The 38-member horse riding club recently completed a successful trail ride and wanted to give back to the community by donating funds to Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the sheriff’s office as well as seven area churches..
Police Chief Charles L. Pilkinton said citizens can bring their unwanted, unused or expired medications to the Sonic Drive-in on Burt Boulevard in Benton for proper disposal. People who bring drugs in for disposal will be given a receipt documenting their participation in the program.
The rummage sale will be held Friday, June 20, from 5 p.m. to dusk and on Saturday, June 21, from 7 a.m. to dusk in the vacant lot on the northwest corner of Beckett Street and City Hall Drive, the site of the old Bolinger Building, across from the Bossier City Municipal Complex.
The goal of the checkpoint is to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves or others, as well as increase public awareness to the seriousness of driving while impaired. The Bossier City Police Department and Louisiana State Police will also assist.
The Bossier City Fire Department has “gone green” with the acquisition of a new ambulance that operates solely on compressed natural gas. In operation only three weeks, the new vehicle is already showing a substantial savings for the city, according to Bossier City Fire Chief Brad Zagone.
The council was created by Louisiana state lawmakers in 2007 to facilitate communication between youth and their public officials on issues of importance to teens, such as education, employment, underage drinking, substance abuse, physical fitness and health, bullying and other issues.
The market’s mission is to provide a viable, community-based market for the sale of highquality, locally grown produce; to promote gardening, farming and the production of food items and agricultural goods; and to promote healthy lifestyles..
Members of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) left last Thursday, May 1, from Plain Dealing to Mock Prison Riot training and competition at the decommissioned West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, W.Va. this week.
The D.A.R.E program is a semester-long curriculum taught by Sheriff’s deputies that emphasizes good decision skills for young people in order to avoid bullying, drugs, violence and other harmful behaviors. Students are also taught confidencebuilding and coping skills.
Asst. Chief Tojny Staton, chief of Criminal Division; Maj. Charles Gray, administrator of Corrections Division; Capt. Rodney Boyer, warden of the Bossier Medium Security Facility; and Capt. Gary Paddy, supervisor of Courthouse Bureau, attended the nationally recognized leadership school March 3 through April 25.