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Apache Princess this weekend
Gardner: Social media and the City DAVID SPECHT Minden Press-Herald
During Monday’s Minden City Council workshop, Mayor Terry Gardner made a firm statement about city employees and social media. “I want e v e r y body in the room, GARDNER that works for the city, to hear what I am saying,” he said. “On social media, do not feed into anything. Don’t answer anything. Don’t comment on anything.” Gardner emphasized the nature of social media and that he doesn’t re-
Pageant is Friday evening A new Glenbrook Apache Princess will be crowned during the annual Apache Princess Pageant that begins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15 at the Minden Civic Center. Contestants are (Sitting L to R)- Lauren Still, Camille Marvin, Alyssa Martin, Hannah Mosley, Aubrey Gray. (Standing L to R)- Haley Self, Anna Claire Lemoine, Emma Pitman, Maci Tanner. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and are available at the door.
Tips for your financial spring cleaning Special to the Minden Press-Herald
GIBSLAND — As Americans kick off the spring season by cleaning, sorting and tidying up around the house, the American Bankers Association and Gibsland Band & Trust is encouraging consumers to add financial organization to their spring cleaning to-do list. To help, ABA has highlighted six tips for organizing your financial house. “People are motivated to get
things done when the weather warms up and the flowers bloom, which makes it an ideal time to look closely at your savings and spending habits,” said Corey Carlisle, executive director of the ABA Foundation. “Putting in the work now will help you live your best life in the months ahead.” ABA recommends these six tips to help consumers organize their finances: Review your budget. A lot can change in a year. If you’ve been
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promoted, had a child, or become a new homeowner or renter, be sure to update your budget. Determine what expenses demand the most money and identify areas where you can realistically cut back. Develop a strategy for spending and saving – and stick to it. Evaluate and pay down debt. Take a look at how much you owe and what you are paying in in-
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“You cannot win on social media.” spond to things posted to him regarding the city. “You cannot win on social media,” Gardner said. “Do not feed into it. Don’t do it. You can look at it. You can laugh about it. You can scroll down. Don’t feed into it.” Members of the city council, along with others in the room expressed a need for a social media policy for the city. Gardner agreed, but reiterated his initial statement. “Anybody that is on city payroll, if it has to do with the City of Minden don’t feed into it,” he said.
Bowen to speak to Minden Lions Club STAFF REPORT Minden Press-Herald
Jeri B. Bowen is the guest speaker for the Minden Lions Club this Thursday afternoon. Bowen is the Executive Director of the North West Louisiana Family Justice Center. Their mission is to provide a safe and accessible, central intake and service center for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking to receive comprehensive, coordinated community services during this very difficult time. Bowen is a sustaining member of the Jr. League of Sport-Bossi-
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er, Past President of Captain Shreve PTSA and is currently on the board of directors for the Louisiana Association of the Blind. The Lions Club meets every Thursday at noon at the American Legion Hall.
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Second Front EDUCATION
Louisiana school board backs governor’s teacher raise plan to urge support. The governor called the spending increases “critically important for our state.” He framed the pay raises as helping to BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. address teacher shortages that exJohn Bel Edwards’ push to give ist in nearly every subject area and Louisiana public schoolteachers a the state’s difficulties recruiting new teachers. pay raise and school dis“Teachers are one of tricts their first spending the most underappreincrease in years won ciated professions,” the support Tuesday from governor said. “We ask the state’s top school an awful lot from them, board. and quite often we don’t Members of the Board provide the resources of Elementary and necessary to support Secondary Education them.” backed the K-12 public The average teacher school financing forearns $49,745 in Louisimula proposed by the ana, according to data. Democratic governor for The governor has said the 2019-20 school year. EDWARDS that’s about $2,200 less A final vote will come than the Southern reWednesday. Then, the formula will move to state lawmak- gional average. Several education board members and teacher union ers for consideration. The $3.8 billion formula includes representatives said they hope ad$140 million in new spending, with ditional raises will follow in future $101 million earmarked for raises . years. “We don’t think it’s enough. ObTeachers and certificated personnel would receive $1,000 salary viously, nobody does. But we think hikes, while support staff such as it’s a step in the right direction,” cafeteria workers and bus drivers said Debbie Meaux, president of the Louisiana Association of Eduwould get $500 pay increases. Districts would split $39 million cators union. Edwards, who is running for to spend at their own discretion. Edwards, accompanied by his re-election with the support of the wife Donna, a former teacher, ap- teachers unions, described the peared before the board Tuesday raises as a “down payment” on a multiyear plan aimed at boosting MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press
teacher salaries to the regional average. Most of the board debate centered not on the $101 million in raises, but on the $39 million in unrestricted money that Edwards proposed for school districts. Superintendent of Education John White recommended $3 million of the money be steered to technical education programs and dual enrollment courses that help high school students earn college credit. “The need and the evidence that I see in front of us is that every time we give an increase to dual enrollment, more kids sign up,” White said. Superintendents and other school officials opposed the $3 million earmark, saying they haven’t received new dollars in five years, even as their retirement, health care and other costs continue to rise. They wanted districts to have flexibility to determine how to spend the money. Education board member Gary Jones, a former superintendent, said rural districts in particular are struggling to meet basic expenses: “Every dollar is critical to them.” Board members voted 6-3 for a public school financing formula that didn’t include the $3 million earmark sought by White for technical education and dual enrollment programs.
Trump vs. California immigration suit heads to appeals court SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration will try to persuade a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to block California laws aimed at protecting immigrants, seeking a win in one of numerous lawsuits between the White House and the Democratic-dominated state. At issue in the hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a 2018 administration lawsuit over three California laws that extended protections to people in the country illegally. The legal challenge was part of the administration’s broader efforts to crack down on socalled sanctuary jurisdictions that it says allow criminals to stay on the streets. California officials say their policies limiting cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities promote trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement and encourage witnesses and victims to report crime. The U.S. Department of Justice argued in court documents that the Con-
stitution gives the federal government pre-eminent power to regulate immigration, and the three laws obstruct those efforts. “The bills, individually and collectively, mark an extraordinary and intentional assault on the federal government’s enforcement of the immigration laws,” Justice Department attorneys said in a filing. U.S. Judge John Mendez in Sacramento kept two of the laws in place in July but blocked part of a third. He ruled that California could limit police cooperation with immigration officials and require inspections of detention facilities where immigrants are held, but the state could not bar private employers from allowing immigration officials on their premises without a warrant. The Trump administration is asking a threejudge panel of the 9th Circuit to entirely block all three laws. The panel will hear arguments but will not immediately rule.
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Deputy shot, killed man holding woman at gunpoint SALACOA, Ga. (AP) — The sheriff’s office of Cherokee County, Georgia, says one of its deputies has fatally shot a man who was holding a woman at gunpoint. WXIA-TV reports the sheriff’s office says deputies responding to a report of a domestic dispute Monday evening found the man holding a gun to the woman’s head. It says authorities ordered the man to drop his weapon, but he re-
Wanda McFarland Lemmond Funeral services for Wanda McFarland Lemmond will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Mercer officiating. Interment will follow at Gilgal Cemetery in Minden, Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Wanda was born October 1, 1949 in Minden, Louisiana and entered into rest March 10, 2019 in Minden, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her father, R.F. McFarland, Jr., husband Paul Lemmond, and grandson, Jacob Prichard. She is survived by her mother, Mabel McFarland of Minden, son, Jason Prichard and Tiffany Botson of Shreveport, sisters, Margaret Ann Cox of Minden and Jean M. Kirk of Burleson Texas, grandchildren, Caleb Prichard and Kasen Pauley and beloved nieces. Pallbearers will be Garrett Roper, Jason Doerner, Ronny Sale, John King, Catherine Stolarski, and Kirk Stolarski. Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Prichard and James McFarland. The family extends a very special thanks to her nieces, Alicia Montgomery and Kay Lines, MMC staff and Regional Hospice for the loving care given to our loved one. Rose-Neath Funeral Home 211 Murrell Street Minden, Louisiana 71055 (318) 377-3412
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Maggie P. Callender
Funeral services for Maggie P. Callender will be held Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Minden, Louisiana with Father Sebastian Kallarackal officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Maggie was born April 27, 1927 in Zwolle, Louisiana and entered into rest March 11, 2019 in Minden, Louisiana. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and loved playing bingo and cooking. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mary Parrie, husband, A.J. Callender, three sisters and four brothers. She is survived by her sons, Robert Callender and wife Loretta of Arlington, Texas, Wayne Callender and wife Jill of Minden, and Keith Callender and wife Susan of Minden, daughters, Theresa Stovall of Minden, Liz Strange of Minden, Mary Walston of Minden, Patricia Brogdon and husband Jack of Haughton, Gay Lewis and husband Michael of Minden, Janice Murph of Minden, Blanche Denman of Minden, and Sharon Malone and husband Randy of Haughton, grandchildren twenty-two and a number of great and great great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons and Paul Armstrong, and Charles McLemore. The family extends special thanks to the nursing staff and special friends at Meadowview Nursing Home. Rose-Neath Funeral Home 211 Murrell Street Minden, Louisiana 71055 (318) 377-3412
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fused and was shot. The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment for head injuries witnesses said were from being hit with the gun. The sheriff’s office declined to immediately release the identities of those involved. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. ___ Information from: WXIA-TV, http://www.11alive.com/
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‘A New Hope’ On Monday afternoon, Minden Mayor Terry Gardner and the Minden City Council met in a workshop to discuss procedures for the hiring of civil service employees. While that was the stated agenda, everyone knew the subject of the council’s rejection of the hiring of two police officers and the mayor’s sub- DAVID SPECHT sequent veto would be, “the elephant in the room.” To be honest, I was not looking forward to attending this workshop. I did not know if I was walking in to a place where people would simply “dig in” with regard to their positions and we would witness gridlock. To my surprise, although it took several minutes to begin, Gardner and the Council began discussing the problem and worked towards a common solution — both on the stated agenda item and the proceedings of March 3 and 4. When District D Councilman Keith Beard told his colleagues that he had “made mistakes” during the Monday, March 3 Council meeting, it was followed by acknowledgments from the remaining members of the council and the mayor. At that moment, I knew there was hope.
Politics is a dirty game, and often political perception can outweigh common sense decisions. Yesterday, however, through the discussion and introspection by all, common sense prevailed. I cannot attach motive to Gardner‘s decision to rescind his veto. He is the only one who ultimately knows why he is doing that. This is what I do know. I watched him think long and hard during the discussion at the workshop. He even went as far to say, “I am thinking about it,” referring to rescinding his veto as things progressed. From my point of view, Gardner’s decision allows the mayor and council to move forward in the best interest of the City of Minden. Our city is facing some dire realities with regard to the annual budget. Sales tax collections have trended downward over the past several months, and the city is facing increased retirement and insurance premiums. We cannot afford a divided city government. This council will have to work together and work through many issues over the next four years. I am so thankful that they were able to work through this most recent one. It gives me hope for the future of our city. David Specht is the President of Specht Newspaers Inc.
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Is Income Inequality Fair?
Some Americans have much by giving you beer and steak. their companies when they had higher income and wealth What did you do to serve your earned their first billion or two, than others. Former President fellow man?” My response is, mankind wouldn’t have most of Barack Obama explained, “I do “I mowed his lawn.” The grocer the technological development think at a certain point you’ve says, “Prove it.” That’s when I we enjoy today. made enough money.” An ad- produce the $40. We can think Take a look at the website Bilviser to Rep. Alexandria Oca- of the, say, two $20 bills as certif- lionaire Mailing List’s list of cursio-Cortez who has a Twitter icates of performance — proof rent billionaires (http://tinyurl. account called “Every Billion- that I served my fellow man. com/yd6mme37). On it, you aire Is A Policy FailA system that re- will find people who have made ure” tweeted, “My goal quires that one serve great contributions to society. for this year is to get a his fellow man to have Way down on the list is Gordon moderator to ask ‘Is it a claim on what he Earle Moore — co-founder of morally appropriate produces is far more Intel. He has a net worth of $6 for anyone to be a bilmoral than a system billion. In 1968, Moore devellionaire?’” Democratic without such a represidential hopeful quirement. For exam- oped and marketed the inteSen. Elizabeth Warren, ple, Congress can tell grated circuit, or microchip, in calling for a wealth me, “Williams, you which is responsible for thoutax, complained, “The don’t have to get out sands of today’s innovations, WALTER E. rich and powerful are in that hot sun to mow such as MRIs, advances in sattaking so much for WILLIAMS a lawn to have a claim ellite technology and your deskthemselves and leavon what your fellow top computer. Though Moore ing so little for everyone else.” man produces. Just vote for me, has benefited immensely from These people would have an and through the tax code, I will his development and marketargument if there were piles of take some of what your fellow ing of the microchip, his benmoney on the ground called in- man produces and give it to efit pales in comparison with how our nation come, with billionaires and mil- you.” “A system that and the world lionaires surreptitiously getting Let’s look at to those piles first and taking a few multibilhave benefited in requires that one their unfair shares. In that case, lionaires to see terms of lives imcorrective public policy would whether they and saved serve his fellow man proved require a redistribution of the have served by the host of income, wherein the ill-gotten their fellow man technological into have a claim on gains of the few would be taken well. Bill Gates, novations made and returned to their rightful co-founder of what he produces is possible by the owners. The same could be said Microsoft, with microchip. if there were a dealer of dollars a net worth over far more moral than a The only peowho — because of his being a $90 billion, is ple who benefit racist, sexist, multinationalist the second-rich- system without such a from class warand maybe a Republican — est person in fare are politirequirement.” didn’t deal the dollars fairly. If the world. He cians and the he dealt millions to some and didn’t acquire elite; they get our mere crumbs to others, decent that wealth through violence. money and control our lives. public policy would demand Millions of people around a re-dealing of the dollars, or the world voluntarily plucked Plus, we just might ask ourwhat some call income redistri- down money to buy Microsoft selves: Where is a society headbution. products. That explains the ed that holds its most producYou say, “Williams, that’s lu- great wealth of people such as tive members up to ridicule and nacy.” You’re right. In a free Gates. They discovered what scorn and makes mascots out society, people earn income by their fellow man wanted and of its least productive and most serving their fellow man. Here’s didn’t have, and they found parasitic members? Walter E. Williams is a professor of an example: I mow your lawn, out ways to effectively produce economics at George Mason Universiand you pay me $40. Then I go it. Their fellow man voluntarity. To find out more about Walter E. to my grocer and demand two ly gave them dollars. If Gates Williams and read features by other six-packs of beer and 3 pounds and others had followed PresCreators Syndicate writers and carof steak. In effect, the grocer ident Obama’s advice that “at toonists, visit the Creators Syndicate says, “Williams, you are asking a certain point” they’d “made your fellow man to serve you enough money” and shut down webpage at www.creators.com.
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Webster Association of Retired Teachers The Webster Association of Retired Teachers will meet on Thursday, March 14 at 10:00 am. The meeting will be held at Webster High School Alumni Center, 601 Talton Street. All retired teachers are invited to attend and to become a member. Joseph Jefferson is President.
Women’s Empowerment Symposium Shreve Memorial Library, Hamilton/South Caddo Resource Center to host event for women in recognition of March Women’s History Month Saturday, March 16th. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the session ends at 12:30 pm. Women of all ages are invited to attend.
Mt. Pisgah Program My. Pisgah C.M.E Church presents a Taste of Mt. Pisgah March 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the Minden Community House.
Mt Comfort Pastor’s Appreciation Mt Comfort’s appreciation program Honoring Pastor and Sis. John L. Cole will be held Sunday March 17th, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Billy Joe Hawkins and Mt Pilgrim Baptist Church will be the special guest for this most joyous occasion. All are invited to attend.
Pine Grove’s Anniversary Pine Grove Baptist Church from Taylor Louisiana will be hosting their 161st church anniversary on Sunday March 17 at 11 a.m.
Mt Olive Baptist Church Anniversary Mt Olive Baptist Church will be hosting there 151st Church Anniversary on March 17 at 2:30 p.m. Special guest will be Re. Willie Johnson and the Mt. Superior Church Family.
Free Tax Preparation If you made $55,000 or less in 2018 you qualify for free tax preparation through a program made available by the Creighton Hill Community Development Corporation at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 510 High Street. Both State and Federal tax returns are prepared by a certified volunteer. Services available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm and Saturdays by appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 318-9495768 or 913-269-5493.
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A small serving of vegetables with love Sharing meals with friends is one of the easiest ways to show our love for them. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate meal, simple and tasty is all that is needed. Your host’s hospitality is the most important thing. Several days ago, I received a call and my friend said, “I’ve made some soup. Would you all like to come over and share some with me?” We had had a very busy day and there were things we still needed to take care of, but this was an invitation I didn’t want to turn down. So we agreed on a time and Hubby and I went over to have a simple meal with her. But it was a meal shared with love and that made it much more meaningful. Our friend, who is experiencing health FANNIE MOORE problems, along with other situations, was extending a hand of friendship. And we felt honored to have been invited to share the meal with her. A meal of home made beef-vegetable soup with corn bread was as wonderful as if she had spent all day cooking an elaborate meal. I was reminded of the verse from Proverbs that says, “Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.” Prov.15:17 NIV. We enjoyed the meal and especially enjoyed the “catching up” with a friend. It was a great evening. This reminds me of the times I have opened our home to friends for lunch and a time of visiting. Those were some enjoyable days and I miss them tremendously. It seems that as we get older we tend to let those kinds of moments pass us by. We may give ourselves excuses for not doing this anymore, but after the simple meal with our friend , I am convinced there is no reason for me to stop inviting friends over. I might try to excuse this by citing health issues. But, everyone has some
kind of health issues and perhaps accommodations can be made for these. This is something I certainly need to begin work on. Usually I would plan a lunch get together near Valentine’s Day and again in the fall. These are some of the least busy times in our lives, not around major holidays, so easier to work into everyone’s schedules. Table decorations are easily put together by utilizing red and white flowers, napkins and dishes for the February lunch, and an abundance of fall decorations are available and can be used with yellows, browns and oranges in dishes, napkins etc. for the fall lunch. I tried to have at least one new item on the menu each time. It could be a new salad, a simple but pretty dessert, or a soup that I had not served before. I think one of the favorite soups was the corn and shrimp chowder. It was easy to make and was a rich, creamy dish. For desserts, they ranged from cheesecakes to pies or others. One of the easiest and prettiest was meringues served filled with berries and topped with real whipped cream. The meringues could be made ahead and placed in a zip-lock bag and filled just before serving. The meals need not be elaborate, just a variety from time to time.You will keep your guests wondering what will be on the menu the next time. Now, as I contemplate the good times we had at these get-togethers, I feel compelled to get back in the habit of inviting friends over. As I think of what will be easy as well as delicious, I seem to go back to the corn and shrimp chowder. Add a simple salad, crusty bread and a dessert and that would suffice. Okay, now I need to look at the calendar and find a day when not much is going on and friends are more apt to be available. Then, call and invite them and offer them a “small serving of vegetables with love”. And I promise it will be better than a fattened calf with hatred. Proverbs 15:17 assures me of that. Fannie Moore is a journalist who lives in Shongaloo where she enjoys writing on a variety of subjects.
Roundup and registration Webster Parish Schools will begin Preschool and Kindergarten Roundup and Registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Preschool registration will be held on April 12, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M. at the following locations. South Webster Parish will be at the Minden Recreation Center, 1001 Recreation Drive, Minden, LA and North Webster Parish will be held at Frank Anthony RV Building, 301 West Church Street, Springhill, LA. All parents or guardians wishing to register a child for Preschool, Head Start, and Early Learning Centers must bring the following copied documentation when com-
pleting an application, Child’s original birth certificate, Child’s social security card, Child’s most up-to-date immunization record, Two Consecutive Check Stubs or W-2 Form proofs of income , Two Proofs of Residency (Utility bill, driver’s license, etc.), Foster Care Placement, SSI Benefits and SNAP Letter(with student’s name included). Kindergarten Roundup and Registration will be held on April 17, 2019 at the following locations and times.Phillips and North Webster Lower Elementary from 9:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M., Central Elementary and Doyline High School from 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Brown-
ing Elementary will open registration on April 18, 2019 from 8:30 A.M. -12:00 P.M. All students who will be five years of age by September 30th are eligible to register. All parents or guardians wishing to register a child for Kindergarten classes must bring the following documentation when completing an application. Child’s original birth certificate, Child’s social security card, Child’s most upto-date immunization record and Parent’s or guardian’s two proofs of income and two proofs of residency (water, light bill, etc.).
Holmont wins sales award
Hol-Mont Sales & Rental, LLC Wins Sales Award Mr. and Mrs. David Heard, Hol-Mont Sales & Rental, LLC of Minden, LA recently won a trip to Banff for being one of the top Exmark dealers in a six-state region. R.W. Distributors, Inc., the Exmark Distributor, awarded this trip for outstanding sales of Exmark mowers. David Heard was honored with an Exmark plaque during the awards banquet in Canada.
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Lady Tiders beat BTW handily JJ Marshall
Minden’s Reagan Lee celebrates another home run in their win over BTW on Tuesday.
Minden got back to winning ways on Tuesday as they beat BTW 20-4 at Cargill Park in Shreveport. Shania Freelon, Reagan Lee, Lexi McKenzie and Ada Gilbert all notched home runs for the Lady Tiders, who improved to 2-6 with the win. Lee finished 2-for-2 on the night, scoring three runs and two RBIs. Livi McKenzie had a huge night for Minden. She was 6-for-6 with three doubles and scored five runs. Minden plays next on Thursday night at Huntington for a district doubleheader. The first game is at 4 p.m. and the second game will begin at 6 p.m. This weekend, Minden will play at the Summerfield Tournament before returning back home for a five-game home stand including the Minden Tournament later in March.
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Minden’s Austin King connects with a pitch to send his first home run of the season over the fence at Union Parish.
Ronaldo nets hat trick to send Juventus into CL quarters
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo made a mockery of Atletico Madrid’s vaunted defense, and then mocked its coach as well. Ronaldo scored a hat trick against the normally resilient Spanish side to send Juventus into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-0 win on Tuesday as the Bianconeri fought back from a two-goal first-leg defeat. The former Real Madrid player outjumped Atletico’s defenders to score a header in each half and then converted a late penalty for his first hat trick since joining Juventus in the summer — and just when they needed it most. He celebrated at the final whistle by mimicking the obscene gesture Atletico coach Diego Simeone made after the Spanish side’s second goal in the first leg — having the final say against a rival he so often defeated as a Real Madrid player. Simeone was fined 20,000 euros ($22,500) by UEFA for improper conduct and it remains to be seen whether Ronaldo will face a similar punishment. It was Ronaldo’s eighth hat trick in the Champions League, moving him level with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and demonstrating why Juventus paid Real Madrid 112 million euros (then $131.5 million) for the Portugal star who has dominated the competition in recent years. It was the first time Juventus came back from a two-goal defeat in the first leg. “Maybe that’s why Juventus signed me,” Ronaldo said. “To help it do things that it had never done before. This result is a great push for the future, we’re strong and we showed it.” The 34-year-old Ronaldo has won the Champions League five times, including in four of the last five seasons. Without him, Madrid was eliminated by Ajax last week. However, Ronaldo had only scored one goal in the compe-
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tition for Juventus until Tuesday. “It would have been strange if Ronaldo’s Champions League season ended with only one goal,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “Juventus signed him for nights like this and tonight he made the difference.” For Atletico, it was more heartache in the competition in the year the final is being held in its Wanda Metropolitano Stadium — and more pain caused by Ronaldo. While at Madrid, Ronaldo helped beat Atletico in two Champions League finals. He has also now scored 25 goals against Atletico in his career. “He’s the best in the world,” Simeone said. “We suffered, as happened to them in the first leg. They’re through and that’s right. They deserved it ... Maybe I didn’t manage to transmit to my players what we needed.” Manchester City is also through to the final eight after routing Schalke 7-0 to progress 10-2 on aggregate. Juventus thought it had taken the lead less than three minutes into the game but VAR confirmed that Ronaldo
had fouled Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak before Giorgio Chiellini fired in the rebound. Italy forward Federico Bernardeschi was handed a start instead of Paulo Dybala for Juventus, and he responded by putting in a cross from the left for Ronaldo to head in at the far post in the 27th minute. Bernardeschi also had several chances to extend Juve’s lead — notably with an audacious overhead kick in the 35th minute which flew narrowly over. Ronaldo went close again shortly before halftime when he again outjumped everyone but headed Leonardo Spinazzola’s cross wide of the right post. Ronaldo did get the second goal three minutes after the break. Joao Cancelo put in a cross from the right and although Oblak clawed Ronaldo’s header out from under his crossbar, goal-line technology confirmed the ball had crossed the line. Juventus went all out attack and got the decisive third goal four minutes from time. Bernardeschi was nudged over in the penalty area and Ronaldo converted the resulting spot kick to send the home fans wild.
Minden 6, Union Parish 1 John Volentine picked up his third win of the season in Farmerville on Tuesday night, going seven innings without allowing an earned run as the Tide picked up another victory. Volentine struck out five to improve his record this season on the mound to 3-1. Union Parish scored once in the top of the second, but the Tide responded in the bottom of the inning as Austin King hit a two-run home run to give Minden the lead. The Tide scored two more when Volentine singled later in the inning. Minden is now 8-2 this season, and will play at home against Woodlawn next Monday. Glenbrook 14, Acadiana Christian 9 Glenbrook ran off with the lead late in the game in a 14-9 victory over Acadiana Christian on Tuesday. The Apaches were down 4-3 in the top of the sixth inning when Cale Hollis singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. After Glenbrook scored one run in the top of the eighth, Acadiana Christian answered
with one of their own. Glenbrook scored on an error. Acadiana Christian then answered when Savoie was hit by a pitch, driving in a run. Glenbrook Apaches Varsity collected 13 hits. Peyton Wells, Jackson Powell, Clemons, and Maddox Mandino all collected multiple hits for Glenbrook. Wells led Glenbrook with three hits in four at bats. Powell led the Apaches with two stolen bases as they ran wild on the base paths with seven total steals. The Apaches improve to 4-2 this season and play on Saturday at Riverfield Academy at 12 p.m. Lakeside 7, Jonesboro-Hodge 2 Lakeside was victorious over Jonesboro-Hodge on Tuesday night to pick up their fourth win of the season. Lakeside got things moving in the first inning, when Michael Watts grounded out, scoring one run. The Warriors scored four in the inning to establish a big lead. Nathan Willis pitched Lakeside to victory. He surrendered one run on four hits over four innings, striking out four and walking zero. Brian Foster threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Lakeside saw the ball well today, racking up eight hits in the game. Cade Boley and Bradley Dick all managed multiple hits for Lakeside. Dick and Boley each managed two hits to lead the Warriors. Quitman 2, North Webster 1 Tuesday’s game against Quitman was a heartbreaker for North Webster, as they lost the lead late in a 2-1 defeat. The game was tied at one with Quitman batting in the bottom of the fifth when Matt Miller laid down a sacrifice bunt, scoring one run. In the top of the fourth inning, North Webster tied the game at one when Sawyer Howard singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. Mason Haynes took the loss for North Webster. He lasted six innings, allowing seven hits and two runs while striking out four. Kade Garmany, Cason Mahaffey, Conner Audirsch, and Howard all picked up hits for the Knights. North Webster didn’t commit a single error in the field. The loss drops the Knights’ record to 7-5. They play next on Thursday in Springhill against Bradley, Ar. at 6 p.m.
Cade Clemons had a big night with two hits and two runs scored to help Glenbrook pick up a win at Acadiana Christian on Tuesday night.
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Bid # 07 - 2019 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Minden seeks sealed bids to furnish Branded Unleaded Gasoline and Diesel Fuel to City owned vehicles. Sealed bids marked “ Bid 072019 — Branded Unleaded Gasoline and Diesel Fuel, City of Minden” shall be addressed to the City Clerk of the City of Minden, and delivered to the City Clerk’s Office located at Minden City Hall, 520 Broadway Street, Minden, Louisiana 71055 not later than 2:00 P.M. local time, on April 18, 2019. Any bid received after the specified time and date will not be considered. The sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud shortly after the 2:00 P.M. submission deadline on April 18, 2019, at the Cypress Conference Room located at Minden City Hall, 520 Broadway Street, Minden, Louisiana 71055. Bidders should submit fuel prices based on the daily average price as reported by the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) including all applicable taxes plus a firm mark up. The firm markup shall not change during the term of the contract. Bid will be awarded to the Bidder with the
lowest and best firm markup. The information for Bidders, Bid Form and Specifications may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office located at Minden City Hall, 520 Broadway Street, Minden, Louisiana 71055. The information for Bidders, Bid Form and Specifications will also be available online at www.BidExpress.com. If bidding online, all interested bidders must register for the project online. If bidders encounter any problems accessing Bid Express, please contact Bid Express, Joshua Wolboarst, 888352-2439. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause; such actions will be in accordance with Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within forty-five (45) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Any person with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the City of Minden at (318) 377-2144 no later than seven (7) days prior to bid opening. The Owner hereby notifies all bidders that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, that Minority Business Enterprises will
be afforded equal opportunity to submit offers in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds or race, color, sex, national origin or disability in consideration for an award. City of Minden Michael Fluhr City Clerk February 27, 2019 March 06, 2019 March 13, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. has taken possession of One (1) certain 2009 CMH, Sierra Visa, Manufactured Home, bearing serial number CLW028856TX, including Air Conditioner, Furnace, Range, Refrigerator, Water Heater, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, and Microwave. If you need any information in this matter, you may contact Mary Catherine Cali, 628 St. Louis Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 at (225) 3461461. March 13, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CONSULTING SERVICES The Village of Dixie Inn is applying for a grant under the FY 2020/2021
Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program for the purpose of making public facility improvements. The Village of Dixie Inn is interested in procuring the services of an administrative consulting firm to prepare the application package and to administer and implement the project if it is successful in being funded. The procedures for the selection of this firm will be in accordance with the procurement requirements of the LCDBG Program. All responses received will be evaluated in accordance with the selection criteria and corresponding point system that is identified in the request for proposals package. That package also identifies the scope of services to be performed by the selected firm. The Village of Dixie Inn will award the contract to the respondent obtaining the highest score in the evaluation process. Interested parties are invited to secure a proposal package from Dana James, Village Clerk at 60 Shell Street, Minden, LA 71055, 318-377-6855. The response to this request must be mailed to the above named person at the above named ad-
dress in such a manner that it is received no later than 5:00pm on March 22, 2019. The Village of Dixie Inn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all small and minority-owned firms and women’s business enterprises to apply. March 13, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENTS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES The Village of Dixie Inn is applying for a grant under the FY 2020/2021 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program for the purpose of making public facility improvements. The Village of Dixie Inn is interested in procuring the services of an engineer to develop the project for the application package and to provide engineering services for the project if it is successful in being funded. The procedures for the selection of this firm will be in accordance with the procurement requirements of the LCDBG Program. All responses received will be evaluated in accordance with the selection criteria and corresponding point system that is identified in the
request for qualifications statements package. That package also identifies the scope of services to be performed by the selected firm. The Village of Dixie Inn will award the contract to the respondent obtaining the highest score in the evaluation process. Interested parties are invited to secure a qualifications statements package from Dana James, Village Clerk at 60 Shell Street, Minden, LA 71055, 318-377-6855. The response to this request must be mailed to the above named person at the above named address in such a manner that it is received no later than 5:00pm on March 22, 2019. The Village of Dixie Inn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all small and minority-owned firms and women’s business enterprises to apply. March 13, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
PROCEEDING OF THE VILLAGE OF HEFLIN, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN IN REGULAR MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 7, 2019 The Heflin Town Council met at Town Hall, Heflin, Louisiana beginning at 7:50 p. m. with the following members present: Mayor Leake, council members Matt Austin, Hallie DeMoss, Ralph James, Chief of Police Paul Migues, Water System Operator Jesse Williamson, Village Clerk Sherry Limosnero, and members of the public. The meeting was opened with prayer offered by Ralph James and Hallie DeMoss led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Leake welcomed everyone to the meeting. Upon motion by Matt Austin and duly seconded by Hallie DeMoss, the council adopted the Minutes from January 10, 2019 at Council Regular Meeting held on February 7, 2019
as presented, the motion was approved unanimously. Hallie DeMoss moved to accept the January 10, 2019 Operating Financial Statements. The motion was duly seconded by Ralph James as presented; the motion was approved unanimously. Upon motion by Ralph James and duly seconded by Matt Austin, the council unanimously approved Water System Report for January, 2019. Upon motion by Matt Austin and duly seconded by Hallie DeMoss, the council unanimously approved Police Department Report for January, 2019. Hallie DeMoss moved to accept The Law Office of Christopher Stahl as Village Attorney for 2019. The motion was duly seconded by Ralph James as presented; the motion was approved unanimously. Ralph James moved to accept Minden Press Herald as the Village of Heflin’s Official Journal for 2019. The motion was duly seconded by Matt Austin as presented; the motion was approved unanimously. Upon motion by Matt Austin and duly seconded by Hallie DeMoss, the council unanimously adopted Always Best Quality Maintenance LLC, as the Village of Heflin Landscaper for 2019. Hallie DeMoss moved to accept Wise, Martin, & Cole LLC, as The Village of Heflin Official Auditor for 2019. The motion was duly seconded by Ralph James as presented; the motion was approved unanimously. Upon motion by Ralph James and duly seconded by Matt Austin, the council unanimously adopted GBT Authorized Signatures with two Alderman added to signatures card and removal of Alderman Catherine Lee off the signatures cards due to retirement. Matt Austin moved to accept Ralph James as active Mayor Pro
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Tem for 2019. The motion was duly seconded by Hallie DeMoss as presented; the motion was approved unanimously. Upon motion by Hallie DeMoss and duly seconded by Ralph James, the council unanimously adopted LRWA to conduct a water study for the Village of Heflin. Council comments were heard, public comments were heard. There being no further business to come before this Council, meeting adjourned by council member Ralph James. Attest by: Sherry Limosnero Village Clerk, Respectfully posted: 2/13/2019 A d o p t e d : 3/7/2019 Publish: Minden Press Herald
Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs to continue direct delivery of the services as advertise herein. Contracts will be awarded pursuant to the Federal Guidelines governing Title III of the Older Americans Act. March 13, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
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Sealed proposals to provide services to aging persons throughout Webster Parish will be received by the Webster Area Agency on Aging Council on Aging c/o Patsy F. Dees, Executive Director, 1482 Sheppard Street, P.O. Box 913, Minden, Louisiana 71058 unti noon on April 4, 2019. Services to be provided are: Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Homemaker, Transportation, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and Title III E National Family Caregiver Support Program. Proposals will be accepted on one or more or all of the services advertised. Please note, however that only full service providers will be considered. Proposals received by the stated deadline will be opened on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the offices of the Webster Council on Aging, 1482 Sheppard Street, Minden. Complete specification and proposal packets may be obtained from the Webster Area Agency on Aging/Council on Aging by contacting Patsy F. Dees, Executive Director. The Webster Council on Aging is currently providing all services mentioned above excluding Legal Services and intends request authorization from
SUPERIOR INVESTMENT U. S. Bankruptcy Real Estate Internet Auction - Part 1.† Commercial Building / Office Complex / Strip Center, located at†407-421 Meadowview Dr., Minden, LA.† Investment property internet auction will begin to close on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2pm at†www.lawlerauction.com.† Danny Lawler, Auctioneer, La. Lic. # 1201.† Tel: (318) 9297003.† Go to lawlerauction. com†for photos, terms, and to place bids. RENTAL
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On This Day In History 2013 - Pope Francis succeeds Pope Benedict XVI. Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina became the 266th leader of the Catholic Church, which has 1.2 billion members around the world. 1997 - A series of unidentified lights appear over Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix Lights caused heated debate in the UFO community. It emerged later that some of the lights were caused by illumination flares dropped from a U.S. Air Force plane. 1943 - German troops liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Krakรณw. Thousands See, HISTORY, Page 12
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of men, women and children were murdered by the nazis or deported to extermination camps. The horrific event is portrayed in the film, Schindler’s List. 1845 - Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is premiered. The German composer’s opus 64 is one of the most frequently performed violin concertos in history. 1781 - Uranus is discovered. German-born British astronomer William Herschel is credited with the planet’s discovery. It is the third largest planet by radius in the solar system. On this Day in History is brought to you by www.timeanddate.com
COMICS BABY BLUES | RICK KIRKMAN AND JERRY SCOTT
BLONDIE | DEAN YOUNG AND JOHN MARSHALL
BEETLE BAILEY | MORT & GREG WALKER
FUNKY WINKERBEAN | TOM BATIUK
HI AND LOIS | BRIAN WALKER, GREG WALKER AND CHANCE BROWNE
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE | CHRIS BROWNE
SAM AND SILO | JERRY DUMAS
MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM | MIKE PETERS
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