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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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Twenty-three women from Northwest Louisiana with noteworthy accomplishments in their business and professional careers were honored on March 12. The inaugural event was at Margaritaville Resort Casino and organized by On A Mission, LLC to recognize International Women’s History Month. Tanesha Hall was named Business Woman of the Year. Mary Ann Van Osdell was Public Official of the Year, Stormy G. Watts was Public Servant of the Year, and Dr. Jaya McSharma was Physician of the Year. Chloe Washington was named Young Influencer of the Year. Rod Demery, former Shreveport police detective and star of “Murder Chose Me,” and Troy Washington of KTBS were International Women’s History Month moderators. – Mary Ann Van Osdell

International Women’s History Mont

1) Tanesha Hall and Alex Slaughter T. Ray

2) Rep.Thomas Pressly and Alex T. Ray

3) Emcees Troy Washington and Rod Demery

The William A. Robinson Foundation hosted their annual fundraiser Best In Sheaux, benefiting Robinson’s Rescue, on Saturday, March 12, at Riverview Theatre in downtown Shreveport. The event featured a dog runway show with 12 contestants vying for the winning title. The event also included a vast silent auction, and Chef John Cariere provided catering.– Mark Crawford

Best in Sheaux

1) Anna Gleason and Penny Lane

2) Lindsey and Parker Brown

3) Ed Clement and Catherine Nix

4) Joe Badt and Murphy

5) Hailey and Chris Procell

6) Megan Gardner, Beignet and Misty Martin

7) Regina Bond, Sheriff Steve Prator and Lisa Massengil

8) Deb Cockrell and Dennis Beckman

9) Jami Truong, Libby Knowles

10) Elizabeth Maxwell and Shannon Sale

The Shriners Hospital for Children - Shreveport is celebrating its 100th anniversary with parties and happenings all year. The kickoff event was hosted at Jane Bicknell’s house. Other events will include a hospital open house with tours, the commemoration of the laying of the cornerstone of the hospital and a grand gala in September. There are 22 Shriners Hospitals in the United States, with the first one opening in Shreveport.– Mark Crawford

Shriners 100th Anniversary

1) Dr. Ryan Bicknell and Dr. Cary Mielke, chief of staff for Shriners

2) Karen Murphy and Clare Nelson

3) Mary Anne Boggs, Whitney Boggs, Kim Green and Mary Anne Green


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