Desoto County News

Garden Club assists in Wreaths Across America

As a part of its involvement, DeSoto Civic Garden Club members placed Christmas wreaths at the Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch.  This was done to commemorate the National Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 17. 

 Each December on this particular day, the mission to “Remember, Honor and Teach” is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well at more than 3,700 additional locations in all 50 states of the U.S.A.. Blocker Cemetery was fortunate to be a part of this wonderful day in honoring the veterans in Olive Branch who gave so much for our country.

For more information, go to the website, ( and learn how you or your organization can be a part of this program in recognizing our veterans.

The DeSoto Civic Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., and The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc.

Rusty Todd at Blocker Cemetery.
Barbara Huling at Blocker Cemetery.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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