Battle with the critters

Well, it seems as if we've retired from gardening. The fence is down and the spot has been bush hogged. For the past several years,...

School’s upon us

The summer is quickly passing by and as we look at the calendar, we can hardly believe August is upon us. And before we...

Editorial: WPSB needs to use wisdom in replacement search process

A unique opportunity is facing Webster Parish Schools. As the 2016-17 school year winds down, the system is faced with the task of replacing...

To make things happen, we must have a vision

The economic development world is all aflutter about Amazon seeking a location for HQ2, its second headquarters in the United States. The requirements are...

We are all in economic development

My friend and mentor Jerry Frentress used to say, “We’re all in sales all the time, and our number one product is us.” I’m...

Together We Can Do This

There are big announcements in today’s Press-Herald. Two items of economic development importance to Minden are featured. First is the The Collaboration, an item which...

Specht: Why do we print the negative?

Why do you always put negative news in the newspaper? I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been asked that question in my...

August to be busy for chamber

Now more than ever we need to show appreciation to our First Responders; those who are tasked to “protect and serve.” Whether...

Observations of a Thanksgiving weekend shopper

Whew. What a week it was last week. Now that the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is behind us, there are several takeaways I noticed as...

Specht: The budget problem, it’s a constitutional thing

The Louisiana Legislature is currently in session to deal with the ongoing crisis of budget shortfalls. Gov. John Bel Edwards has unveiled his plan...