Do your homework before voting

I am a firm believer in being an informed voter. However, that is sometimes difficult in terms of local elections. Often, local propositions and...

Tell a different story on education

“Perception is reality.” - Various It is an accepted fact that the quality of education in a community goes hand-in-hand with economic development. The better...


Jerry Ichter

Nell Blackburn

O.A. Garland

Harold B. Shaver

Leroy Lee Sr.


Being nice doesn’t cost anything

After watching and listening to people over the last couple of months, I have come to the conclusion that some people don’t know how...

Storms of life and parental advice

As I watch the many storms that have been forming in the ocean recently, they remind me of the times we have storms in...

Moonshiners and bootleggers

Today’s Echo of Our Past concerns one of the more colorful traditions of the Minden and Webster Parish area, bootlegging or moonshining. Now if...

Don’t make yourself promises you won’t keep

I am reading this book that is really good right now called, “Girl, go wash your face.” One of the quotes in it really...