semi-final appearance in the last 4 years. This week the Tigers will travel to Oak Grove to take on the number 4 seed.

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