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Tourism meets at Muddy Bottoms
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NTSB releases report on fatal plane crash
A journey to his “furever” home
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The March meeting for Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission was held Wednesday morning at the Muddy Bottoms ATV and Recreation Park’s Welcome Center. K i m Cannon, Director of Marketing for Muddy Bottoms, welcomed the commision. She gave GRAY a history of the park and a list of what it has to offer, including the miles of riding trails, lakes, camping, and amphitheatre. Along with this, she addressed an issue with traffic they experienced at their last event held in February. This was due to the large amount of attendees showing up on opening day with waivers and ticket transactions needed. In order to try to avoid further issues with traffic they’re implementing starting larger events like that on Thursday, instead of the usual Friday. Cannon spoke on topics they are considering in order to advance the park further, including opening up an RV park in the next couple of years. Serena Gray, Executive Director of Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission, offered support and is excited to begin working more closely with Cannon in the future. The official meeting was called to order by Ty Pendergrass with a prayer by Karen Calvert and Pledge of Allegiance lead by Nick Cox. Many topics were discussed, including a tourism report by Gray. She gave updates on strengthening Webster Parish Tourism presence online,
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Michelle Benson and Bruno make their way across the country to New York.
Deaf dog finds new owner in New York MARIA GONZALEZ Special to the Minden Press-Herald
SPRINGHILL - Back in May of 2018, Bruno was one of many strays being held at Stewarts Veterinary Hospital in Sarepta. With the help of Michelle Benson, dog lover and volunteer for Lumberjack Rescue, a concerned citizen was able to take Bruno in, while that may sound like the end of the story it was actually just the turn of a page. Only a few months later, Benson was contacted about Bruno again, this time seeking help to have him vetted. It was at that time they realized Bruno was deaf and decided to register him with Deaf Dogs Rock, a non-profit corporation, formed in 2012 in the state of Virginia, whose mission is to not only aid deaf dogs but to assist and educate their owners as well.
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A few more months passed and Benson was contacted on Bruno’s behalf yet again, only this time there wasn’t an “easy fix”. “The lady who had Bruno reached out to me again because her situation had changed, and she unfortunately was going to have to surrender her dogs,” said Benson. “So, I then started on the search to find Bruno a place to go, and I took him while the other dogs were rehomed.” Benson noticed straight away that Bruno was not in the best health. He had to be vetted and was found to have a severe case of hookworms and his heartworm status had changed. Once that was taken care of, the networking began and Bruno’s story was shared by Lumberjack Rescue via Facebook. The post was spotted by a woman who was a long time
Bruno’s first sniff of snow in New York.
supporter of the Rescue, previously having lived in Bossier City and currently living in New York. After a thorough background check, Benson found that not only did this woman seem perfect to take in Bruno but that she and her husband were drawn to him for his imperfection, her husband being deaf also.
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The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a plane crash that claimed the life of a Bossier City man and a Shreveport pilot. A Piper PA46-350P airplane crashed into the Red River Thursday, Feb. 28 claiming the lives of Michael S. Hollis, 56, of Bossier City, and pilot Richard C. Lennard, 61, of Shreveport. Hollis was Minden business man and a alumnus of Minden High School. The airport tower lost contact with the aircraft shortly after it took off around 10:30 a.m. near the Downtown Airport. The report says that after departing from the airport’s runway 32, Lennard was instructed by air traffic control to turn left to a heading of 270° and continue climbing to 12,000 feet mean sea level.The plane turned left continuously for 740 degrees. After climbing to 1,400 mean sea level, the plane’s altitude began to sway between 725 ft and 1,900 feet. The report then says the airplane made a decelerating turn to the right and quickly descended. The last recorded air traffic control information indicated a ground-speed of 31 knots and altitude of 575 feet mean sea level. The plane then crashed in the river and came to rest 17 feet below its surface. First responders worked for days to recover the men and the aircraft. Both were pulled from the river on March 2 and identified by the Caddo Parish coroner. An extensive search for the downed aircraft was conducted by multiple agencies including the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport Police Department, Shreveport Fire Department, Bossier City Police Department, Bossier City Fire Department, and the Louisiana State Police. You can read the entire report on the Minden Press-Herald website. Note that a final report will be issued, which could take from six months up to a year.
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Second Front EDUCATION
Molding the next generation: Lakeside students read to Central Elementary students
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Students from Lakeside High School went and read to the Central Elementary Pre-K through second grade students Wednesday during STAR time to help them celebrate Dr. Seuss.
BLOTTER Recent Arrests In Webster Parish Jamar Dawson, 31, of the 200 block of S. Roosevelt Drive was arrested for a Warrant. David Glass, 36, of the 100 block of Carraway Lane #2 in Sarepta was arrested for Contempt Of Court. Horace Outland, 39, of the 20000 block of Highway 371 in Springhill was arrested for Domestic Abuse by Battery. Hetoyiear Green, 53, of the 1000 block of Third Street in Springhill was arrested for a Warrant. Sean Merritt, 32, of the 3000 block of Pine Bluff Road in Ringgold was arrested for Contempt of Court. Michael Willis, 53, of the 200 block of Elwood Drive in Springhill was arrested for a Warrant. Mary Woodell, 27, of the 1000 block of Shreveport Road was arrested for Disturbing the Peace by Language and Resisting an Officer. Cekeydricle Hampton of the 200 block of Bell Street was arrested for Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication and Littering. Jessica Giles, 34, of the 100 block of Newsome Street in Sarepta was arrested for a Bench Warrant. Thomas Delgado, 25, of the 500 block of S. Natchitoches Street in Sibley was arrested for a Bench Warrant. Lakita Miller, 51, of the 200 block of B F Martin Drive was arrested for Theft.
Derrick Carey, 29, of the 800 block of Wood Street was arrested for Suspended License, No Insurance, Switched Tags and Possession of a Schedule One Substance (Marijuana Natural). Michael Blocker, 50, of the 100 block of Timothy Drive was arrested for Possession of a Schedule Two Substance, General Speed, Expired Driverâ€™s License and No Insurance. Jetondrick Calloway, 25, of the 100 block of N. Talton Street was arrested for a Bench Warrant. Cecil Anderson, 45, of the 1000 block of Webster Street was arrested for being a Fugitive of the Webster Parish Sheriffâ€™s Office. Alonzo Moore, 48, of the 1000 block of Shreveport Road was arrested for Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, Resisting and Officer and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ira Miller, 44, of the 400 block of Front Street was arrested for Simple Burglary. Kevin Jackson, 30, of the 1000 block of Jefferson Street was arrested for a Bench Warrant Montique Morris, 24, of the 800 block of Harris Street was arrested for Disturbing the Peace. Sarah Dance, 34, of the 1000 block of Blue Run Road was arrested for Driving Under Suspension, No Insurance, Switched Tags, Following Too Close, Possession of a Schedule One Substance and Open Container. Alonzo Clark, 31, of the 600 block of Durwood Street was arrested for a Bench Warrant.
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Webster & More
Derrick Dejuan Jackson Derrick Dejuan Jackson was born July 4, 1972 in Minden, Louisiana to John Henry Jackson Sr., and Bessie Lee Jackson. He was the youngest of five children. Derrick accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and united with the Blue Run Baptist Church. He received his education through the Webster Parish School System. On July 24, 2010, Derrick married Jacqueline Eason. Derrick loved life. He was a true Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed cooking for others. Derrick transitioned from this life to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Ochsner LSU Hospital.
Derrick is preceded in death by Jacqueline Eason and parents John Henry Jackson, Sr. and Bessie Lee Combs. Derrick leaves to cherish treasured memories one sister; Sandra Fuller, three brothers; John Henry Jackson, Jr., Michael Jackson, and Timothy Jackson (Sharon). A special lady friend: Tiffany Green, two-step sons; Keundrell Eason, Eric Smith Jr., and three step-daughters; Quarmiyia, Nakeiya, and JaErica Eason. Five step siblings; Rosie Gilbert, Ava Combs, Henry Combs Jr., Johnny Combs, Sidney Combs (Linda), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Benevolent Funeral Home 401 East Union Street Minden, LA
Tourism: Gray gives an update on events for Webster Parish Continued from Page 1 along with redesigning the new website, including updating and adding content. She also disclosed the launch of the mobile app this past Monday, which gives visitors the ability to build their own itinerary and is free for all users. Gray gave an update on the upcoming events for the parish, including Grilling on Main, Scottish Tartan Festival, Minden Charity Classic, and Muddy Bottom’s Mudapalooza. She disclosed her goals for the rest of 2019, along with her
vision for 2020. One of those includes getting a kayak/canoe company established in the parish. The new business included approving the “Cooperative Endeavor Agreement for the Springhill North Webster Chamber of Commerce.” The agreement between Webster Parish Tourism and SpringhillNorth Webster Chamber of Commerce states that the agreement would further the public purposes of increasing tourism as an element of improving the economy of the area. The motion passed unanimously. To wrap up the meeting the com-
Journey: Bruno makes it safe to his new forever home Continued from Page 1
ly arriving at his “Forever Home” on Tuesday.
“Every dog deserves a happy Forever Home,” said Bruno’s new owner. “When I saw that Bruno was deaf I just knew he was the dog for us. Love knows no distance.” Benson had to transport Bruno to Lafayette, and from there he went to New York, but due to a snow storm, he had to bunker down there a couple days before final-
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but
missioners made statements expressing their excitement for the future of the parish. Tracy Campbell said, “It is so nice to see us all working towards the same goal and trying to make our whole parish better from one end of the line to the other. It’s encouraging to know we are all working together to achieve a common goal and that is to make our parish better.” You can stay informed on things happening in the parish by checking out www.visitwebster.net or following the Facebook page “Visit Webster Parish.”
surely for that one dog the world will change forever.” Bruno’s new owners plan on enrolling him in a special school to learn sign language, and they intend to start a Facebook page in his name for those who want to follow his story.
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How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed In all but one of the last sev- zor-thin victory over Al Gore. en presidential elections, Re- Should Trump lose Florida in publicans lost the popular vote. 2020, he is a one-term presiGeorge W. Bush and Donald dent. If the GOP loses Florida Trump won only by capturing indefinitely, the presidency is narrow majorities in the Elec- probably out of reach indefitoral College. nitely. Hence the grand Florida’s Amendstrategy of the left: to ment 4 is thus a great enlarge and alter the leap forward in the U.S. electorate so as to direction in which the put victory as far out of republic is being takreach for national Reen. Gov. Terry McAupublicans as it is today liffe of the swing for California Repubstate of Virginia relicans, and to convert stored voting rights to the GOP into America’s 156,000 felons by expermanent minority PATRICK ecutive order in 2016, party. calling it his “proudBUCHANAN In the Golden State, est achievement.” Democrats control the In California and governors’ chair, every elective Oregon, moves are afoot to restate office, both U.S. Senate duce the voting age to 17 or seats, 46 of 53 U.S. House seats 16. Understandable, as high and three-fourths of each house schoolers are more enthusiastic of the state legislature in Sacra- about socialism. mento. Last week, a bold attempt was How does the left expect to made by House Democrats to permanently dispossess Middle lower the U.S. voting age to 16. America? It failed — this time. Let us count the ways. Some House Democrats apIn 2018, over 60 percent of parently feel that with “MediFloridians voted to expand the care-for-all” and the Green New electorate by restoring voting Deal of Rep. Alexandra Ocarights to 1.5 million ex-cons, all sio-Cortez on the table, they of Florida’s felons except those have enough progressive legconvicted of sex crimes and islation to satisfy the socialist murder. base. Florida gave Bush his raThanks to Gov. Jerry Brown,
every adult citizen in California who gets or renews a driver’s license, gets a state ID card, or fills out a change of address form with the Department of Motor Vehicles is automatically registered to vote. Purpose: expand voter rolls to include those who have shown no interest in politics, so they can be located on Election Day and bused to the polls. Ari Berman of Mother Jones writes that Nancy Pelosi’s 700page For the People Act that did pass the House contains “a slew of measures designed to expand voting rights, which ... include nationwide automatic voter registration, Election Day registration, two weeks of early voting in every state ... restoration of voting rights for ex-felons, and declaring Election Day a federal holiday.” House Republicans offered an amendment to the bill with language that said, “allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.” All but six Democrats voted against the GOP proposal. The Democratic Party does not want to close the door to voting on migrants who broke our laws to get here and do not belong here, as these illegals
would likely vote for pro-amnesty Democrats. If the new U.S. electorate of, say, 2024, includes tens of millions of new voters — 16- and 17-year-olds; illegal migrants; ex-cons; new legal immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America who vote 70 to 90 percent Democratic, the political future of America has already been determined. California, here we come. As a Democratic insurance policy, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen has introduced a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College. Some Republicans support statehood for Puerto Rico, which would add six electoral votes that would go Democratic in presidential elections about as often as Washington, D.C.’s three have, which is always. Ben Franklin told the lady in Philadelphia, “We have a republic, if you can keep it.” Our elites today, however, ceaselessly celebrate “our democracy.” Yet John Adams was not optimistic about such a political system: “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes exhausts and murders itself. There never was a Democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.” Thomas Jefferson, a lifelong believer in a “natural aristocra-
cy” among men, was contemptuous: “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.” Madison wrote in Federalist 10, “democracies ... have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” If one day not far off, as seems probable, tax consumers achieve a permanent hegemony over the nation’s taxpayers, and begin to impose an equality of result that freedom rarely delivers, the question of who should choose the nation’s rulers will be tabled anew. We do not select NFL coaches or corporate executives or college professors or generals or admirals by plebiscite. What is the empirical evidence that this is the best way to choose a president or commander in chief? Peoples are wondering that the world over, as our democracy does not appear to be an especially attractive stock.
Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lake court decision must be reversed for the good of La. TO THE EDITOR:
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries stands in strong support of the State’s effort to reverse a court decision that could devastate the opportunity of Louisiana citizens to fish, hunt or recreate in much of the Catahoula Lake area. The ripple effect of the ruling is of even more concern. Copycat lawsuits could be on the horizon that could eliminate public fishing and hunting areas across the state and have a negative economic effect on some rural communities. This ruling is contrary to over 200 years of public access on Catahoula Lake. And, if it stands, it will forever change what has traditionally been a treasured resource. Catahoula Lake stretches into LaSalle and Rapides parishes in the Central part of the state. Covering 46 square miles, it is the largest natural freshwater lake in the state. The site is popular with anglers and is recognized internationally as a concentration area for birds and waterfowl. At issue is a ruling from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in December of 2018, declaring that the area known for centuries as Catahoula Lake was actually a stream and not a lake. Therefore, the adjacent landowners, not the state, are the proper owners of the majority of the lake’s inundated water bottoms. The state attorney’s office has asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to reverse the lower court decision.
The attorney general said, if the ruling is not changed, it would not only jeopardize “the public’s right to access and use many Louisiana waterways for hunting, fishing, and habitat conservation – the suit also potentially could cost the State’s taxpayers tens of millions of dollars” in legal fees, along with the loss of oil and mineral rights. Gov. John Bel Edwards and I agree. To remove Catahoula Lake from public access could negatively affect waterfowl in the state because it would limit LDWF’s ability to manage water levels that are key to habitat management. LDWF’s Waterfowl Program Manager said that Catahoula Lake and areas nearby provide a great food resource and roost sites for ducks. Some 1,500 duck hunters could be affected if the ruling stands. A less discussed effect of the ruling is the financial loss to mom and pop stores, restaurants, gasoline sales, motels and sporting goods stores in the affected communities that depend on the financial shot in the arm they get during fishing and hunting seasons. Left as is, we feel the ruling would not only hurt Louisiana’s sportsmen, but also communities that so desperately need the income derived from hunting and fishing. Jack Montoucet Secretary Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
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Life AROUND TOWN
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 318-949-5768 or 913-269-5493.
MT. Zion Church Anniversary MT. Zion Baptist Church in Homer, La will celebrate their 144th Church Anniversary on March 24 2019 at 2:30pm. Guest speaker is Rev. Cleon Warren of St. John Baptist Church of Homer, La.
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‘Go Big or Go Home’
Dreams are made for the young and the young at heart. You have to keep dreaming and doing or you will die. For the past couple of months my husband and I have been doing a little soul searching and trying to decide on a few things. Are we happy where we are in life right now? Where do we want to be a year from now, 5 years from now and even 10 years from now? I am always for learning new things and change. I love to see change and see people blessed in doing so. You see, if you didn’t have change then everything would stay the same and no one would grow. Without change new people don’t join in. It can’t always be like it use to be. With the way things change so often you have to TINA SPECHT change with it or you are going to be left behind. There has to be change in order for you to grow. So in changing a few things of how we do things we are dreaming big. What does that mean? We sat down and put to paper things in life we want to do, where we want to go and things we want to accomplish in life. Big or small we wrote them down. It is better to see them on paper than just dreaming about them. Next we are going to write them down in the order we want to see them accomplished. Start out
together. Early on in life that didn’t work out so well. But we have learned the meaning of life and that you have put God first in our lives then things can get done. We never fight. We just have intense fellowship but in the end we are side by side dreaming big and seeing what we can get into next.
Best Pot Roast around says my family with the small stuff and go big. What is the saying go big or go home. I have always loved a good challenge. I have several dreams that you wouldn’t believe me if I told you what they were. You would think it would be impossible to even do. Somethings I feel it can’t be done because of fear. Well this year is my unstoppable year and I am going to kick fear in the face and face several things head on. I have dreamed of things I want to open. Dreams of things I want to accomplish just in this next year and in the next five years. I have dreams of things I want to do and do for others. Dreams of having the better life so I can leave something for my kids and grandkids. I am not a person that can just sit around and do nothing. I am always on the go. Nothing
is impossible with God leading the way. Next in all we do we want to make sure we are in the will of God. Nothing is too big for God. When you are in the will of God everything falls into place. Will there be bumps in the road? Sure there will be. That is called life. But you will know in your spirit when you are in the will of God and nothing and no one can stop you. I am blessed to have my best friend beside me along the way. He is my voice of reasoning when I need it. He is my cheerleader when things are going great. He is my shoulder to cry on when things don’t turn out the way I wanted them to. He helps me think of things in a different light. Sometimes us women over think things. The great thing about life is my husband and I spend most of our time together. We love to spend time together. We even work
1 Chuck Roast 1 pkg lipton onion soup mix ½ to ¾ C Dales steak seasoning (its liquid) Onions (sliced) Carrots Potatoes 3 C water
If you cook it in the oven put it in a roasting pan. Set the oven at 350 degrees. Or get you a big crock pot. Get the pot roast out and slice holes in it. Pour the Dales season over it. Sprinkle the lipton onion soup mix on top of that. Add you onions, carrots, potatoes around it. Add about 3 cups of water. If you put it in the oven, cover it and cook for 2.5 hours and in the crock pot put on low and put it on at lunch for about 5 hours. It you like it shredded start cooking first thing in the morning.
Tina Specht is co-publisher of the Minden Press-Herald. She shares her thoughts and recipes each Thursday.
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The Connection Between Generosity and Prosperity
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11 NIV
hroughout the Old Testament, the Israelites are told that if they keep the Law and follow God’s commandments, they will be prosperous. The Book of Joshua is clear on this connection: “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” (Joshua 1:8 NIV) The prophet Malachi tells the Israelites that they are robbing God when they fail to give the full tithe, and God promises to “open the floodgates of heaven” if only the people will “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.” (Malachi 3:10 NIV) The promise which God makes is that our generosity will be repaid in full. Jesus summarizes this eternal law of human nature: “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you.” (Luke 6:37-38 NIV) The apostle Paul reminds the Corinthians that stinginess and generosity have consequences as natural as the fruits which follow from their seeds: “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” (2 Corinthians 9:6 NIV) We should not, however, be generous as an insurance policy or an investment plan. Give from a pure motive to help others, and realize that the reward may be in a different coin, as it were. –Christopher Simon
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ALONG THE WAY
The ABC’s of love call for us to weigh our words carefully I couldn’t help but been better off if he had chuckle when I heard the stopped talking while he old joke the other day was ahead. But we’ve all about the wife who, eager likely been guilty of letting for a compliment, our mouths get asked her husus into trouble, band to describe despite wellher. known warn“You’re A, B, C, ings from the D, E, F, G, H, I, J, Bible: K,” he said. “Whoev“What does er keeps his that mean?” she mouth and his Roger Alford asked. tongue keeps “A d o r a b l e . himself out of Beautiful. Cute. Delight- trouble” (Proverbs 21:23). ful. Elegant. Foxy. GorKeeping our tongues geous. Hot,” he said. is easier said than done, “Oh, what a kind thing but scripture makes clear to say,” she said, “but what the Lord wants that for us. about the I, J, K?” He has much to say on the He said: “I’m. Just. Kid- subject. Listen to these ding.” bits of advice recorded The last I heard, he was for us by King Solomon, recovering fairly well, and who the Lord blessed with the swelling in his eye has great wisdom: gone down a good bit, “When words are many, though his jaw still hurts. transgression is not lackThat man would have ing, but whoever retains UPWARD LOOK
his lips is prudent” (Proverbs 10:19). “Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent” (Proverbs 17:28). “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion” (Proverbs 18:2). “Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him” (Proverbs 29:20). We’d all avoid much trouble in our lives if we’d carefully follow Solomon’s advice about weighing our words carefully. I’m certain the husband in our opening story would vouch for that … once his jaw stops hurting. Roger Alford offers words of encouragement to residents of America’s heartland. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Honored Servant
“What more highly honored can David say him by declaring to You for honthe great covoring Your serenant promise vant? You know that David’s deYour servant. scendants would LORD, You sit on the throne have done all of Israel and this greatness, that the Messimaking known ah, the Anointed all these great One, Christ Jepromises be- Max Hutto sus, would come cause of Your through his linservant and according to eage. Yet David still calls Your will.” 1 Chronicles himself God’s servant. 17:18-19 HCSB Despite being the king, David considered his David was left almost greatest title to be God’s speechless. God had servant. He was honored LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED
Patience of Job Continued MACK FORD Special to the Minden Press-Herald
I have written in previous articles that the least important words were I, me, and mine. Job, chapters 29, 30 and 31, He uses these same words 189 times. God speaks in any words to Job in chapters 38-41. In the last chapter Job says, I spoke in things that I understand not, things to wonderful for me, which I knew not. I have heard of you, but
now I see you, and I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes. My friends, if you are in trouble, nothing is hidden from God. God is allowing Satan to test you. Keep your faith in God and you will win the battle. Father help me to remember that the most important words are you, your, and someone other than I, me and mine. Mack Ford is a 91-year-old retired businessman and lives in Minden.
to serve and glorify God with his whole heart. Lord Jesus, I am honored just to be able to serve You. Help me this day to glorify You in all that I do with my whole being, my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Max Hutto is a Baptist Minister and a resident of Minden. More information can be found at www.upwardlook.org.
Four Giants to Kill We all have cheered David, the shepherd boy, for killing the giant Goliath who defied the God of Israel. It was God working through him that gave him the courage and strength to step forward and challenge the giant. None of the other Israelite soldiers would dare the risk, not even his brothers. After all, he was 9 feet tall, and his spearhead weighed 25 pounds. Just the thought of such a force makes most of Bill Crider us want to turn and run. But not David! For the Spirit of Jehovah came upon David the moment the prophet Samuel crowned him as being God’s man to succeed King Saul, who had displeased God in many ways. (1 Sam 16:13-14). We all have giants that challenge us in life. Some of us might turn and run away; others may just stand in front of them and try to ‘stare them down.’ Still, a few brave and courageous ones will pick up a few stones and claim the promises of God to empower them to defeat the giant. It may be a decision about following God’s will for our lives, it may be one concerning our family or our work. It may be some other personal battle, but we all are at war! Nevertheless, with the power of the Holy Spirit,
with the assurances of God’s words of encouragement, hope and affirmation, we can step out of the crowd of naysayers, ready to challenge the giants all around us. Goliath was not the only giant that faced the Children of Israel. David gets credit for killing this first one that appeared. But Israel faced other giants who posed a great threat to them, as they waged war on David’s army. Once when David was weak and exhausted, a giant named Isbi-enob closed in on him. He welded a spear weighing 12 pounds, and sported a new suit of armor. But Abishai came to David’s rescue and killed the giant, protecting his king. The soldiers then told David ‘you are not going out to battle again and risk being killed. Why risk snuffing out the light of Israel?’ (2 Sam 21: 17).
“Goliath was not the only giant that faced the Children of Israel.” At the same place, at Gob, but at a later time, another giant appeared,
threatening the troops of David. Sibbecai, the Hushathite, killed this giant whose name was Saph. Then later, at the same place these two giants were killed, another giant – Golaith’s brother, came after them. But Elhanan killed him and saved the day for Israel. His spear handle was as large as a weaver’s beam. And yet, he fell. Once again, during another war with the Philistines at Gath (same location as the others mentioned above), another giant stepped forward and ‘defied Israel and their God’. David’s nephew, Jonathan, killed him. Not only was this a giant of a man, but he had 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot. (2 Sam 21: 2021). As we face giants in our lives, we can be encouraged that the same God who aided David and his army at their time of need is still alive and ready to fight for us. We are strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit working through us. Obedience, commitment, and faithfully trusting in God, claiming His promises to ‘be with us until the end of the age’ ought to spur you and me on – out onto the battle fields of life to fight with confidence the ‘giants we may encounter.’ Our battles belong to the Lord! He is ready and willing to fight for us.
Bill Crider is Chaplain of Minden Medical Center.
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Techsters fall in conference tournament FRISCO, Texas – Jade Phillips scored 17 second half points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Charlotte used a big fourth quarter to come from behind and defeat Louisiana Tech 55-46 Wednesday afternoon at The Star in the first day of the 2019 Air Force Reserve C-USA Basketball Tournament. Tech (14-16) overcame a slow start of its own to build a 40-32 lead through three quarters of action before the 49ers (18-11) outscored the Lady Techsters 23-6 over the final 10 minutes of action. Tech hit just 1-of-22 shots from the field in the fourth quarter. “Tough day today,” said Tech head coach Brooke Stoehr. “They hung in there. Give them credit. They got off to a really good start, and we got off to a slow start. I was proud of us for taking a lead at half and leading most of the third. “They took a lead late in the fourth, and we couldn’t recover down the stretch. Ending the game 1-for-22, you’re not going to win many games like that. We couldn’t make enough plays down the stretch to win a game in March.” Tech trailed 15-6 after the opening quarter of play after hitting just 2-of-16 field goals in the first 10 minutes of play. However, the Lady Techsters used a 14-0 second quarter run to eventually build a 2519 halftime lead. Sophomore
Kierra Anthony scored 15 points as Charlotte defeated the Lady Techsters 55-46 Wednesday in Frisco. Raizel Guinto ended the first half by nailing a high arching three-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Lady Techsters the lead and the momentum at the half. The third quarter saw both teams battle back and forth as the Tech lead was never greater than eight and never less than two during the stanza. Kierra Anthony, who ended the game with 15 points, scored the final four minutes of the quarter to give Tech a 40-32 lead heading into the final run. But the fourth quarter proved to be an offensive nightmare for Tech. Anthony’s layup with 3:47 to play in the game gave Tech a 46-41 lead,
but was the only made field goal of the final 10 minutes of play. Charlotte ended the game on a 14-0 run as Tech missed its final 13 shots of the game. “I don’t fault our effort,” said Stoehr. “We were really trying and being aggressive, but we just couldn’t buy a basket and couldn’t get a stop when we needed to.” Freshman Brianna Harris added eight points and a career-high 13 rebounds in the loss for Tech, which outrebounded Charlotte 47-43. For the game, Tech hit just 26 percent (17-66) of its field goals, including just 2-of-16 from the three-point line.
More musings from the Muse-meister... 1. I love my alma mater, but I hate what has become of the Lady Techsters’ basketball program. When I was playing at Tech, the girls were still a force, though the program was falling in prestige. Now it seems like no one even cares whether they are good or not. Perhaps it’s because I am the president of the Leon Barmore fan club. Maybe it’s because the Lady Techsters were the reason we played in the WAC when I was playing, meaning we got to spend conference tournament time in Hawaii and Reno. But, I will always hold the Lady Techsters in the highest regard. The university should remember that and put some money back into this legendary program. Next, think about recruiting locally. There are at least five girls I’ve seen along I-20 this season that are worth a look. Getting some girls from the area might help garner more interest in the program as well.
2. I love LeBron, but I hate his attitude as a Laker. He’s coming off as the “out-of-touch-old-guy,” and his incredible numbers can’t dampen the stench that has followed him since his return from a groin injury. The Lakers won’t make the playoffs, but I never thought they’d be any good. The problem is that James and the organization believed it was a good idea to waste this season by surrounding James with a comical supporting cast. Then, they killed any chemistry they had by putting all of their young core on the trading block. That aside, James’ flaws have really come to the forefront since he can’t cover them all up by going to the NBA Finals for the ninth straight season. He may not be a great teammate, he’s aging, the game seems to be passing him by, etc. He’s the last real 90s-era hero-ball super hero we have. We will never see another player like him. I hope the Lakers can turn it around because the game is just better when LeBron is around. Who can even remember a time when he wasn’t?
3. I love college basketball, but I hate everyone’s hand-wringing over payfor-play scandals. LSU basketball coach Will Wade is going to go down for being caught talking about paying to get recruits. Wade was in the middle of one of the more interesting LSU basketball seasons in a while, but he got caught doing what literally every big university basketball program does: recruit big-time players using money and gifts. As a former D-1 athlete, I can say on the record that this happens everywhere, it is not a surprise and we all need to stop acting like it’s a major scandal. Wade will get punished for being caught while the rest of us act like Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and R.J. Barrett all wanted to go to Duke for the “prestige” or to get a good education (in one semester). The schools with the most money get the best players. Some universities break through with good coaching and development. That’s the hard way. But that is the exception. The NCAA is a mess, but who’s ready for April Madness?
Bulldogs survive and advance to C-USA quarterfinals
FRISCO, Texas – In March, the saying goes ‘Survive and Advance.’ That is exactly what Louisiana Tech did on Wednesday night. With the help of the LA Tech fan base inside the Star, the Bulldogs survived a 16-point deficit early in the second half to ultimately advance to the C-USA Tournament Quarterfinals with a nail-biting 57-56 victory over Florida Atlantic. LA Tech (20-12) led for just 35 seconds in the entire game, but it was at the most important time – the end of the 40-minute slugfest in what was the third meeting versus FAU (17-15) this season. “It was a tale of two halves for us,” said head coach Eric Konkol. “I wasn’t happy with the first half. We didn’t play as aggressively as we needed to. Florida Atlantic came out and played very hard and were sharp on offense to start. “The second half, that changed for us. The aggressiveness of our team changed, led by DaQuan Bracey. He’s one of the fantastic guards in this league. He really competed. You don’t have to be ahead by much or for very long, but we were able to come out in the end.” FAU shot 48 percent from the field in the first stanza while LA Tech was shooting just a 27 percent clip. The Owls went up by 14 on two different occasions,
Daquan Bracey finished with a game-high 17 points in Tech’s win over FAU on Wednesday night. including the very end of the half as Xavian Stapleton banked in a three-pointer to give his team a 34-20 advantage at the midway point (it was three of his 14 first-half points). The Owls scored the first bucket of the second half to build its largest lead at 16. And that’s when the run happened for the Bulldogs. LA Tech would go on a 17-1 run over the next eight-plus minutes of action, tying it up at 37-37 with 11:14 remaining as Anthony Duruji connected
on his second three-pointer during the stretch. The Bulldogs could not grab their first lead of the game after that though and ended up finding themselves down seven (50-43) as the Owls did what they do best and that is convert from the foul line (made six in a row to build the new lead). Ra’Shawn Langston hit a huge three-pointer for LA Tech on the follow possession. Then with 2:19 to go, Amorie Archibald made a tough layup in the lane to score his
fifth straight point and put the ‘Dogs up for the very first time at 53-52. FAU’s Stapleton countered with a three-pointer to put the Owls back up two. But Bracey played like an all-conference player the entire night, showcasing that talent with 58 seconds left when he intercepted a pass and took it on the fastbreak for the layup. “We didn’t want to go home and we just kept thinking that in the second half,” Bracey said. Archibald pulled down a defensive rebound and then connected on two big free throws to break the tie and give the Bulldogs a slim 57-55 advantage with 11 seconds to go. The Owls had a chance to send it to overtime, but Karlis Silins missed his only free throw of the night after making his first five, including the one prior. Then they had a chance to win it, but Stapleton’s tip-in off the missed FT rimmed out. Bracey finished with a game-high 17 points to go along with a career-high nine rebounds. Duruji added 14 points, seven boards and two blocks. Archibald tallied 11 points. It marked the largest comeback of the season for the ‘Dogs and the largest since 2004. LA Tech will now face off against top-seeded Old Dominion on Thursday night at 6 p.m. CT.
Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Glenbrook’s Jackson Powell. He is this week’s MPH/Wilson’s Orthopaedics Athlete of the Week for shining on offense and defense. He has a 2.17 ERA on the mound through three starts, and he is leading the Apaches (4-2) in RBIs.
The Press-Herald’s Athlete of the Week feature is brought to you every other Thursday by Wilson’s Orthopaedics in Minden.
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Warriors, minus Durant, end Rockets’ 9-game streak, 106-104 HOUSTON (AP) — In his first season with the Golden State Warriors, DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t quite adjusted to the level of scrutiny and interest that comes with playing for the defending back-to-back NBA champions. And after his best game of the season on Wednesday night in a win over the Houston Rockets, Cousins likened the media frenzy surrounding the team to a soap opera his grandmother watched every day when he was a child. “I’m sure y’all have heard of it — “As the World Turns.” She called it her stories. I used to watch it with her and every episode it was something,” he said. “That’s what this has turned into — “As the World Turns.”” So does Cousins, who scored a season-high 27 points to help end Houston’s nine-game winning streak with a 106-104 win, want to star in the basketball version of the show? “No I don’t,” he said. “I play basketball. I don’t look for the drama or stories or anything like that. I just want to go play basketball.” Some have wondered if Cousins is a good fit with this fast-paced team and there have been some growing pains as he’s been worked into the team after missing the first 47 games this season recovering from an Achilles’ tendon injury. But on Wednesday, with Kevin Durant out with an ankle injury, Cousins shined. He added eight rebounds
and a season-best seven assists as Houston searched, without success, for ways to stop him. There were times the Rockets switched on defense and left much smaller players attempting to guard the 6-foot-11, 270-pound player. But big or small, Cousins didn’t care who’s was on him. “I don’t think anybody can stop me one-on-one period,” he said. “So you can put whoever you want on me honestly.” Klay Thompson scored 30 points to allow the Warriors to bounce back after a loss to Phoenix on Sunday, and avoided being swept by Houston after the Rockets won the first three meetings this season. Golden State, which had lost six of 10 overall, is 4 1/2 games ahead of Houston atop the Western Conference standings. The Rockets are tied with Oklahoma City for third place behind Denver. After trailing by 14 in the fourth quarter, a three-point play by Chris Paul got Houston within one with 10.8 seconds left. Stephen Curry made two free throws with eight seconds remaining to make it 106-103, and James Harden hit one of two from the line at the other end with 6.4 seconds to go. The miss on the second one bounced high off the rim and was rebounded by Andre Iguodala, securing Golden State’s victory. Harden was unhappy that they didn’t play good defense until late in the game.
“We locked in and we got stops and we knew who we were guarding,” he said. “We knew who we wanted to score, (but) we should have been knowing that the entire game.” Harden had 29 points and 10 assists for the Rockets, but shot just 2 of 12 on 3-pointers. Paul finished with 24 points. “We just had too many mistakes,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. Curry added 24 points for Golden State. Durant missed the game with a sprained right ankle.
The Warriors were up by 13 after a reverse layup by Cousins with about 5 1/2 minutes left before Houston used a 7-2 run, with a 3-pointer from Eric Gordon, to get to 102-94. Thompson added a basket for the Warriors before the Rockets used a 6-0 spurt to cut the lead to 104-100 with 47.7 seconds left. Thompson made five 3s to give him 203 this season. He joined Curry as the only players in NBA history to have seven straight seasons with 200 3-pointers.
Golden State had a seven-point lead to start the fourth and scored the first seven points of the period, highlighted by a 3 from Thompson, to push the lead to 92-78. The Warriors were up by 12 in the first half but Houston cut it to 54-52 by halftime. A 3-pointer by Gordon gave the Rockets their first lead early in the third quarter and one by P.J. Tucker seconds later made it 60-56. The game was tied later in the quarter after a threepoint play by Paul before the Warriors used a 9-2 surge to
take a 76-69 lead with about five minutes left in the third. Curry had five points in that stretch. Golden State was up by nine soon after that, before the Rockets got two 3-pointers from Gerald Green to power an 8-2 run that cut the lead to 81-78 with two minutes left in the quarter. But the Warriors scored the last four points of the period to extend the lead to 8578 entering the fourth. TIP-INS Warriors: Curry needs six points to become the fifth player in franchise history to reach 16,000 points. He made just three 3-pointers, ending a streak of 12 straight games with at least four — which was second in NBA history behind a 13-game streak by Harden this season. Rockets: Gordon finished with 17 points. ... Houston converted the two-way contract of Danuel House into a standard NBA contract. ... Clint Capela had 13 points and 13 rebounds. THEY SAID IT Gordon on what went wrong in the loss: “We didn’t play as smart as we should or I think it would have been a different result. You can’t really have letdowns with this team because they’ll make you pay, and that’s what happened.” UP NEXT Warriors: Visit Oklahoma City on Saturday night as they continue a four-game road trip. Rockets: Host the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
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PUBLIC NOTICE Minden Planning Commission Meeting April 4, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. Pelican Room Minden City Hall On the agenda is a request from 4DOCS, LLC, for a parking space variance on property owned by them located at the municipal address of 112 – 120 Homer Road. This property is zoned B-1 (Neighborhood Commercial). This parking space variance request is for the portion of the property that will be used as a medical and dental clinic. This request is for a variance from the required one parking space for each 100 square feet of gross floor area of such clinic to one parking space for each 200 square feet of gross floor area of such clinic. Legal Description: A 2.45 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (NW/4 OF SE/4), SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 19 NORTH, RANGE 9 WEST, MINDEN, WEBSTER PARISH, LOUISIANA, INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) A PORTION OF LOTS 132 AND 137, WILLIAMSON-JONES MAP OF MINDEN, LOUISIANA, AS PER MAP AND PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK 1, AT PAGE 26, AND ALL OF LOTS 3, 4, AND 5, AND A PORTION OF LOT NO. 1, DRAKE SUBDIVISION NO. 1, AS PER MAP AND PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK 1, AT PAGE 62, BOTH OF WHICH RECORDS ARE LOCATED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT OF WEBSTER PARISH, LOUISIANA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT A FOUND ¾ INCH IRON
ROD LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT NO. 3, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND RUN SOUTH 81 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 80.00 FEET TO A FOUND ⅝ INCH IRON ROD; THENCE RUN SOUTH 06 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 34 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 41.65 FEET TO A FOUND ¾ INCH IRON ROD ON THE APPARENT N O R T H W E S TERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 46 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 231.08 FEET ALONG SAID APPARENT RIGHT OF WAY, TO A FOUND ⅝ INCH IRON ROD; THENCE RUN NORTH 47 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 309.26 FEET TO A FOUND ½ INCH IRON PIPE; THENCE RUN NORTH 34 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 14.33 FEET TO A SET ¾ INCH IRON ROD; THENCE RUN NORTH 49 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 63.50 FEET TO AN EXISTING CHAIN LINK FENCE CORNER POST; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 109.04 FEET TO A SET ¾ INCH IRON ROD ON THE APPARENT SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 79 (HOMER ROAD), AND RUN ALONG SAID APPARENT RIGHT OF WAY FOR THE NEXT TWO (2) CALLS; THENCE RUN NORTH 87 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 136.35 FEET TO A SET CONCRETE NAIL IN AN EXISTING SIDEWALK, BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT NO. 5; THENCE RUN
NORTH 87 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 243.00 FEET TO A FOUND ⅝ INCH IRON ROD AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT NO. 3; THENCE RUN SOUTH 07 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 175.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. All interested parties will be given a chance to be heard.
mately 1197 feet. No comments. TO HEAR COMMENTS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED ABANDONMENT OF SERVITUDE; LOTT ROAD – 876 feet. No comments. Mr. Jim Bonsall called the meeting to order and asked Juror Steve Lemmons to open the meeting with prayer. Juror Bernard Hudson then led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Bonsall then asked for additions to the agenda: Mrs. Jerri Lee March 14, 2019 moved, secondMarch 21, 2019 ed by Mr. Daniel March 28, 2019 Thomas to add Minden Press-Herald to the agenda the following: 12. closing of Announcement Gas Plant Road of Public Meet- 7-C, Sarepta ing F.P.D. #5 board Notice is hereby appointments. given that at its Motion carried meeting to be held unanimously. on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00 Mr. Bonsall then p.m, at the Dub- asked for comberly Fire Station, ments concerning 838 Hwy.532, the agenda. Dubberly, Louisi- There were no ana, the Board of comments. Commissioners of Dubberly Fire Mr. Bruce Blanton Protection District moved, seconded No. 4 of the Par- by Ms. Vera Daish of Webster, vison to approve State of Louisi- invoices for payana, plans to con- ment pending sider adopting a review by Juror resolution order- Allen Gilbert on ing and calling an Friday, March 8, election to be held 2019. Motion carin Dubberly Fire ried unanimously. Protection District No. 4 of the Par- Mr. Steve Ramish of Webster to sey moved, secauthorize the con- onded by Mr. Bertinuation of an ad nard Hudson to valorem tax. adopt the minutes of the February March 14, 2019 5, 2019 ComMInden Press-Herald mittee Meetings: Road, Administrative, Buildings MINUTES OF and Grounds, THE REGULAR E n v i r o n m e n t a l , MEETING Finance, EquipWEBSTER PAR- ment, commuISH POLICE nity Services, JURY Economic DeMarch 5, 2019 velopment, Intergovernmental M E M B E R S Relations, and PRESENT: Jim Water ResourcBonsall, Presi- es committees; dent; Vera Davi- and to adopt the son, Vice Pres- minutes of the ident; Jerri Lee, February 5, 2019 Steve Lemmons, Regular Meeting. Steve Ramsey, Motion carried Nick Cox, Randy unanimously. Thomas, Dustin Moseley, Bernard The next item is to Hudson, Bruce take action conBlanton, Daniel cerning the abanThomas donment of the MEMBERS AB- Servitude known SENT: Allen Gil- as a road west bert of the intersection of Goodwill PUBLIC HEAR- Road and Elmo ING: burton Loop, apTO HEAR COM- proximately 1197 MENTS CON- feet in length. A CERNING THE public hearing P R O P O S E D was held today, ABANDONMENT and there were no OF SERVITUDE: comments or obA ROAD WEST jections received OF THE IN- prior to the pubT E R S E C T I O N lic hearing or at OF GOODWILL the public hearROAD AND ing. Mr. Bernard ELMO BURTON Hudson moved, LOOP- Approxi- seconded by Mr.
Randy Thomas to abandon the servitude. Motion carried unanimously.
Hudson to approve Ordinance # 907-AmendedSewer and Waste Disposal Systems as presented to reflect new Louisiana regulations concerning Sewer and Waste Disposal. To increase the distance between a Sewer / Waste Disposal System to a Water Well. Motion carried with one objection: Mr. Moseley – No
Mr. Dustin Moseley moved, seconded by Mr. Nick Cox to abandon the servitude known as Lott Road, 876 feet in length. A public hearing was held today, and there were no comments or objections received prior to the public hearing or at the public hearing. Mr. Steve LemMotion carried mons moved, unanimously. seconded by Mr. Bruce Blanton to Mrs. Jerri Lee ratify the contract moved, second- award for the ed by Mr. Bruce Webster Parish Blanton to ap- Library, repair of prove the board main restrooms. appointments for The contract is the Pine Country awarded to GarEducation District cia Construction Board: Co. Inc. at the apTo re-appoint parent low bid of Ronda Carnahan, $31,342.00. MoSecretary-Trea- tion carried unansurer and Board imously. Member; Jim Bonsall, Board Mem- Ms. Vera Daviber; and COL Carl son moved, secThompson, Board onded by Mr. Member. All are Steve Ramsey to reappointed to a approve the 1st two-year term to quarter budget end 12-31-2020. amendments as Motion carried presented and to unanimously. approve the Louisiana Compliance Mr. Steve Lem- Questionnaire as mons moved, presented. Moseconded by Mr. tion carried unanRandy Thomas to imously. approve the board appointments for Ms. Michelle the Webster Par- Hughes, Weathish Fire Protection erization CoorDistrict #4, Dub- dinator for the berly, LA: Desoto Parish OfTo reappoint fice of Community James Allen Services made Strickland to a a presentation two-year appoint- to the Jury. The ment 3/2019 to Desoto program 3/2021 and to for Weatherizareappoint Mr. Jef- tion includes the frey W. Lair to a parish of Webster, one-year appoint- and Ms. Hughes ment 3/2019 to wanted to be sure 3/2020. Motion that Webster resicarried unani- dents were aware mously. of the program. Several Jurors Mr. Randy Thom- took information as moved, sec- to pass on to their onded by Mr. constituents. Daniel Thomas to approve the board Mr. Bruce Blanton appointments for moved, seconded the Webster Par- by Mr. Dustin Moish Fire Protection seley to proceed District #5, Sarep- with emergency ta, LA: closure of the secTo re-appoint Mr. tion of Gas Plant Mack Garrett to a Road that is a dirt 2-year term of of- road. Motion carfice ending 12-31- ried unanimously. 2020. To appoint Mr. Mike Corley to COMMENTS: a two-year term Wanda Finleyof office ending Webster Parish 12-31-2020. Mr. Head Start Corley will fill the Serena GrayWebunexpired term of ster Parish ConMr. Sam Sandlin vention and Visideceased who tor’s Bureau served the board Allen Moseleyof commission- Webster Parish ers honorably for Coroner, Dr. Max nineteen years. Stell To reappoint Mr. Jenny DukeWebJeff Franklin, ster Parish HomePresident for the land Security/Ofyear 2019. Mo- fice of Emergency tion carried unan- Preparedness imously. Brian WilliamsWebster Mr. Nick Cox Parish Fire Promoved, seconded tection Districtby Mr. Bernard Dixie Inn
Jason ParkerWebster Parish Sheriff’s Office COMMITTEE REPORTS: Mr. Steve Ramsey moved, seconded by Mr. Steve Lemmons to approve the action taken at the Road Committee Meeting held earlier today. Motion carried unanimously. Ms. Vera Davison moved, seconded by Mr. Bernard Hudson to approve the action taken at the Finance Committee Meeting held earlier today. Motion carried unanimously. Mr. Daniel Thomas reported that he had spoken to Representative Dr. Wayne McMahan. Dr. McMahan requested any suggestions or needs for bills to bring before the legislature need to be sent to him as soon as possible. Dr. McMahan want to help the Police Jury with any pending issues. Mr. Jim Bonsall gave the President’s closing remarks, and there being no further business to bring before the Jury, the Meeting adjourned. Ronda C. Carnahan Secretary-Trea surer Jim Bonsall President AMENDMENT TO:WPPJ #907 WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY ORDINANCE # 907-A AN AMENDMENT TO AN ORDINANCE TO RESTRICT AND CONTROL SEWERAGE AND WASTE DISPOSAL AND SEWERAGE AND WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF WEBSTER PARISH, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO INCLUDING PENALTIES FOR V I O L AT I O N S THEREOF. AMENDMENT TO: ARTICLE III: SEWERAGE AND WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS SECTION 20-2125: No change SECTION 2026: Use of septic tanks near water supply, sources, restrictions. Outside of legally incorporated cities, towns and
villages of Webster Parish, component parts of a sewerage system shall be located not less than fifty (50) feet from any PRIVATE well, spring, or other water supply structure or source, AND NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET FROM ANY PUBLIC WELL, SPRING OR OTHER WATER SUPPLY STRUCTURE OR SOURCE. SECTION 2027: Installation of sewer pipes, etc., near water supply sources, restrictions. Outside of legally incorporated cities, towns, and villages of Webster Parish, no floor drain, soil pipe, main drain, or other pipe which is directly connected to a storm or sanitary sewer, or through which water of sewage from any source may back up, shall be located nearer than thirty (30) feet to any well, spring or other source of water supply. All pipes and drains or parts thereof through which sewage or wastewater flows, or into which sewage or water may back up, which are located within fifty (50) feet of any such water supply shall be constructed of extra heavy castiron soil pipe or cast-iron water pipe with leaded WAT E R - T I G H T joints, or be of equivalent construction approved by the health officer. SECTION 2028-33: No change…. SECTION 20-34. Disposal of effluents; methods; prohibitions. Outside of legally incorporated cities, towns and villages of Webster Parish, septic tank effluents shall be disposed of in a manner approved by the Webster Parish Health Unit. The discharge of septic tank effluents into streets, gutters, ditches, or onto the surface of the ground is strictly prohibited. Effluents discharged after adequate secondary treatment as approved by the Webster Parish Health Unit may be discharged onto the ground but not onto any public property or, OR ON ANY GROUND WITHIN ONE
HUNDRED (100) FEET FROM ANY PUBLIC WELL, SPRING OR OTHER WATER SUPPLY STRUCTURE OR SOURCE. SECTION 20- 3548: No change THEREFORE BE IT ADOPTED, on this the 5th day of March , 2019 in a regularly convened and advertised meeting of the Webster Parish Police Jury. The above amendment to Webster Parish Ordinance # 907 is adopted on a motion by Mr. Nick Cox, duly seconded by Mr. Bernard Hudson. By the following vote: Yes: 10 No: 1 Absent: 1 Abstain: Motion passed. Ronda C. Carnahan Secretary-Treasurer Jim Bonsall President March 14, 2019 MInden Press-Herald
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
BASS BOAT FOR SALE 93 16ft Pro-Gator. $2,000. (318) 470-7658. RENTAL
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FOR RENT 2br 1ba, Brick Home, 1 acre lot in Dubberly. 1575 Brushwood. $500/dep $500/mo 3719559. FOR RENT Mobile Homes at B & B Trailer Park, Minden, LA. Move In Ready, several sizes to choose from. Call Chad for information and application at 318-371-2225.
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.
SMALL 2BR/ 1BA in Sibley with large lot. $450+deposit. 377-1976.
DAVID WADE C O R R E C TIONAL CENTER HOMER, LA RN’S AND LPN’S NEEDED FOR NIGHT SHIFT (5 P. M. ñ 5 A. M.) PREMIUM PAY FOR NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, H O L I D AY S , AND CERTIF I C AT I O N S AFFORDABLE HEALTH IN-
SUPERIOR INVESTMENT U. S. Bankruptcy Real Estate Internet Auction - Part 1.† Commercial Building / Office Complex / Strip
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SURANCE EXCELLENT RETIREMENT PLAN DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE AVA I L A B L E INVESTMENT O P P O RT U N I TIES 8-12 PAID H O L I D AY S PER YEAR AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! SO DON’T DELAY, AND APPLY TODAY!!! www.jobs.la.gov 318-927-0400. EXPERIENCED RESIDENTIAL Carpenter needed for permanent position in Homer area. CRUMPLER CONSTRUCTION 318-2453168. HIRING IMMEDIATELY, Computer literate individual at a local Minden
business. Monday to Friday work hours 730 am - 530 pm Email resumes and schedule interview to solange051983@ gmail.com Serious inquiries only. PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGE OF HOMER is accepting applications for LPN’S Full and Part-Time positions available. Contact: Sandra Cotton Director of Nurses at 318927-6133. PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGE OF HOMER is accepting applications for PRN CNA’S graveyard shift. Contact: Cathy
Franklin dralphs.com. CNA SuperviGARAGE sor at 318-927SALES 6133. BACK ON THE RACK Babies & DRIVERS Children’s ConBILL & signment Sale. RALPH’S INC Minden PresbyBill & Ralph’s terian Church Inc. 118 B & R Gym. 1001 Drive, Sarep- Broadway. Frita, La. 71071 Accepting Ap- day 9am-6pm. plications For Saturday 10amDelivery Route 3pm (Half Price Drivers with a Sale) Lots of CDL(Class A) Babies & Kids Drivers License. items. Free Medical BIG LIVING Insurance for ESTATE SALE Driver, Family Medical Insur- HWY 80, just ance available. east of 531. Dental and Items from an401K Benefits, tique shop, Hourly plus In- church pews, centive Pay, great for dealYearly Safe- ers. Friday ty Bonus Pay, & Saturday Monthly Safety/ P e r f o r m a n c e 8:00AM ONLY Pay. Apply at FRIDAY Bill & Ralph’s FROM 7-12 907 Contact Mick- Cline St. Toys, ey Hodges at Games, Furniture, (318)539-2071 Clothes, Speaker m i c k e y. h o d g - Boxes, and much e s @ b i l l a n - more.
BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY
YARD SALE at Bonnie & Clyde Trade Days in Arcadia. March 15, 16 & 17 from 8-5. We are on the corner next to bath house and across from restaurant. A little bit of everything. Books, hard and soft back, some large print, Louis L’Amour, William Johnstone, Zane Gray, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, Christian, Romance, Science Fiction, Western & many more. Cast iron cookware, cast iron decorations, shelf brackets, plant hangers, plaques, bottle openers, hooks, handles, Kitchen and Bath hardware, tools, yard tools, oil lamps, fishing gear and some glassware. Bonnie & Clyde will reopen after 3
months, so we will have a lot of new merchandise. There will be other dealers there also. Something for everyone! Please come see us! PETS
S W E E T D O G F O U N D abandoned at Caney lake. Female, maybe around 4-6 months old, very sweet, mix breed but may have some husky in her. Free to a loving home. Call or text Casey 318548-8730.
HOMES FOR SALE
HOUSE FOR SALE 2 BR/1 Bath located at 131 Roosevelt Dr., Minden $33,000.00 Call Chad 318-3712225 HOUSE FOR SALE 3 BR/1 Bath located at 504 Ash Street, Minden-$36,000.00 Call Chad 318371-2225
SMALL ADS DO SELL!
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On This Day In History 1991 - The Birmingham Six are released. The 6 men had been wrongly sentenced to life imprisonment in 1975 for the IRA Birmingham pub bombings. 1979 - Factory Plane Crash in China. At least 200 people are killed when a plane crashes into a factory in China. According to some sources, the plane had previously been stolen by the pilot who was not qualified to fly it. 1960 - The leaders of Germany and Israel confer for the first time. 15 years after the end of World War II, West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and Israeli Prime See, HISTORY, Page 14
FUN & GAMES CRYPTOQUIP
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Minister David Ben-Gurion met at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
1942 - For the first time in history, a dying patientâ€™s life is saved by penicillin. Although some claim that the pioneering trials at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England resulted in the first cures using penicillin, Orvan Hess and John Bumstead are generally credited with the first documented successful treatment. 1910 - The Lakeview Gusher causes the largest accidental oil spill in history. The spill lasted 18 months and 9 million barrels of crude oil were released. 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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2019 MPH All-Parish Basketball GIRLS MVP DERRICA GILBERT
www.wilsonosm.com COACH OF THE YEAR (GIRLS) Jacob Brown, Minden
BOYS MVP DECARI MARKRAY
Brown led the Lady Tiders to a 32-4 record and a trip to the state semifinals. Brown’s Minden team also picked up a district championship in one of the best regularseason runs Webster Parish has seen.
COACH OF THE YEAR (BOYS) Michael Normand, Doyline
Gilbert was the worst-kept secret in Webster Parish. One look at her on the court this season and it was easy to tell that she was the real deal. Gilbert averaged 16.4 pointsper-game in district play to go with 8.4 rebounds, one steal, one block and 1.8 assists-per-game as she led the Lady Tiders to a district championship and the state semifinals.
Normand led the Panthers to a 28-9 record as they battled their way to the Class-B state quarterfinals this season. With their second-round win in the playoffs, Normand picked up career win number 542.
Markray was a beast all season long. He put up 41 points and 13 rebounds on Feb. 5 against Quitman, but it was no fluke. Markray averaged 20.7 PPG and 12.6 rebounds as he led Doyline to a 28-9 record and a spot in the state quarterfinals. Markray did everything for the Panthers. He scored (a lot), saw the floor, rebounded, defended and was the most consistent player on the area’s best team.
Taiteuna Rabb (Guard) Doyline
LaDayeshia Allen (Guard) Lakeside
Bre Rodgers (Forward) Minden
Janiya Reed (Guard) Minden
Alyssa Martin (Forward) Glenbrook
Jordan Fuller (Guard) Doyline
David Lockett (Forward) Doyline
Zi Crawford (Guard) Minden
Austin Sims (Guard) Lakeside
Thomas Parnell (Forward) Glenbrook
The electronic edition of the Thursday, March 14, 2019 Minden Press-Herald.