Fleming: Supporting the value of life

The ability to affirm our nation’s traditional values is central to the First Amendment and America’s way of life. The inherent worth of an...

Bates: Remembering my mom on Mother’s Day

Sunday is a day that we will celebrate our moms and reflect on what that means. It will be 26 years on May 20 that...

Democratic Party Falling Apart

Editorial Cartoon By Verval Ramsey

Sales tax idea proves what looks good on paper isn’t always good in reality

I have covered the City of Minden Council meetings for a little more than a year. One item that has always garnered...

Specht: Why do we want Minden to grow?

Last night was Minden’s night to shine. Dignitaries, along with many members of our community, assembled at the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce 75th...

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...

Before you buy an ad from anyone, think

It is no secret where my allegiance lies when it comes to advertising. As a newspaper and magazine owner, I am a...

Haven’t We Learned Our Lesson Yet?

By Ed Feulner  Here’s a perspective check for you: When I first came to Washington, D.C. more than 50...

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: The value of water in Webster Parish

When discussing economic development, the issue of water almost always comes up. While not the most exciting aspect of community growth, it is perhaps...