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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On the Scene


United Way of Northwest Louisiana and its board of directors looked back at 2018 and the impact of contributions made on the community at an event held March 28 at 601 Spring St. Partner companies that ran outstanding campaigns were celebrated. Jean Sayres received the Clyde E. Fant Memorial Award from 2017 honoree, Sylvia Goodman. Rashida Dawson received the Live United Award. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

United Way

1) Dawn Banks and Julia Grubb

2) Martha Marak, Steve Williams, Shalisa Roland, Yvone Mackey, Tina Davis

3) Robyn Fawley and Jo Ann Touchstone; seated Penny and Cleveland Love

4) Sylvia and Dr. Carl Goodman

CenturyLink Center had a very busy March. Within 16 days, they welcomed Winter Jam that included Danny Gokey and Mandisa, Kane Brown, MercyMe with Crowder, Alan Jackson, Bob Seger and Pink. Music from the acts covered many different genres.

CenturyLink Center

5) Kane Brown at CenturyLink Center

Sister Martinette Rivers, 82, has dedicated her life to serving others around the world. On March 26, she received the first Special Humanitarian Award from the Sabine Hall of Fame and its 22nd annual banquet in Many. Seventy years ago she left Zwolle to follow her dream and as a sister for 66 years has reached out to the Four L’s: the last, least, lost and the lowest of all peoples. She has been garlanded by Pope John Paul II. She works as a gerontologist and geriatric counselor at Azalea Estates Assisted Living Facility. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Sister Martinette Rivers

6) Ryne Bozzell and Sister Martinette Rivers

7) Sister Martinette Rivers

Scotty Moran was surprised with an 80th birthday party on April 6 at the Scotty Moran Academic Success Center in Bossier City. Wife Espe Moran got him there under the guise that it was a party honoring donors to Louisiana Tech University. He received a flag that flew over the Capitol from Rep. Mike Johnson, a proclamation and key to the city from Mayor Lo Walker and Bossier Police Jury Administrator Bill Altimus and recognition from Dr. Les Guice, president of Louisiana Tech University. Guests dined on roasted New York strip loin, boiled shrimp, jambalaya, fried oysters, ham, au gratin potatoes and green beans. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Scotty Moran Birthday

8) Bill Altimus and Scotty Moran

9) Mayor Lo Walker and Scotty Moran

10) Rep. Mike Johnson and Rep. Larry Bagley

Refus “Champ” Combs and George Peck win the Annual Dominos Tournament held at Airport Park Recreation Center earlier this year.

Dominos Tournament

11) Refus “Champ” Combs and George Peck

The Krewe of Gemini took guests at their annual Mardi Gras Bal on a “World Adventure,” which was this year’s parade theme. The bal featured their royalty being introduced to the crowd, a breakfast buffet and entertainment by The Boomers. – Mark Crawford

Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Bal

1) Sarah McKinney, Amber Free

2) Brenton Liles, Mallory Jordan

3) Cliff and Donna Poimboeuf

4) JoAnna and Bob Robinson

5) Mike and Shannon Banda, Maj. Gen. Jim Dawkins Jr. and his wife Daina

6) Will and Lacey Whited

7) Karen and Mark Baker

8) Angela Cornelius, Angie Costakis

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual gala on the arena floor at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City. This year’s theme was “Take Flight.” Top Business Award winners included Red River Chevrolet and Flying Heart Brewing and Pub. – Mark Crawford

Bossier Chamber Gala

9) Charles McDermott, Erika McDermott

10) Destiny and Taylor Jamison, Ashley Busada

11) Elizabeth Pattillo, Kristie Gilliam

12) Jack and Kaye Skaggs

13) Randy Brown, Kyle Holland, Rick Holland


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