Good to Know is a monthly roundup of news, culture and other information happening throughout Shreveport-Bossier City.

Portraits of Local Artist to be Featured at Hayter Reynolds

Shreveport attorneys Hayter and Reynolds will feature the portraiture of Janet Maines in an effort to promote the arts in the Shreveport-Bossier City area through the monthly Biz-Art event. An opening reception for Janet Maines will take place from 5-7 p.m. Aug.16 at the Hayter and Reynolds law office, 9045 Ellerbe Road, Suite 103 in Shreveport. 

Biz-Art is a free, family-oriented event, taking place on a monthly basis featuring new, local artists every month. All original artwork displayed is for sale.

Janet Maines specializes in commissioned graphite, charcoal, and pastel portraits of both people and their pets. As she considers a person’s face, their identity, Janet sees their beauty  — sometimes on the outside, sometime inside —always in their spirit, which emanates through the light of their eyes. She studies the subtle differences that make the subject unique. But mostly, Janet deeply connects to the life inside. Visit to learn more about her work.

For more information on the event, go to or email [email protected]. 

Stephen M. Beene, MD, Establishes Adult Medicine Specialists at WK South & the Center for Women’s Health

Stephen M. Beene, MD, has joined the Willis-Knighton Physician Network, establishing a new primary care clinic, WK Adult Medicine Specialists, at Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health. His clinic is at 2508 Bert Kouns, Suite 300, in Shreveport.

After graduating from high school in Crossett, AR, Dr. Beene attended and obtained his Bachelor of Science at Southern Arkansas in University Magnolia, AR. He later attended LSU Shreveport for pre-med and then remained in Shreveport to attend medical school at LSU, earning his MD from LSU School of Medicine. Following that, he completed an internship and residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Physicians and Surgeons. 

After completing his residency in internal medicine, he started private practice in Monroe where he and his wife, Karen Beene MD, neurology, practiced for approximately 20 years. Dr. Beene later established Monroe Heart and Internal Medicine Associates serving as president and CEO for several years. He also served as co-director of the Northeast Diabetic Treatment Center in West Monroe and was CEO/president of the Northeast Louisiana Lipid Clinic in Monroe. Dr. Beene accepts new patients and most insurance plans.

Jeff Price Joins Kean Miller Shreveport Office

Kean Miller, LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffrey W. Price has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Shreveport office. Jeff will practice in the business, regulatory, intellectual property and estate planning groups. A highly experienced corporate, real estate, regulatory and M&A attorney, Jeff previously practiced as an in-house counsel with a large publicly traded midstream oil and gas company in Dallas, as well as in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Shreveport.

Jeff received his B.S., cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University in 2001. He earned his J.D. with honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law in 2006.

Citizens National Bank Announces New Team Members

Citizens National Bank is pleased to introduce its new team members to the downtown Shreveport branch. 

Melinda Schimberg, branch executive, joins CNB with over 25 years of banking experience. She previously worked with Quachita Independent Bank for five years after working 20 years with Capital One. Melinda serves as a volunteer for NWLA Food Bank and the Shreveport Rescue Mission and is a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She is married to James Schimberg and has two sons, John Philip and Parker. 

Assistant Branch Executive Mary Allred has been with CNB since 2014. She is a Junior Achievement volunteer and a Financial Literacy Day presenter. She is also a Young Professionals Initiative member and a Bank At School volunteer. Mary received a B.S. in Marketing and Analysis from Louisiana Tech University and a MBA from Belmont University. 

Bailey Haynes, administrative assistant, comes to CNB from Quachita Independent Bank and has been in banking for three years. She is a member of the National Physique Committee. She is married to Garrett Haynes.

Coburn to Serve on State CPA Association Board

J. Walker Coburn, CPA, a native of Shreveport, will serve the second year of a current two-year term as a member at-Large of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA). He is a partner in Heard, McElroy & Vestal where his practice focuses on audit and assurance services of financial institutions, closely held businesses and other industries.

A past president of the Shreveport Chapter, Coburn has also served as a former member of the Accounting and Auditing Conference Committee for the LCPA. In the Shreveport community, he has served as the former Treasurer for the CoHab Foundation and Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors, Inc., and currently, he serves on the Southfield School’s Board of Trustees, where his two sons attend school.

Coburn is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, MS with a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Administration in Accounting. He obtained the Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate provided by the American Institute of CPAs.

LCPA ( is a non-profit professional association serving more than 7,000 current and future CPAs statewide. It is the premier organization of accountants in the state.

Kevin Langlois, MD, and Kamal Masri, MD, Establish WK Lung Specialists

The availability of pulmonary critical care at Willis-Knighton has been significantly enhanced with the arrival of Kevin Langlois, MD, and Kamal Masri, MD, who have established WK Lung Specialists. Their clinic is on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center in the Medical Arts Building, 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 210.

A native of Port Allen, LA, Dr. Langlois received his medical training at American University of the Caribbean near Miami, after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in biological science from LSU in Baton Rouge. He completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Masri achieved his pre-medical school education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and received his medical training at Medical University of the Americas, followed by an internship in internal medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Both physicians have completed pulmonary critical care fellowships at LSUHSC.

WK Lung Specialists treats the full array of pulmonary diseases and conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, interstitial lung disease and more. They are also committed to working with patients to help them stop smoking. The doctors accept new patients and most insurance plans.

Karate USA to Present the Ultimate Game Night 

Karate USA will host the Ultimate Game Night where the board games come to life, 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at Karate USA, 6105 Youree Drive, in Shreveport.

Get ready to check mate opponents, sink their battleship, and destroy the competition in this Ultimate Game Night where children will have the chance to play some of their favorite table games in a life size setting. The event is $20 per child and is open to ages 5-12. Pizza is included. Space is limited to the first 30 children. For more information, visit

Centenary College named a 2018-2019 College of Distinction

Centenary has been recognized as a “College of Distinction” for 2018-2019 by Colleges of Distinction, a popular resource for students and families engaged in the college search process. Colleges of Distinction attempts to move beyond ranking formulas and lists to highlight colleges, like Centenary, that consistently excel at educating undergraduate students and preparing them to be engaged and successful citizens.

“Centenary is a small college with a big impact,” said Dr. Jenifer K. Ward, provost and dean of the College at Centenary. “From our signature Centenary in Paris program to our athletic successes and great placement rates in graduate and professional schools, our distinctiveness lies in the commitment of our faculty and staff to provide an integrated and personalized experience to every student who joins our community.”

The Colleges of Distinction team has identified four elements of successful colleges: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.

Centenary’s profile on the 2018-2019 Colleges of Distinction website highlights the college’s global and experiential learning opportunities, including its No. 1 ranking among baccalaureate colleges for the percentage of students who study abroad and the one of a kind Centenary in Paris program for all first-year students. The site also educates prospective students about the recently revamped TREK program, evidence of Centenary’s commitment to great teaching and its success in providing engaging learning experiences for students. Centenary’s Colleges of Distinction profile is available at

BAC & Primal Flow to Host Paint Class 

The Bossier Arts Council and Primal Flow Studio have teamed up to bring locals a paint experience like no other. Primal Flow Paint Class will take place from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24 at Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd. in Bossier City. Attendees will learn all the skills needed to create their very own poured paint works of art. Kegan Kidd will show students some of his favorite techniques. Registration is $45 and will include all materials. Must be age 12 or older. For more information, visit

Michael Broadwell, MD, Joins Tri-State Medical Clinic 

Michael Broadwell, MD, has joined Tri-State Medical Clinic, 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 410, in Shreveport. The practice includes B.L. Bickham, MD, FACP; P.V. Blanchard, MD, FACP; James M. Jackson, MD, FACP; Joseph C. Jones, MD; Huan Q. Le, MD; Timothy A. Nicholls, MD; Anthony J. Stuart, MD, FACP; Karla O. Querbes, MD; and Jared D. McFarlin, DO.

A native of Alexandria, LA, Dr. Broadwell earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at LSU in Baton Rouge. He earned his medical degree and completed an internship in internal medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.

Dr. Broadwell enjoys internal medicine because it offers the opportunity to care for adult patients throughout their lives. He and his partners accept new patients and most insurance plans.