Bonnie Bolden, The News-Star

Bonnie Bolden

The News-Star

Monroe, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Bonnie:

Monroe schools announce pre-K registration, summer feeding program

Pre-K registration is June 3 -12. Parents can apply online or at the school site. → Read More

Ouachita Schools announce summer feeding, pre-k registration dates

OPSB has announced registration dates for pre-kindergarten. Parents also can start picking up meals as part of the summer feeding program. → Read More

Convention and visitors bureau rebrands, encourages visitors to 'get outside the lines'

The Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau's rebranding launch includes a new logo and quiz to help visitors create their trip itinerary. → Read More

GOWC in early stages of treating water on east side of Ouachita River

Greater Ouachita Water Co. is in the early stages of building a carbon filter water treatment system on the east side of the Ouachita River. → Read More

Downtown West Monroe is now a Main Street Community

The Main Street program is a proven strategy to spur community-driven, comprehensive revitalization. → Read More

Sterlington closing town hall because of COVID concerns

Velasquez said staff will continue to service town utilities and services during this time and respond to any emergencies. → Read More

OPSB approves $1.2M sale of old offices to OPPJ

The properties included are the central office on Bry Street, the media center on St. John Street and the IT building on Jackson Street. → Read More

City of West Monroe offers reopening clarification for local businesses

West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell encourages all business owners, employees and customers to follow general “Safe Shop” guidelines. → Read More

LDOE outlines how students will advance, spotlights Monroe City's distance learning

Need to know how your child's will move up a grade? Read this. State also highlights local → Read More

9 a.m. Thursday: Entergy restores power to most of South Monroe, 500 in Ouachita still waiting

Across the state, 874 are without service; 510 are in Ouachita Parish. → Read More

Families Helping Families sustained damage in Monroe tornado

The building was not insured, so organization that helps children with special needs is working to raise funds for repairs. → Read More

West Monroe mayor applauds community tornado cleanup; city to get new craft brewery

The Lazarre Point area was hit by a tornado on Easter. The board also introduced a new craft brewery to be opened in the city. → Read More

Sterlington introduces 2% tax; alderman resigns because he's moving

The 2% sales tax on businesses will include restaurants and convenience stores in the district but will not include tax on gas. → Read More

See social media reactions to Monroe tornadoes, storm damage

Tornadoes and severe storms tore across North Louisiana on Easter Sunday. See how residents and organizations reacted. → Read More

Submit your photos for NELA Virtual Prom, and you could be the king or queen!

The News-Star is hosting a contest for high school students who are all dressed up with no place to go. → Read More

Zoo director: The animals miss people too, 'It's not their normal world either'

Staff steps up safety amid COVID-19 shutdown. → Read More

Community rallies for family farm struggling to sell 92K cabbages in COVID-19 shutdown

Family farm is selling 92,000 heads of lettuce for $1 each. Post went viral on Facebook, leading to support from around the region. → Read More

Tony's Pizza in Monroe announces permanent closure

The Louisville Avenue eatery previously had a sign out front indicating the property would be available for rent in the coming months. → Read More

Georgiann Potts is first Community Hero

The News-Star and the city of Monroe are pleased to honor longtime educator, community leader. → Read More

Need student meal information? Read this

Four northeastern Louisiana school districts are restarting student feeding programs. → Read More