Shreveport

8:45am

Thu March 7, 2013
Business

Shreveport workshop takes up child care center licensing matters

A display outside the NSU Child and Family Network office in Shreveport highlights the mission of the agency.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

How to open a licensed child care center is the subject of a workshop on Thursday, March 7, in Shreveport. Northwestern State University’s Child and Family Network organizes the event. The network’s resources and referral specialist Margaret Goodwin said attending this workshop should be the first step for anyone who proposes to open a child care facility.

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9:36am

Thu February 28, 2013
Arts

Shreveport remembers native son Van Cliburn

Credit Van Cliburn Foundation

Shreveport is paying tribute to its native son Van Cliburn, the legendary pianist died Feb. 27 at his Fort Worth home. His early career was nurtured by the Shreveport Symphony community, and he never forgot that, according to Lester Senter Wilson. She’s been executive director of the Wideman International Piano Competition in Shreveport for 30 years. She said Cliburn played five times with the Shreveport Symphony, including a performance in 1972 when he celebrated the orchestra’s 25th anniversary. People packed the hall.

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9:32am

Mon February 11, 2013
Local

Children's dental health program re-launches in Shreveport

Credit American Dental Association

Shreveport-based Willis-Knighton Health System is re-launching its Children’s Dental Services program that gives uninsured children access to a dentist, even though their family can’t pay for the visit. Dozens of Shreveport-Bossier dentists are associated with the program. Bonnie Hughes oversees the program for Willis-Knighton. She says the hospital’s role is to get children enrolled, and then schedule them with a participating dentist whose practice is near their home.

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11:02am

Fri February 8, 2013
Arts

Krewe of Highland parade embraces its quirkiness

Krewe of Highland Captain LeVette Fuller appreciates her Krewe's quirkiness and its allegiance to an inner-city Shreveport neighborhood.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The family-oriented parade with the curious throws is set to roll Sunday, Feb 10. The Krewe of Highland has added about a mile to its parade route that wends through Shreveport's Highland neighborhood. Krewe Captain LeVette Fuller said there are more than 100 entries in this year’s parade. The Krewe's signature throws will return, including hot dogs, MoonPies, and stuffed animals. Fuller has thrown some crazy things to revelers over the years.

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7:51am

Tue February 5, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Shreveport must do more to protect historic buildings

Commentator Gary Joiner discusses the significance of saving old buildings that are architecturally valuable, and having an ordinance structure in place that protects and defends them in city planning.

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