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Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

On the Scene


Always Best Care put together stockings for 20 random homeless people and gave them out Dec. 11. Shreveport Periodontics donated toothbrushes and toothpaste, Brookshire’s donated apple juice boxes and granola bars, and Always Best Care Shreveport/Bossier donated water bottles, hand warmers and a new pair of socks. KK Birmingham, administrative assistant at Always Best Care, went out and met some of the most wonderful, humble people who received these goods. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Always Best Care

1) Cindy Harrell and KK Birmingham

2) KK Birmingham presents “Brian” with a stocking of gifts from area businesses.

The Home Builders’ Association of Northwest Louisiana celebrated the holidays in a unique way with a Christmas Trivia Dinner held Dec. 12 at East Ridge Country Club. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

Home Builders’ Association

3) Jennifer and Brian Hammons

4) Maxie Rambin, Heather Morrison and Juan Rangel

5) Steve and Jackie Richmond

6) Wesley and Jennifer Thomas

The James Burton International Guitar Festival presented James Burton’s “Rockin’ Louisiana Christmas” concert Dec. 21 at Margaritaville Casino. Marty Haggard was a surprise guest, and Jo-El Sonnier, Wayne Toups and Estelle Brown were on stage playing Christmas and Louisiana music. Guitars were presented on behalf of children and veterans. Burton received a Louisiana Senate resolution for recently celebrating his 80th birthday. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

James Burton

7) Charles and Sherry Cobbs

8) Jo-El Sonnier and Wayne Toups

The Deaf Action Center of Louisiana hosted their biennial fundraiser Las Vegas Night at the Petroleum Club in downtown Shreveport. The 16th floor was transformed into a casino, complete with table games where you could win chips to bid on silent auction items. There was also a live auction where tens of thousands of dollars were raised to benefit the center. (Photos by Veremy Hernandez and Mark Crawford) – Mark Crawford

Las Vegas Night

1) Dr. Michael Acurio and Courtney Batts

2) Ed Lazarus and Lynn Cawthorne

3) Mark Crawford, Camille Tharpe

4) Jeffrey and Sandi Kallenberg

5) Seth and Robin McCray

6) Stephanie and Andrew Pringle

7) Caroline and Delton Smith

8) Lindsey Ferrington, Valorie Lurry

9) Emily Keaty, Casey David and Collin Phillips

Sci-Port created a whole new experience at the museum called Sno-Port. There, guests can experience a snowfall, discover the science behind snowfl akes, ride in a moving rocket ship that appears to fly over a snowcovered Shreveport and more. Opening weekend was during the Rockets Over the Red Festival downtown, and SciPort also hosted a rooftop fi reworks viewing party. – Mark Crawford


10) Tarak Patel and Andrea Remedies

11) Tanya and Chuck Clark

12) David and Karla Sweeny


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