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Deconstructing young minds

By Robert Knight

Since November 2016, the Deep State and its media allies have spent considerable time and money cultivating animus toward President Trump and the Republican-led Congress among younger voters.

Many Millennials came unglued in the wake of the election and still are. The Left is counting on their turning out to elect progressives in November. Social media bristle with anti-Trump and anti-conservative invectives, and some of it spills over into anti-American rants.

 

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Putting America first has made USA #1

By Stephen Moore

The left is quickly running out of excuses for why Donald Trump’s economic policies have caused a boom rather than the bust that they predicted with such great certainty.

Last year, when the U.S. economy began to percolate with faster growth, the media and other Trump haters argued that this simply reflected a pickup in worldwide growth: Trump was riding the wave of what economists were calling “synchronized growth.”

 

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Leigh Hurl J. Jordan

Leigh Hurl Jutzi Jordan, 92, of Winnfield, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She was born Tuesday, March 23, 1926 in Rochelle, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield. Services were held at 11 a.m, Thursday, June 14, at Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield with Rev. John Holland officiating. Interment followed in Garden of Memories in Winnfield under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Ella Nugent Jutzi; husband, Arnold Jordan, Sr.; son, Arnold Jordan, Jr.; sister, Alma Jean Smith. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Ronnie Lee Jordan, Mitchell Lynn Jordan and Ellen Jo Jordan; grandchildren, Joey Jordan, Angela Davis, Tammy Bento, Stephanie Shuff, Sonya Cornett, Mitchell Lynn Jordan, II, Brooklyn Noel Johnson and Nikki Lawson; 19 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

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Emitt W. Walker

E. W. Walker, 91, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. He was born Sunday, August 8, 1926 to the union of his parents, Charley and Emmett Edwards Walker. Mr. Walker proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was retired from International Paper with over 40 years of service as an instrument operator. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at Utility Baptist Church near Jonesville with Rev. James Foster and Dr. Ralph Webber officiating. Interment followed in the Locust Grove Cemetery of Jonesville under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lottie Elaine Walker; son, Rodney Neal Walker; six brothers, Larry Walker, Willie Walker, Genie Walker, Charlie Walker, Rev. Mack Walker, and Dudley Walker; and a sister, Bonnie Collins.

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Gary D. Randall

Gary Dewayne Randall, 71, of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born September 30, 1946 in Winnfield to the union of his parents, Lowell P. Randall and Bernice Aycock Randall. Gary was a devoted active member at Standard Baptist Church until his health affected his attendance. Gary’s grandkids was the light of his life and loved hunting and fishing. He was employed as a diesel mechanic and served as shop foreman for twenty five years with Permian Corporation. He was also employed with Trademount, Monroe Mack, Amyz Concrete and Cliffs Drilling. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, from the sanctuary of Standard Baptist Church near Olla with Rev. Shad Tibbs officiating. Interment followed in the Hawthorne Cemetery in the Little Creek Community under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Donna Randall; and a brother, Bill Randall.

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Gene Branch

Gene Branch, 62, of Sicily Island, passed from this life on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at his home. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, at New Life Pentecostal Church near Manifest with the Revs. David Poole and Ken Hoots officiating. Interment followed in the Siloam Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bama Young; grandfather, Henry Young; father, J. D. Hardy; mother, Rubye Young Hardy; sister, Dianne Smith; and brothers, Tommy Smith, David Branch and James Hardy. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Debra Branch of Sicily Island; daughter, Shaunda Minton and husband Steve; grandchildren, Tommy, Chaznee and Lexie; brothers, Jimmy Smith and wife Mimi, John Hardy, R. L. Hardy and wife Pam and George Hardy and wife Iris; sisters, Sue Hardy Cotten and husband Derwood and Valerie Hardy Poole and husband Dwight; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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Lester Van Fannin

Lester Van Fannin, 75, and a lifelong resident of the Old River Community, crossed over to his heavenly reward on Father’s Day, at 9:15 a.m., Sunday, June 17, 2018, at his home on Old River. He was born in Archie, Louisiana on May 14, 1943, to the union of Madison Monroe and Carrie Francis Fannin, Lester worked hard from a young age at a variety of jobs. Farming, dozer work, and outside activities kept him very active and productive. He farmed soybeans, cotton, corn, milo, wheat, cattle, catfish, and hogs. While at Whitehall Mall, he had fun keeping a tally of breakfast biscuits sold, greeting customers at the gas pump, and stocking shotgun shells.

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Jena Memorial Day program honors veterans

A Memorial Day program was held at the LaSalle Parish Courthouse in Jena on Monday, May 28, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5002 of Jena.

Ralph McCrory, LCDR, US Navy, Retired, served as master of ceremonies and Rev. William Harvey Blasingame, III, US Army Vietnam Era Veteran, gave the invocation, after which Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards welcomed everyone.

 

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WWII Veteran honored during program at Olla

Carnot W. Waggoner, a native of Tullos and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, was honored during the Memorial Day program held at the Centennial Cultural Center (CCC) in Olla on Sunday afternoon, May 27, 2018.

R.V. Couch, president of the CCC Board of Directors, served as master of ceremonies and opened the program with a welcome to all those attending. Rev. Scott Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church of Tullos, gave the invocation.

 

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Treasuring moments at 4-H Camp

LaSalle Parish fourth through sixth grade 4-H members dove into summer fun at 4-H Camp Grant Walker May 21-25, 2018. Each day of camp is filled with something new and different to excite, engage and encourage personal growth.

Youth participated in an educational track of their choice. Educational tracks available included: Water Safety, Food and Fitness, Science Engineering and Technology, Outdoor Adventures, Explore Louisiana: Wetlands, Wildlife and YOU, the Artist Within, and Hunter Safety.

 

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