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Wed
17
Aug

NDUE Named “Leader in Me” Lighthouse School

NDUE Named “Leader in

Last week, North DeSoto Upper Elementary announced that the school has been certified and named as a “Leader in Me Lighthouse School” by Franklin Covey Education. This recognition is evidence that the school has produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes by implementing the Leader in Me process with fidelity and excellence. It is also because of the extraordinary impact the school is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community.

Leader in Me is an evidence-based PK-12 model, developed in partnership with educators, designed to build perseverance and leadership in students, create a high-trust culture, and help improve academic achievement. This model equips students, educators, and families with the leadership and life skills needed to thrive, adapt, and to contribute in a dynamic world.

Wed
10
Aug

Louisiana OMV Reminds Residents to get REAL ID Ready

Louisiana OMV Reminds Residents to get REAL ID Ready

The REAL ID enforcement date is approaching and the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles is reminding residents to prepare sooner rather than later. Beginning, May 3, 2023, citizens 18 years of age and older will need to present a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card, a valid passport, or another acceptable form of federal identification to board domestic flights, access certain federal buildings, military bases and enter nuclear power plants. A Louisiana REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card will display a gold circle with a star cutout in the top right corner.

Wed
10
Aug

Mansfield Aldermen Attend 85th LMA Convention

Mansfield Aldermen Attend 85th LMA Convention

The City of Mansfield was well represented when several Aldermen and their spouses attended the 8th Annual Louisiana Municipal Association Convention that was held July 28-30 at the Cajundome in Lafayette. Pictured are District A Alderwoman Marylinda Green, Percy Myles (husband of Rita Myles), District E Alderwoman Rita Myles, District D Alderman Antonio G. Washington, and Frances Young (Fiancé of Antonio Washington). Not pictured but also in attendance were Mayor Thomas Jones, District B Alderman Christopher Thomas, and District C Alderwoman Victoria Jackson.

Wed
10
Aug

Sen. Milligan to Speak at DeSoto Chamber August 16

Sen. Milligan to Speak at DeSoto Chamber August 16

On Tuesday, August 16, Senator Barry Milligan will speak to members and guests at the regular luncheon meeting that begins at noon. Catering the event will be Big Pit Smoking. The price is $13.00 in advance, $14.00 at the door and $15.00 if you RSVP and are a no show. You do not have to eat to attend the meeting.

The DeSoto Chamber accepts Cash App: $desotochamber and Venmo:@DeSoto Chamber. For questions call 318-872-1310.

Wed
03
Aug

10th Annual DeSoto Friends of NRA Banquet Set for this Saturday

10th Annual DeSoto Friends of NRA Banquet Set for this Saturday

The DeSoto Friends of the National Rifle Association Volunteer Fundraising Committee are ready to open the doors for their 10th Annual DeSoto Friends of the NRA Banquet. They are still accepting donations and sponsors from area businesses to help insure the banquet’s success in support of Friends of the NRA and community.

The banquet is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the David B. Means, Jr. Memorial 4-H Building, located at 10117 Highway 171 in Grand Cane. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the banquet will start at 7:00 p.m. As in previous years, there will be a silent auction, live auction, raffles, and games to play. A dinner of fish, shrimp and chicken strips with all the trimmings will be served. As always, the DeSoto NRA Banquet is a family oriented event, therefore, no alcohol will be served or allowed on the premises.

Wed
03
Aug

Pat Taylor of Waterworks Dist. 1 Named Water System Operator of the Year

Pat Taylor of Waterworks Dist. 1 Named Water System Operator of the Year

Pat Taylor of Waterworks District #1 received highest honors this year at Louisiana Rural Water Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony when he was named the Water System Operator of the Year Award. The award was presented on July 20, 2022 at LRWA’s 36th Annual Training and Technical Conference held at the Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The LRWA Awards Program was established to recognize the outstanding efforts of Rural Water and Wastewater Systems and their personnel. Of all the operators across the state, Pat was selected as this year’s winner for dedication to providing safe drinking water and helping to maintain a cleaner environment through his efforts in the water industry in the State of Louisiana.

Wed
03
Aug

DPSO’s DARE Vehicle Awarded 1st Place in SUV Division Car Show

DPSO’s DARE Vehicle Awarded 1st Place in SUV Division Car Show
DPSO’s DARE Vehicle Awarded 1st Place in SUV Division Car Show

During the month of July, the 31st Annual Louisiana D. A. R. E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officers Association Conference took place with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff ’s Office bringing home the First Place trophy once again. Sgt. Natasha Jones was present to accept the winning trophy in the D. A. R. E. SUV Division Car Show. Vehicles are entered into different categories according to size, and voted on by D. A. R. E. officers and others from across Louisiana.

Wed
03
Aug

Back to School Edition Delayed

Back to School Edition Delayed

We had several of our usual sponsors of The Enterprise’s Annual Back to School edition out of town for the last couple of weeks. They requested that if at all possible to please hold the issue until they could get their advertisements together.

We want all of our student and sports sponsors to be able to participate in this special edition so we made the decision to hold it one more week. So, watch for August 11th’s edition! School is back in session and busses are on the road. Please drive safe and be aware!

Wed
03
Aug

Sheriff Selects Vehicle to Pay Homage to Veteran Deputies and Area Veterans

Sheriff Selects Vehicle to Pay Homage to Veteran Deputies and Area Veterans
Sheriff Selects Vehicle to Pay Homage to Veteran Deputies and Area Veterans

There are over a dozen Deputies at the DeSoto Parish Sheriff ’s Office who not only serve and protect our parish, but they have served our country as well.

Sheriff Jayson Richardson has chosen to set aside one of our fleet vehicles to show our love and support for our Veterans, who accepted the challenge to protect the freedoms we hold dear in this great nation. This news may seem more appropriate for Veteran’s Day, but we just could not wait that long. With men and women currently on active duty around the world, we will honor our service members every day. So, if you see it on the road, know that it will always be driven by one of our vets here at DPSO!

Wed
03
Aug

Sheriff Richardson Presents Award to Sen. Milligan in Baton Rouge

Sheriff Richardson Presents Award to Sen. Milligan in Baton Rouge
Sheriff Richardson Presents Award to Sen. Milligan in Baton Rouge
Sheriff Richardson Presents Award to Sen. Milligan in Baton Rouge

Last week, Sheriff Jayson Richardson travelled to Baton Rouge to meet with Senator Barry Milligan to show his appreciation for the recent $1.8 million package passed to aid Criminal Justice during this Legislative session.

This package includes $1.5 million dedicated to the North Louisiana Crime Lab, which is something that Sheriff Richardson has advocated for heavily in our area. The package also included $300,000 toward the Louisiana Sheriff’s Task Force for Hurricane Reponse.

Senator Milligan said, “I sincerely appreciate the recognition and happy to serve those who so faithfully serve us!”

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