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Wed  May 25 2016 04:20PM
“Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road … ,” are the lyrics to a song in one of America’s most adored films, “The Wizard of Oz.” Memorial … Find out how to read more online.
History mystery: Own Parker building
Wed  May 25 2016 04:20PM
(Editor’s note: This is part two in a three-part series.) The Owen Henry Parker family owned the two-story building at 15 W. Oak St. for nearly 100 years. What stores … Find out how to read more online.
Leadership DeSoto Class VII graduates
Wed  May 25 2016 04:20PM
Leadership DeSoto held the Class VII Graduation and Alumni event May 19. During the celebration the Inaugural Leadership DeSoto Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Mary Kay Burns. The award … Find out how to read more online.
Community meets new extension agent
Wed  May 25 2016 04:20PM
If you need information on how to raise a happy, healthy animal, go to the Extension Service building at 2150 N.E. Roan Street. There you will be introduced to DeSoto … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet
Tue  May 24 2016 11:16PM
CAIRO (AP) — Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were so small that they suggested the jet was brought down by an explosion, a member of the team examining the remains … read more.

Police find 5 hacked-up bodies in Mexican Gulf coast state
Tue  May 24 2016 11:14PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz found the hacked-up bodies of what appear to be five men along with a sign attributing the killings to a dispute between drug cartels, prosecutors said Tuesday. The … read more.

2 more journalists go missing in lawless area of Colombia
Tue  May 24 2016 11:12PM
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two more journalists were reported missing Tuesday in a lawless region where Colombian security forces were already carrying out an extensive search for a prominent Spanish journalist who disappeared over the weekend. The two journalists from … read more.

Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash
Tue  May 24 2016 11:10PM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you’re the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare. A sailor nears the finish line in Rio de Janeiro’s polluted Guanabara Bay, holding the lead with a coveted gold medal in … read more.

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Backer announces run for school board
Wed  May 25 2016 04:20PM
I am excited to announce my candidacy for the office of District 4 DeSoto County School Board. Past Board member Bill Stanko advised last July that he would be resigning in the fall and thought I would be interested in … Find out how to read more online.

Enjoy summertime fun and be ‘poison safe’
Wed  May 25 2016 04:20PM
With summer just around the corner we anticipate picnics, cookouts, and other outdoor fun will become a priority. But this fun can easily be spoiled by poisonings due to changes in routines, especially for children who tend to spend more … Find out how to read more online.

State recognizes top STEM students
Wed  May 25 2016 04:20PM
The state’s highest-achieving eleventh grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholars from each school district were the focus at an annual recognition and recruitment event yesterday and today in Orlando. The two-day Sunshine State Scholars conference, presented by Lockheed … Find out how to read more online.

Kiwanis donates books to MES third graders
Wed  May 25 2016 04:20PM
The Kiwanis Club of Arcadia provided over $550 in books for Memorial Elementary’s third grade students to start or add to their personal home libraries. The Kiwanis Club has provided this generous donation over the years and it has proven … Find out how to read more online.

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