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Calendar of Events

Ongoing: “Autographing History,” an exhibit of 54 documents, letters and receipts bearing the signatures of famous historical figures including presidents George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon Bonaparte, and many more. The collection on loan from Gloria B. Meyer of Shreveport and the late Charlton E. Meyer Jr. is on display at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road. Hours: Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday- Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 632-2020.

Ongoing: Yogie & Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary, Louisiana’s only rescue for abused, neglected and unwanted large cats is open to the public on Saturdays only from noon to 5 p.m., weather permitting. The sanctuary is located at 128 Fob Lane in Frierson, La. For more information, call 795-0455 or visit www.yogieandfriends.org.

Every Wednesday & first Tuesday of the month: Project Matt’s HOPE, free support group for family and friends of people in prison, 7-9 p.m., Paula’s Sav Tax, 3621 W. 70th St. For additional information, e-mail projectmattshope@ yahoo.com.

Every Thursday: Cancer Support Group, for cancer patients and family members, noon-1 p.m., Conference Room, Christus Schumpert Cancer Treatment Center, One St. Mary Place. Free. For more information, call Mimi at 681-6231.

First Thursday of the month: Amputee Support Group, monthly meeting for all amputees, featuring monthly guest lecturers including doctors, therapists, counselors, prosthetics and more, 6:30 p.m. Certified Limb and Brace, 3227 Portland Ave. near the corner of I-20 and Greenwood Road. For more information, call 636-9145.

First Thursday of month: Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting, monthly meeting of the Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor Camp #1308, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets monthly at 7 p.m. at El Chico, 4015 Fern Ave. Programs about Southern history and heritage are presented. The public is invited. For more information, e-mail the Sons of Confederate Veterans at rebelyell1864 @gmail.com.

Every Saturday: Bossier Animal Control Adoption Days, meet dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who are in need of a good home, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 2631 Beene Blvd. in Bossier City. For more information, call 741-8499.

Every second Saturday of the month: Animal Welfare Inc. Adoption Days, meet dogs and cats who need a loving home, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 7061 Youree Drive.

Every third Saturday of the month: Southern Christian Writer’s Club, meets from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Calvary Abundant Life Tabernacle, corner of Bethel Road and Highway 84 East in Logansport, La. Its mission is to help and encourage writers share their love of Jesus with others through publishing. Writers in both religious and secular writing are welcome. Membership is $20 per year. Other writing groups are available. For more information, call Marcella Simmons at 318-697- 5649.

Every Saturday through Oct. 26: Shreve Town Ghost Walk, $5-$10 Departure time 8 p.m., Caddo Parish Courthouse. Each walk lasts about 110 minutes and is filled with nonstop storytelling. go to www.shreve townghostwalk.com

Sept. 13-14: The 7th Annual Twin City Bomber Bash, presented by Goad’s Traditional Barber Shop, will be held at Rodeway Inn, 3033 Hilton Drive in Bossier City. The event will feature pre-1969 traditional hot rods as well as “rat rods,” custom vehicles, bikes and more. For more information visit twincitybomberbash.blogspot.com.

Sept. 14: Asleep at the Wheel, performing in concert at the Carthage Civic Center. Door open at 5:30 p.m., for the 7 p.m. concert. The Grammy Award-winning “Kings of Texas Swing” will perform in the first of a Performing Arts Series sponsored by the Fine & Performing Arts Department at Panola College. Tickets may be purchased in person or by phone through the Panola County Chamber of Commerce, 300 W. Panola, 903-693-6634. The link to purchase general admission seats online is http://outhousetickets.com/ Venue/Carthage_Civic_Center/. Reserved floor seats are $35, and general admission seats are $25.

Sept. 21: Chimpanzee Discovery Day: African Peace Festival. Free and open to the public. Chimpanzee Discovery Day is an entertaining and educational event for the entire family. Visitors to Chimp Haven will have the chance to observe chimpanzees in their natural, forested habitats, talk to staff about their personalities and natural behavior, and discover the wonders on the nature trail.

Sept. 28: Yogie and Friends Bake Sale. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Petco on Youree Drive in Shreveport.

Sept. 28: Love Doesn’t Hurt Walk. Sponsored by You Are not Alone Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, this is a one-mile walk, the proceeds of which will be used to help victims of domestic violence. Entry fee: $10 per participant. Registration at 6:30 a.m. with the walk at 7 a.m. Southern Hills Park, Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport. For more information, call 221-0375.

Oct. 4-6: Red River Quilters Quilt Show. Enjoy more than 200 judged quilts, demonstrations, a silent auction, a drawing for a quilt and a special exhibit of antique quilts. Riverview Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway. $5, Sat. and Sun. admission included with Revel ticket. Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oct. 5-12: Red River Revel Arts Festival, Food, art and music will abound at the 38th Annual Red River Revel, in downtown Shreveport at Festival Plaza. Don’t miss incredible performances by Black Violin (10/5), Trout Fishing in America (10/5-7), Eric Lindell (10/5), Preservation Hall Jazz Band (10/6), The Blind Boys of Alabama (10/7), The Hunts (10/8-9), Sol Driven Train (10/6,8,12), Colton Dixon (10/9), Locash Cowboys (10/10), Arrested Development (10/11) and Love and Theft (10/12). A complete schedule of headliner entertainment is available at www. redriverrevel.com.

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April 13 12:33 PM
Caddo’s highest population estimate was 257,354 on July 1, 2013. This number decreased by almost 11,000 in the next four years. The population in Bossier Parish increased by 10,000 from July 1, 2010, to July 1, 2017. In that eight-year interval, DeSoto’s population gradually increased each year.
April 13 12:33 PM
My dad was a star forward playing both junior college and AAU basketball. I had the honor of being Coach Dean Smith’s first recruit at the University of North Carolina back in 1968. I was a spectator in the Louisiana Superdome when the Tar Heels won two national championships.
April 13 11:20 AM
My dad was a star forward playing both junior college and AAU basketball. I had the honor of being Coach Dean Smith’s first recruit at the University of North Carolina back in 1968. I was a spectator in the Louisiana Superdome when the Tar Heels won two national championships.

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