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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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Mon
19
Mar

Former resident named Military Spouse of Year

By Gil Gutknecht:

 

I have long believed that success leaves clues. It makes sense to pay attention to those clues in order to duplicate that success. When most of us think about Switzerland, we think of great cheese, fine chocolate, and excellent time pieces. They are also famous for their neutrality. Maybe we Americans should take a closer look. They do a number of things right and we might learn something from them.

 

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Mon
12
Mar

What in the name of Minnie Pearl is wrong with Country Music

By peoTodd Starnes

 

One of country music’s most powerful executives, says gun-toting, Bible-clinging fans like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are no longer welcome. The controversy started when the Country Music Association triggered a massive outbreak of microaggressions after they appointed Huckabee to the board of its charitable foundation.

Huckabee has been a longtime supporter of music education so his appointment to a charitable board that supports music programs for young people was a perfect fit.

However, a mob of social justice warriors, led by openly gay country music executive Jason Owen, protested – calling Huckabee’s appointment “grossly offensive” and “heartbreaking.”

 

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Wed
07
Mar

Heart check may have saved my life

By Sammy J. Franklin

Do you recognize the title of this column? It is the title of my column, which appeared in the March 11, 2009 issue of the paper. Saturday, March 10th, will be the ninth anniversary of my open-heart surgery.

In recognition of American Heart Month, which just ended, and in hopes it may help convince others they need to be checked, I wanted to take time to review the events that led up to me having open-heart surgery nine years ago.

The surgery did not come about because I suffered the usual chest pains, had a heart attack, or any of the other symptoms usually associated with heart problems. I had none of the above symptoms, but I had found myself over the past year or so tiring quicker when I would work in my yard, but I attributed that to growing older. 

 

Wed
07
Mar

Why the left opposes arming teachers

By Dennis Prager

Why does the left oppose allowing a small number of highly trained teachers and other adults who work at schools to arm themselves?

When asked, their response is consistent: “It’s a crazy idea.” And “We need fewer guns, not more guns.”

A New York Times editorial offered the following argument against having any armed teachers: “Nationwide statistics on police shooting accuracy are not to be found. But if New York is typical, analyses show that its officers hit their targets only one-third of the time. And during gunfights, when the adrenaline is really pumping, that accuracy can drop to as low as 13 percent.”

 

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Mon
26
Feb

Rev. Billy Graham had great impact on world

By Sammy J. Franklin

The Rev. Billy Graham died last Wednesday morning, but his impact on this world and his words will live on and shape his legacy.

When I heard of his death early Wednesday, I reflected back to my remembrance of this giant evangelist. Most folks around my age will remember the 1950’s and 1960’s and some of the crusades conducted by Dr. Billy Graham.

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Mon
19
Feb

Some things that are not normal

By lBen Shapiro

histoYou’ve heard the phrase over and over again: “This isn’t normal.” We’ve heard it about President Trump’s rhetoric, and his Twitter usage. We’ve heard it about his attacks on the media, and we’ve heard it about his legislative ignorance. We’ve heard it about his running commentary on the Mueller investigation, and we’ve heard it about his bizarre stream-of-consciousness interviews. There’s some truth to all of this. Trump has said some incredibly awful things (e.g. his comments on Charlottesville, Virginia, and Haitians).

Tue
13
Feb

Are liberals rooting against America?

By Stephen Moore

The unseemly sight of nearly the entire Democratic congressional delegation sitting on their hands and clinging to their chairs throughout Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech is further evidence that they want America to fail on Trump’s watch.

Hundreds of American companies are bringing jobs to America and paying American workers bonuses: Democrats sat stonefaced. The lowest black unemployment rate in 40 years: Democrats smirked. We are defeating ISIS in the Middle East: Ho-hum.

 

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Tue
13
Feb

Laughter is contagious …good for your health

By Sammy J. Franklin

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? If you didn’t, may I make a suggestion for one that will benefit your health, as well as those around you. That is to laugh more. Laughter can be a part of your everyday life.

We all have humor inside us, and it is healthy to use it as often as we can. There are many benefits – mentally and physically – to laughing often.

 

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Mon
05
Feb

A message for my evangelical friendsnaming

“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (Romans 13:1) That verse, written by Paul the Apostle, is one of the most difficult for modern evangelicals to fully accept. It was written at a time when the Roman authorities were bad dudes.

 

They actively discriminated against the early Christians, murdering some, imprisoning others, including Paul, who was among their most ardent persecutors before his conversion. Modern Christians sometimes suffer from the notion that God is only active when someone they voted for wins an election and that He must have gone on holiday when the candidate they didn’t vote for prevails.

 

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Mon
05
Feb

Trump’s ‘Top 7’ accomplishments

While the news media and the President’s biggest critics have understandably focused on Trump’s latest controversial tweets and statements along with sketchy claims made about him by anonymous sources, he has done a shockingly good job of actual governance. In fact, if any 2016 candidate other than Trump had gotten this much done in his first year, Republicans would be calling him another Reagan. With that said, it’s time to give a little credit where credit is due…

 

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