Gazebo in River Front Park

Logansport, LA

Owner - Publisher:

Edna Wheless

Office Location: Hicks-Richardson Bldg.,Historic Village of Grand Cane, La.

Contact Numbers:318-858-3775 - 318-471-2661 - 318-697-7332

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MAYMAYFEST 2015 

To kickoff this year's Summer Reading Program, the DeSoto Parish Library along with the school system, will host its 7th Annual Mayfest.  All first graders in the parish will be attending Wednesday and Thursday, May 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. til 1 p.m. at Dave Means 4-H Bldg.


 

NEWS NOW


 

Police Jurors give nod to recent request by concerned citizens in Logansport …granting

                $15,000 to help toward construction of first boat launch/floating pier on Sabine River on  Logansport side. 

   And a swap out in properties by  Police Jury  will keep medical clinic in Logansport, says Todd Eppler, DRHS Administrator

 

 Area  residents using the Sabine River/River Front Park  in Logansport as a go-to place for events , casual boat-riding excursions or fishing any time of the year have had only one place to actually put a boat in the river ,,,and that was on the Joaquin side of the river. It’s often been discussed  about the need for one  yet until just recently, no one apparently did anything about it.

Then Mayor Katherine Freeman, Council Member Judge Cordray and Chamber of Commerce represented by John Russell strolled up to the podium in the Police Jury meeting room and requested $15,000 to help on what is expected  to be a $45,000 project...

and the Jury agreed having such a place for the boating public  to dock...walk up into the park and even stroll to downtown area to shop and dine would bring a positive economic development shove.

Read More:  Police Jury News

Picture  shows that  river comes right up to edge allowing no boats to dock.

 


CRIMESTOPPERS NEED PUBLIC'S HELP IN LOCATING  INDIVIDUALS SHOWN

Read:  Law Enforcement


nKenneth Jones 

Kenneth Jones

 


 

Kerry D. Washington 



Michael Mayfield



Quinton A. Davis


 


PUBLIC FORUMS SCHEDLED FOR PROPOSED 1-69 CORRIDOR IN LOUISIANA

Shreveport – A series of public information meetings are scheduled to bring the public up to date on the progress and status of the proposed I-69 Corridor. 

The I-69 Mid-Continent Highway Coalition, Inc. met in Washington the week of April 20 with Coalition members and the Congressional Delegations from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

Read:  Government


DeSoto Sports Complex

 Youth Softball Games

COMIN' UP

RIVER CITY FEST

Logansport


 

Balloons over DeSoto

DeSoto Parish Airport


 

 

Back Alley Theatre

Historic Village of

Grand Cane

Presents

The Curious Savage

fmi: backalleytheatre42@gmail.com

Read:  Events Etc

 


 

Feral Hog Workshop planned

Sponsored by USDA

Read:  Communities Involved


LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRESTS

DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Department/Mansfield Police Department

Read:  Law Enforcement

 


 

Deadline to Register for Summer Courses:  May 22

 For More Information call 318-872-2243

NORTHWEST LTC - MANSFIELD CAMPUS

943 OXFORD ROAD, MANSFIELD LA

is offering introductory – level short term computer classes every Tuesday this summer. 

Classes begin June 2, 2015 from June 2 to July 14th

*Intro to Computers 8 til 12; Into to Word 1 til 3

Intro to Excel 11 til 3 - Intro to Quickbooks 11 til 3

Cost per class:  $125.23 plus book(s)

HAPPENINGS IN STATE GOVERNMENT AS WE SPEAK

The Numbers Game

 by Stephen Waguespack, LABI President

 If the old saying is true that the numbers don’t lie, then the story of this year’s legislative session is quantifiably easy to tell. The 144 members of the Louisiana Legislature face a $1.6 billion governmental operating deficit this session. The governor enters his eighth and final year, which means Louisiana will have a new leader in 2016.

Read:  State Government

 


 

 

LABI 2015 Priority Legislation

 

 

 

 

 Paycheck Protection

Government resources should be used solely for activities leading to the proper and efficient execution of governmental functions. Collecting union dues is not such an activity.These dues are collected and remitted at taxpayer expense for unions to engage in what many believe to be anti-taxpayer activities.Therefore, LABI supports the elimination of union dues collection by taxpayer-funded agencies through automatic payroll deductions.

HB 418 by Rep. Stuart Bishop and SB 204 by Sen. Danny Martiny will prohibit the automatic deduction of union dues by state and local government.
Pending House and Senate Labor.

Visit paycheckprotectionla.com to learn more. Send your organization's logo to laurenj@labi.org to join the Louisiana for Paycheck Protection Coalition

 

Infrastructure

With the tremendous growth underway in Louisiana’s economy, businesses and workers face significant and time-sensitive challenges in transportation and infrastructure. LABI supports sensible, fiscally responsible solutions that better leverage dollars for transportation to enhance and sustain that economic growth.
 
SB 221 by Sen. Robert Adley repeals and restarts the "trigger" on the dedication of motor vehicle sales taxes to the Transportation Trust Fund and an infrastructure bank.
Pending Senate Finance.

HB 208 by Rep. Terry Landry 
reduces the utilization of the Transportation Trust Fund for State Police traffic control. 
Pending House Appropriations; scheduled for April 20.

HB 157 by Rep. Mike Danahay and SB 160 by Sen. Norby Chabert
dedicate 15 percent of future surplus funds to highways.
HB 157 is pending House Appropriations; SB 160 is pending Senate Finance. 


Judicial Transparency

We should expect transparency within the judicial branch just as we do from the executive and legislative arms of state government. LABI supports transparency to increase public accountability for ethics and efficiency in the budgeting and operations of Louisiana’s courts.

HB 696 by Rep. Neil Abramson require the judiciary to prepare an annual report on the budgets of the Supreme Court, appeals courts, district courts, and family and juvenile courts. 
Pending House and Civil Law. 

HB 293 by Rep. Taylor Barras
require the judiciary to post contracts online. 
Pending House Judiciary.

HB 294 by Rep. Stuart Bishop
codifies the personal financial disclosure mandates for judges and post them online.
Pending House Judiciary.

Posted 4-19-15