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14
Apr

Logansport Chamber Welcomes Tio Nacho Mexican Restaurant with Ribbon Cutting

Logansport Chamber Welcomes Tio Nacho Mexican Restaurant with Ribbon Cutting
Logansport Chamber Welcomes Tio Nacho Mexican Restaurant with Ribbon Cutting
Logansport Chamber Welcomes Tio Nacho Mexican Restaurant with Ribbon Cutting

The Logansport Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new restaurant to the area by hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony launching the Grand Opening for Tio Nacho Mexican Restaurant, located at 1100 Main Street.

Owner Leyla Olvera is excited to bring her recipes and versions of Tex-Mex cuisine to Logansport and believes her menu has something to offer every taste from children, to salad and vegetables lovers, to steaks, and of course, true Mexican lovers of Tex-Mex. The menu is broken down into the categories of appetizers, Tio Nacho Classics, Lunch Specials (from 11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.), Dinner Plates including combination meals, child plates, side orders, and desserts. Most meals are served with rice and beans unless otherwise noted. Beverages offered include Coca-Cola products in addition to Mexican drinks of Norchata, Jamaica, and Tamarindo.

Wed
14
Apr

Village Market at Grand Cane Set for Saturday, April 17

Village Market at Grand Cane Set for Saturday, April 17

Plans are currently underway by the Historic Grand Cane Association (HGCA) for “The Village Market at Grand Cane” set for Saturday, April 17 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event was formerly known as Grand Cane Trade Days and has had several successful runs. If you are interested in being a vendor you can contact HGCA at grandcanehistoric@gmail.com , call them at 318-858-0800, or message them on Facebook at Historic Grand Cane Association.

These events, like many others held in the Village, are to attract visitors and tourism to Grand Cane, DeSoto Parish, and Northwest Louisiana as a whole. HGCA consists of a group of citizens that love their historic village and want to share its many charms and history with visitors.

Wed
07
Apr

Gov. Eases Some COVID Restrictions, Keeps Mask Mandate

Some restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, including strict occupancy restrictions for bars and restaurants, will be eased this week following sustained improvements in COVID-19 hospitalizations and vaccinations, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday. Social distancing of six feet will still be required in businesses and Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate remains in place.

Wed
07
Apr

Darden a Semifinalists for LA Teacher & Principal of the Year Awards

Darden a Semifinalists for LA Teacher & Principal of the Year Awards

The Louisiana Department of Education today announced the 2022 Teacher and Principal of the Year Semifinalists. The 48 semifinalists are elementary, middle and high school educators from school systems across the state. Finalists will be selected from this group and announced live at the 2021 Teacher Leader Summit during the plenary event on May 25 in New Orleans. DeSoto Parish is honored to announce that North DeSoto Upper Elementary

Teacher Leah Darden is in the Semifinalists category. The DPSB website reads, “Leah’s commitment to student success exemplifies the teaching profession and she DeSoto Strong! We wish her the best of luck.”

Wed
07
Apr

Early Voting to Begin on April 10; Voters Decide on Run-offs and a 1 Mill Tax Allocated for Animal Services

Early Voting to Begin on April 10; Voters Decide on Run-offs and a 1 Mill Tax Allocated for Animal Services

Early voting will begin on April 10 and end on April 17, 2021 (with the exception of Sunday, April 11) when DeSoto voters go to the polls to early vote in a run-off between Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) candidates Michael Melerine-R and Cassie Williams-D and whether or not to pass a 1 mill property tax allocated for Animal Services.

The BESE seat became vacant when Tony Davis resigned taking a job in another state.

Those that live in District 2 will cast their preference for Kyle D. Kennington-R or Ronald “Ronnie” Allen-R. The Kennington-Allen runoff in District 2 will fill the seat vacated by Judge Nicholas Gasper, who resigned his Jury sear after winning the election to serve the 42nd Judicial Division. His appointment, Bradley Sepulvado, expressed no wishes to run for the seat full time upon accepting the position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
07
Apr

Arbuckle Recognized as One of SB Magazine’s Top Attorneys for 2019

Arbuckle Recognized as One of SB Magazine’s Top Attorneys for 2019

Ethan P. Arbuckle has been named one of SB (Shreveport-Bossier) Magazine’s Top Attorneys for 2019. He is a graduate of North DeSoto High School, LSUS, and Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge.

After graduation, Arbuckle worked for a firm in Shreveport for a few months before opening his general practice firm in Stonewall that focuses on divorce custody law, probate/succession law, estate planning law, and personal injury law. His future plans are to grow his firm and continue to do what’s best for anyone seeking his assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
07
Apr

DPSO Honors Deputy Tommy Williamson with Retirement Party

DPSO Honors Deputy Tommy Williamson with Retirement Party
DPSO Honors Deputy Tommy Williamson with Retirement Party

Sheriff Jayson Richardson and his staff would recently held a party to celebrate the retirement of Deputy Tommy Williamson.

Williamson has worked with the DeSoto Sheriff’s Office for 12 years, beginning as jailer in the DeSoto Detention Center. Soon it was discovered that he was not only a hard worker but a skilled farmer with outstanding agricultural capabilities. Williamson then chose an opportunity to take a position in Special Services, which including going out with the inmates to clean, work in gardens, and various other duties that have been vital to DPSO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
31
Mar

Congressman Mike Johnson to Speak at DeSoto GOP Luncheon

Congressman Mike Johnson to Speak at DeSoto GOP Luncheon
Congressman Mike Johnson to Speak at DeSoto GOP Luncheon
Congressman Mike Johnson to Speak at DeSoto GOP Luncheon

U.S. Congressman for the 4th District Mike Johnson has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker for the DeSoto GOP Luncheon on Thursday, April 8 at 12:00 p.m. at the Stonewall Community Center, located at 5208 Hwy 3276 (Stonewall-Frierson Road). Johnson will be providing an update on what is currently going on in Washington, D. C. He will also be available to answer questions and for photographs.

Also, DeSoto Parish Police Jury Administrator Steve Brown will speak and provide information on the upcoming tax on the April ballot to support animal services in DeSoto. He, too, will be available to answer questions after speaking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
31
Mar

Campbell Awards $2.5 Million in Energy-efficiency Grants to Area Governments; DPPJ to Receive $220,893

Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell is awarding nearly $2.5 million in grants to local governments and parish school systems in Northwest Louisiana to promote energy efficiency.

Energy upgrades funded by the grants include high-efficiency LED lights in buildings operated by local public agencies.

“These improvements will lower electric bills by thousands of dollars for these public institutions,” Campbell said.

The LPSC Energy Efficiency program for public entities and political subdivisions is an offshoot of the commission’s “Quick Start” Energy Efficiency program, which since 2013 has helped residential and commercial utility customers lower their electricity consumption across Louisiana. Participating utilities are SWEPCO, Entergy and CLECO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
31
Mar

Battle of Pleasant Hill 157th Anniversary Re-Enactment Plans Underway

Battle of Pleasant Hill 157th Anniversary Re-Enactment Plans Underway

The Battle of Pleasant Hill Reenactment Committee and Miss Battle of Pleasant Hill, Autumn Palmer, are hard at work planning and promoting the 157th Anniversary event scheduled for April 9-11, 2021. This year’s event will mark the 157th Anniversary of the largest Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River and is held on the ground hallowed those many years ago by the blood of Americans locked in mortal combat.

The 2021 Battle of Pleasant Hill Re-enactment is sure to surprise audiences and honor the memory of one of the most significant battles of the Civil War. The committee would like to encourage the surrounding communities to keep the upcoming event in mind and to attend the event, which is free to the public, in April.

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