On Tuesday, a group called “Feed Our Friends in Blue” served a complimentary lunch of sandwiches, chips and dessert to Bossier City first responders by the Liberty Garden, located between the Bossier City fire and police departments at 620 Benton Road.
The West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center grounds will be center stage for the annual Smokin` Oldies Barbeque Cook-Off. This event is a State Championship Cook-Off held on Saturday, Sept. 10. This year the BBQ contest will be a threemeat category (chicken, ribs and brisket) and entry fee is $150.
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Young men and women ages 17-21 are encouraged to attend the course from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave. Professional instructors and law enforcement officers will present important crime prevention tips and safety techniques especially for students entering college.
“The Lates, the Greats, and Moore” performance will pay tribute to such artists as Prince, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross. It will feature a few classic tunes such as “Just My Imagination,” “Purple Rain,” “Dance With Somebody” and “Superstar,” extending from the 1960s to the 1990s.
The courses include: July 29: Doyle Elementary School, Livingston July 29: Haughton Middle School, Haughton Aug. 8: Northwood High School, Lena Aug 8: West Feliciana Middle School, St. Francisville The eight-hour course, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will provide certification to educators who want to bring the NASP/ALAS curriculum to their schools.
Hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21. Admission is $4 daily. Admission is free for children under 6 years of age as well as students with ID. Parking is free at the Bossier Civic Center, and refreshments will be available for purchase.
The Caddo Sheriff Office Reserve Unit currently includes 50 deputies who come from many professions and walks of life. Reserves go through the same hiring process as full-time sheriff’s employees. They must meet minimal fitness standards, be at least 21 years old, and be able to volunteer at least 120 hours each year.
At the academy, cadets train to enforce the state's recreational boating laws, the state and federal wildlife and fisheries laws and general law enforcement work on the state's many wildlife management areas. The academy also covers general law enforcement training equal to that of other state law enforcement officers.