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DeSoto Parish Schools Earn “B”; Improve from 29th to 23rd on State Ranking

Dr. Cade Brumley, Superintendent of DeSoto Parish Schools
The Louisiana Department of Education recently released school and district grades, highlighting a decrease in failing schools, with 37% of Louisiana’s public schools earning grades of A or B in state’s performance ranking system. Also up across the state were graduation rates. The report also indicated that that 36% scored at the D or F level. Statewide, in 2013, the number of failing schools decreased from 12% to 8%. In DeSoto Parish, the school system received a district performance score of 89.3, earning a “B” letter grade. Out of 74 districts, the DeSoto Parish schools, which were previously ranked at number 29, moved up to 23rd in the state. They also achieved being ranked at 15th overall in growth.
 
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DeSoto Chamber Recognizes Judge Charles Adams as Individual Member for October

DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce President, Laurie Williamson, is shown presenting Judge Charles Adams a certificate honoring him as Individual Chamber Member for the Month of October.
In June 2013, the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce began selecting an individual member as well as a business entity to honor on a monthly basis. For the month of October, Judge Charles Adams has been chosen to receive this award. Judge Adams of Keachi joins others that have been recipients, including Helen Matthews of Logansport, who was chosen in June; A. J. Williams of Mansfield, chosen in July; Rita Myles of Mansfield, chosen in August; and Robert “Robbo” Davidson of Mansfield, chosen in September.

 

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Anytime Fitness Celebrates New Location with Ground Breaking Ceremony

Josh and Erica Burford, owners of Anytime Fitness in Stonewall, are shown (in center) with business associates, family, and friends during their recent ground breaking on Hwy 3276, next to Cathey Acres Subdivision.

 

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DeSoto Healthcare Center Holds Grand Opening Ceremonies

On October 18, the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce hosted a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the DeSoto Healthcare Center Rural Health Clinic (DHCRHC). The old clinic that was located on Louise Street in Mansfield, is now headquartered in a larger and move conveniently located facility at 7356 Hwy 509, close to Walmart. The new office provides the same professional and caring services that patients expect and appreciate, but gives them an opportunity to grow, both in square footage as well as staff. DeSoto Healthcare Center, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit agency that provides comprehensive, high quality, competent, affordable primary health care services. The staff provides friendly patientcentered care for the entire family. The clinic strives to meet the needs of the underserved vulnerable population to address the gap in primary health care services, regardless of the ability to pay with patient discounts available for those eligible.
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Governor Jindal Sends National Guard Assistance to Aid Waterworks 1 in Gathering Samples

With the recent discovery of the Naegleria Fowleri Amoeba in DeSoto Parish’s Water Works 1 System, the sight of military vehicles and four National Guardsmen may have alarmed some citizens, thinking we might be under a state of emergency. DeSoto Parish Waterworks 1 Administrator, John Neilson, said absolutely not. He continued that the Governor’s office was simply trying to help, and that his office was nice enough to send these men to help the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) gather samples, and that was the only reason that they were here.
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Singing on the Sabine Gospel Event in Logansport Slated For This Weekend

On Saturday, October 26, beginning at 4:00 PM, Christians of the Logansport area will join together as they unite God’s Kingdom…one voice at a time. Organizer Joey Register stated that twenty plus choirs, ensembles and soloists are scheduled to perform, with special guest, Ray Perryman, to be featured at the event. Register stated that he is hoping that “Singing on the Sabine” will unite all the different denominations of our area, with the common thread of music and the love of God and Christian fellowship, thus connecting everyone.
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