We Salute

Published 6:03 am Friday, August 10, 2012

Each Friday, The Daily News will recognize individuals and businesses in Washington Parish who have gone “above and beyond” in their efforts to make this a better place to live, work, play and raise a family.

We believe that an integral part of a community’s wellbeing is an attitude and arena where people who do good things … who work to improve life for others … who try to make a difference … are recognized and saluted.

Because this is a salute to members of the community of Washington Parish, we solicit your recommendations for groups or individuals to be considered for inclusion.

This week we salute:

• Bogalusa High School student Malik Harry and LSUBMC residents Dr. Smitty Smith and Dr. Kartik Patel, who were the guest speakers at the July 31 meeting of the Bogalusa Rotary Club.

• Grant A. Cheramie, who discussed flutemaking and his Mi’kmaq heritage during the Sunday, Aug. 5 “My Story” program at the Native American Cultural Museum in Bogalusa’s Cassidy Park.

• The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Humane Society of Louisiana and an anonymous rescuer, who teamed up to help three emaciated horses in Bogalusa find greener pastures.

• Lisa Miles, who recently opened a new business, Miles High Style, in Bogalusa.

• Johnny Crain, who has been named chairman of the United Way Washington Parish Regional Office’s 2012 campaign.

• Derik Thompson and Samantha Crain, the first place winners in HL Brownstone’s Biggest Bogaloser III weight loss program. Thompson was also the overall Mega Winner.

• Raymond and Larissa Gregg, whose home was named Garden of the Month by the Southeast Garden Clippers.

• Evelyn Graves Boyet and Esma Miley Carroll, both born in July of 1912, who were honored with a joint 100th birthday celebration last month at Superior Avenue Baptist Church.