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DeSoto Parish to Honor Lod Cook on May 22

By: Dr. Gil Rew.
 
How can one top the honors, awards and accolades that have been presented to Lodwrick “Lod” Monroe Cook? A group of local citizens and the LSU Alumni Association’s local chapter are going to do just that and have found the way by planning a dinner for Lod and 200-300 grateful citizens, friends and admirers on Thursday May 22 in Mansfield at 6:00 on the grounds of the Mansfield Female College in the palatial Clista Andrews Calhoun Center.
 

 

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Apr

Former DeSoto Parish Deputy Possibly Violated State Law

 

By: Tom Aswell

 

           A former DeSoto Parish sheriff’s deputy may have violated state law by using his office to run background checks for a company in which he owned a major interest, according to a report by the Legislative Auditor’s office in Baton Rouge.

            His company, Lagniappe and Castillo Research and Investigations, ran 41,574 background checks through the sheriff’s office during an 11-month period between April 1, 2012, and February 28, 2013, the report says.

            The report, released on Monday, also noted that three DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office (DPSO) employees were paid nearly $2,000 by Lagniappe and Castillo Research and Investigations for running the background checks between January 2011 and May 2013, duties they would normally perform as part of their jobs with the sheriff’s office.

             (The complete article will run in the April 24 edition of The Enterprise). 

Wed
16
Apr
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“Building Bridges” Selected for Logansport’s 31st Annual River City Fest’s Theme

Plans are underway for the 31st Annual River City Fest in Logansport, with this year’s theme appropriately selected as “Building Bridges”. Festival co-chairs Karla Smith and Teresa Stephens stated that this year’s theme reflects not only toward the current new bridge construction, but also to Logansport residents’ positive outlook for a bright future ahead. Dates for the 2014 Fest will run May 16, 17 and 18.
 
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Judge Scott J. Crichton Selected to Speak at DeSoto Law Day Event

Public officials and the general public to join them as they celebrate Annual Law Day at the DeSoto Parish Courthouse, located at 101 Texas Street in Mansfield. Guest speaker for the event will be the Honorable Scott J. Crichton, Judge of the First Judicial District Court in Caddo Parish. 
 
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16
Apr
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Ringing of the Bells Ceremony Honors of 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mansfield

Local historians Martha Bedsole, Raymond Powell and Van Reech are pictured ringing the bell at the Old Log Courthouse at 3:00 PM on April 8. Bells all over the Mansfield area were scheduled to ring remembering the soldiers that gave the ultimate sacrifice 150 years ago, on both sides, during the American Civil War
 
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09
Apr
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Brian Horn Found Guilty of First Degree Murder; Jury Sentences Him to Death

(Editor’s Note: With The Enterprise being a weekly publication, we have decided to start  with the trial’s outcome before giving a summary of this week’s  testimony and events surrounding the trial of Brian Horn for the
murder of twelve-year-old Justin Bloxom. Disregarding the jury selection process, the entire trial from start to finish lasted from March 28 until April 5) 
 
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09
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Justice for Justin Bloxom – Jurors Meet with Family After Trial Conclusion

After the trial was over on Saturday, April 5, the jury asked to speak to Justin's mother and expressed their desire to go the Justin Bloxom Memorial Garden so that they could view the place that has given so many a place to heal 
 
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09
Apr
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DeSoto Parish 2015 Teachers of the Year Recognized at DPSB Meeting

DeSoto Parish Teachers of the Year were presented plaques honoring their accomplishments. Pictured left to right are School Board President Coday Johnston; Parish High School Teacher of the Year, Krysalline Meshelle from Mansfield High School; Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year, Larry Hall from North DeSoto Middle School; Parish Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Kristy Roblow; and Superintendent Cade Brumley
 
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Construction Progressing on Sabine River Bridge Hwy 84 Project

The construction project to replace the U.S. 84 Sabine River Bridge at the Texas/Louisiana state line continues with little to no impact to the traveling public at this time. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Spokesman Kathi White said, “For the safety of themselves and workers, motorists are reminded to use caution when driving through the work zone.” 
 
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DeSoto Chamber Honors Studio 3 Magic Touch Salon with Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, March 28, the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce honored Mansfieldʼs newest business with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their grand opening. Studio 3-Magic Touch Salon, located at 432 Louise Street, will be open Tuesday through Saturday, from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Telephone numbers for three stylists include Chosen Vessel at 318-871-7193, Styles by Misty 318- 461-2477 or Divine Dee-Vaʼs 318-560-5718.
 

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