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Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

On the Scene


Great Raft Brewing’s annual anniversary party, Great Raft Ramble, returned this year, celebrating five years of beers on Saturday, Oct. 13. The Ramble featured over 30 different beers like Lemongrass and Ginger Commotion, Vanilla Bean Smoked and Oaked Barrel Aged Old Mad Joy, and 5th Anniversary Flanders-inspired Red Ale with Cherries. Entertainment included Logan & The Legendaries, Shayliff, and Ouro Boar with special guest AJ Haynes. This year’s food offerings were a one-ofa-kind experience that featured a “best of Louisiana” collaboration with chefs Jay D. Ducote, Jason Brady and Dustie Latiolais. – Mark Crawford

Great Raft Ramble

1) Luke Richard, Elissa Little

2) Lindsay and Andrew Nations

3) Jazmin Jernigan, Jennifer and Jason Holland

John Michael Montgomery entertained the crowd at DiamondJacks on Oct. 19. He began singing with his brother Eddie, who would later become known as one half of Montgomery Gentry, before beginning his major-label solo career in 1992. His hits include “I Love the Way You Love Me,” “I Swear,” among others. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

John Michael Montgomery Concert

4) Melissa Harris, John Michael Montgomery, Vanessa Jones

5) Jamie and Casie Montagne, Jeremy Hartley and Casey Boddie

6) Casey and Lacey McCoy

The Shreveport Little Theatre Guild hosted their annual fall event in the lobby and courtyard of the Margaret Place complex in September. The event was a kickoff of their 97th season featuring shows like “Cash on Delivery,” “Inherit The Wind” and “The Fantasticks.” Tickets are on sale now in the Shreveport Little Theatre box office or shreveportlittletheatre.com. – Mark Crawford

Little Theatre Guild

7) Carol Ferrara, Shirley Enani

8) Judy Austin, Kitty Boyd

9) Sandra Harrold, Sally Gardner

10) Sue Wyche, Peggy San Pedro

Acclaimed American classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro treated residents at Azalea Estates Assisted Living to a concert on Sept. 7. He made his debut in 1976 at Carnegie Hall. He has concertized throughout the United States, South America, Canada, Europe and Mexico. De Chiaro retired as professor of guitar at the University of Southern Mississippi after 25 years and has performed “Ave Maria” for Pope John Paul II. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Giovanni De Chiaro

11) Giovanni de Chiaro

12) Sheila Ybarbo, Leonard Kacenjar, Sister Martinette Rivers

Payton Gloer married Kerry Garland at the Cross Lake home of Clint and Jessica Bartlett on Oct. 20 with family and friends in attendance for the sunset event. – Staff


13) Mr. and Mrs. Paton Gloer

14) Jennifer Knox, Gwen Cook, Payton Gloer, Shelly Gray, Stacey Gloer and Jessica Bartlett

Friends of Elane Tebow were invited by a Birthday Herald invitation for her “90th Edition.” She and granddaughter, Kim Holland, share the same Sept. 24 birthday. Guests received a mint tin with an image of Elane Tebow, celebrating 90 years, with the year she was born. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

90th Birthday

15) Kim Holland and Elane Tebow

PrizeFest, which includes Louisiana Film Prize, Music Prize and Food Prize events, was hosted in downtown Shreveport Oct. 3-7. Chef Jacob Mouser took home the Golden Fork Award, along with $5,000, for winning the Food Prize competition. Ricky Latt and the Tipsey Band won the Music Prize competition. More than 100 short films were submitted to the Film Prize competition, with 20 being selected as finalists. “Funky Butt” took home the grand prize of $50,000 cash, which was directed by Jonnie Stapleton. Stapleton was also the winning director in 2016 with “The Man From Mars.”


1) Heidi and Gregory Kallenberg

2) Jerry Edwards, Kelly Focht, Josh Clayton

3) Robert Crawford, Jessica Rose

4) John Grindley, Anna Gleason, Krystle Grindley

5) Megann and JT McDaniel

6) Katie Theriot, Lauren Ligon

7) Patrick Kirton, Haley Kirton, Jhemma Ziegler

Junior Achievement of North Louisiana introduced its 2018 Business Hall of Fame Laureates at the Shreveport Convention Center on Oct. 25 at their annual induction dinner. Being recognized were William H. Broyles II, The Broyles Group; Scott P. Sealy Sr., Sealy & Company; and Craig Spohn, Cyber Innovation Center. – Special to 318 Forum


8) Laureates Don Jones (2001), Jimmy Gosslee (2016) and Jon Q= Petersen (2016)

9) Nita Cook, executive director; Dr. Lacy Williams, 2013 Laureate; and Joshua O. Clayton, chairman of JA Board of Directors

10) William H. Broyles II, Scott P. Sealy Sr., Craig P. Spohn, 2018 Laureate Inductees

11) Jim Broyles, John Chidlow, Onega Ulanova, Konstantin Dolgan, Ila Broyles

12) Mr. & Mrs. Robert Nichols

13) Nancy Broyles; Bill Broyles, 2018 Laureate; Clare Nelson

14) George Nelson, 2012 Laureate, and Bubba Raspberry, 2007 Laureate

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