April 21, 2010

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Birthday: Local Shreveport attorney Donald L. Baker celebrated his 95th birthday March 25 by announcing his retirement after having worked 80 years of his life. During the afternoon birthday party held at his office in the firm of Coleman & Mayo, Baker told of his lifelong journey, starting with his first job as a carhop at the age of 15 to becoming a lawyer (He’s a proud graduate of LSU.). Goodwill: Sponsors and chairmen of Goodwill’s Black Tie Bingo were given an appreciation party March 26 at the home of Maureen and Keith Gamble. The casual affair included wine and cheese and viewing of pictures from the Black Tie Bingo event. Monopoly Night: More than 200 people played a speed round of Monopoly March 27 at Eldorado to benefit the Caddo Council on Aging. The top six money/property owners advanced to the finals. A jail was in the corner of the room, and those who landed on the jail spot on the board went there, as did others who were sent there for a fee. Red River Bank provided a banker for each table. Large placards of Monopoly deed cards sponsored by local businesses surrounded the room. The “Monopoly Man” in a top hat passed out chocolate coins. Councilman Monty Walford was one of the first players to go bankrupt. Engagement: The announcement of the upcoming nuptials of Carla Lenert to Chad Boyd was made March 27 at a party honoring the couple at the home of the bride’s parents, Judy and Steve Lenert. Other hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Phil Israel, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd White, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Duvall and Mrs. and Mrs. Woody Schick. The wedding date is June 5. Guests dined on shrimp, pork tenderloin and a variety of dips, cheese rings and cake balls. Birthday: Carolyn B. Barousse, Tutu Baker, Don Baker, Jackie B. Biles, Teenie B. Renfro Birthday: Judge Tom Stagg, Don Baker Birthday: Bob Mayo, Don Baker, Ben Coleman Goodwill: Keith and Maureen Gamble, Rozann and Bob Frey Monopoly: Jennifer Voisin, Katie McCullin, Daniel Strickland, Ashley Handley Goodwill: Mary Anne and John Rankin Engagement: Kevin and Dr. Carmell Williams Engagement: Phillip Maxwell, Chase Pittman, Carla Lenert, Brian Burford, Chad Boyd Monopoly: Helen Black, Michael and Suzette Whitemaine, James Osborne SNAP! More Photos Online! Van Osdell PAGE 46 THE FORUM/April 21, 2010 Crawford To be included in OTS, e-mail your high-res photos to or mail photos, name and contact information to Editor at The Forum, 1158 Texas Ave., Shreveport, LA 71101. (Photos are non-returnable. Must include a daytime phone number.) Or contact Mary Ann Van Osdell at or Mark Crawford at for coverage.

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