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DeSoto Chamber Honors Mansfield’s Newest Business with Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, January 27, the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for W & W Insurance Company, located at 1000 Jenkins Street, Suite A (Hwy 171) in Mansfield. Owner April L. Warfield stated
that she is a full service agency, offering coverage for both commercial and personal purposes 
 
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Krewe of Aquarius Celebration Banquet and Royalty Coronation This Saturday

On Saturday, February 1, Logansport’s Krewe of Aquarius will host a Celebration Banquet or “Ball”, with the crowning of the 2014 Queen Nancy Zawodnik and King Dean Register. The presentation of the Royalty will begin at 6:00 PM, and conclude at 8:00 PM. 
 
 
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DeSoto Chamber Announces New Officers

Officers recently elected for the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce include (from left to right) Gus Hall, First Vice President; Brian Phillips, Secretary; Charles Waldon, President and Marsha Richardson, Treasurer. Not pictured is Katherine Freeman, Second Vice President
 
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Horn Attorneys’ Delay of Trial Motions Denied by Judge

The capital murder trial of alleged child murderer, Brian Horn, will begin in February despite defense attorney’s attempts to be granted another continuance. Lead defense attorney Daryl Gold filed two motions to quash indictments as well as another to extend the scheduled trail date with District Judge Robert Burgess denying all motions 
 
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DeSoto School Board Elects New Officers

On January 9, the DeSoto Parish School Board met for their regular meeting. Officers were elected with Coday Johnston, representing District 6, being chosen unanimously to serve as the 2014 President. Tommy Craig of District 9 was elected Vice President, and Dudley Glenn chosen as Finance Committee Chairman 
 
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Logansport’s Krewe of Aquarius Selects 2014 Royalty and Continues with Celebration Plans

Plans continue for Mardi Gras festivities with the 2014 Krewe of Aquarius busy working behind the scenes to make this year’s event the biggest and best celebration ever. The theme has been selected with the popular “Keep  Calm” craze that began years ago in England by adding a Louisiana twist to it 
 
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History is Made as Louisiana and Texas Residents Celebrate with Sabine River Bridge Groundbreaking

A large crowd of interested Louisianians and Texans gathered on the Riverstage on the banks of the Sabine in Logansport to witness what so many have waited years to see come to pass. On Friday, January 10, history was made as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) celebrated the start of construction on the longawaited U.S. 84 Sabine River Bridge replacement project. The $20.4 million project will construct a pair of one way, two-lane bridges to replace the current single structure built in 1936. At the event, held at the Dennis Freeman Memorial Park in Logansport, TxDOT and DOTD representatives were joined by state and local elected officials from both states for a ceremonial groundbreaking.
 
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Battle of Pleasant Hill 150th Ann. Re-Enactment Plans Underway

The Battle of Pleasant Hill Reenactment Committee and Miss Battle of Pleasant Hill, Courtney Yelverton, are hard at work planning and promoting the 150th Anniversary event scheduled for April 4-6, 2014. This year’s event will mark the 150th 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.

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16
Jan
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Get Ready to “Party Mardi” with the Krewe of Aquarius and Just Us

The theme has been set, the King and Queen for 2014 chosen, and dates have been selected for the Krewe of Aquarius’ upcoming Mardi Gras celebration. This year’s theme will be “Keep Calm-Jazz On”, with King Dean Register and Queen Nancy Zawodnik presiding over this year’s festivities. The parade date will be on Saturday, February 15 at 6:00 PM.

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Thu
09
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Mansfield Enterprise Loses Long Time Staff Member and Friend

The end of 2013 was a sad one for The Mansfield Enterprise staff with the passing of long time employee, Lucelle Edwards. “Mrs. Lucy” was not only a valued employee but also a friend to all that knew her with her calm, quiet voice that brought about office tranquility in a hectic business that runs on deadlines. Her reassurance that all would fall in line for the weekly edition, as well as her proofing the paper with her eagle eye for both grammatical as well as spelling errors, made each week’s paper the best that it could be for our small staff. In fact, Mrs. Lucy would say, “We’re small in staff, but we’re mighty”.

 

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