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DeSoto Chamber Welcome Woodley and Associates to Mansfield

DeSoto Chamber Welcome Woodley and Associates to Mansfield
DeSoto Chamber Welcome Woodley and Associates to Mansfield

On Friday, November 6, the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Mansfield’s newest business, Woodley and Associates. Family, friends, officials and the local business community joined Chamber members for the occasion at 101 Oak Street, which is close to the DeSoto Police Jury Office.

Wed
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Norman Arbuckle Selected as Logansport’s Christmas Parade Grand Marshall

Norman Arbuckle Selected as Logansport’s Christmas Parade Grand Marshall

Popular town leader Norman Arbuckle, former Mardi Gras King of the Krewe of Aquarius, has been selected by the Christmas festival committee to serve as Grand Marshall of the 2020 Logansport Christmas Parade - “A Gingerbread Christmas”.

He was in born June 1935 in Fitchtown, OK and made his way to Logansport, where he attended, participated in sports and graduated from Logansport High School in 1954. After high school, he joined the United States Army.

While serving overseas in the Army as a military policeman he married his wife of 62 years, Jeannine, and brought her back to his hometown of Logansport. Upon returning to the United States (and still serving our country), he and Jeannine moved around with four kids in tow

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Wed
18
Nov

Mansfield High’s Trenton Colbert Signs with LSUA Generals

Mansfield High’s Trenton Colbert Signs with LSUA Generals
Mansfield High’s Trenton Colbert Signs with LSUA Generals
Mansfield High’s Trenton Colbert Signs with LSUA Generals

Mansfield High School Wolverine Basketball Player Trenton Colbert signed his Letter of Intent to play basketball for the LSUA Generals on Monday, November 9.

Colbert, a 6’7” Forward for the MHS team, decided to play for LSUA after visiting the school earlier this school year.

“I think Trent has made a good choice in signing with LSUA,” stated MHS Head Basketball Coach Chris Bush. “They have the best winning percentage in the State, and they have played in the NAIA National tournament for four years. Any team that consistently makes it to the national tournament at any level has to be pretty good.” Coach Bush continued about the CENLA school, “They also have a great Coach who pushes academics, community service, and faith. The focus on those three things will help to create better men and not just better players.”

Wed
11
Nov

Joaquin Great Light Fight Begins Nov. 30th for Residential and Commercial

Joaquin Great Light Fight Begins Nov. 30th for Residential and Commercial

In an effort to light up the city of Joaquin during the Christmas season, a contest entitled “The Great Joaquin Light Fight” has been established. Both residential and commercial venues are encouraged to participate. Registration fee for the contest is $10.00.

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Wed
11
Nov

Two Men Killed in Fiery DeSoto Parish Crash

On November 4, 2020, just before 1:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two-vehicle, fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 175 south of Louisiana Highway 522. This crash killed 45-year-old Joseph Free of Pleasant Hill and 63- year-old Donnie Rogers of Magnolia, Arkansas.

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Wed
11
Nov

Louisiana’s 8 Electoral Votes Go to Trump; Presidential Winner Still Undecided

Louisiana’s 8 Electoral Votes Go to Trump; Presidential Winner Still Undecided
Louisiana’s 8 Electoral Votes Go to Trump; Presidential Winner Still Undecided
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With votes, especially mail-in votes, still being tallied, the nation still waits to see if President Donald J. Trump is reelected, or if Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States. Louisiana’s 8 electoral votes decisively went to Trump early in the evening of election night on November 3. Other states are still in limbo as to whether they go Republican or Democrat.

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Thu
05
Nov

LSP File Charges Against Mansfield Woman Regarding Election Violations

LSP File Charges Against Mansfield Woman Regarding Election Violations

On October 30, Louisiana State Police spoke sman Brent Hardy reported that Quanittia Shambrika Dennis, also known as Breka Peoples, was arrested for two counts of prohibited acts during early voting or on Election Day She was booked into

She was booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center, where she posted a $1,000 bond on the offenses and released. She was given a December 9, 2020 court date.

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Thu
05
Nov

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Woodley and Associates

The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to join them as they honor Woodley and Associates, located at 101 Oak Street in Mansfield, on Friday, November 6 at 12:00 p.m.

Thu
05
Nov

Mansfield Hosted First Game in Newly Renovated Football Stadium

Mansfield Hosted First Game in Newly Renovated Football Stadium
Mansfield Hosted First Game in Newly Renovated Football Stadium
Mansfield Hosted First Game in Newly Renovated Football Stadium
Mansfield Hosted First Game in Newly Renovated Football Stadium

On Friday night, October 30, the Mansfield Wolverines fell to the Green Oaks Giants 34-28 in their first game in the newly renovated Washington-Taylor-Rogers Football Stadium. Although the stadium still has a few final touches that will be completed in the near future, the excitement in the air was undeniable as fans and students entered the stadium.

“We are very proud of the way the stadium turned out and can’t wait for all the finishing touches to be complete. The culmination of this project brings this facility up to par with any 3A stadium in the state,” said Superintendent Clay Corley. “We pride ourselves on offering the best for our students and community. This is another example of how our board is committed to excellence in everything we do.”

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Thu
05
Nov

State Merges with DPPJ to Fund New Road for 1-49 Industrial Park

With the State of Louisiana and funds from DeSoto Parish totaling almost three million dollars, the DeSoto Industrial Park will be realigned and improved to service multiple businesses at a park near Frierson. A portion of the funds will also be used to build new entrance roads into two other industrial parks on U. S. 84 West just outside of Mansfield and U. S. Highway 171 south.

The road to the Industrial Park is currently in such terrible shape it is prone to flooding, which leaves workers stranded. Hopefully, the new plans will alleviate these problems and encourage tenants to stay put.

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