Specht: Sacrificing in the short term for long-term gains

“We have no money to _____.” This has been an all-too-familiar theme from our public bodies for the past several years. In fact, this...

Letter: Webster Parish is dying, we must wake up

It is Tuesday evening, April 4, 2017, as I sit and read the Minden Press-Herald. What jumps out at you is the number of...

Specht: Voters: They don’t know and don’t care

For the past 20+ years, I have read (and written) editorials about voter turnout. Sometimes, I try to play on the patriotism of the...

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...

Specht: We have enough finger pointers in the world, don’t be one online

The other day, I witnessed something on Facebook that really ticked me off. This wasn’t the first time something like this had happened, which...

Johnson: An obligation to our veterans

Most Americans revere and deeply appreciate the men and women who serve in our armed forces. Our veterans put country before self, leave behind...

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....

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: 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...

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...