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Powells Honored by Louisiana Lions with Presentation of Melvin Jones Award

At a recent Louisiana Lions Crippled Children’s Camp board meeting, Raymond and Evelyn Powell were recognized by Louisiana Lions Club members for their charitable work throughout the state during a most esteemed award ceremony. Past District Governor, Don Brown, presented the Powells the prestigious Melvin Jones Award, which is the highest form of recognition that Lion can receive for their philanthropy efforts.
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Logansport’s Christmas Festival “A Storybook Christmas” Will Offer Something for Everyone

If you think back to when you were small, and the excitement that the Christmas season brought, it shouldn’t be hard for you to get into the spirit of the season with this year’s theme for Logansport’s Christmas Festival. The two day event entitled, “A Storybook Christmas-Miracle on Main” will take place on Friday, November 29 and November 30, with more lights added to this year’s displays. Christmas event committee Chairman, Debbie Amox, and her elves have been working non-stop for several weeks on new displays and various electrical projects that are required for everything to run as smoothly as possible.
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Jack Dillard – a “Man of Many Hats” to Speak at Stonewall Library Luncheon

Stonewall Branch Library Director, Tammy Overton, has announced that newspaper columnist, radio personality and auctioneer, Jack Dillard, will be the featured speaker on Monday, November 18 at 11:00 AM, at the Stonewall Branch library. The event is sponsored by the Stonewall Friends of the Library, and reservations are still being accepted.
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Logansport’s Food Bank “God’s Pantry” Provides Blessings to Many

During the month of September the Logansport Food Bank, lovingly known as God’s Pantry, moved its location from downtown Main Street in Logansport to 1012 Gum Street (next to the old Logansport High School football field). The new location has been refurbished and supplies the food bank with more room, better parking and much better loading and unloading conditions. Trucks delivering food items no longer have to park in the street on Hwy 84, with workers being able to unload in a safer environment. Bobbie Childress and Sue Fields are both ecstatic over their new facility, and look forward to filling the new building to capacity.
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MPD Officer Antoinette Turner Promoted to Corporal

On October 31, Officer Antoinette Turner of the Mansfield Police Department received a promotion to the rank of Corporal. Acting Chief Gary Hobbs along with Administrative Assistant Joseph Pratt made the recommendation for promotion to Mayor Curtis McCoy for approval.
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Stonewall Senior Center Honored with Ribbon Cutting

Due the generosity of the Stonewall Town Council and Mayor Charles Waldon, seniors in the Stonewall area will now have a place to gather for meals and activities. The Stonewall Senior Center, which is a part of the DeSoto Council on Aging, will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. It is located at 5208 Hwy 3276 inside the Stonewall Community Center. Interim Director Cheryl Lane stated that the Center will serve hot meals daily with games and other activities still in the planning stages.
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DeSoto Schools and Library Veteran’s Day Programs Announced

Editor’s Note: Several DeSoto Parish Schools and the Logansport Friends of the Library will host their annual programs at various times and dates during the days leading up to Veteran’s Day, which will be recognized on Monday, November 11. We salute our Veterans with honor, love and respect, as well as our undying gratitude. The programs that The Mansfield Enterprise has been notified of are included in this article. All area Veterans are cordially invited to attend as many of these events as possible, which are being held in their honor.
On November 6, Logansport High School will have its annual Veteran’s Day program at 9:30 AM in the new gymnasium on the elementary side. All Veterans, local dignitaries and community members are invited to attend. According to LHS Assistant Principal Jan Greer, there will be a reception for the Veterans immediately following the program. For more information you can call the school office at 318-697-4338.
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Mansfield Marine Trains in Japan

Thirty seconds can be the difference between life, death and victory. One second too late and all could be lost. It is within that demanding time standard that artillerymen must execute their fire-missions in support of the infantry. Marines with Battery F trained to this high-pressure and rigid standard at the Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji Oct. 2 in support of Artillery Relocation Training Program 13-3.
 
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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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