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Brighton-Merle Norman-

Shoes, Clothing, Handbags

Look Your Best...shop Pattisons

Polk St @ Jefferson

Mansfield 318-872-4501


St. Joseph Catholic Church

Lenten Fish Fry

Fridays 11:00 - 1:00 beginning

Feb. 12 - Mar. 18

305 Jefferson St,. Mansfield

Fried Catfish, Coleslaw & Huspuppies

$10  eat in or to go

Delivery available on large orders

Call 318-872-1158

to place order


Here's where It's All About Art and

art forms

DeSoto Art Gallery

Family of the late Lapidary Artist

Bill Hart donates his collection

of rare jewelry to DeSoto Art Gallery...

read story on what makes this gift so special...and where you can see it


reasons to visit the

DeSoto Arts Gallery

in the

Historic Village of Grand Cane, LA...

 1.  DAC Artist Lenora DeLude arranges a display for new art in the DAC Gallery Green Room.  Artists recently completed their quarterly art change-out and their new work is ready for viewing. 

  2. "Churches of DeSoto" photographic exhibit continues through  February.

 3.  The "Room for all Seasons" Gift Shop is filled with original and varied affordable art gifts and cards.

 Plan to stop by during our regular business hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10 am - 1:30 pm and enjoy our art!






Read:  Grand Cane News



Come on...let's go!

to San Augustine TX

Lots of Things to Do & See

 Junk in the Trunk Trades Day  

 April 2, June 4, August 6, December 3, 2016  downtown

A Texas Treasure Heritage Festival

May 7, 2016  downtown

American Main Street Patriots Day—

Sept. 11, 2016 downtown

Movie in the Park Halloween Spooktacular---October TBA


DeSoto Parish Relay for Life

Take Note!!

Date:   April 30,2016 at the

Place: DeSoto Parish Court House.

 Begin to notice around town...a pirogue will be located at different places until April 30.

The first stop is RP Outdoors in Mansfield and it will be there from 1/6/16 to 1/13/16.

The pirogue will be at different places around the parish from now until April 30th. The first stop is RP Outdoors in Mansfield it will be there from 1/6/2016 to 1/13/2016.

 The pirogue can be used as a decorative piece or for a small person according to its builder.


City Feed & Garden Center

Hardware & Tack

Mansfield 872-3030







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to please your Valentine!
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February 9, 2016

You're invited to

the Grand Opening

of DeSoto Regional  Eye Institute

Read:  Logansport



 Head-On Crash Claims

 Life of Coushatta Man


Red River Parish-On February 9, 2016, at 06:45 a.m., La State Police Troop G responded to a

report of a two vehicle crash on LA Highway 1 about one mile north of LA Highway 177 that

claimed the life of a Coushatta  man.The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Ford Truck

driven by 29-year-old Joseph Miller of Bossier City  was traveling south on LA 1 when for reasons still under investigation he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a north bound 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

driven by 58-year-old Carl Mancil of Coushatta.

Both drivers were restrained at the time of the crash, but still sustained life threatening injuries.  

Mancil did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Red River Parish

Coroner.  Miller was airlifted to University Health Medical Center in Shreveport and remains in critical condition.

It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this crash, but toxicology samples were obtained and will be

submitted for analysis.  The cause of this crash remains under investigation.


                   Regarding E911/EMS/DPSO


Editorial  on Facebook @ ednawheless

 Read:  News Now



DeSoto Parish 5th Grade Student of the Year:
A Snapshot of Lauren McFadden

Read:  Education



Sheriff's Dept. posts 26 arrests 2/1/16 to2/7/16

Read:  Law Enforcement

Town of Logansport posts agenda for  Feb. 9th meeting

Read:  Logansport News



Cleco announces Louisiana board members

  • New board to convene once company’s strategic transaction closes
  • Expanded Louisiana presence on board

PINEVILLE, La., Feb. 3, 2016 – Cleco Partners today announced that five Louisiana residents will be appointed to Cleco’s board of directors effective upon completion of the acquistion of Cleco by the North American investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, with John Hancock Financial and other infrastructure investors (collectively known as the investor group or Cleco Partners). 

Read More:  News Now


DeSoto Parish School Board posts agenda

Read:  Education

Child Care Centers' Employees Less than Honest, Placing Children at Risk
Read:  News Now


Stonewall posts agendas for Planning & Zoning Comission


Town Hall Meeting on Feb. 9 @ 6 p.m.

Read:  Stonewall News



DeSoto Parish School System


Donayle Ashworth


        Director of Business Services

                             Read:  Education


Several arrests made by DPSO

Read:  Law Enforcement

NLEP Annual Meeting focuses on

Millennials on Feb. 17, 2016 

Shreveport meeting

Special Guest Speaker

Rebecca Ryan

Ryan's  work in the areas of strategy and innovation has earned her national acclaim, including being named “Top 100 Most Influential People” by Accounting Today; “Communicator of the Year” by Women in Communications; “Entrepreneur of the Year” by U.S. Association for Small Businesses; and “Thought Leader” by CPA Practice Advisor among many other honors. Best-selling author Richard Florida calls Rebecca Ryan, “One of the most reliable sources for leaders who want to attract and retain the next generation of creative workers.”  

Ryan is the author of two books ? ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders (2013) and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation (2007).

Read More:  News Now


News from Louisiana Oil & Gas Association

2016 brings continued challenges


By Don Briggs

2015 has come and gone with much fan fair. Crude oil prices dropped to historic lows, natural gas prices took a predictable dive and 250,000 plus jobs were lost around the globe in oil and gas. Due to the downturn, many family driven companies have closed its doors. Homes have been foreclosed and equipment taken into repossession by the banks. Unfortunately, this is not the first time the oil and gas industry has been in this position.

Read More:  News Now


Back Alley Community Theatre proudly announces the cast for its upcoming production...



Read:  Grand Cane News


DPSO arrests 26 2/1/ thru 2/7/16

Read:  Law Enforcement


Mansfield Police Dept

 Arrests 16


Read:  Law Enforcement