Kari Johnson Named Louisiana Library Association Support Person of the Year

Kari Johnson, the Library Clerical Aide at Stockwell Place Elementary School in Bossier City, has been awarded the 2018 Louisiana Library Association Support Person of the Year. A military spouse from Sacramento, California, Johnson and her husband have lived in Shreveport-Bossier for the last nine years. She’s been employed with Stockwell Place Elementary for the last four years. As the …

BPCC Theatre Program Presents Neil Simon’s Play ‘Rumors’

The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre Program and the Cavalier Players announce the next show in their season, “Rumors.” This hilarious farce is written by Neil Simon, Tony-award winning American playwright who has written comedy hits such as “Barefoot in the Park,” “Lost in Yonkers,” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs” in addition to others. BPCC Theatre’s production of “Rumors” is directed …

How to Refresh Your Career Skills in Bossier

Bossier Library

Whether you’re looking at getting that first job or you’re mid-career and looking at upgrading your skills, there’s plenty of resources available in Bossier Parish to accommodate your career needs. The best part is you can refresh your skills all online. There are so many options from test-drive free college courses to brush up on your academic skills to online …

Move to Bossier: Our Guide to Enrolling Kids in Bossier Parish Schools

Enrollment info from Benton Middle School

One of Stacey Walker’s favorite things about being a school counselor is getting to tour prospective students around the school. She enjoys being their first point of contact in the enrollment process at Benton Middle School. Walker serves as the 6th Grade Counselor there. She previously worked as a counselor for Stockwell Place Elementary School. Both of these jobs have …

A Week in the Life of a Bossier Family: Meet the Pledgers

It is still dark outside when Michelle Pledger’s alarm sounds at 6:15 a.m. in Bossier. Her Monday begins like most of her days during the week. She makes herself some coffee, then goes to wake up her 12-year-old son Noah to get him ready for school. As Noah begins to get ready for school, Michelle starts to pack lunch pails …

Move To Bossier: Finding an Apartment or Rental Home

As more people move to Bossier City, the demand for high-quality rentals will only increase to accommodate the growing population. But as with any booming market, there will be only so many vacancies available at any given time. Smart shoppers know it pays to be prepared so that the apartment of their dreams doesn’t slip away due to indecision or …

Art Is The Heart of The Bossier Arts Council

Art has become the heart of Bossier and what keeps that heart beating is the Bossier Arts Council. Mixing local creative talent, events, classes and unique performances, BAC not only creates events for artists and creatives, it pushes the agenda for the community to come together to support the arts. BAC president Robin Jones first gained interest in the council …

More Than Books: A Bossier Library Card’s Other Benefits

Long before the internet, if you needed to research something or look at the latest release from a popular author, you went to the library. Checking out books (and sometimes vinyl records) was about the most you could expect with your library card. But today there’s more benefits to having a Bossier Parish Library Card than ever before. You can …

Bossier City Among Top 10 “Brightest Cities” in Louisiana

Bossier City is strongly linked with quality education. From overall A grades for its public schools and a community college dedicated to meeting workforce needs to fostering STEM education for its burgeoning tech industry, it’s no surprise that intelligence is a priority for the city. But is it one of the smartest cities in Louisiana? A new study says, “Yes”. …

Key Bossier Insights from the GBEDF Annual Report

Bossier is a city and parish that are growing and evolving constantly. As the area and its leaders seeks to maintain their standard of being forward-thinking and progressive, there are several resources available to promote the area to future, and current, residents. One of these is the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation and its Annual Report. Available for free at …