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Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

On the Scene


1 Heroes David Bailey and Spencer Stone spoke at the annual event at First Baptist Bossier that honors active military, police officers, firefighters and their families. It was held on Aug. 26. Bailey has been in the Capitol Police for 10 years. Shot himself, he helped save the life of Rep. Steve Scalise on the baseball field the day before Bailey was going on vacation. Spencer Stone gave his account of 15:17 to Paris. He tackled a terrorist on the train without being able to see out of his left eye after being hit with a pistol on his head. He also saved a passenger’s life, taking off his shirt to seal the wound and joked about regretting doing so because he had to do that in the movie. Six weeks later, Stone was stabbed in California, declared a homicide before he got to the hospital. An 18-year-old next to him provided the moment that affected him more than anything else, he said. This person was dying of pneumonia, which seems like it can be treated, after Stone survived a terrorist attack and was literally stabbed in the heart. Stone got emotional and cried, realizing he is on earth for a purpose. He wastes no opportunity and uses his gifts. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Heroes Event

1) Spencer Stone, Dr. Brad Jurkovich, David Bailey

2) Capt. Anthony Hawn, Deputy Marie Modica, Sgt. Tina Fruge’, Sgt. Rebecca Watts, Maj. Donnie Keith

3) Capt. Kevin Davidson, Fire Engineer Christopher Williams, Capt. Terry Best, Battalion Chief Curtis Greene

4) Jennings, Lanie, Deputy Sheriff Chase and Jayce Hesson

5) Chris Estess and Johnnie Estess

6) Delia Jeffcoat, Kim Nichols, Danette Colvin, Rebecca Lewis, Judy Madden, Kimmie Smith

An assortment of purses and auction packages took center stage Aug. 25 at the Bossier Civic Center during the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s 6th annual Purses for a Purpose. A variety of gently used handbags for purchase ranged from $5 to $50. The grand prize Louis Vuitton drawing was for the $25 ticketholders. Those who brought a new toy for the Angel Tree were entered to win a new red Coach handbag. There was a “guess the number of purses in the trunk” in the Wray Ford vehicle display for entry to win a purse. SWEPCO and Bridges to Beauty were other sponsors. Purses were set up in categories such as glam (gold), elegance (black), tradition (brown), love (pink), tranquil (blue), kindness (green) and happiness (yellow). Sonja Bailes served as emcee. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Purses for a Purpose

7) Amy Bartley, Sara Kleinecke, Regina Tredway

8) Sherry Stuckey

9) Sue Oppliger (seated) and Cynthia Holman and Naomi Lawler

10) Datha Hopkins (seated), Jo Anne Woodard and Margaret Catanese

11) Allison Foster, Robin Merkle, Anna Claire Foster


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