Unintentional trauma is the leading cause of death among people ages 1 to 44, with motor vehicle crashes the number one mechanism of the fatal injury. Seven hundred, sixteen people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes last year in Louisiana. Unfortunately, 42 percent of the crashes were alcohol-related and, therefore, preventable.
Dr. Pennington attended Tulane University in New Orleans while obtaining her undergraduate degree. She completed her medical training and graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
The Better Business Bureau’s 13th Annual Torch Award Event will be Nov.16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Ridge Country Club. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. with program and awards presentation to follow. Seats are $40 per person, and sponsor tables are available.
C. Bickham Dickson, a 585-acre park, was first established in 1983 and served as a peaceful, scenic escape. Locals could come fishing, enjoy the call of the birds across the open water and jog the winding trails. Photographers would flock to host sessions in the open fields while families and colleagues would organize games of disc golf.
The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights was established in 1992 with the goal of collectively promoting holiday tourism in eight of North Louisiana’s most festive cities: Shreveport-Bossier, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, Natchitoches and Alexandria/Pineville.
Thursday, Nov. 16, one of 16 women will be chosen to represent the business community as the recipient of the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award. The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Business Development Connection honors this select group of local individuals each year.