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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Tue
12
Nov

Be a Superhero for a Day

By Morgan Tarpley
 
With late October’s Trick o’ Treat time just past us, there are still kids wearing their superhero costumes, imagining themselves flying through the sky, wielding superpowers and saving others to be the hero. This is the same dream of five-year-old Miles – except he is a real-life superhero battling with leukemia.
 
Tue
12
Nov

Looking for a different sort of president

Maybe it is time we reconsider the qualifications for seeking the office of President of the United States. Maybe we should consider one term, or raise the age of when a person can seek the office. Victor Davis Hanson summed it up pretty well in a recent column as he explored what happens to presidents when they reach their second terms – especially those who take office at a younger age.
 
Tue
05
Nov

A time to pause and honor our veterans

By Sammy J. Franklin.
Next Monday, November 11th, is Veterans Day – a time to pause and honor our veterans, both those who have gone on before and those still with us. Four public programs are being planned in the parish to honor our veterans. I encourage everyone to attend at least one, and more if possible, to express your appreciation to our veterans. Beginning early on Monday, Nov. 11, veterans in the Olla, Tullos and Urania area will be treated to a breakfast at the Recreation Center in Urania at 8 a.m. The Urania town Hall staff, assisted by volunteers, does an excellent job in honoring the veterans with this early morning event.
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Tue
05
Nov

Throw the Rascals Out?

By Thomas Sowell.

Polls indicate that the public is so disgusted with Washington politicians of both parties that a surprisingly large proportion of the people would like to get rid of the whole lot of them. It is certainly understandable that the voters would like to “throw the rascals out.” But there is no point in throwing the rascals out, if we are just going to get a new set of rascals to replace them. In other words, we need to think about what there is about current political practices that repeatedly bring to power such a counterproductive set of people. Those we call “public servants” have in fact become public masters. And they act like it.
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Wed
30
Oct

Words you don’t hear much anymore

By Sammy J. Franklin.

I grew up at a time when we didn’t have running water, electricity, indoor plumbing and many of the other things that families take for granted in this day and time. The other day I got an email of “oldies but goodies” titled ‘Words You Don’t Hear Anymore” and it brought back a lot of fond memories of my childhood. For you older folks, I think most of these sayings will strike a chord. For the younger folks, most of the sayings will have little meaning, but sit down with an older person and let them explain them to you.
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Wed
30
Oct

Race-Hustling Results

By Thomas Sowell.

Wed
23
Oct

The Financial Risk of Charity Hospital “Privatization”

By John N. Kennedy. State Treasurer The reason advanced by the Jindal Administration for privatizing Louisiana’s charity hospitals is that a private hospital like Lafayette General or Ochsner, for example, can manage a hospital more efficiently, and therefore cheaper, than the state. That’s why I was taken aback when the chairman of the private entity taking over the Shreveport state hospital testified before the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget that the private contractor’s costs to run the Shreveport facility will be the same as the state’s. Where, then, will the Jindal Administration’s promised annual savings of $150 million come from if not from achieving operational efficiencies?
 
Wed
23
Oct

In God we trust; all others we search

By Chuck Norris. A decade ago, there were roughly only 10 incidents of church violence across the U.S. In 2007, there were 41 incidents. In 2009, there were 108. In 2012, there were more than 135. And by mid-July 2013, there were already 58. Much media attention has been given of late to the Louisiana pastor who was shot and killed a few weeks ago during a church service at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center. But there have been a host of other violent crimes that have occurred at houses of worship in recent months. For example, in Wilmington, Del., a man was shot and wounded in the parking lot of Ebenezer Baptist Church — the second such deadly-force crime lately at a church in that city.
 
Wed
23
Oct

Thwarted plans can bring great blessings

Things don’t always go our way. It’s true – and we don’t like it one bit. We have everything mapped out, how something’s supposed to happen, and nothing turns out “right.” I’ve been there. We all have. But it’s in these moments that I feel God’s hand on the situation, saying to trust in His plans for me and not my own. It’s when He gets my attention and reminds me of the blessings that I don’t see – and sometimes won’t until later. I recently read a devotional via email called “When Plans are Thwarted” by Os Hillman from TGIF: Today God is First. I think it’s a good example of these moments.
 
Wed
23
Oct

Andy’s take on things interesting

I was visiting with Huey Morris, local real estate broker and former banker, when he produced a column that I had published several years ago – probably around 2002. Huey said I should re-run the article as its contents were as relevant today as ever. According to the article, it had been submitted by Margaret Kuhn and was taken from an Andy Rooney segment of “60 Minutes”. As most of you will remember, Andy Rooney was a television commentator who had been tagged to the end of the popular “60 Minutes” program for many years.
 

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