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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.

Second Tuesday of the month: Professional Civil Law Notaries Association. Sign-in at 6 p.m., with the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Free. There will be presentations to learn about the association and various acts and documents a notary can prepare. Southern Hills Business Association Conference Center, 9701 Baird Road, Shreveport. For more information, call Glinda DuBois at 797-4396.

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

Oct. 11: Homecoming Night Fish Fry. Enjoy a fried fish dinner consisting of fish, fries, cole slaw, a roll and cake, all for $10, while watching the homecoming game between Northwood and Woodlawn. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Northwood High School football field.

Oct. 12: Awards Ceremony for Blanchard Fire Department and Police Department. Come support your local law enforcement and fire prevention teams. Banquet at 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall, awards ceremony, 7:15 p.m. Worship Center, First Baptist Church of Blanchard.

Oct. 19: The U.S. Navy is holding the annual Navy Ball to celebrate the 238th birthday of the service on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at the El Dorado Resort. Navy Operational Support Center, Shreveport, is hosting the celebration, and the guest speaker is Capt. Elisabeth Stephens, Deputy Assistant Commander at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn. Cost is $25 for E-6 and below; $30 for E-7 and above and retirees. Attire: Military – formal and dinner dress; civilian – formal and semi-formal. Call 318-746-9657 ext. 113 or ext. 125. (Actual birthday is Oct. 13, 1775)

Oct. 19: Movies and Moonbeams, Remember the Titans, at North Bossier Park at Dusk. Before each movie BAC will provide a free activity for families!

Oct. 24: Celebration of Life, While fostering hope, the 2013 victim/ survivor tribute, sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Services, serves as a time of reflection to remember and honor those who have been killed or injured in impaired-driving crashes. RSVP by Oct. 18. 7 p.m. Louisiana Boardwalk, 540 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City. For information, call Ann Shocklee at 965-6999.

Oct. 24 & 25: Mustang Sally at Sams Town Casino, Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. & Friday. Oct. 25, at 10 p.m. Free admission.

Oct. 26: Movies and Moonbeams, Rise of the Guardians, at mike Wood Park at dusk. Before each movie BAC will provide a free activity for families!

Nov. 2: Miss Christmas on Caddo Pageant. Lovely young ladies from the area from ages 0 to 19 will compete in this beauty pageant to be held at 2 p.m. at the Singing Pines Recreation Center (formerly the old Hosston School) in Hosston, La.

Nov. 7: Chris Tomlin Burning Lights Tour with Louie Giglio. 7:30 p.m. at CenturyLink Center. Tickets start at $25 and are available at ticketmaster.com.

Nov. 7: Broadmoor Baptist Church’s Salute to Veterans. Former governor and four-term U.S. Congressman Buddy Roemer will pay tribute to local veterans during the annual veterans’ event at 6 p.m. in the Broadmoor Baptist Church’s Memorial Chapel. The event also includes an assortment of Christian and patriotic music by Broadmoor’s singer extraordinaire Tim Magill and by the church’s Good news Gospel Quartet.

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March 23 09:52 AM
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Flurry’s second objection to the ordinance is the requirement that permit application for cell towers must be reviewed by the city’s independent expert consultant. The city has been working with a national consultant who has a track record of requiring unreasonable, expensive requirements for cell tower installations.
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Every five years, several ad valorem property taxes are placed before the citizens for renewals that provide basic city services and salaries/ benefits for our first responders and other city employees. The last time this occurred was 2013. In 2017 the taxes expired, and we made the decision to only go out for the taxes when necessary, and not before.

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