Bossier Parish came together to remember the 12th anniversary of 9/11 at the Bossier City Municipal Complex's Liberty Garden.
At Bossier City’s terraced water feature Liberty Garden, emergency personnel and area residents gathered yesterday to reflect on 9/11 and those who’ve fallen in the line of duty. The ladders of two fire trucks hoisted an enormous American flag high into the air at the ceremony site. Christi Rhodes performed the National Anthem.
Shreveport and Bossier City’s sixth casino is slated to open for business this week. The Margaritaville
Resort Casino’s soft open will build up to festivities on July 3.
At its opening, the Bossier City casino will employ 1,500 workers. Construction on the 18-story hotel began in Feb. 2012. According to its public relations officials, the final price tag is $205 million. The hotel boasts nearly 400 rooms and 35 luxury suites. It will have three restaurants.
April Lee began working at the former state-run facility in 1998 as a social worker. She became an employee of the Arc of Acadiana Northwest, and its new director, on Oct. 1.
It’s been almost a year since the Arc of Acadiana was awarded the state contract to privatize a Bossier City residential facility for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A total of 390 employees of the former Northwest Supports and Services Center were invited to reapply for jobs. For director April Lee, it was not just about keeping her job. As the administrator, her house on the 100-acre grounds was on the line, too.
Arc of Acadiana Northwest director April Lee and mall manager Ruth Fox show off the new Gardens Northwest nursery business that opened along with seven resale clothing stores.
The Arc of Acadiana Northwest, a residential facility for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has opened seven resale clothing stores and a nursery and pottery business at its 100-acre campus in Bossier City. Arc employee Ruth Fox moved to Bossier City in December to start preparing for the launch of the resale stores that are in a converted activities building. She finds the new nursery has been the biggest draw for shoppers.
The mayors of Shreveport and Bossier City have proclaimed April 7 - 13 Barbershop Harmony Week. It coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker presented the proclamation to the River Cities Jubilee Barbershop Chorus on Sunday. The northwest Louisiana chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society was formed more than 60 years ago.