Columns/Opinions

Tue
19
May

The British Elections

By Cal Thomas
 
“Shocked,” “surprised,” “stunned” were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political “experts” and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night. Former Liberal Democrat Party leader Paddy Ashdown was so certain the exit polls were wrong that he announced on the BBC he would publicly eat his hat if they were right.
 
Tue
19
May

Remember fallen heroes this weekend

By Sammy J. Franklin
 
For 146 years, we have paused on the last Monday of May to remember and honor those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. On May 5, 1868, the Grant Army of the Republic established Memorial Decoration Day as the national day to decorate the graves of the Civil War soldiers with flowers.
 
Mon
11
May

Graduation day holds special memories

Almost 150 LaSalle Parish seniors will participate  in graduation exercises this week with ceremonies at La- Salle High School on Thursday night and at Jena High School on Friday night. For the past several weeks, the staff here at the newspaper has been working on a special souvenir graduation edition, featuring pictures of all the seniors, and greetings from family and businesses.
 
Mon
11
May

Commencement Advice to Live By

Just like some people say, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” this writer thinks a few wise words can be worth way more than thousands of dollars. And though success cannot always be measured by fame and fortune, I think
some of those who tend to be labeled as successful and have obtained both still had to have a pretty good measure of wisdom and integrity during the pursuit of their dreams.    
 
Tue
05
May

Anti-Trust Law and Lawlessness

By Thomas Sowell
 
We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people’s mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge.
 
Tue
05
May

Big election year looms for state voters

By Sammy J. Franklin
 
Every four years, Louisiana voters get to choose a wide variety of officials, from governor on down to members of their police juries – with a lot of other offices thrown in between.
 
Tue
28
Apr

Teachers have important responsibility

Teachers have the very important responsibility of shaping the lives of young, impressionable children. With this responsibility comes great pride and joy.
 
Tue
28
Apr

Sweatin’ fads from the past

“Celebrate good times, come on!” This writer remembers hearing lyrics from the “Celebration” song nearly every Saturday morning and many afternoons as my mother exercised in our living room to the same VHS tape featuring
a little man in little red shorts and tank top. 
 
Tue
21
Apr

Support businesses that support our area

For the past few weeks, we have published a series of advertisements pointing out the advantages of shopping at home. We’d like to devote our column this week to some of the advantages to all of us to keep our shopping dollars at home working for our communities. 
 
Tue
21
Apr

Feel better and look younger

Is it really that easy to feel and look younger? According to a recent online article and many other health services it is and it involves being active through regular exercise. I’ll admit I’m not the best at exercising regularly but after
reading this article I definitely have been reminded of the great benefits of it and I need to go dust off my athletic shoes.
 

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