Monday, November 20, 2017

Specht: Why not Minden?

“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why...

Pierce: Majoring in the minors

The poet Robert Burns said “Oh the gift that God could give us, to see ourselves as others see us" which leads me to...

Letter: The First Lady leading the Lord’s Prayer

Dear Editor, The simple act of Melania Trump leading the public in The Lord’s Prayer at a rally in Florida may be the beginning of...

Bates: A tribute to my dad

Father’s Day. It is a day set aside to honor all the hard-working dads who provide for their children and sacrifice so their children...

Letter: Changes in the downtown laws are necessary

It does appear changes in the laws authorizing the Minden Downtown Development Commissioners are necessary. There is an expression “skin in the game”...

Specht: Cheering on our community

I was perusing Facebook recently and saw that someone had shared one of my columns. Below, in the comments, I read, “Another rah rah...

Specht: Let’s start growing again

In the realm of economic development, it is imperative to always think, long-term, while acting with great flexibility. In my years at the Bossier...

Specht: Rowland is who our school system needs

I had the pleasure of meeting Webster Parish Superintendent of Schools Johnny Rowland this week at the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce Board of...

Specht: What do we do with the burn chamber?

Webster Parish is at a crossroads of sorts. Camp Minden, formerly known as the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, has been the center of economic...

Moore: One man changed the world

The week of Christmas is here. In a few days, we'll be celebrating with family members once again. Everyone's favorite foods will be on the...

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