Donald is a retired first sergeant and former senior drill instructor in the U.S. Marine Corps. While on active duty, he volunteered countless hours to train boys and girls in the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines..
The Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program graduated 221 cadets during a ceremony at The Alexandria Riverfront Center, Dec. 12. The commencement ceremony was historic, as the State of Louisiana, and the Louisiana National Guard celebrated it’s 20,000 th graduate of the Youth Challenge Program (YCP).
In addition to the membership special, the Fitness Center will again offer swim lessons for ages 3 to 12, with sign-up beginning in January. The cost is $60 per session, and each session runs for four weeks and includes one lesson per week. Each lesson will be 3o minutes long, and parents will be able to choose times between 6 p.
Visitors will get a guided tour that showcased some of the original handlaid parquet floors, stained glass and beveled glass, carved woodwork and fretwork along with a massive mahogany grand staircase..
Cowboy Christmas will include more than 20 arts and crafts vendors, a bounce house, a petting zoo, pony rides, photos with “Cowboy Santa” and live entertainment including a live nativity scene performed on horseback by The Sundance Riders at 5 p.m. and a concert featuring Cheridy Adams and Shane Pons beginning at 5:30 p.
Residents can also pay their taxes at the Viking Drive Substation, ART Substation and the Bossier Parish Courthouse, online at www.bossier sheriff.com or by mailing payment to Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office — Tax Office, P.O. Box 850, Benton, LA 71006..
Bockhaus, an 11-year veteran of the Bossier City Fire Department, received the award for an EMS run he made in 2011 that saved the life of Jace Turner, who was 11 years old at the time. Jace’s jugular vein was severed in a freak accident which resulted in Jace losing a large amount of blood.
Prator is a locomotive engineer for the Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) and volunteer for Operation Lifesaver Inc. He has presented the Operation Lifesaver program to 13 sheriff’s auxiliary deputy classes and volunteered over 100 hours to maintaining the railroad safety exhibit at Sheriff’s Safety Town.
“The business community’s investment in bicycling is playing a central role in making the country a safer, happier and more sustainable place to live and work,” said Amelia Neptune, league bicycle friendly business program manager.