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Loyola Style Show goes “Wild, Wild West!” with their all-out annual event. Held at the Shreveport Convention Center, the venue was packed with alumni, family and friends Nov. 8 as the students stomped the runway in good looks from local stores like John Pickens, Chez Rivage and M Clothing. Everything from rowdy cowboys in cowboy hats and dancing girls wearing fashion-forward ensembles. John James Marshall and Lisa Cooper served as MCs. — Lora Fairchild

Loyola Style Show

1) Ann Falter, Susan & Robert Storment

2) Scott & Monique Cunningham, Mary Prevost, Ben Cunningham

3) Cedric & Leslie McClellon, Felicia & Gerald Polidore

4) Missy and Sonny Huckabay

5) Coleen LeBlanc, Angela Cush John

6) Jason & Mandy Aleman

7) Marina Valera, Debbie Angelo

8) Jeri Thompson, Amy Sarcar, Lisa Stewart

Thunder: 1968 graduates of Bossier High School spoke Oct. 15 at Parkway High School as part of Sons of Thunder for Christ in the City. They were Dave Fortuna and Don Piper. Piper is author of the best-selling “90 Minutes in Heaven.”

Four paramedics said he was deceased, but a passing minister felt compelled to pray, and Piper revived after an hour and a half, having been to heaven, where he says you will know everybody and there are no goodbyes, only hellos. He had 34 operations and spent 13 months in the hospital. — Mary Ann Van Osdell


4) Don Piper and Dave Fortuna

Opera: The Shreveport Opera night dinner was held Oct. 19 at the Shreveport Club. Wine and fi ne cuisine mixed with the principal artists of “The Magic Flute,” performed Nov. 4. — Mary Ann Van Osdell


1) Alfred and Norma Lacy

2) Sybil Patten and Marion Weiss

3) Joanna and Bob Robinson

Story Corps: A special Listening Event hosted by Red River Radio and StoryCorps was held Nov. 2 at artspace. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects in the U.S., recording life experiences and conversations of everyday people. More about the organization was shared, and guests got to listen to hand-picked stories, watch animations and ask questions of facilitators. The mobile booth has been at the Broadmoor Branch of Shreve Memorial Library.

— Mary Ann Van Osdell

Story Corps

5) Harry Blake, Monica Blake Mickle and Collier E. Mickle

6) Shelley and Wade Visonte

An Evening of Sicilian: The Shreveport Historic Preservation Society hosted “An Evening of Sicilian Restaurant and Grocery Store History” inside the legendary Fertitta’s Delicatessen on Oct. 1. Guest speakers for the event included Joe R. Fertitta and Joe A. Fertitta. Sicilian refreshments were served, along with Italian wine and mint tea. Money raised from the event went toward a scholarship at LSUS for a history major doing original research on Shreveport. – Mark Crawford


1) Connie Marsiglia- Modica, Rosina Cascio, Carol Hall King

2) Joe A. Fertitta, Agatha Fertitta Mc- Call, Joe R. Fertitta

3) Vita Gregorio, Carmella Russo

Domestic Awareness: Rod Demery kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Oct. 3 at Morning Star Baptist Church, saying domestic violence is real. As in his “Murder Chose Me” show, he shared that his mother was murdered, and his identity was taken from him, creating a pattern in his life that he could share. Britney Green of the Caddo District Attorney’s Office received the Social Change Award.

– Mary Ann Van Osdell

Domestic Awareness

8) Lauren Vizza, Rod Demery, Pastor H. Calvin Austin III

9) Vivian Lewis, Caroline Chartier, Kimberly Land

10) Faris McCalphin and Shirnelle Lumar

11) Det. Shaunda Holmes, Det. Kimberly McKenzie, Det. Jennie Taylor

Art on Line: Art on Line held an event Nov. 9 that featured original oil and acrylic paintings by the studio artists of Dave Ivey. They were on display at 1400 Line Ave. The participating artists were Bethia Bundrick, Gigi Corley, Carla Davis, Sylvia Goodman, Cindy Griffin, Kathy Hassell, Tina Hollowell, Jim Huckabay, Kandi Moore, Mary O’Neal, Carolyn Prator, Kaye Reiley, Rishea Richards, Sharon Waddell, Mike Ward, Phyllis Warren and Edie Williams. The works were for sale. — Mary Ann Van Osdell

Art on Line

4) Dave Ivey and Mary O’Neal

5) Micki and Don Friday and Jim Huckabay

6) Phyllis Warren, Edie Williams, Tabitha Ward

7) Rishea Richards, Kathy Hassell, Gigi Corley

KWKH: Several decades of familiar voices and faces from all over the country gathered for a special KWKH Ranchhand Reunion on Oct. 16 at Ernest’s Orleans. That day was chosen because it was when Elvis Presley made his fi rst appearance on the Louisiana Hayride. The reunion included former announcers, account executives, news presenters and support staff. There were large poster boards of memorabilia and scrapbooks as well as a special board for those who have passed away and a commemorative T-shirt.

– Mary Ann Van Osdell


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