The advantages of being the first person at the office

I am not much of a morning person, just ask my wife. But as the leader of an organization, there is an...

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...


Sharon Hicks Priest

Nova Lee Neal Mercer

Gary David Thomas

Perry Lee Sanders


Holding grudges only hurts you

Do you ever wonder why people act the way they do or why they treat people the way they do?  This is...

The Voice of the Southland: Minden’s Gene Austin, continued

Editor’s Note: This is the conclusion of part of John Agan’s article about Gene Austin. With his new contract...

The Voice of the Southland: Minden’s Gene Austin

Northwest Louisiana has gained a well-deserved reputation for producing many outstanding performers in the fields of country music and the blues.  Artists...

Holiday reflections and gossip issues

As I sit here and think back over the holidays I am in awe how blessed we really are.  We want for...