Bossier Woman Starts Sew You Care, Group Produces More Than 5,000 Facemasks

“Every time somebody asks me how I’m doing I always tell them, ‘Hanging in there.’ What I really mean is, ‘Send sushi and whiskey.’” This Facebook post from Bossier City resident Jessy Gillespie isn’t about boredom during the COVID-19 quarantine.  It’s actually about her fatigue from sewing facemasks for almost one week straight. The professional cosplayer, seamstress, and costume maker …

BPCC’s ‘Beyond Duty’ Art Show Focuses on the Veteran Experience

Art can convey complex emotions and intense experiences without saying a word. The 21 works contributed by 13 artists at Bossier Parish Community College’s “Beyond Duty: Artwork by Veterans, Active Military, and Their Family” speak volumes about the patriotism and sacrifices of military service. Artist Dan Wasserman, a veteran of 22 years in the Air Force, submitted a painting that …

Residents and Business Leaders Stay Informed Through North Bossier Luncheon

The residents and business leaders in north Bossier now have a new, informal way to stay in touch with leaders and find out important information in their area through the North Bossier Luncheon. Bossier Parish School Board Representative Adam Bass along with fellow School Board Member Tammy Smith, Bossier City Councilman David Montgomery, and Bossier Parish Police Juror Jack “Bump” …

LHSAA State Wrestling Championships Return to Bossier City

For the fifth consecutive year, the LHSAA State Wrestling Championships will be hosted in Bossier City at the CenturyLink Center. Area fans won’t have to travel far to see their favorite teams compete as local wrestlers battle it out for state title glory in their own backyard.

A Perfect Match: K9 Karma Helps Purple Heart Veteran Find Service Dog

Cody Dollmann, an Army veteran of two Afghanistan deployments, suffered a traumatic brain injury when his vehicle hit the last of the dozen IEDs he survived. Flown to the huge U.S. military hospital in Germany and placed in a medically induced coma to reduce the brain swelling caused by multiple concussions, he slowly made his recovery and was released to …

Bossier Woman Creates Holiday Cheer With Christmas Lights Display

Driving down Airline Drive during December takes patience but if you travel north enough, a beautiful residential light show is sure to catch your eye. “There’s a nutcracker, a snowman, the drummer boy…” Dee Szelinski names off a few of the characters in the wonderland of lights she created in front of her North Bossier home.  The thousands of bulbs …

What do YOU love about Barksdale?

Barksdale Air Force Base employs almost 9,000 people and adds more than $500 million in payroll to the economy. The base draws talented, dedicated men and women from around the country to live and work on its sprawling 22,000 acres. We asked some of them what makes Barksdale special.

President Trump Holds Rally At CenturyLink Center in Bossier

Thousands of people filled the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City to near capacity on Thursday, November 14, to see President Donald Trump. He was there to rally for Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Republican businessman Eddie Rispone. Rispone is in a tight race against incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards. The election runoff is Saturday and this is the 2nd time in two …

Former Bossier Teacher Recalls Out-of-this-World NASA Experience

Life has paired triumph with tragedy for former Bossier Parish teacher Debo Dykes. From the moment she began teaching, she has been drawn through the ups-and-downs. It started early in her teaching career. “During my first year of teaching at Meadowview Elementary School, on December 3, 1978, in the early morning hours, an F4 hurricane destroyed the school and killed …