Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fleming: Keeping our military prepared

Last week the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fully fund our military. The passage of this bill in the House,...

Specht: Camp Minden RTI, a gem for north Louisiana

Camp Minden — While the continuing saga of what happens to the M6 burn chamber unfolds, a positive story, with significant economic impact for our...

JBE has played the blame game for too long

It was 1989 and the number one song that year was Milli Vanilli’s “Blame it on the Rain,” and perhaps not since then has...

Solve the problem; fix the budget

As I was perusing Facebook Thursday morning, I saw a photo of a scruffy-faced State Rep. Gene Reynolds, D- Minden. The caption read, “This...

Webster Parish and the opioid crisis

Webster Parish need not make the same mistake as Bossier Parish did in misdiagnosing the opioid crisis. Recently, Webster Parish police jurors debated whether to...

Specht: Staying the same is no longer an option

I am a fan of “open letters,” whether they be letters to the editor of the newspaper, or just an open letter to citizens....

Specht: The uniqueness of Minden draws people to our city

“People go from Minden to Shreveport, not the other way around.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that or a similar statement....

‘Collaboration’ will lead to success

Many businesses and leaders in the Minden community recently received an exciting email from City of Minden Economic Development Director James Graham. “No other community...

Together we can achieve great things

This past week, I’ve had the privilege of covering the Webster Parish School Board and the Webster Parish Police Jury. With my “reporter hat”...

Specht: Let’s put our best face on

In the 1970s television show, “Fantasy Island,” the lead character, Mr. Roarke, would introduce all the guests of the week, and their fantasies. It...

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