Giving Back Spotlight: Why Give Blood?

Lola Magazine Community, Lola Shreveport

One of every seven people who enter the hospital will need blood. That person maybe you, your loved one, friend, or co-worker. With all the wonderful advances in modern medicine, there still is NO substitute for human blood. The blood that helps patients comes only from …

Give Back Spotlight: White Out Cancer Gala

Lola Magazine Community, Lola Shreveport

American Cancer Society’s White Out Cancer Gala  August 13, 2022  Please help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer. Join us at the American Cancer Society’s White Out Cancer Gala on August 13, 2022 for a one-of-a-kind evening, featuring great food, dancing, a …

Back To School Kindness

Lola Magazine Angela Vinet, Community, Janet Maines

Kindness is quite literally defined as the qualities of being friendly, generous, and considerate. These characteristics are important for all students to adhere to in order to make new friends, to help new students feel included and for students to feel good about themselves, thus …

Giving Back Spotlight: Amy T. Selkirk Fund

Lola Magazine Community, Lola Shreveport

Lola Magazine’s ultimate princess warrior went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 19, 2022, after a long, hard-fought battle with stage 4 triple-negative breast cancer. There will never be another like Holly Hollis Stars! Truly the impossible combination of beauty, smarts, class, …

Giving Back Spotlight: Designer Bag Bingo!

Lola Magazine Community

Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier is so excited for the 2022 Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser. As we all know, 2020 and 2021 were very challenging years for many reasons. We hosted our virtual raffle — Bags, Bourbon and Bling— in place of Designer Bag Bingo and …

Giving Back Spotlight: Room Redux

Lola Magazine Community, Laurie Calahan, Lola Shreveport

About the Organization Room Redux…for pronunciation, it sounds like “ducks” not “dew.” In fact, we give out little rubber ducks at fundraising events to teach people how to correctly pronounce it. This also helps keep children occupied while we discuss our mission with the parents. …

Princess Josie Hodges

Lola Magazine Community, Leone Fitzgerald

Have you ever met a 19-year-old who has traveled to Kenya with her mother and helped start a non-profit organization there? What about a 19-year-old who likes to make her own Halloween costumes – including elaborate feathered headdresses and wooden stilts that she built herself …

Give Back Spotlight: Wine, Dine, & Equine

Lola Magazine Caroline Hendrix, Community

Since 1997, the Arc Caddo-Bossier’s GREAT Program (Great Results Equine-Assisted Therapies) has been offering therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with disabilities. They are excited to host the Wine, Dine and Equine: “Celebrate the 318” event. It will take place on Oct. 23 …

Giving Back Spotlight: Why Give Blood?

Lola Magazine Community, Lola Shreveport

One of every seven people who enter the hospital will need blood. That person maybe you, your loved one, friend, or co-worker. With all the wonderful advances in modern medicine, there still is NO substitute for human blood. The blood that helps patients comes only from …

The Path to Greatness

Lola Magazine Community, Lola Shreveport, Teri Netterville

Written by Teri Netterville In my personal library, I have shelves full of books about the “Greats” among us: Great athletes, great coaches, great business leaders, world leaders and great every day, ordinary people who defied the odds and became something rather extraordinary in their …

Giving Back Spotlight: Moving Mountains For Miriam

Lola Magazine Community

Just a year ago, the Bishops were a family of four: Casey, Joy and their two children, Ellis (4), and Vivian (3). Thinking their plans for two children were complete, Casey had undergone a preventative procedure, but God had bigger plans for this precious family. …

Best in Sheaux

Lola Magazine Community, Stephanie Jordan

Biscuit’s preferred spot to sleep each night is at the foot of the bed, nestled cozily under the covers next to the feet of her owner, Misty Alexander. Considering her plush nightly accommodations, it is difficult to imagine that four years ago Biscuit was a …

Hometown Heroes

Lola Magazine Community, Liz Swaine

Written by Liz Swaine It is no secret that the worst of times can bring out the best in people and such was the case during February’s Snowmageddon event. People all over the region were suffering in various ways. Power went out, water pipes froze, …

The Path to Environmental Sustainability

Lola Magazine Community, Rose McMaster

My journey into environmental sustainability actually started when I was looking into ways to save money. As I did my research into reusable and cash-saving items, I also learned more about the amount of waste we as humans produce every day. The more I discovered, …

A New Way to Learn is a New Way to Grow

Lola Magazine Community, Donesa Walker

Written By Donesa Walker, M.Ed. Educational Specialist, Board Certified Cognitive Specialist This obituary doesn’t read as one would expect it to read. There is no survived by nor preceded by death in this obituary, for it is the obituary of a way of life. I …

The COVID Diary

Lola Magazine Community, Sabrina Newell

I am a home health care worker as a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist. I have a fantastic job with a fabulous employer, and it required me to be out seeing and checking on my patients daily. I am not a germaphobe, but I am very careful, …

Back to School???

Lola Magazine Community, Lola Shreveport

Local education leaders speak about the new, unique challenges of going back to school in 2020 Cedar Creek School As the 2019-20 school year came to a close, thoughts of August came to mind.  I have read numerous articles, reports, and guides and have been …