“We were in Baton Rouge as recently as Monday arguing against the decriminalization of marijuana. That’s not acceptable. I don’t know what the rationale could be in thinking you’re making a safer community for your family and your children by saying drugs are OK.
Winning comes as easily to Farmer as driving his big rig. He said this was his fifth first -place finish in six years in the state competition, and he has participated in the national championships several times, his best finish being 11th place in 2012.
At the twoday digital arts festival and technology expo, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 18, at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, students learn how technology has become an integral part of our society and culture and the many job opportunities that exist once they leave school and look for a career.
The first girder was positioned over the roadway Tuesday night. As the girders on the southbound span go up, crews will close Highway 1 from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. to minimize the inconvenience to motorists, according to Susan Stafford, public information officer for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
The festival started back in 1984 at the Municipal Auditorium. “We’ve changed places (in) four different buildings, and now we’re at the new Convention Center. We’ve been there for seven years,” said Casey Jones, marketing director for the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.
Kenny Jenkins, executive director of the event, called the Haughton Adventure Weekend, said, “It’s culmination of events. .. It is an evangelical event, a crusade-type of event. It’s a combination of the two, kind of a celebration weekend, a community-wide.
“All of our work for the Institute for Global Outreach is done in Third World countries,” Tarver said. “What we’re basically doing is creating awareness to global suffering as well as providing resources to individuals who are in dire need of support.”.
It’s tough being the first in any endeavor, and that is especially true in business. Taking that initial risk in a business endeavor, such as setting up shop in Shreveport Common, a nine-block area in the west part of downtown Shreveport, can make a company reticent to set up shop at an unproven location.