Patriot Trail Race a Success for the Community and Christ Fit Gym

Saturday night June 25, 2016 the skies of Bossier City lit up with a spectacular firework show presented to the community by Christ Fit Gym.

Earlier that evening 170 racers, 120 adults and 50 children, took to the starting line for the 1st Annual Patriot 5K Trail Run. The race took place at the trails behind Christ Fit Gym on Benton Road in Bossier City.

Christ Fit Gym believes that trail running is a great way to enjoy nature, while exercising and encouraging others. The top racers in the men’s division were Aubry Dennis, Gramm Roberts, Clifton Hacker, Billy Weatherall, and Kevin Flattman Sr.  At the top of the women’s division were Stefani Bounty, Britney Reeves, Jenny Oackly, and Suzie Hapgood.

The evening was not only about racing, there were plenty of food and drinks for the over 325 people who came out to enjoy the fellowship and fireworks. Dez Duron presented an encouraging testimony about training hard, believing in yourself, and encouraging others to be the best they can be, while Jeremy Hurst and his band provided music. Brad Hornback and his daughter Addy started the grand finale of the evening off by pushing the button for the spectacular fireworks show presented by Durr’s Pyromania.

Christ Fit Gym would like to thank all of the volunteers for making the Patriot Trail Race a huge success. To learn more about Christ Fit Gym and to see upcoming events visit them on Facebook.

 

Krewe of Artemis-Springhill Announces Mardi Gras Theme

Anticipation and excitement filled the Artemis Krewe Den at 25 Bice Street in Springhill, Louisiana, Saturday night as members and their guests milled around trying to guess this year’s theme.

There were various “hints” throughout the room to stimulate the creative thought processes.  Only after dining on an extensive buffet of delicious home cooked barbeque with all the trimmings lovingly prepared by four of the Morgan Family (Captain Kristie, Mack, MacKenzie and Aaron Morgan) was the long awaited moment revealed.

The Captain presented a colorful cake decorated with the name of the theme, “Artemis- Oh, The Places We’ll Geaux” !  Now, everyone must wait for the Royalty Coronation on August 6, which is open to the public,  to see just where this theme/Krewe will “Geaux”!

 

Lake Bistineau State Park to remain open

Michelle Bates | Minden Press-Herald

For now, Lake Bistineau State Park will remain open.

Rep. Gene Reynolds, District 10, met with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham to keep the park open.

“Lake Bistineau State Park will not close July 1,” he said, “however, money is very tight and there could be another five percent cut that would close some parks. He is looking at public/private partnerships and maybe some rate hikes to offset the deep cuts that have occurred over the last nine years.”

He says maintenance remains a concern and personnel will still be a challenge.

“Despite the problems, he remains positive,” Reynolds said. “I offered my help and will work with him to keep the parks open and operating efficiently.”

Following the special session that ended June 23, he said projected cuts for state parks and recreation include nearly $1.5 million. Keeping the park open was tied into generating more revenue for the state, but the money they had to work with was spread among K-12, TOPS and hospitals.