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Police warn of vehicle burglaries in Minden
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Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper suggests that local citizens start locking their car doors due to a series of break-ins and attempted break-ins that have taken CROPPER place in Minden over the
weekend. This series of crimes took place in the Evergreen Drive and Eames Street area. Luckily, one of the victims of an attempted break-in caught footage of the suspects in the act. “We know they’re at least three males. We actually talked to one of the victims, they didn’t break in the vehicles, because their vehicles were locked,
actually they had a security camera and got a video of at least three males coming up under the carport and checking the doors.” According to the Minden Police’s Facebook page, the suspects hit several vehicles over the weekend, and all of them were unlocked. The advice that Cropper gave for the citizens to prevent these types of crimes is simple yet ef-
Drive sober or get pulled over
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Various law enforcement agencies in the local area and across the country are getting ready to focus on drunk and impaired driving in the coming weeks. These various agencies will be taking place in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which is a national mobilization that runs August 16 - September 2. During this time the agencies will focus on drunk driving by heavily enforcing current drinking and driving laws as well as setting up DWI checkpoints. Captain Robert Williams of the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office said “We will be participating in a DWI checkpoint with the Springhill Police Department on August 23. Our job will be out in the rural areas, not inside the city limits.” Williams then went on to provide more insight into the current state of drunk drivers in the area. “In the parish right now we average 45-50 calls per month involving wrecks. Thirty percent of those calls will be alcohol or drug-related. This campaign will allow us to have one person for eight hours a shift, and he will be strictly looking for impaired drivers, whether it’s alcohol-related or drug-related. It’s not saying we don’t do this every day, because we do, but we also have to do other calls. So this is giv-
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Captain Robert Williams of the WPSO standing in front of his patrol vehicle that will be on the streets enforcing the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
ing us the opportunity to put a deputy out there so he can concentrate solely on alcohol-related and drug-impaired drivers,” said Williams. The Minden Police Department also wants to remind motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. In order to enforce this reminder, the Minden Police Department will be stepping up enforcement beginning August. 16. 2019. “Our officers will be enforcing these laws,” said Chief Steve Cropper. “If you are impaired, you will be stopped.” The Dixie Inn Police Department will be participating in the upcoming campaign as well. During this time Dixie Inn
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officers will be conducting extra patrols and checkpoints to identify impaired drivers and get them off of the road. Whether or not people are legally able to drive is based on the individual’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC), which is measured by the weight of the alcohol in a certain volume of blood. “At a BAC of 0.08, crash risks increase exponentially. Because of this risk, it’s illegal to drive with 0.08 BAC or higher. However, even a small amount of alcohol can affect driving ability. 1,764 people were killed in 2014 is See, CAMPAIGN, Page 2
fective. “I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it a thousand times. Lock your cars,” said Cropper. The Minden Police are still looking for the suspects. If you have any information regarding the matter, you can contact the Minden Police Dept. at 318371-4226. Citizens with information may choose to remain anonymous.
the site includes several original buildings and the community Catherine Poole, director of cemetery. Poole is from Dubberly and the Germantown Colony Muis married to Russell Poole. Toseum, will be the guest gether, they have three speaker at the Minden children. Her parents Lions Club meeting on are Christia Walker and Aug. 15. the late Howard WalkPoole has served as er of Dubberly. Her indirector of the Museum laws are Mr. and Mrs. and site since August Dale Krouse of Minden, 2018. She believes the who are original dehistory of Germantown scendants of the GerColony is very import- POOLE mantown Colony. ant and a wonderful The Germantown Colony Muplace to learn about the early seum is located at 200 Museum settlers of Minden. Germantown Colony was es- Rd. in Minden. Hours of operatablished in 1835 by a Utopia tion are Thursday through SatSociety led by Countess von urday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Leon. The von Leons made their Tours are free with the last one way into the isolated wilderness beginning at 3 p.m. The Museof north Louisiana to establish um is operated by the State of a pure Christian community, Louisiana under the Division of their own “kingdom of heaven.” Museums. For more informaThe poor Count did not make it tion, call (318) 377-6061 or visall the way, dying of yellow fever it the Friends of Germantown along the Red River, but his wife Facebook page. The Minden Lions Club meets continued on and managed to establish a remarkable settle- each Thursday at noon at the ment that endured for the next American Legion Memorial 40 years. Members of the origi- Home, located at 119 W. Pine St. nal families still live nearby, and in Minden.
Louisiana to privatize energy systems in state buildings BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has reached a deal that will privatize energy systems across dozens of state buildings, and possibly more broadly to other state agencies and universities. Gov. John Bel Edwards’s administration struck the agreement with LA Energy Partners, a joint venture between Johnson Controls and Baton Rouge-based
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Bernhard Energy Solutions. State lawmakers reviewed the complex deal Tuesday, raising no objections to the final terms. The Advocate reports LA Energy Partners will lease chiller systems at the Shaw Center for the Arts, a state-owned building in Baton Rouge, from the state for $3 million over 20 years. The state
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will buy back the chilled water, used to cool the building, for $6 million. The company also will make energy upgrades at 31 state buildings, including the Louisiana Capitol, governor’s mansion and Louisiana Supreme Court building, in exchange for $54 million. Aside from the cash, LA Energy Partners will make money selling the extra chilled water to other
companies to cool their commercial buildings. But the deal isn’t limited to that list of facilities. Other agencies and universities can opt into similar deals with LA Energy Partners. If those entities want to privatize their energy systems, they would not have to go through a public bid process. Instead, they could contract with LA Energy Partners using similar terms outlined in the state deal. The Edwards administration
says energy savings from the improvements at state buildings will offset the millions in costs. “We’re satisfied it’s very much a positive for the state,” Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, the governor’s chief budget adviser, said Tuesday. “But it’s a unique arrangement, and that’s why it took so long to negotiate.” The deal will be signed in the “very near future,” he said, after a joint House and Senate budget committee reviewed it for the
second time. The administration made several changes sought by lawmakers, giving the legislative auditor oversight and clarifying the contract will end if lawmakers don’t appropriate the money. The contract calls for LA Energy Partners to make a 5% return on equity for the state deal, as well as an 8% return for subsequent deals with other entities. The initial deal lasts 20 years. Former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration initially proposed privatizing some state-owned
chiller systems several years ago. The Edwards administration revived the idea shortly after the governor took office. Bernhard Energy Solutions partnered with the HVAC company Johnson Controls at the request of the Edwards administration after both firms submitted proposals. Bernhard Energy Solutions is one of several companies controlled by Bernhard Capital Partners, a private equity firm run by former Democratic party official Jim Bernhard.
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John Major de Pingre’
John Major de Pingre’ was born May 29, 1988, at Minden Medical Center to parents Benny and Jerri. He was welcomed home by his big sister Kara. At nine weeks old, John Major was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. In spite of obstacles, John Major flourished; graduating from Minden High in 2006. He began his college years at LSU where he was active in Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In 2010, his health faltered, and he received a bi-lateral lung transplant on November 22, 2010. He fought on and graduated from LSU in 2014. After graduation he settled in Baton Rouge. In the fall of 2015, he met the love of his life, Emilie Russo, a nurse from Lafayette. They married on June 2 of this year in a precious ceremony on the campus of LSU. John Major was already in a fight for his life having been diagnosed with cancer in March. In spite of the valiant efforts of Ochsner Baton Rouge and Houston Methodist, John Major passed away on Friday, August 9th with his precious Emilie and other family members by his side. John Major leaves a legacy of perseverance, positivity, and faith that has influenced and affected all who knew him. His family would like to thank his employer, S & S Sprinkler, for sticking by him during his illness. He loved his job and had hoped to be with them for many years to come. Emilie and John Major had so many
caring, wonderful friends. We are grateful to them for staying by their side during his final battle. To Tammy and Lance Stanfill, your loving care of both Emilie and John Major during their trips to Houston cannot be quantified. You guys made all the difference. To the hundreds who prayed for his healing, your prayers were not in vain. “Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.’” John13:7 John Major is survived by his wife Emilie, his parents, sister and brotherin-law, Jordan Northcutt; his mother-inlaw, Tammy Russo; his sisters-in-law and spouses, Katie and Stan Ard, Megan and Brad Millet, nephews Ethan and Peter and niece, Amelia. His maternal grandmother, Sybil Ray and paternal grandmother, Pat de Pingre’ also survive. John Major will be missed by all of his aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as his large circle of friends. Cherished godparents, Danny and Melinda Wilson, also survive. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 11:00 at First Baptist Church Minden, LA. Visitation will take place from 9:00-10:45 prior to the service in the church’s reception room. A second celebration will take place in Baton Rouge on August 24, 2019, at 11:00 at the Chapel on Campus, LSU. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the GoFundMe account set up in John Major’s name or as a memorial gift to the donor’s own church. “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Continued from Page 1 alcohol-related crashes where BAC was less than 0.08,” according to a press release from the Minden Police Department. “Driving a vehicle while impaired is a dangerous crime. Tough enforcement of drinking and driving laws is a major factor in the decrease in drinking and driving-related deaths since the 1980s. Charges range from misdemeanors to felony offenses, and penalties for impaired driving can include driver’s license revocation, fines, and jail time. It’s also extremely expensive. A first-time offense can
cost the driver an upwards of $10,000 in fines and legal fees,” according to the press release, “Every day, 28 people in the United States die in an alcohol-related vehicle crash. That’s one person every 51 minutes. Drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, the chance of being in an alcohol-impaired crash is still one in three over the course of a lifetime. These deaths and damages contribute to a cost of $52B per year.” Captain Williams provided some more personal accounts from his time in the force to help convey the importance
of campaigns such as these and sober driving as a whole. “I’ve been here 25 years and in my past experiences working out on the street I’ve seen families ruined. I’ve seen children getting killed, mothers and dads, grandmothers and grandfathers. The people who want to drink, they need to be responsible, and stay at home, or find a designated driver. We’re not out here just trying to arrest people, we’re out there to keep the residents of Webster Parish safe, and to keep people from having to experience those bad things if we can,” said Captain Williams.
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Erin Nicole Wells
Funeral services for Erin Nicole Wells will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana with Rev. Ronnie Osborn officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Erin was born November 13, 1987 in San Antonio, Texas and entered into rest August 11, 2019 in Minden, Louisiana. She was an AHG Leader and Family Readiness Group-US Army.
She was preceded in death by her father, Mark Scharringhausen and grandmother, Dee Riley. She is survived by her husband, Wesley Wells of Heflin, mother, Shannon Restelle of San Antonio, Texas, son Jack Wells and daughters, Lucy Scharringhausen and Emilee Wells all of Heflin, sister, Hollie Osburn of Cleveland, Texas, brother, Mark Ainsworth of San Antonio, Texas, aunts, Kellie Hawkins and Nancy Berry of San Antonio, Texas and a number of nieces and nephews. Rose-Neath Funeral Home 211 Murrell Street Minden, Louisiana 71055 (318) 377-3412
Leonard Calhoun Colvin
was also a Sunday School teacher and a Little League Coach. He was the Chairman of the Deacons at First Baptist Church on Green Street in Gainesville, GA for many years. He was instrumental in the planning and support for building the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church. Leonard loved to play golf. He could frequently be found on the golf course on Saturday afternoons. Leonard married his High School sweetheart, Peggie Shropshire. They spent 67 wonderful years together building a family and traveling all over the world. Leonard is survived by his wife Peggie, his daughter Susan, his son Richard, his brother Grover, numerous grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all his family and friends. Friends and family are invited to the First Baptist Church parlor for visitation from 12:00 - 1:30 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 pm in the First Baptist Church Chapel, with Dr. John Lee Taylor officiating. Memorial Park Funeral Home North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Dr. is in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Glenn Arthur Reeves
ican Door Installers, Inc., now in the hands of his children. He graduated from Monterey High School, Monterey, Louisiana and Johnson University, Knoxville, Tennessee. Currently a member of New Sarepta Baptist Church in Sarepta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Frances Brent Reeves and his first wife and mother of his children, Mildred Reeves. He is survived by his wife Marie Heflin Reeves, children: Jennifer R. Miranne, Kendall W. Reeves, Gary L. Reeves, Carl W. Reeves (Judy), Byron G. Reeves, Kevin H. Reeves, Sr. (Stormy), and Janet R. Wilkerson (Daryl). Step children: Melanie Cobb Griffis (Daniel) and Lewis W. Cobb, IV (Sabrina). He was known as PeePaw to 12 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Rose-Neath Funeral Home 211 Murrell Street Minden, Louisiana 71055 (318) 377-3412
Leonard Calhoun Colvin, age 86, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia after a brief illness. He was born March 18, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Lyndel and Lenora Hartsfield Colvin of Minden, Louisiana. He was a graduate of Minden High School, class of 1952, and later graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana with a degree in accounting. After graduation, he worked for West & Company in Minden, Louisiana for many years. In 1973, Leonard and his family moved to Gainesville, Georgia and he became part owner of a discount store in Gainesville and Athens, GA. Later he worked for Globe Distribution Center and then Home Federal which later became Suntrust Bank. In more recent years, he became a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. Leonard believed in community service. He served in various capacities for the Jaycees, United Fund, Lion’s Club, Rotary Club, and the Boy Scouts of America. He
Memorial services for Glenn Arthur Reeves will be held Friday August 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at New Sarepta Baptist Church in Sarepta, Louisiana with Bro. Marty Wright officiating. Glenn was born July 30, 1930 in Ferriday, Louisiana and entered into rest August 11, 2019 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was a current resident of Sarepta, Louisiana. Glenn grew up in Monterey, Concordia Parish, Louisiana and his love of hunting deer, turkey, and other wild game, as well as fishing, was well known among family and friends. Glenn was an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) having served as pastor in Leesville, Louisiana and filled the pulpit in other churches in the denomination. Later he formed Amer-
Mary Allen Cooper Hunter In loving memory of our precious Mother, Mary Allen Cooper Hunter, who passed into God’s loving arms, on August 6th, 2019. Mary was born in Epps, LA on October 15, 1936, to EJ Cooper and Hazel Wallace Cooper. She grew up in Bossier City, LA, graduating from Bossier High School. Just shy of age 17, she married Virgil Ray Hunter, and embarked on her life as an Air Force wife and a few years later, as a Mother. Together they had four children, Mary Virginia (Ginny) Hunter, Jodie Anne Hunter, Brian Ray Hunter and Amy Clarice Hunter. Eventually, they settled in Sarepta, LA, where they raised their children. She was a wonderful wife, Mother, sister, niece, aunt and friend. She loved to garden, sew, cook, fish, camp, travel and serve others. Most of all, she loved God. Everyone that knew her, loved her kind, funny, strong, independent spirit. In 1972, she was drawn back to school. She became an LPN and spent her entire nursing career caring for the elderly and disabled, first in Homer, La, then Mead‐ owview in Minden, La, and finally retired from The Glen, in Shreveport, La. After her retirement, she remarried, John Golden, of Karnack, TX, and her next 25 years were spent doing
the things she loved most, fishing, gardening, traveling and spending time with family every chance she had. She hosted the best tea parties ever, and loved teaching her grandchildren to bake. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ray Hunter, her 4 children and their spouses, Ginny Sciortino (Dr. Carmen Sciortino), Jodie Kirkland (Pastor Phillip Kirkland), Brian Hunter (Deline Hunter), Amy Morehead (Charles Morehead), grandchildren Karen Alford (John Alford), Katrina Gant (Bobby Gant), Kristy Grubbs (Clay Grubbs), Paige Doughty (Brad Doughty), Vincent Sciortino (Leila Sciortino), Kerri Jenkins (Jerrod Jenk‐ ins), Brandt Sciortino (Jessica Sciortino), Rylee Hunter and Katie Hunter, as well as 13 great-grandchildren, her younger sister, Patsy Marie Denmon, of Pine Bluff, AR, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, EJ Cooper, and Hazel Wallace Cooper, her older sister, Beatrice Goss, brother-in-laws, Scott Goss, Lester Denmon, James Hunter, and sisterin-law, Eyolian Guillott. She was such a sweet, special person, who touched so many lives, in so many ways. She will be missed very much by all who were blessed to know her. We love you, Momma. See you in heaven! Ginny, Jodie, Brian and Amy
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Louisiana ambulance chasers, please leave Reader takes issues with senators over insurance and jury trial Dear Editor: A typical Louisiana family is likely to pay $2,300 per car annually for insurance. People in nearby states will pay $1,400 to $1,800 for the same coverage. In rich New York, they pay $1,300. Commercial truckers in other states pay an average of $4,000 per truck. In Louisiana the same insurance costs $20,000. Why? Consider: Amendment VII of the Bill of Rights assures all Americans a jury trial when the amount of a lawsuit exceeds twenty dollars. But if you are sued in Louisiana you CAN’T have a jury trial unless the lawsuit is above $50,000. Louisiana has the Nation’s highest jury trial threshold. Next highest is $13,000. Thirty-six states allow a jury trial no matter how small the lawsuit. Billboard Lawyers Ryan Gatti and John Milkovich killed bills that would have reduced the jury trial level to $5,000. Gatti and Milkovich are among the Billboard Lawyers doing everything they can to keep the excessive jury trial threshold. Gatti filed a bill to raise it to $75,000. When a Billboard Lawyer gets a fender- bender case in front of a judge backed by the Billboard Bar, a settlement approaching $50,000 is almost as certain as daily sunrise. Their rationale is, “An insurance company is going to pay it.” (Billboard Lawyer will pocket nearly half the payoff.) Insurers throw in the towel because they know it is hopeless to fight a Billboard Lawyer in front of his preferred judge. Insurance companies pass the cost to Louisiana customers or else go broke. Several insurers refuse to write Louisiana policies because of the Billboard Bar’s stranglehold on the state. Billboard Lawyers systematically protect their ability to pillage the people of Louisiana, Control of the Louisiana Senate Judiciary A (Jud
A) committee is key to their plunder. It is the graveyard for bills that would reform Louisiana’s super-expensive liability insurance system. When Billboard Lawyers such as Gatti and Milkovich get into the Senate, their main mission is to get a seat on Jud A. With three seats on Jud A they can control it. Nearly all legislation must be approved by a committee before it gets a vote in the legislature. John B. Edwards, a Billboard Lawyer Governor, collaborates with the corrupt Senate leader John Alario. Between them they decide which senators sit on Jud A. Edwards and Alario put senators such as Gatti and Milkovich on the committee. Alario, with Edwards lurking nearby, then sends all bills opposed by Billboard Lawyers to Jud A to be choked to death by Gatti, Milkovich and pals. This year the Louisiana House passed bills making desperately-needed reforms to Louisiana’s personal liability laws. The reforms would have reduced Billboard Lawyer pillage of Louisianans. When Senate Jud A took up one of the bills, Gatti tongue-lashed the lady who authored the bill as if she were a yard dog. He and the committee’s Billboard Lawyers, plus one, then killed the bill. Shortly later, another bill came up addressing the causes of Louisiana’s extortionate insurance rates. Gatti participated in a walk-out to prevent a vote being taken. Thus, Gatti, Milkovich and the ambulance-chaser legislators show that they will do almost anything to keep Louisiana in the grip of Billboard Lawyers. It would be fitting if they featured the skull-and-bones piracy flag on their billboards. Louisiana suffers from exodus of people and business. The wrong ones are leaving. The leaving of Billboard Lawyer Gov. Edwards and his cronies Ryan Gatti and John Milkovich will be a great gain for the people of Louisiana. Gerald Holland Springhill, LA
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How Important Is Today’s Racial Discrimination? There is discrimination of all sorts, and that includes racial discrimination. Thus, it’s somewhat foolhardy to debate the existence of racial discrimination yesteryear or today. From a policy point of view, a far more useful question to ask is: How much of the plight of many blacks can be explained by current racial discrimination? Let’s examine some of today’s most devastating problems of many black people with an eye toward addressing discrimination of the past and present. At the root of most of the problems black people face is the breakdown of the family structure. Slightly over 70% of black WALTER E. children are raised WILLIAMS in female-headed households. According to statistics about fatherless homes, 90% of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes; 71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father figure; 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes; 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes; and 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions have no father. Furthermore, fatherless boys and girls are twice as likely to drop out of high school and twice as likely to end up in jail. One might say, “Williams, one cannot ignore the legacy of slavery and the gross racism and denial of civil rights in yesteryear!” Let’s look at whether black fatherless homes are a result of a “legacy of slavery” and racial discrimination. In the late 1800s, depending on the city, 70% to 80% of black households were two-parent. Dr. Thomas
Sowell has argued, “The black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and discrimination, began rapidly disintegrating in the liberal welfare state that subsidized unwed pregnancy and changed welfare from an emergency rescue to a way of life.” As late as 1950, only 18% of black households were single parent. From 1890 to 1940, a slightly higher percentage of black adults had married than white adults. In 1938, black illegitimacy was about 11% instead of today’s 75%. In 1925, 85% of black households in New York City were two-parent. Today, the black family is a mere shadow of its past. Let’s ask a couple of questions about crime and education and racial discrimination. It turns out that each year more than 7,000 blacks are victims of homicide. That’s slightly over 50% of U.S. homicide victims. Ninety-four percent of the time, the perpetrator is another black person. Along with being most of the nation’s homicide victims, blacks are most of the victims of violent personal crimes such as assault and robbery. At many predominantly black schools, chaos is the order of the day. There is a high rate of assaults on students and teachers. Youngsters who are hostile to the educational process are permitted to make education impossible for those who are prepared to learn. As a result, overall black educational achievement is a disaster. Here are my questions to those who blame racial dis-
crimination for the problems of black people: Is it necessary for us to await some kind of moral rejuvenation among white people before measures can be taken to end or at least reduce the kind of behavior that spells socioeconomic disaster in so many black communities? Is it a requirement that we await moral rejuvenation among white people before we stop permitting some black youngsters from making education impossible for other black youngsters? Blacks were not the only people discriminated against in America. While Jews and Asians were not enslaved, they encountered gross discrimination. Nonetheless, neither Jews nor Asians felt that they had to await the end of discrimination before they took measures to gain upward mobility. Intellectuals and political hustlers who blame the plight of so many blacks on poverty, racial discrimination and the “legacy of slavery” are complicit in the socioeconomic and moral decay. Black people must ignore the liberal agenda that suggests that we must await government money before measures can be taken to improve the tragic living conditions in so many of our urban communities. Black and white intellectuals and politicians suggesting that black people await government solutions wouldn’t begin to live in the same high-crime, dangerous communities and send their children to the dangerous schools that so many black children attend.
Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.
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Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Pleasant Valley Baptist Church will hold its fall revival beginning August 1214 at 7 p.m. nightly.
Mt. Comfort Baptist Church Mt Comfort will host its 3rd annual prayer breakfast August 17th at 10 a.m.
Victory Praise and Worship Center Victory Praise will hold Friends and family fellowship day August 18th at 3p.m. all are invited to come.
St. Mary Baptist Church St. Mary Baptist Church will celebrate the anniversary of there pastor on August 18th at 3p.m.
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church Galilee Missionary Baptist will hold its annual revival Sunday August 18th at 3:00 p.m.
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Adios Big Mike
Author’s Note: Mike a lot like John Wayne. would always tell me Big, tall, loud, tough as how much he enjoyed he needed to be - ready the articles I wrote for the to take on MS - the same newspaper. So, I wrote way The Duke tackled his this piece for him. And opponents. Yet Mike had for you… a soft and caring side he A EULOGY: ADIOS, showed to youngsters, BIG MIKE, ADIOS like Alli, and others that I’ve been thinking he cared deeply about. about Mike all week long. As his progressed, Mike Wondering what I could moved painfully slow say about him sometimes with after it was his a cane or a walktime to leave er. He was ALSO us. A couple slow to ask anyof weeks back, one for help. At Linda and I many potluck dropped by family dinners, to see how he I’d see Big Mike was doing. with a tray in RANDY ROGERS Like he was one hand and that afternoon, the handle of his it was not uncommon walker in the other movto see Mike asleep in his ing ever so slowly to his easy chair in front of an seat at the table. When I old TV Western. Mike asked if I could give him loved old westerns - es- a hand, he always said, pecially John Wayne “Naw, I got it…” I’d take movies. To me, Mike was his plate anyway.
“Naw, I got it” was Mike’s way of handling life. Even when he couldn’t get around very well at the Country Cottage in Arcadia, that never stopped him from coming out of the kitchen to great customers. Mike: Where y’all in from? Customer: We’re from Sioux City, Iowa! Mike: Sioux City, Iowa?! Are y’all headed home or somewhere’s else? Customer: We’re headed to Disney World in Orlando… Mike: Well… y’all have a safe trip and hope you’ll stop and see us on your way back through… If it was too painful for Mike to move around from table to table, he never let it show. Mike let VERY little stop him. Like deer hunting. More
out of politeness, I would ask him if he gotten a deer this season. All the time I’m wondering how in the world someone with MS even went deer hunting. Mike: Yep, got one this morning. Buck. Not very big though! Me: How’d you get up in your deer stand? Mike: Didn’t. Shot him from my truck. That may also explain why Mike couldn’t hear very well. I’ve never heard a deer rifle being shot from inside a truck cab - but it sounds like a deafening act to me! But that was vintage Mike. Can’t get up in a deer stand? Just shoot the deer from your truck. Then call a friend to come fetch it. Done. Same result in the end. There never was a more avid, vocally exuberant,
sports fan in this world
than Michael Paul Ed-
wards. Nothing stopped
him from attending Alli’s
basketball games where
he was known to sit in
his rolling walker on the
sideline so he could of-
fer an occasional sideline
critique of refs calling the game.
Mike was a big fan of
sports and life. He lived
his life the way we all
should. He got up every
morning and played the
cards he was dealt. Al-
though he deserved one;
he never asked God for
a re-deal. Now God has
him. His pain is gone.
He’s in heaven now. Just
like in an old western,
he’s ridden off into the sunset.
to find The Duke… Adios Big Mike! Adios!
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Blue Jays hit 3 solo HRs, blank slumping Rangers 3-0
TORONTO (AP) — Manager Chris Woodward expects more from the Texas Rangers offense. He hasn’t seen much in two tough losses to Toronto. Five Blue Jays pitchers combined on a five-hitter, Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney hit back-to-back home runs, and Toronto beat slumping Texas 3-0 on Tuesday night. The Rangers have lost six of seven, a stretch in which they’ve been shut out twice and scored more than three runs just once. “We’ve got to gather as a unit and figure out a way to solve this,” Woodward said. “This is a good hitters park. These guys aren’t the Houston Astros. We need to do a better job of taking advantage of situations.” Texas used two walks and a double to load the bases with one out in the first against opener Wilmer Font, but Hunter Pence popped up and Rougned Odor struck as the Rangers failed to capitalize. “I would have put my money down that we were at least going to get one of those runs in, and we didn’t,” Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields said. “That’s just the way things are going for us right now and it’s frustrating.” Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk celebrated his 28th birthday with a solo home run as Toronto won for the fifth time in seven games. Hernandez and McKinney connected off right-hander Shawn Kelley in the sixth. It was the 11th time this season the Blue Jays have hit back-toback home runs, matching the 1999 team record. The shutout was Toronto’s sixth, doubling their total from 2018. Font struck out two and allowed one hit in two innings before making way for lefthander Thomas Pannone (35), who worked four shutout innings. Left-hander Tim Mayza handled the seventh, righthander Derek Law pitched the eighth, and righty Ken Giles finished for his 15th save in 16 opportunities. Giles, who has been bothered by a sore elbow, pitched for the first time since Aug. 7 at Tampa Bay, when he allowed three hits and two runs in one inning but still earned the save in a 4-3 victory. Rangers right-hander Lance Lynn (14-8) allowed
one run and four hits in five innings, his shortest outing since going 3 1/3 innings at Oakland on April 23. Lynn matched a season high by walking three and struck out six. “That lineup battled, fouled some stuff off, and had some deep at bats,” Lynn said. Lynn was not beaten in consecutive starts over his first 19 appearances but has lost back-to-back outings twice in his past six starts. Grichuk opened the scoring by homering off Lynn to begin the second, his 22nd of the year and second in two games. “He’s locked in right now,” Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. The Blue Jays loaded the bases with one out in the fourth but couldn’t add to their lead. Brandon Drury popped out and Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields made a great catch on Reese McGuire’s drive to the warning track. DeShields fell back into the wall after making the play, banging his head and neck at the base of the fence. “I really didn’t know how far I was from the wall,” DeShields said. “That’s kind of why I jumped up and turned, to brace myself. I wasn’t really close to it and that’s when I lost my balance and fell backwards.” DeShields stayed down for several moments and received attention from the trainer before getting up to a round of applause and walking off unassisted. He remained in the game. “It didn’t feel good, but I’ve got a football mentality: get up,” DeShields said. “I don’t like getting taken out of the game, for anything.” ROSTER REPORT Blue Jays: Toronto recalled 1B Rodwy Tellez from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned RHP Brock Stewart to Triple-A. Stewart pitched 5 1/3 innings of relief Monday, earning his second win of the season. UP NEXT Rangers: LHP Kolby Allard (0-0, 4.15) will make his second start of the season in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. Allard struck out a career-high seven in his previous start, Aug. 9 at Milwaukee. Blue Jays: RHP Sean Reid-Foley (2-2, 2.36) has allowed two earned runs over 14 innings since rejoining the rotation July 30.
Astros and White Sox split doubleheader
HICAGO (AP) — Ivan Nova sparkled for nine innings to stay on a roll. Gerrit Cole’s hot streak was put on hold before he even threw a pitch. Nova tossed a four-hitter and the Chicago White Sox took advantage of an injury to Cole, one of Houston’s aces, for a 4-1 win and split of their doubleheader on Tuesday. Houston won the first game 6-2 behind six solid innings from Zack Greinke in his second start with the Astros and solo home runs by George Springer and José Altuve. Cole, 14-5 with a 2.87 ERA, was listed on the lineup for the nightcap, but the righthander didn’t start after experiencing right hamstring discomfort while he warmed up. He was set to try for his 11th straight win. Instead righty Chris Devenski (2-1) took the mound and lasted just two innings in taking the loss. “Right before the game, (bullpen coach) Josh Miller called down and told me that his hammy wasn’t feeling very good and he didn’t feel like he could continue,” manager A.J. Hinch said. Cole went straight to the clubhouse for treatment and will undergo additional tests. “He doesn’t think it’s that serious,” Hinch said. “We hope that it’s mild, but it was literally a couple minutes before the game.” Nova (8-9) limited high-scoring Houston to one unearned run and walked none in his second complete game this season and 10th of his career as he improved to
4-0 with a 0.49 ERA in his last five starts. After hitting Carlos Correa with a pitch in the fourth, the right hander retired 16 straight batters. “I wish I could pitch like that against everybody,” Nova said. “I think I’m locating my pitches better, throwing more strikes. “But it’s the same sequence I always use. I’m just getting good results.” Earlier this season, Nova’s pitches were tailing back into the heart of the strike zone. Now they’re staying on the fringes. “He’s hitting his spots more,” manager Rick Renteria said. “I think he’s been executing a lot cleaner recently.” Ryan Goins drove in two runs with a single to cap Chicago’s three-run second inning. Ryan Cordell doubled in a run and Adam Engel added an RBI single. Devenski allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits in his first start of the season and seventh of his career. His error on Cordell’s grounder down the first-base line in the second helped set up Chicago’s rally. “Devo did great,” Hinch said. “He just didn’t field his position.” Three Astros releivers — Joe Biagini, Héctor Rondón and Joe Smith — followed and allowed one run the rest of the way. Springer drove in the lone run for the Astros in the second game after connecting on the first pitch of the day then throwing out a runner at the plate from right field in the opener.
Springer said he was ready for an opening fastball from hard-throwing White Sox rookie Dylan Cease. He sent a 467-foot shot to the back of the left field stands. “The only uncertainty was how hard it was going to be,” Springer said. “Obviously, it was going to be anywhere from 94 to 98 (mph). I just decided to swing.” Greinke was close to the form the Astros hoped for when they traded for the right-hander to create an imposing rotation, including Cole. But he says he still needs to work on a few things. “My off-speed command was pretty good, but my fastball command is still a work in progress,” Greinke said. Greinke (12-4) allowed two runs on seven hits in winning for the second time since Houston acquired him from Arizona in a deal at the trade deadline. The 35-year-old struck out six, walked two and hit a batter in a 102-pitch outing that was sharper than his Astros debut last week when he allowed five runs in six innings to Colorado. Will Harris, Ryan Pressly and Collin McHugh each followed Greinke with a perfect inning. Making his seventh start, Cease (2-5) allowed four runs in six-plus innings. The rookie right-hander yielded five hits and walked five. Tuesday’s straight doubleheader was scheduled after Monday night’s game was postponed by rain. NO REVENGE The last team to beat Cole was the White Sox on May 22 in Houston.
EXTRAS INF/OF Myles Straw was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock as Houston’s 26th man for the second game and started in center field .RHP José Ruiz rejoined the White Sox from Triple-A Charlotte for the nightcap. TRAINER’S ROOM Astros: INF Alex Bregman didn’t start either game due to a sore shoulder suffered when he was hit by a pitch on Sunday. . RHP Brad Peacock (right shoulder discomfort) was in Houston’s clubhouse following two rehab appearances for Triple-A Round Rock and said he felt “really good.” Manager A.J. Hinch said Peacock will return to the minors for one or two more outings, starting on Thursday, before rejoining the Astros as a reliever. Peacock was 6-6 with a 4.13 ERA in 17 games (15 starts) before going on the IL on June 28. ... RHP Josh James (sore right shoulder) threw 20 pitches in Florida on Sunday. Hinch said the next step will be to intensify James’ rehab program. White Sox: INF/OF Leury Garcia (bruised finger on right hand) sat out both games. ... Manager Rick Renteria said 3B Yoán Moncada (strained right hamstring) is progressing as he works out with the team, but there’s no timetable for his return. UP NEXT: Astros LHP Wade Miley (11-4, 2.99) faces White Sox LHP Ross Detwiler (1-3, 5.35) in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon. Miley has wins in five straight decisions with a 2.11 ERA in an seven-game span, and has won three straight starts.
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On This Day In History 2010 - The First Youth Olympics Begins. The Olympic-style games meet was organized by the International Olympic Committee and was held in Singapore. Like the games, the Youth Olympics are held every 4 years and have both summer and winter versions. The first Winter Youth Olympics were held in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012. Only athletes aged 14 to 18 years are allowed to compete in these games. 1971 - Stanford prison experiments begin. The controversial Stanford prison experiments to study the effects of authority in a prison setting began. The experiment had to be shut down by the 6th day because of the adverse effect on the subjects. 1947 - Pakistan becomes Independent from British rule. The South Asian See, HISTORY, Page 8
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PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that the City of Minden’s 2019-2020 Proposed Budget is available for public inspection in the Office of the Mayor, City Hall, 520 Broadway, Minden, Louisiana, during office hours, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A Public Hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 520 Broadway, Minden, Louisiana; a Council Meeting will follow. The public is hereby invited to attend and provide input. Terry Gardner, Mayor City of Minden August 13, 2019 August 14, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
VILLAGE OF DOYLINE RESOLUTION 2019-21 A RESOLUTION DECLARING A 2010 DODGE CHARGER AS SURPLUS AND FIXING THE TERMS OF SALE. WHEREAS, the following Village of Doyline property has been taken out of service and has no foreseeable use in the future: 2010 DODGE CHARGER BE IT RESOLVED that: a. The above-mentioned 2010 Dodge Charger be declared surplus property and sold “AS-IS”. b. The minimum bid be set at $1,500.00 c. The high bidder will be responsible for loading and transportation of the surplus property. d. Sealed bids will be received by mail: Village of Doyline 2010 Dodge Charger PO Box 626 Doyline, LA 71023 AND in the office of the Village Clerk until 2:00 p.m. on August 28, 2019, at which time said bids will be opened and read aloud. The aforesaid resolution having
been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: YEAS:3 NAYS:0 ABSENT:0 ABSTAIN: 0 WHEREUPON, the resolution was declared adopted on the 5th day of August, 2019. Heren Bulwell Steven Bridwell, Mayor ATTEST: Como Smith Connie Smith, Village Clerk August 9, 2019 August 14, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY Owner P. O. Box 389 Address Minden, Louisiana 71058 City, State, Zip Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of OVERLAY OF PILGRIM’S REST ROAD will be received by the WEBSTER PARISH POLICE JURY at the 401 Main Street, West Entrance, Minden LA 71055 until 9 : 0 0 A.M. T U E S DAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 , and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud as permitted by public bid law. This is in accordance with La R.S. 38:2212 (A) (1)(b), the provisions of La R.S. 38:2212. A non-mandatory Pre Bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 9:00 at the Webster Parish Police Jury office. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following location(s): Cothren Graff Smoak Engineering, Inc., 6305 Westport Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71129 . Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of COTHREN, GRAFF, SMOAK ENGINEERING, INC. upon payment of $ 35.00 for each set, which is refundable to prime bidders within 10 days after receipt of bids. Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause. August 14, 2019
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NOTICE The Webster Parish Police Jury will be accepting sealed bids until the hour of 10:00 A.M. Friday September 13, 2019. Bids Will be received by SEALED BID ONLY. There is a $25 Bid fee per parcel listing. The bid fee is NON-REFUNDABLE! (For Example: if a bidder bids on parcel #’s 12345, 12346, & 12347 then the bid fee will be $75) Bids will be read aloud in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Webster Parish Courthouse Annex, Minden, Louisiana, for the following: To sell the adjudicated interest of the Webster Parish Police Jury in the following described properties, having been declared as Surplus property by the Webster Parish Police Jury. Asst. # Owner Sec/T/R City/Town Min. Bid 100870 Randle G. Brown 31-17-10 Doyline $689.48 100998 Investors Funding LLC 27-20-9 Minden $446.42 101253 Dorothy G. Cavanaugh 24-17-10 Heflin $456.45 101771A Madison Rentals, LLC 14-17-10 Doyline $1,861.18 101961 Investors Funding 24-17-10 Heflin $410.62 102101 Luther & Cheryl Dunlap 24-17-10 Heflin $1,141.38 102211 John McGuire 20-17-10 Doyline $629.11 104309 Bobby R. Gilbert 24-17-10 Heflin $431.20 104310 Bobby R. Gilbert 24-17-10 Heflin $791.00 104421 James Gillespie
24-17-10 Heflin $639.03 104525 Frank Liscum 24-17-10 Heflin $456.45 106487 William T. Rodgers 21-17-10 Doyline $5,683.60 106678 Elsie L. Schmitz 24-17-10 Heflin $675.68 106709 Charles Richard Seabaugh 24-17-10 Heflin $593.34 106995 James D. Gillespie 24-17-10 Heflin $437.95 107183 Investors Funding LLC 28-17-10 Doyline $893.14 108629 Investors Funding LLC 24-17-10 Heflin $410.62 109672 Fess Aubry 27-19-9 Minden $3,100.47 111931 Larry D. Bowers 27-19-9 Minden $1,981.86 112194 Kiatonyia Denise 27-19-9 Minden $1,372.52 112584 Lacy L. Lewis 27-19-9 Minden $4,375.67 112669 LEJ Properties Limited 28-19-9 Minden $4,336.70 113006 Curtis L. Midkiff Sr. 16-19-9 Minden $570.75 114019 Jessie H. Ray 27-19-9 Minden $704.49 114579 Latson Souter 27-19-9 Minden $940.46 114580 Latson Souter 28-19-09 Minden $6,319.72 114878 Lena Thomas/ Rhoshunda Myles 27-19-9 Minden $403.38 115454 Margaret Williams 07-19-09 Minden $748.61 121315 Eva M. Johnson 27-21-10
Cotton Valley $507.23 121289 Jeff Riggan 08-21-10 Cotton Valley $722.61 121478 Aslean Randle Est. 18-21-10 Cotton Valley $404.71 121480 John & Sandra Randle 18-21-10 Cotton Valley $675.14 121490 Lester L. Rhone 17-21-10 Cotton Valley $603.54 121570 SIMCO Resource 17-21-10 Cotton Valley $438.57 121748 Leroy Bradford 24-23-11 Cullen $2,140.67 121766 Robert J. Brown Jr. Est 24-23-11 Cullen $531.46 121770 Henry Clyde Bull 24-23-11 Cullen $512.79 121859 Millard Fizer Est. 24-23-11 Cullen $871.11 121952 Hattie Rushie 24.23-11 Cullen $572.06 121958 Noble Hutcherson Jr. 19-23-10 Cullen $536.33 122033 SIMCO Resources 19-23-10 Cullen $556.45 122167 Hazel Hawthorne 24-23-11 Cullen $443.89 122291 Leroy Stanfield 30-23-10 Sarepta $923.40 122320 Glenda W. Archie 24-23-11 Cullen $3,318.86 122321 Glenda W. Archie 24-23-11 Cullen $2,157.94 122422 David L White 30-23-10 Cullen $3, 647.24 122898 Investors Funding LLC 13-22-11 Sarepta $964.85 124307 Larry David Bowers 13-23-11 Springhill $2,933.77,
125813 Willie M. Washington 11-23-11 Springhill $1,671.61 128862A Ruby W. Jones 27-19-9 Minden $595.26 Upon acceptance of the highest responsive bid, and receipt of the bid amount, the acquiring person needs to publish a notice in the official journal that any tax sale party has sixty (60) days or (6) months to redeem the property or otherwise challenge the sale in a court of competent jurisdiction. The fact of this ad does not create or reestablish a right to redeem the property that has otherwise expired. The successful bidder is responsible for determining those tax sale parties whose interest the successful bidder intends to terminate. The successful bidder will produce payment within five (5) days of notice of award or the bid could be awarded to the next highest bidder. The sale shall comply in all respects with Ordinance 996 and La.R.S. 47:22012292. The terms of the sale include that such sale is for cash or cash equivalent, that such sale if without warranty of title and without any warranty of merchantability of fitness; that such sale is “as, where is”; that the buyer is responsible for obtaining title insurance at buyer’s cost, if it is desired; and that the Police Jury reserves the mineral rights to the greatest extent possible. Ronda Carnahan, Secretary-Treasurer Jim Bonsall, President Webster Parish Police Jury August 14, 2019 September 10, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
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ING OF THE VILLAGE OF HEFLIN, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN IN REGULAR MEETING HELD ON JULY 16, 2019 The Heflin Town Council met at Town Hall, Heflin, Louisiana beginning at 7:53 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor Todd 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 Matt Austin and Hallie DeMoss led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Todd Leake welcomed everyone to the meeting. Upon motion by Matt Austin and duly seconded by Hallie DeMoss, the council adopted the Minutes from June 6, 2019 at Council Regular Meeting held on July 16, 2019 as presented, the motion was approved unanimously. Hallie DeMoss moved to accept the June, 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 June, 2019. Matt Austin moved to accept the June, 2019 Police Department Report. The motion was duly seconded by Hallie DeMoss as presented; the motion was approved unanimously. 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. August 14, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ASSESSMENT LISTS HAVE BEEN PREPARED SHOWING THE ASSESSMENT OF ALL REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY IN AND FOR THE PARISH OF WEBSTER. THE SAID LISTINGS WILL BE EXPOSED IN THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AND CORRECTION FOR A PERIOD OF 15 DAYS BEGINNING THE 29th DAY OF AUGUST, 2019. ANY TAXPAYER DESIRING TO EXAMINE HIS/HER ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED TO CALL THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE DURING THE SAID 15 DAY PERIOD. THE BOARD OF REVIEW WILL MEET OCTOBER 1, 2019, AT 10:30 AM. APPEALS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF REVIEW, EITHER BY CERTIFIED MAIL OR HAND DELIVERED, AT LEAST 7 DAYS PRIOR TO ACTUAL BOARD OF REVIEW HEARING DATE WHICH IS BY SEPTEMBER 26, 2019. MORRIS G. GUIN, CLA ASSESSOR OF WEBSTER PARISH
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identified as a person who may have an interest in this property. Your interest in the property will be terminated within 60 days from the date of this publication unless you redeem the property or you may otherwise challenge in a court of competent jurisdiction the potential sale or donation. Webster Parish Police Jury 410 Main St. Minden, La 71055 318-377-7564 August 14, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
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Names: Curtis Midkiff Sr. Bessie Andrews This notice by publication is notification that your tights or interests in the following described property located in Webster Parish, Louisiana may be terminated by operation of law if you do not take further action in accordance with law: Legal Description: Assessment #113010, as per the assessment in the records of the Tax Assessor of Webster Parish, Louisiana. This property was adjudicated to the Police Jury on 1/2/12. The three year redemptive period has passed. Tax sale title to the above described property has been sold for failure to pay taxes. You ave been
GIVEN TO THE following tenants, and to the public, of the intention of TNT Storage, LLC, owner of Germantown Storage, located at 609 Germantown Rd., Minden, LA, to conduct a public sale of the contents of units at approzimately 10:15 AM at Germantown Storage on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Unit # Germantown Storage #96 Janaye Coley - Bedroom Suit, kitchen utensils, sewing machine, alto saxophone. #100 Kerry McBride - TV, bedroom furniture, couch, recliner, toys, vacuum cleaner.
NOTICE IS GIVEN TO THE following tenants, and to the public, of the intention of BDI II, LLC, owner of East 80 Storage, located at 14963 East Hwy 80, Minden, La to conduct a public sale of the contents of units at approximately 10:00AM at East 80 on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Unit #- East 80 #163 Joseph Dick - sofa, organ, coffee table, headboard, saw, tools. NOTICE
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