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,...

Letter: The Real Story

Dear Editor: I am 65 years old. I am probably in the last chapters of my life. So I am not looking at...

What are you doing to ‘sell’ Minden to others?

What a start to the new year. Last week, we inaugurated a new mayor and city council. Coming soon, we will pour...

Campbell: New Orleans right to sue oil companies

I commend New Orleans Mayor Cantrell and the City Council for suing the major oil companies over their decades of damage to...

Specht: Uniting behind the idea of growth and improvement

This week, I had the privilege of breaking bread with my good friend and mentor Tom Kelly, founder and publisher of the Piney Woods...

Letter: Clearing the air about TIF

Dear Editor: Recently the City of Minden implemented the Tax Increment Financing Program (“TIF”), an economic development incentive program. The program is designed to...

Barnette: At the Chamber, we take your business personally

As your Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you that it has been a pleasure being...

Being intentional isn’t easy

Being intentional has become a “buzzphrase” of sorts, especially in leadership. However, acting on that phrase is a lot more difficult (at...

Specht: Supporting high school football is economic development

It seems all of Minden is asking the same question lately, “When will The Pit be ready for football?” The answers are varied, but...

Unity can be more than a theme

At this month’s meeting of the Minden City Council, former City Councilman Fayrine Kennon-Gilbert announced the theme of this year’s Martin Luther...