Bossier City

1:32pm

Tue May 28, 2013
Business

Arc of Acadiana Northwest extends its mission to Bossier City facility

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.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

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.

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10:18am

Mon May 20, 2013
Business

Resale clothing stores and nursery open in Bossier City

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.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

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.

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10:27am

Mon April 8, 2013
Arts

Barbershop Harmony Week proclaimed in Shreveport and Bossier City

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.

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9:58am

Tue April 2, 2013
Local

DA workshop aims to draw in faith-based groups

The District Attorneys for the Western District of Louisiana are set to hold an outreach event Friday gathering together more than 200 people from faith-based and grassroots community organizations. The fifth annual, day-long workshop will cover two topics: domestic violence and grant writing. H. Calvin Austin III, vice chairman of the faith-based grassroots board initiative for the 26th Judicial District, said attendees will gain a clearer sense of what DA offices do.

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10:59am

Mon January 28, 2013
Business

Entrepreneurial spirit on display at Bossier City bridal fair

Shane Morgan (right) owns Silver Palate Cakery in Bossier City. He is the sole proprieter, but has help from his partner Michael Walraven (left).
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Hundreds of soon-to-be brides flocked to a weekend bridal fair at the Bossier Civic Center. They mingled with more than 100 wedding vendors. Many of those vendors are entrepreneurs, including the editor of Bossier City-based Weddings With Style Magazine. Lana Rosalee has organized the bridal fair for 12 years.

“It’s just good for everyone all around," Rosalee said. "The brides meet the vendors, the vendors meet the brides, and everyone’s happy.”

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