Submitted by wwoods on Tuesday, March 19th, 9:30 am
Yogie and Friends, a sanctuary for big cats that located in Frierson, will hold a spring bake sale and fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Petco at 6596 Youree Drive in Shreveport.
The high temperatures and extended drought hitting the area has prompted one water system to take drastic measures to conserve its supply.
The Eagle Water System says beginning Tuesday night, it will start turning off the water to the Springlake Mobile Home Park between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The water cutoff will last until further notice.
Because of the lack of rainfall in the area, Blanchard Utilities is asking customers to follow a limited schedule when watering their lawns. Customers who address ends in an even number should only water on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. Odd-numbered addresses should only water on Mondays, Wednesday's & Fridays. There will be no watering on Sunday. For more information call 929-2928.
The town of Oil City is asking its residents to not water their lawns and conserve as much water as possible. The town says it's been working on a number of leaks inside and outside the city. As of now the town is also under a boil advisory until further notice. The town is also asking residents to call them at 995-6681 if they notice any standing water on the road or ground, since this may be a sign of a water leak.
Phone service in the Hosston area of Caddo Parish will be out until 5 or 6 p.m. Monday evening because of a traffic accident. Authorities say an 18-wheeler tore down power lines and a cell tower at Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 71 near Myra, LA. Everyone in the area including Fire District #8 has no phone service. This will probably affect resident's ability to call 911. It's recommended folks try to use their cellphones to call 911 if needed.
Six donkeys and two horses are on the auction block at the Caddo Sheriff's Office after being unclaimed by their owners. The Sheriff's Office will accept sealed bids on the animals from 8 a.m. until noon Friday, July 15, at the 4910 North Market Street substation.