By Van Reech
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Mansfield Lions Club on 6/28/22 was at the Clista A. Calhoun Center for lunch. The guest speaker was our new Parish Administrator, Michael Norton. Mike started last Fall for the DeSoto Police Jury replacing long-time Administrator, Steve Brown who has retired. Pictured are Jody Ziegler, Parish Secretary and Michael Norton, Parish Administrator.
Mr. Norton talked with us about some of the recent happenings and activities with the Jury and the Parish roads that are being repaired. Many will be funded by departing industry at no cost to the Parish.
He was excited to tell us that Pattern Energy will soon begin construction of a $300 million power plant in the western part of the Parish on the Sabine River. This will bring many new jobs as the power lines are constructed across DeSoto Parish.
He also told us that a television series, Street Outlaws, is being filmed here on several outlying inactive roads. With a fresh set of eyes, he described how unique DeSoto is for a Parish its size.
The Lions meet every second and fourth Tuesday for a catered lunch at the Clista A. Calhoun Center. Call President Van Reech at 318-540-7500 so he can invite you to lunch!