To The Voters Of School District 1

By Dudley Glenn

I want to thank the voters of School District 1 for returning me to the School Board for the next term. I have been honored for many years, beginning in 1991, to serve as your board member. I think that we have accomplished a lot during those years, and I appreciate your allowing me to be a part of it.

I look forward to the challenges of the next four years during the sometimes difficult times that we are experiencing as a nation. Our board has had great success in many areas, and we have successfully met difficult challenges through the years as well.

We have a board that works well together and we all respect and like each other. It is a pleasure to work with them, our superintendent and our administration. If anyone ever needs assistance or information I will be happy to hear from you. My number is 426-1234.

Mansfield Lions Club

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Mansfield Lions Club on 7/26/22 was at the Clista A. Calhoun Center for lunch.  The guest speaker was Diane Long who talked with us about the Confederate Monument that was recently moved to a privately owned cemetery in South DeSoto Parish.  Diane is the past Vice President of the Shreveport UDC and an accomplished artist.  She had several sketches she’d done of the monument and its different busts and statues.  Shown with her montage sketch are L to R new Lions President Teri Byrd, Diane Long, and past President Van Reech.   

The Lions meet every second and fourth Tuesday for a catered lunch at the Clista A. Calhoun Center.  Call Teri at 318-553-2852 to inquire about attending the next meeting and she’ll buy your lunch!

Johnson Re-Elected Without Opposition

At the end of qualifying for the fall elections, United States Representative Mike Johnson had no opposition qualify.  Therefore, he is elected to a fourth term in the United States House of Representatives:

Johnston said, “I am truly grateful for the honor of serving the wonderful people of the Fourth Congressional District, and humbled to now be given a fourth term to do so. We have so much important work still to do, and I know in my heart that America’s best days are ahead of us, and not behind us.

“Kelly and I want to thank everyone for your confidence, encouragement and prayers.”

Congressman Johnson is the Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference, a member of the House Judiciary and Armed Services Committees, and a former constitutional law litigator.

Biden Administration Sells U.S. Emergency Oil to China While Strangling American Domestic Energy Industry

By Royal Alexander

While the Biden Administration has continued to strangle U.S. energy production—creating painfully high gas and diesel prices at the pump—incredibly, the Administration is also now selling America’s emergency oil reserves to the Chinese.

At a time of skyrocketing inflation and record gas prices the Biden Administration won’t allow broad energy production in the U.S., which is punishing Americans at the pump, but in addition to that defect we are now selling our emergency crude oil reserves to our archenemy, China, and other nations.

It has been reported that nearly 1 million barrels of oil released from our nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve—for the stated purpose of reducing Americans’ pain at the pump, according to our addled president—has actually been sold to a Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate, Sinopec.

In a plot twist worthy of a Hollywood thriller, this conglomerate has ties to the President’s son, Hunter Biden, through an investment firm the disgraced younger Biden co-founded.  The firm held a $1.7 billion stake in Sinopec Marketing which, of course, raises questions about why oil from our national emergency reserve is being shipped out of the U.S. and sent to China.

But it also raises the question: Who besides China is benefiting from these sales?

“Follow the money” instructed Deep Throat of Watergate fame. (I’ll address the Hunter Biden connection on another day).

On first review, it seems confusing and ambiguous.

But then, when the contents of the Hunter Biden ‘laptop from Hell’ are considered—and that the Biden Crime Family, including ‘the Big Guy,’ benefitted to the tune of millions of dollars from the Chinese government—the picture becomes clear and logical.  (Miranda Devine; NY Post).

Talk about indefensible.

Let’s really understand what is happening here. 

On the one hand, due to the green energy delusions of the climate change religionists, the Biden Administration has largely shut down American energy production, beginning on the first day of this Administration. This has resulted in our domestic production and refining capacity being reduced by more than a million barrels of oil per day.  On the other hand, we are also now selling our emergency capacity to other nations including China.

This all means we have gone from being a net exporter of energy under President Trump to a country reduced to begging our enemy, Venezuela, and the nation Biden called a pariah state, Saudi Arabia—to drill more and sell us their excess production.  Also, the disastrous pending nuclear deal with Iran is sought in part in order to bring millions of barrels of Iranian oil into the international market.

Obviously, the point of having a national energy reserve is to support our country if an energy shortfall arises.  That’s why we must protect our national stockpile and not sell our strategic crude reserves to the Chinese Communist Party, especially when our government tells us that our emergency oil reserves are being depleted for the benefit of Americans.  Otherwise, the reserve will be depleted when America is faced with an energy emergency.

As U.S. Senator John Kennedy has stated “America’s strategic petroleum reserve protects our country during national emergencies.  Selling off American oil to countries that hate us undermines the security that the oil reserve is supposed to deliver …”

The very best solution to all of this—and one that would cause the U.S. economy to explode with growth—would be for the Biden Administration to quickly take steps to turn on American energy production.

This would include enacting the American Energy Independence Act which would reverse the war on U.S. domestic energy production by permitting widespread drilling on federal lands and waters while also approving the Keystone XL pipeline, freeing up U.S. LNG (liquefied natural gas) exports and generally fast-tracking energy and mineral development.

In short, the fastest and easiest way to provide hope to millions of struggling Americans and drive the domestic energy market up is for President Biden to announce tomorrow that we are going to reopen and re-invigorate the U.S. oil and gas industry.   This includes repealing all so-called “green” regulations prohibiting the production and development of, and investment in, American energy.

This must happen soon.  In what sane world does a nation kill its own energy industry while at the same time sell its emergency reserves to our enemies? It’s clear that Pres. Biden is mentally and morally unfit to hold the most powerful office in the world.



Supervise utilizing strong interpersonal skills

Use technical knowledge of manufacturing processes, as applies to such supervision

Utilize computer skills to facilitate processes and software used

Pursue objectives with organizational skills to meet goals

Work with personnel at all levels of the organization


Two (2) year Associates Degree, plus one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Excellent communication skills; both oral and written

Great computer skills (Excel and Word


We offer medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide flexible time-off plans, including parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave. 

Shift is 4:30 p.m. until 3:00 a.m.  Overtime requirements are based on customer needs to meet business objectives.

If qualified and interested, please apply online at

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. 



Conceptualize, develop, and initiate process improvements and cost reductions

Use Lean principles to reduce cycle times and reduce waste 

Manage problem solving teams from inception to corrective actions.  Will often involve leading a team through the process.

Self-initiate improvement and / or corrective actions for safety, quality, cost and productivity concerns using formal six sigma problem solving tools

Develop documentation for operators and maintenance on proper equipment operation and care

Effectively communicate changes to all levels of the organization and at all stages of implementation


BS degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent engineering technology degree

Excellent interpersonal skills 

Strong computer skills (Microsoft Excel and Word)

Self-starter able to work independently

If qualified and interested, please apply online at


We offer medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. 

Teacher Welcome

This week the DeSoto school system held orientation for new teachers joining the school system for the fall term. 

DeSoto Schools said, “We are excited to welcome our new teachers to DeSoto Parish Schools.  We know they will inspire & instill a love of learning for our students.”

They spent time this week training and understand the high expectations the school system has for the students.

The Makings of a Great Angler

By Steve Graf

Bass fishing is a funny sport that can and will test a person’s mental stability. It’s comparable to golf in that there’s no one else to blame for your failure or success more than yourself. YOU determine your own fate with skill, determination, and effort, with effort being in the form of spending hours on the water. There’s no substitute for time on the water and the anglers who fish daylight till dark will be the guys who are hard to beat on tournament day. Today, we’ll look at what really makes an angler great and why.

Bass fishing is just like any other sport; it requires great skills. Needed are skills like casting and being able to put a bait in places the average angler would not even attempt. You also need to understand how certain baits should be worked in order to the get the most action out of that particular bait. You need an understanding of fish behavior during the different seasons of the year. One more skill, that not all anglers have, is the ability to read water.  Knowing how to read the water and what baits will work best under certain water conditions is essential to an angler’s success.

Most anglers fall into two categories…guys who like to fish deep or shallow. If you’re a deep-water angler, you’ll need to have the ability to read your electronics, interpret topo maps and know what you’re looking at. Deep water anglers need to learn how to find brush tops and look for good structure. Structure is not the same thing as a brush pile; it’s about the contours, humps, and undulations of the bottom.

There’s one tool that has really leveled the playing field and helped an average angler to become a great angler. It’s forward-facing sonar, that both Hummingbird and Lowrance offer. Today’s forward-facing sonars come in handy when fishing in water eight feet or more by giving you the ability to target bass in schools or suspended over a brush top. Ok, yes…it’s like playing a video game, and the anglers that can do this well have a distinct advantage over those that can’t.

But the one thing that separates the great anglers from the average ones is decision making. THIS is the key ingredient that not all anglers possess. Knowing when to stay in an area and knowing when to leave can be the difference between making a top 10 or finishing out of the money.  Knowing what time of day fish will bite in certain areas is huge. There’s a saying among anglers, “Somewhere on any given body of water, fish are biting.” That’s why scouting is so important! If you caught fish in a specific area at 10:00 AM the day before, you need to be back in that same area the next day around that same time or a little after.

As you can see, bass fishing is like any other sport. It requires skill, determination, effort, and the ability to make good decisions. But the advancements in electronics have also helped speed up the learning curve for today’s young anglers.

Lawmaker Thanked By Sheriff

Sheriff Jayson Richardson recently travelled to Baton Rouge, La. to meet with Senator Barry Milligan to show his appreciation for the recent $1.8 million package passed to aid Criminal Justice in this Legislative Session.  This package includes $1.5 million dedicated to the North Louisiana Crime Lab, something that Sheriff Richardson has advocated for heavily in our area. 

The package also included $300.000 toward the Louisiana Sheriff’s Task Force for Hurricane Response.  In the attached photo, Sheriff Richardson can been seen presenting Senator Milligan with a token of appreciation for his work in the 2022 Legislative Session on behalf of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Task Force.  Joey Jones also presented his appreciation to Senator Milligan for his continued support for the North Louisiana Crime Lab.

Notice of Death – Friday, July 29, 2022

Henry Presley Reynolds

June 6, 1943 to July 9, 2022

View full obituary here:

Argustar Thomas – Jr.

February 20, 1965 to July 23, 2022

Saturday Services @ 11:00 a.m. at Shady Grove U.M.C.

Helen Jean Sharp-Smith

February 28, 1929 to July 19, 2022

Memorial Service Saturday July 30,2022 @ 11:00 a.m. (Central Time) Zoom Meeting ID:898 0700 2229 Passcode:570103

ETC… for Friday, July 29, 2022

There will be a LifeShare blood drive today at Citizen’s National Bank in Mansfield.  Hours are 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Donors will receive a Summer Donor t-shirt.

Reminder from DeSoto Schools “The 2022-23 School Year is right around the corner.  Staff members return Monday, August 1 and Students return Thursday, August 4.  We look forward to a great year in DeSoto.”

Walmart has partnered with Mayor Thomas Jones in donating backpacks and school supplies to Mansfield families.  The back to school distribution will be at the old Walmart location across from Mansfield High School on Saturday, July 31st at 6:00 pm

Henry Presley Reynolds

Graveside services for Henry Presley Reynolds, 79, of Mansfield, Louisiana will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at New Rockdale Cemetery with Rev. Mike McConnaughey officiating.

Henry was born on June 6, 1943, to Charlie and Jennie V Reynolds and passed away on July 9, 2022.

Henry is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Marlin, and Allen; and two grandchildren, Luke, and Alisha.  Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Helen Wells Reynolds; sons, Charles Edward Reynolds and wife, Michelle, David Paul Reynolds and wife Rachael, Daniel Otis Reynolds, and wife Denise; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Heat Advisory

From the National Weather Service Office in Shreveport:

A Heat Advisory has been extended through 8:00 pm Wednesday for all of the Four State Region. Temperatures will again climb into the upper 90s and lower 100s Wednesday.  When combined with the humidity, heat indices will range from 105-110 degrees.

50 Miles of Treasurers

Some might call it a treasure hunt, others a garage sale, but by whatever name you call it there is a trash or treasure for everyone along the 50 Mile Trail of Treasurers.  The annual event is held on the second Saturday in October.

Last week Janice Fontenot of Stonewall, the trail coordinator, held meetings in Grand Cane and Stonewall on the large job of planning and coordinating the trail.  The Journal went to the Grand Cane meeting and was brought up to date on this years event.

The trail runs from Stonewall to Logansport through Grand Cane and Mansfield and everywhere in between.  This is a “Yall Come” event.  There is no admission charged to visit, shop and buy.  And there is no entry fee or booth rental charged to vendors or individuals who want to sell their wares.

The planning group had representatives of all of the communities along the trail.  They are looking forward to good weather and great shopping all along the way.

Note the map accompanying this article is from several years ago. It will be updated with a revised list of trail sponsors and will be distributed at a later date.

Welcome Back Students

Each school in the parish is making final preparations to welcome students back to campus.  Students return in just a few days.  Teachers and staffers have been busy getting ready for the start of another school year.

We are excited to welcome back students!  School Campuses have been busy preparing, and we know this will be a great year in class.

A Celebration of Excellence

On Tuesday, July 19th DeSoto Regional celebrated the 23-years of exemplary service of Mrs. Latrina Reddix-Green, Dietary Assistant Manager.

Trina began her career at DeSoto Regional in May of 1999. We have been blessed since day one and are thankful for her constant positive attitude and smiling face each and every day (and also the omelets!). 

From everyone at DeSoto Regional, we wish you nothing but the best with your new endeavor.  “Never underestimate the difference you made and the lives you touched.”

The Subtle Art of Staying Behind

By Teddy Allen

Unless you were born with four-leaf clovers in both hands, you are semi-cursed with the Give-Take Principle, or the GTP. Also called the Law of Staying Behind.

Whenever you get a little extra money, something will happen to snatch that money right out of your greedy little paws. Seldom does this fail.

My first real run-in with this reality was December, 1987. I went to The Great Louise at the newspaper — besides having a heart as wide as the Red River, she knew Everything about Everything — handed her an envelope and told her I’d accidentally been given an extra paycheck that week.

“That’s your Christmas bonus,” The Great Louise said.

Those were the days.

When the tears had cleared enough for me to see, I drove my truck straight to what was then Pioneer Bank — “The bank with the open door from 9 ’til 4” — deposited my check, wept some more, then started to crank my truck.

Key broke off in the ignition. 

Cost 80 bucks to fix. Merry Christmas to the locksmith, not so much to me.

Fate giveth money, fate taketh money away.

For some reason at the first of this month, we had a little extra money. So it was not a big hit when the envelope came in the mail, as it does every six months, with the car insurance due.


But also in the mail was the annual termite prevention bill.


An attention-getting one-two punch, but not one that would put you on the mat.

Except then the electric bill notice came by email. I was scared to open it.

And … for good reason. It shattered the previous monthly record by nearly $200.

Good thing I was sitting down.

Something was going on. The Give-Take Principle. The indisputable Law of Staying Behind.

It was more expected than surprising that evening when the musty smell under the sink turned out to be a plumbing leak in an old cast iron pipe, a pre-PVC situation. Easily fixable — once a carpenter moved a cabinet and cut some holes in the wall.

Plumbing cost? $509.00 the first day, $1,013.20 the second.

Carpentry? Jury is still out on that one, but we’re saving up.

It would have been easier to save up if, during the weekend before the plumbing was totally fixed, the plumbing in the back of the house hadn’t backed up. So, while plumbing was getting fixed in the kitchen, the “clean-out” guys were on the roof, running a roto-rooter thingy down the old cast iron pipes back there, ones that will eventually leak of course, and mercifully cleaning that out.


Thought it was going to be worse so was grateful. What was worse were the two new tires I had to get the next day.

$427.74. Gotta have tires. 

Two days later I took those tires and the rest of my car to my stud mechanic friend because my AC had gone out, the battery was draining, and surely that meant alternator trouble and another story for another time but the bottom line equals $357.19 and I wept like a small wet child for joy because I thought it would be much worse.

It’s at times like this I’m grateful to mow grass. Nothing can get to you when you’re out there mowing grass. So that’s what I did — until my mower broke.

Of course, it did.

The next day I put it in my repaired car and left my repaired home and drove it to the shop and left it. The next day I called to check on it.

Needs just one part. Just That One Part.

Unfortunately, Just That One Part is on backorder.

Of course, it is…

Contact Teddy at

OPPORTUNITY: Manufacturing Engineer


Evaluate and improve existing equipment and tooling and fixture designs in a high-volume manufacturing environment

Develop creative solutions to manufacturing process design-related issues

Solve complex design/tooling issues

Collaborate with diverse groups of people, to include hourly employees, and upper management

Relay difficult concepts to multiple business groups


BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred) or equivalent experience and previous design experience for Assembly processes

Proficient in AutoCAD and Inventor

Familiar with other CAD software packages, to include Solid Works, NX, and Pro-E

Strong problem-solving experience

If qualified and interested, please apply online at


We offer medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Draped In Grace

The 1st Annual Draped in Grace Fashion Show will be hosted by New Zion Baptist Church & Union Spring Church.  Kids as well as adults are welcomed to enter the fashion show for a fee of $10 to be in 1 or 2 categories, which includes:  Sunday’s Best, Semi-Formal, Formal, or Casual wear. In addition, there is a special category in which you can represent your church in the best dressed category; the prize for this category will be a trophy and bragging rights for a year. In addition to striving to help the youth build a healthy self-image, we are hoping to create new business networks and entrepreneurs in the community. We will have the following vendors at this event: Kita B. Designs (Von Kaii Kids); Shelby’s Clothing Boutique; Peyton’s Printing & Design; Jackie’s Glam Jewelry; Rachel’s Paparazzi Jewelry, and more. There are still a few vendor slots available. The youth entrepreneurs can set-up a vendor table for free of charge. There is a vendor fee of $30.00 for all other business owners. It will be $40.00 vendor fee if you want advertising ran throughout the event. There will be door prizes, entertainment, musical performances, and other surprises.

This event is free to the public! The deadline for all fees is August 10, 2022. Donations are greatly appreciated.

VBS at St Ann’s

By Megan Fuson

St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Stonewall, LA held their annual Vacation Bible School last week. For four nights they collected donations for Holy Angels non-profit in Shreveport.

For every Vacation Bible School, a part of the goal is raising money for a Charity. This year, we choose to raise money for the Holy Angels non-profit in Shreveport. We raised over $750 dollars for this charity!

The theme was Making Waves, children from Preschool to 5th grade enjoyed bible stories, bible games, music, arts & crafts, and was provided Dinner each night. Kona Ice was the icing on the cake on the final day before the kids performed in front of their parents.

We want to thank all the volunteers including youth, adults, men’s club and ladies club for providing the meals, and a huge shout out to our VBS leader Casey Hamon! Join us next summer for VBS!

Ms. Cotter’s Character

By Brad Dison

A New York television show was due to begin broadcasting in two weeks.  In the 1950s, television was broadcast live before a studio audience.  There was no editing.  The production had one serious problem; they were having trouble casting an actress to play the lead character’s wife.  They had considered numerous actresses but could not find one who fit the role.  The lead character had the final say in who played his wife.  Actresses were either too tall, too short, too big, too small, too loud, or too quiet.   

Audrey Cotter was performing in the Broadway production of Top Banana and had appeared on several television shows including The Amazing Mr. Malone (1951), The Bob & Ray Show (1951-1952), and Lux Video Theatre (1952).  She agreed to help the production find the right actress.  She suggested just about every actress she knew, but the leading man always had a reason why none of them would fit the part.  Finally, Ms. Cotter said she knew the perfect actress for the part, herself.

Ms. Cotter, an experienced professional actress was immaculately dressed in the current style, her makeup and hair were flawless, her movements were graceful – the leading man knew she was all wrong for the part.  He quickly pointed out that the character was supposed to be a blue-collar housewife who, along with her husband, portrayed their daily struggle for survival in New York City.  He explained that she was “all wrong.”  She was too young, too pretty, and, above all, too glamours for the part.  No one would believe she could be married to him.  Ms. Cotter left the meeting feeling rejected, although being rejected for being too young, too pretty, and too glamorous must have softened the blow somewhat.

Ms. Cotter was not too serious about getting the part until she was turned down.  She became a determined woman.  On the walk back to her apartment, she told her agent to return to her apartment the following morning with a photographer.  Ms. Cotter stayed in bed until the agent and photographer rang her bell.  She let the men into her apartment.  Her hair was mussed up, she wore no makeup, she wore a blouse—she had torn one of the sleeves for the occasion—and donned an apron.  She walked into her cluttered kitchen and the photographer took several pictures.  They developed the photographs and sent them back to the casting person with no name attached.   

The lead man looked at the pictures.  Her shoulders were slumped, one hand rested on the countertop as if to keep her from collapsing from utter exhaustion.  Rather than a smile, Ms. Cotter’s expression was one of disdain as if she were about to ask, “What can happen next?”  The lead man said in rapid succession, “Oh, My God. That’s [her]. Who is she?  Where is she? Can we get her?”

Ms. Cotter got the part.  The lead man was unaware until sometime later that he had already rejected her for the part.  Although the television sitcom lasted just a single year, Ms. Cotter’s character became one of the most beloved in television history, Alice Kramden.

Few people know the actress as Audrey Cotter.  The world knows Alice Kramden by her stage name, Audrey Meadows.  The man who rejected her for the part played her husband in the show.  His name was Jackie Gleason.  She, along with her husband, Ralph, and upstairs neighbors Ed and Trixie Norton, were… The Honeymooners. 

Source: “Honeymooners Stars Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph on the Joan Rivers Show.” YouTube. Last modified August 4, 2020. Accessed July 17, 2022.

OPPORTUNITY: Quality engineer


Investigate quality defects and perform RCA

  • Lead and/or contribute to structured problem-solving for corrective and preventive actions
  • Analyze no-conformance trends and evaluate the effectiveness of CAPA
  • Identify improvement opportunities and drive actions for improvement by analyzing manufacturing processes and conducting process capability analysis
  • Lead initiatives to improve non-conformance PPM and cost of quality
  • Perform new product and process qualifications
  • Direct quality support team members engaged in measuring and testing products and tabulating data concerning product or process quality


  • BS degree in engineering or engineering technology with exposure to quality and lean manufacturing, plus two years of related experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills with hourly, engineering and management
  • Strong computer skills required

If qualified and interested, please apply online at


We offer medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Blood Drive in Pelican on Friday

The Pelican Branch Library is partnering with LifeShare Blood Center to host a summer blood drive this Friday, July 29 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm in Pelican.

Donors get a free “Summer Donor” t-shirt. There will be door prizes, hot dogs and a bounce house for the kiddos.  DeSoto Fire District 8 and DeSoto EMS will be there.  So will Victoria Horton from Louisiana Primary Care Association.

Come out and donate blood, save a life. Call Kriston Newsom, Pelican Library Branch Manager at 318-755-2353 for more information.

Weekly Arrest Report

This week’s report covers a date range of July 17 – 23rd of all arrests made by the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Booking photos are not available due to a law recently passed by the Louisiana Legislature.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.