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Fifteen young business leaders and entrepreneurs have distinguished themselves enough to get nominated for this year’s 15 Under 40 Top Young Professionals. The nominees were announced last night and the recipients will be recognized at the gala, which is being presented by TG Companies for the eighth year, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Minden Civic Center. “It’s imperative that we support our young entrepreneurs and our young business leaders in the community, that’s what helps our city grow,” said Mayor Terry Gardner. The nominees for this year are Juliuna Anderson of Webster Parish Schools, Haley Bonsall of Glenbrook School, Kelli Jo Chanler of the 26th Judicial District Judges Office, Cayla Cox of Webster Door and Millwork, Josh Fish of Fishy’s Stitches & Gifts, Angela Fussell of Minden Primary Care, Will Gerding of the City of Minden, Melissa Gruner of Lagniappe Montessori,
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These are the fifteen young entrepreneurs that were nominated for the Greater Minden Chambers’s 15 Under 40 Top Young Professionals.
Heather Guin of Therapy Management Corporation, Alisha Meeker of Gibsland Bank & Trust, Andy Pendergrass of Argent Financial Corporation, Paige Salas of Century 21 Elite, Courtney
Smith of Claiborne Memorial Medical Center, Jeremy Upthall of Petrotech Solutions, and Kristen Upthall of Lincoln Financial Group. “We’re really excited about our 15 young
professionals this year, they’re all very deserving, and we’re looking forward to the 15 Under 40 Gala on Oct. 29,” said Greater Minden Chamber President/CEO Stephanie Barnette.
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Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College celebrated its official community college status with a ribbon cutting on the Minden campus of the college itself. Various dignitaries and members of the community attended as a show of support.
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“When I go back home, there are a lot of people who identify as ConserThe Representative for vatives, and a lot of peoLouisiana’s 4th Congres- ple don’t even know what sional District Congress- that means anymore. man Mike Johnson paid What concerns me is that a visit to the Lion’s Club there are people even in as a guest speaker Thurs- the Congress who are reday afternoon. During garded as Conservative his speech, rather champions that than focusing on aren’t really able one or a few key to articulate what issues to elaboour principals rate on, Johnson are,” said Johnson. instead decided to Johnson elabotalk about where rated that he behe thinks the lieves when the United States as JOHNSON Conservatives a country is right take back the now. house, that Conservatives “I want to talk about need to have a defined set what I think is on your of core principles to guide heart as it is on mine right their policy making denow, and I know it is be- cisions moving forward. cause I’ve talked to many Johnson then went on to of you individually and explain what he believes even some of you today, the principles are that about where the country make up the basis of being is right now. What we’re a Conservative. facing as a nation,” said “I think it boils down to Johnson, “As a nation seven core principles of we’re in uncharted waters Conservatism. We believe right now.” in individual freedom, He spoke of being invitlimited government, the ed to speak at an event put rule of law, peace through together the Koch brothstrength, fiscal responsiers, where he was asked to talk about what he thinks bility, free markets, and the biggest challenge fac- human dignity,” said Johnson, ing America is right now. “If we can agree on that “I think we’re suffering basic set of core princifrom national memory ples, then let’s build the loss. And what I mean by policy out from there. that is that I think we’ve Switching to my football become a nation of conmetaphor, we’re develstitutional, historical, and oping the playbook right biblical illiterates. When now to run when our team people have a lack of knowledge, and the scrip- gets the majority back.” Johnson added these ture is very clear about this, people perish from steps are crucial in ensura lack of knowledge, and ing the future of creating Conservative that’s what we’re faced cohesive with today,” said Johnson. policies in the United He went on to elabo- States. “When we do that we rate that he doesn’t think have to know who we are, this is an issue that only what we believe, and what affects Washington. He we’re advancing. We owe stated that he has seen this in a Town Hall setting that to our country, and I just as he has the halls of believe our country needs it now more than ever.” Congress.
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Tommy Washington Our beloved Tommy Washington was born on February 13, 1958 in Shreveport, la to James & Bertha Washington, he was the fifth of eight children. At an early age, Tommy accepted Christ at St. Rest Baptist Church in Minden, LA. However, in his later life, Tommy re-devoted his life to God at Valley Springs Baptist Church. He had a special relationship with God. Tommy attended school in minden, LA. He was a hard worker all of his life! Tommy worked at McInnis Construction for many years until his health began to fail. A Man of many talents, but his true passion was carpentry & hunting! Those two things he missed the most. He was well-known by many as Hook the Hunting Man! Tommy was a special son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will be truly missed by many. He was very outspoken and stood his ground, but he was also caring, kind, and loving. He loved watching TV; from CNN politi-
Naomi “Ruth” Brewer Naomi “Ruth” Brewer, age 73, of Joplin, passed away on Tuesday October 8, 2019, at her home, following an illness. Ruth was born on October 28, 1945 in Plainview, AR, the daughter of the late James Foster Forrest and Georgia Mozell (Adaire) Forrest. She attended Waldron High School and Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. She married Vernon Brewer on June 15, 1963 in Scott County AR. Together they had one daughter. She was a devoted wife, mother and granny. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and served as a pastor’s wife for many years. In June of 2000 she became a licensed Minister. She owned and operated 4-State Office Products. She was an avid reader and she collected Precious Moments figurines. She was an excellent cook and seamstress. She was a great wedding planner, she even made
Annie Ruth Murray
Ms. Annie Ruth Murray was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 1 2019 at North Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, Louisiana. Annie was born on Sept. 2, 1941 in Doyline, Louisiana to the late Charlie and Dinkie Murray. At the age of 10 years old, Annie joined New Zion Baptist Church in Doyline, Louisiana. In 1962, her family moved to Minden, Louisiana, where Annie united with Jerusalem Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member until her health failed. Annie was a 1959 Webster High School graduate. Annie’s hobbies included: she taught herself how to play the piano, singer, loved to knit, worked word search puzzles, watch TV, and was her young nieces and nephews babysitter.
cal news to Kung-Fu, western flicks, action flicks, talk shows, and wrestling! He also loved playing solitaire and doing his crossword puzzles. Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, James and Bertha Washington and his eldest brothers Terry and Larry Washington. Tommy leaves to cherish his memories; three sisters, Armer Jackson, Catherine Lee, and Susan Washington; two brothers, Ricky Washington and Vincent Washington; all of Minden, LA. Seven nieces, Lisa Anderson (Alexandria, LA), Tania Washington (Dallas, TX), Sherry Washington (Dubberly, LA), Kista Jackson (Beaufort, SC), Tameka White Leanders (Bossier City, LA), Alisa Mosley (Alexandria, LA), and Star Washington (Minden, LA); five nephews, Tyrone Lee (Ft. Worth, TX), Marcus (Danielle) Gipson (Shreveport, LA), Darrelle Jackson, Morris Jackson, and Jimmy Lee (all of Minden, LA); four great-nieces, nine great-nephews, two great-great-nieces and two great-great-nephews, special friends Kim Moore and Rhonda Duty, and a host of uncles, aunties, cousins, other relatives, and friends. The graveside memorial will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 starting at 12 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Heflin, LA.
beautiful floral arrangements. Her greatest accomplishment was being the ‘Best Granny’ ever. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-six years, Vernon Brewer, Joplin; her daughter, Glenda Brewer, Joplin; two granddaughters, Jacqueline Sherrill and husband Levi and Lacey Ganoung and husband Casey, all of Joplin; six grandchildren, Carlos Arroyo, Evan Arroyo, Madison Sherrill, Maddox Sherrill, Lilith Spurgeon, and Jaeron Ganoung; four brothers, Jim Forrest and wife Crickett, McKinney, TX, Stan Forrest and wife Lori, Springdale, AR, Phillip Forrest, Plainview, AR, and Jerry Forrest and wife Theresa, Little Rock, AR; and two sisters, Becky Ellison, Russellville, AR and Liz Dreadin and husband Ron, Sibley, LA. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Douthit. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Pastor Myke Crowder will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The visitation will be 1:00 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the mortuary. Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Annie was preceded in death by her father, mother and three sisters: Julie M. Brown, Fannie M. Musgrove, and Hattie M Fuller. Annie leaves to cherish her memories, four sisters; Theo Murray, Minden , Louisiana, who raised her as her daughter; Mary M. Richardson, Shreveport, Louisiana; Magaline M. Quarles, Minden, Louisiana, and Rubye M. Williams, Chicago, Illinois. Nine nieces, seven nephews, two nieces that were raised as Annie’s sisters, Virginia Henderson and Elizabeth Clark, Minden, Louisiana. One nephew hat was raised as her brother, Larry Moore, Sr. (Mae), Los Angeles, California. A host of devoted great, great, great, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The funeral services for Ms. Annie Ruth “Ann” Murray will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday Oct. 12, 2019 at the Greater St. paul Baptist Church. Rev. Royal Scott, pastor Rev. Felix Rice are officiating. Remains will lie in a state 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Benevolent Funeral Home. Internment will take place at Jenkins Community Cemetery, Doyline, Louisiana.
Odessa Lucille (Pennington) King
Odessa Lucille (Pennington) King was a long time resident of Minden. Odessa was born in Monroe, LA January 25, 1948 to Bennie and Iris Pennington. Odessa passed away September 21, 2019 in Minden, LA. Odessa is predeceased in death by her father, Bennie Pennington. She is survived by her mother, Iris O. Nelson of Minden, brother, Gene Pennington and wife, Margie of Gloster, LA, sister, Becky Schench of Gladwater, TX,
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son Dennis Morgan of Minden, daughter, Diane Thompson of Minden, and her longtime boyfriend, Bill Rembert of Haughton. Odessa had five grandkids, Ashley Norman of Minden, Sean Morgan of Shreveport, Kimberly Hortman of Brouddard, LA, Amber Shirey of Minden, Leslie North and husband Jason of Shreveport, and eight great-grandkids, Madison Beck, Jaiden Beck, Bryce Parker, Cole Pruitt, Andrew North, Eli North, Kamie North, and Branston North. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Minden, Louisiana. Rose-Neath Funeral Home 211 Murrell Street Minden, Louisiana 71055 (318) 377-3412
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Louisiana governor candidates lodge blows in final debate BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ two major Republican opponents took their most direct swipes at each other Wednesday even as they struck at the Democratic incumbent in their final TV debate before the primary election. While Edwards re- MELINDA mains in the lead, DESLATTE polls ahead of the Saturday election show a tightening contest between U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone for the second-place spot. The GOP challengers accused each other of lying and distortions, tangling as much among themselves as they did with the governor they’re trying to unseat.
All three candidates in the Shreveport debate got to ask each other questions, a format that led to more confrontations. Edwards hammered GOP businessman Eddie Rispone as one of former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s chief supporters, seeking to tie Rispone to the ex-governor blamed for nearly a decade of budget problems. Abraham, a third-term congressman and doctor from rural northeast Louisiana, accused Rispone of lying about Abraham’s congressional record and panned Edwards as a tax-raising leader out of step with his own state. Rispone, owner of an indus-
trial contracting company from Baton Rouge, hit Edwards for supporting Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and criticized Abraham as reneging on a promise to voters to donate all of his congressional salary to charity. Abraham responded that he donated his salary and continues to do so, contradicting previous statements from his own spokesman and prompting skepticism from Rispone. In Louisiana, all candidates regardless of party run against each other on the ballot. Not only are the Republicans trying to keep Edwards below 50% to force a November runoff, they are battling each other to determine which one would reach the head-to-head matchup against Edwards.
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Life AROUND TOWN
UCAP Needs week of Oct. 7: Food: beef stew, chicken & dumplings, Vienna sausage, mac & cheese, soup, fruit, pasta, Ramen noodles, crackers, biscuit mix, cornbread mix Household goods: king & queen sheets, towels Clothing: Men’s pants, men’s shoes (sizes 9 and up), men’s shirts (large and up), boys’ and girls’ pants and tops
Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church 124th Anniversary The Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite the public to attend their 124th Church Anniversary taking place on Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Melvin Smith of the Saint Mark Baptist Church of Doyline.
Annual Deacon and Deaconess Program The Blue Run Baptist Church will be having their annual Deacon and Deaconess Program on Sunday Oct. 13, at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Ray D. Jiles of Valley Springs Baptist Church. Deacon Donnie and Phyllis Moreland will speak on duties of a Deacon and Deaconess. Pastor Gregory Deloach invites everyone.
Aetna Medicare Seminar The Webster Council on Aging will be hosting an Aetna Medicare Seminar on Tuesday Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.Do you have questions about your current Medicare Plan? Find the right plan for you. This will be held at the Webster Council on Aging, located at 1482 Sheppard Street Minden. You can contact them by calling 318-371-3056.
Blood Drive There will be a blood drive at Minden Medical Center on Oct. 17 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Lifeshare bus will be parked in the #1 Medical Plaza for those willing to donate.
Pastoral Banquet Mt. Nebo Baptist Church will be having a Pastoral Banquet honoring Pastor Carl Owens & 1st lady Linda Owens on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Community House, located at 711 Gladney St. The dress code is Black & White Attire: Dressy to Semi-Formal. Donation $20.00 prior to banquet.
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Mt. Zion CME to Host guest Speaker Exhorter Calesa Leach The local church Lay Observance will be held Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 11AM at the Mt. Zion CME Church . The speaker will be Exhorter Calesa Leach of Duluth, Georgia. She’s a graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia with a Masters of Arts in Christian Education degree. All are invited to share in this program of fellowship. Born in East Hartford, CT, Calesa is the eldest child of John D. Leach and Geneva Hodges. She is also the daughter of John E. Hodges. Calesa completed her high school education in the Columbus Public School system and studied at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorders. She received a Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders in 2006 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Passionate about
serving others, her vocation as a speech therapist has allowed her to touch the lives of those who reside in skilled nursing facilities. Exhorter Leach’s God given talent as a pianist has allowed her to minister through music at many churches and special events. Her call and passion for serving has allowed her to fill the following capacities: Minister of Music, Director of Christian Education, Director of Children/Youth/Young Adult work and Sunday School Teacher/Superintendent. In 2011, Calesa was among the first group to complete the first online Christian Education Learning program under the leadership of Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield. Her passion for Christian Education led her to further complete a Master of Arts in Christian Education with honors from the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta GA (Spring 2018). In addition to her many re-
sponsibilities, Calesa is the coordinator of an adult and children’s prayer line called “Calesa and Other’s Prayer Ministry” which covers several states. She has been a featured speaker at several churches and has facilitated Christian Education workshops. During the fall of 2016, she stepped out on faith and hosted her very own Women’s Conference entitled “Finally” which gave women the opportunity to voice and share their experiences as well as be empowered to be the agent of change in their homes and communities. Still passionate for the music ministry, Exhorter Leach is currently a musician at College Park CME Church in Atlanta, GA. She is also practicing speech therapy at Parkside Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, located in Snellville GA. Calesa’s favorite scripture is Proverbs 27:5 “Open rebuke is better than love that is hidden.”
She enjoys playing the hymns on piano, demonstrating acts of kindness, spending time in meditation and praying for others. Above her accomplishments, she will be the first to tell you that nothing is more important to her than her relationship with the triune God. and her desire to help others achieve that for themselves.
Bullying isn’t nice! According to a new study, teacher continued on with her published in The Advertiser, lessons. it was found that Louisiana Dr. Seuss said it best when he has the biggest problem with said “Never tease a weasel, not bullying in the United States, even once or twice, because leading to the highest attempt- teasing isn’t nice.” ed suicide rate in the country. Those words are timeless. Also a Wallet-Hub survey exAnd even more important amined a number of different is what God has to say in the factors to rank each state on its Golden Rule: “Do unto others bullying problems, including as you would have others do the percentage of high school unto you.’’ students who were bullied eiI learned to nurture and love ther online or on school prop- myself and even appreciate my erty, the percentage of students uniqueness and yes I wouldn’t who missed school out of a fear trade my gap-toothed smile for of bullying, and even the per- a perfect one! Not long ago I centage of students had my partial plates who have attempted designed just like the suicide. ones God gave to me. I first became inI am so grateful I terested in bullying in learned to draw love October 2013, when to myself from those two girls were arreststronger than me as ed in Florida for bulwell as taking my hurt lying twelve year old child, within, into my Rebecca Sedwick, a own arms, loving her classmate, who com- SARAH into what I am today mitted suicide! with God’s help. HUDSON-PIERCE Hearing how bulThis process took a lying is more publilifetime of doing but it cized today helped to refresh has happened with God’s help my memory of being bullied as and by reading and listening a child. to uplifting motivational tapes I remember what it felt like by such speakers as Jim Rohn, to be teased from the way I Anthony Robbins, to name but dressed, to my Big Ears, to be- a few. ing called Buck Teeth, Sea Hag, Back to bullying. Long Socks, Bug Eyes, and the Some children can’t take it list seemed endless. just as the girl who jumped to My sister, Myrtle Alice had her death in Florida. it worse. She was nicknamed There is really no excuse for “Myrtle The Turtle Who Lost children or adults to tease or to Her Girdle.” bully children or adults for how She finally changed her they look, talk, dress or behave. name to Alice. There was a day when we I also noticed how people were taught, as children, to talked about my mother who taste our words before we was disabled from a head in- speak. jury, causing her to never maThere was also a rule of “Is it ture. true? Will it help or hurt if we Oh, the children knew how say something?” to hurl their insults under their Maybe I needed to have breath while looking at me and memories refreshed as my tool speaking in a whisper while the to reach out to those who are
too insecure to tell their stories. In 1996 I chose to attend an all school reunion where I would have graduated at South West City, Missouri, had I not gone to the orphanage. Anyway I handed out a few of my published writings to classmates and I was rather shocked at some of the words that came out of my mouth back then because I thought I had recovered from my childhood hurts. Later I received a letter from one of my classmates, a classmate who was an executive. He wrote “you may not understand this but here I am driving down the highway to work and tears are rolling down my cheeks and I am asking myself ‘”how could we have been so mean to her?” It wasn’t my imagination. I also learned his mother was an alcoholic. As I learned more about one of the worst bullies in our school, I learned he was a child of abusive alco-
holic parents and also became an alcoholic. He was almost incoherent at our banquet, so in the final analysis he was probably one who needed help more than we did but children aren’t aware of why they are mistreated. Children can be cruel but somehow I survived and hope to glean the lessons that were meant for me to learn and to share from my own experiences because “we are angels with only one wing and we can only fly embracing each other.” Whatever reason it happened I can only surmise but I know that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever and that He always gets me to the right place at the right time and that we should lend support to those hurting and do what we can to prevent it.
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Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5; Yankees next
HOUSTON — All season long, it seemed inevitable. Yankees-Astros for the American League pennant. “It’s the matchup that we wanted,” Houston shortstop Carlos Correa said. “It’s the matchup that everybody wants to watch. It’s must-see TV right there. So everybody is going to be tuning in. It’s going to be fun.” Houston made it happen Thursday night as Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in the deciding Game 5 of their AL Division Series. On deck, the heavyweight matchup so many fans were anticipating: Jose Altuve and the 107-win Astros against Aaron Judge and the 103-win Yankees. Game 1 is Saturday night in Houston — the Astros won four of seven meetings this season. “This is two incredible powerhouse teams,” Houston ace Justin Verlander said. “We’ll find ourselves in the middle of the ring here in a couple of days and we’ll be going at it.” After fellow aces Zack Greinke and Verlander were unable to close out the scrappy Rays on the road, Cole made sure Houston moved on. Given a 4-0 cushion in the first inning, he dominated through the eighth, striking out 10 and allowing just two hits. “I’m just going to treat it like it’s the next game, man,”
said Cole, who grew up a Yankees fan. “I mean, we know that they’re obviously very talented, and it’s going to be a dogfight.” Michael Brantley and Altuve put the finishing touches on this victory, hitting backto-back home runs in the eighth. The Astros advanced to their third straight ALCS, and are aiming for their second World Series crown in that span. Houston beat the Yankees in a seven-game ALCS on the way to its first championship in 2017. The Astros also won the 2015 AL wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. The Rays beat Oakland in the AL wild-card game, then won Games 3 and 4 against the Astros to extend their first playoff run since 2013. But facing Cole, the Rays were in trouble — especially after Altuve, Alex Bregman and the Astros scored four times in the first against Tyler Glasnow, who said afterward it was pretty obvious he was tipping pitches. “You get a taste of this, you want to keep going,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “Today we kind of got outpowered. Outpowered on the mound and obviously at the plate.” Cole followed his 15-strikeout gem in a Game 2 win with another overpowering effort. The right-hander, who was drafted by the Yankees out of high school but didn’t sign,
improved to 18-0 in his last 24 starts. “This team is special, and the reason that we’re special is because different guys step up every single night,” Bregman said. “Yeah, if one guy goes off we’re probably going to win. Gerrit went off twice this series.” Cole topped the majors with 326 strikeouts this season, led the AL with a 2.50 ERA and posted 20 wins, one
behind Verlander for most in the big leagues. He tried to stick to what got him this far and not alter his approach on Thursday night even though the stakes were so much higher. “You’re not naive to the situation you’re in, but you can’t afford to treat it any different,” he said. The 29-year-old struck out the first two batters in the eighth before Willy Adames
grounded out to end Cole’s night. “I don’t know if anybody can get better than that,” Adames said. “He was unbelievable last start, and today was still the same.” Cole beat his chest once before walking to the dugout to a huge ovation from the rowdy sellout crowd of 43,418 at Minute Maid Park. “Energy was so great all night,” Cole said. “They deserved a hat tip.” After winning an MLB-best and franchise-record 107 games in the regular season, the Astros were determined not to suffer the same fate as the Dodgers, winners of 106 games, who were ousted from the playoffs by the wildcard Nationals on Wednesday night. Houston had been outscored 14-4 in the last two games, but looked sharp at home, where it went 60-21 in the regular season. A day after the Cardinals scored a postseason-record 10 runs in the first inning of a 13-1 win over the Braves, the Astros scored four runs fast. Now it wasn’t nearly as big as what St. Louis did, but after the Astros were shut down at Tropicana Field, it was just as huge for them. The Astros will make their seventh appearance in an LCS and are the first team to reach the ALCS three seasons in a row since the Detroit Tigers did it from 2011-13.
Altuve’s shot gave him 11 postseason homers to pass Chase Utley for most all-time by a second baseman. Cole extended his major league record by striking out at least 10 batters for the 11th straight game, a stretch where he’s fanned 135. Cole pitched a 1-2-3 third but didn’t strike anyone out in the frame, ending a streak of 73 consecutive innings with at least one strikeout. The streak, which dated back to Aug. 1, was the longest such streak since 1961, besting the second-best stretch by 33 innings. George Springer and Brantley hit back-to-back singles and Altuve’s single made it 1-0. Bregman’s double, which landed just in front of the bullpen in right-center, scored two more to push the lead to 3-0. Yuli Gurriel’s groundball single to left field added another. Houston’s five hits and four runs set franchise playoff records for most hits and runs in the first inning. Eric Sogard hit a solo homer in the Tampa Bay second in his first start in almost a month while dealing with a foot injury. But Tampa Bay managed only a single by Ji-Man Choi in the fourth and a walk by Travis d’Arnaud to start the seventh against Cole. Roberto Osuna pitched a hitless ninth to finish off the win.
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Glenbrook eighth-grade What to watch in Webster beats Lakeside
email@example.com Big games and matchups have littered tonight’s schedule in what may be a wet, wild weekend in prep football. Minden (4-1) vs. North DeSoto (3-2) The Pit, 7 p.m. The Tide have won fourstraight games after an opening-week loss to Parkway. North DeSoto is the toughest opponent that Minden will have faced since the first week against the Panthers. But, the Tide have a ton of confidence and are playing at home. A win over the Griffins would catapult the Tide into the 4-A state Top-10 power rankings heading into a brutal part of the schedule. Minden struggled on offense last week against BTW, reverting to habits from last season despite picking up a relatively easy win. The Tide need big plays from the receiving core and a solid game on the ground
from Lieric Robinson and company. North Webster (2-3) vs. Bossier (5-0) Springhill, 7 p.m. The undefeated Bearkats head to Springhill for the first district game of the season for both teams. Bossier has rolled through their schedule unscathed, but it hasn’t been a super difficult one. North Webster, on the other hand, has had one of the toughest schedules in the state. The Knights have struggled to get all of their best players on the field at once, something that head coach John
Ware will hope to have remedied by tonight. The Knights desperately need a win at home tonight. Glenbrook (4-2) vs. River Oaks (1-6) Monroe, 7 p.m. The Apaches had a week off to rest after rolling through the opening half of the schedule. Glenbrook has been on fire, especially on offense, through the win-streak. The Apaches will need another big game from Jackson Powell at quarterback, as teams have started to load up the box in anticipation of DJ Carter running the ball out of the backfield.
firstname.lastname@example.org Glenbrook’s junior varsity team is following in the footsteps of their varsity squad. After a 35-0 win over Lakeside on Thursday night, the Apaches are now 5-1 this season. “I can’t say enough about our eighth-graders,” Glenbrook coach Holden Orgeron said. “They give us everything they have every day at practice and turn around and give our varsity a look at their practice. They’re a coach’s dream.” Grayson Williams had two
rushing touchdowns against Lakeside. Reagan Coyle put up over 150 all-purpose yards, and Landry Powell (younger brother of varsity QB Jackson Powell) threw for over 100 yards. “Landry Powell and Reagan Coyle have been the backbone of our offense,” Orgeron said. “Whether it’s Reagan running the ball or Landry passing it, they make it hard for a defense to stop us.” Garret Brown had two receiving touchdowns. Cason Clemons had a 65-yard TD reception. Jonathan Bryant led the defense with three sacks
against Lakeside. “Garret Brown and Chase Sentell lit it up on defense, stuffing their running game,” Orgeron said. “Jonathan Bryant has given everyone we’ve played a fit coming off the edge.” These young Apaches are mirroring the Glenbrook high school team, creating a pipeline for head coach Drew Maddox to choose from in the future. “I know Coach Maddox is excited about this group coming up,” Orgeron said. “Coach Maddox and Coach Feaster have been great mentors to us younger coaches and have taught us a lot.”
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On This Day In History 2000 - 100th Mission of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Also known as the Space Transportation System or STS, the program was the first in the world to employ reusable spacecraft to take people into outer space. The first flight of the space shuttle fleet, which included Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour took place on April 12, 1981. The 100th flight was on space shuttle Discovery and the mission was designated STS-92. It was the 30th time Discovery had flown into space. 1984 - First American Woman to walk in Space. Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan undertook a 3.5-hour long space walk with fellow astronaut David Leestma while on the Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-41-G. The spacewalk was performed to demonstrate the possibility of refueling a satellite. STS-41-G was the first flight mission to carry two women astronauts - Sullivan and Sally Ride. 1975 - The First Episode of Saturday Night Live Airs. A popular sketch comedy show, SNL, as it is popularly known, was initially called NBC’s Saturday Night, and it was See, HISTORY, Page 11
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SHERIFF’S SALE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK NA VS. ROBERT THOMAS CASWELL AND SHANETTE ANN CASWELL In the Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Court of Webster Parish, Louisiana, No. CV78115. By virtue of a WRIT OF SEIZURE AND SALE issued out of the Tw e n t y - S i x t h Judicial District Court of Webster Parish, Louisiana, in the above styled and numbered suit and to me directed, I have seized and taken into my possession and will offer for sale at public auction to the last and highest bidder for cash WITH the benefit of appraisement and according to law at the principle front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana on W E D N E S D AY, November 13, 2019, During the legal sale hours, the following property, to wit: Begin at the Northwest Corner of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW/C of S/2 of NE/4 of NE/4), Section 31, Township 23 North, Range 10 West, Webster Parish, Louisiana, thence run East 132 feet; thence run South 494.03 feet to the point of beginning; thence run West 502.61 feet; thence run North 32 degrees 39 minutes East 197.12 feet; thence run East 396.26 feet; thence run South 165.97 feet to the point of beginning; together with all improvements located thereon and all rights thereto belonging. SOLD SUBJECT TO ANY SUPERIOR LIENS, MORTGAGES OR PRIVILEGES THERETO. Said property seized is that of the defendant and will be sold to satisfy a judgment rendered in our Honorable Court. GARY S. SEXTON
Sheriff & Ex-Officio Auctioneer Webster Parish, Louisiana Linda Vaughan Deputy October 11, 2019 November 8, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
SHERIFF’S SALE U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2007-E1, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007HW1 VS. DEBORAH MARGARET FARMER MURPHY A/K/A DEBORAH MARGARET FARMER A/K/A DEBORAH M. FARMER A/K/A DEBORAH FARMER A/ KA DEBORAH MARGARET MURPHY A/KA DEBORAH M. MURPHY A/K/A DEBORAH MURPHY A/KIA DEBORAH F MURPHY AND LARRY STEVENS MURPHY A/K/A LARRY S. MURPHY A/K/A LARRY MURPHY In the Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Court of Webster Parish, Louisiana, No.77798. By virtue of a WRIT OF SEIZURE AND SALE issued out of the Tw e n t y - S i x t h Judicial District Court of Webster Parish, Louisiana, in the above styled and numbered suit and to me directed, I have seized and taken into my possession and will offer for sale at public auction to the last and highest bidder for cash WITH the benefit of appraisement and according to law at the principle front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana on W E D N E S D AY, November 13, 2019, During the legal sale hours, the following property, to wit: A 1.36 acre, more or less, tract of land located in the Southwest
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, (SW/4 OF NW/4), in Section 18, Township 22 North, Range 10 West, also located in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, (SE/4 of NE/4), in Section 13, Township 22 North, Range 11 West, Webster Parish, Louisiana, more particularly described as follows: Begin at a found iron pin located at the Southwest Comer of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 18 and run North 20 feet to a point; thence run South 87 degrees East. 742.5 feet to a found nail; thence run North 353 feet to a found iron pipe; thence run West 420 feet to a found iron rod for the Point of Beginning; thence run South 29 degrees 30 minutes West 68 feet to a found iron rod; thence run South 13 degrees 15 minutes West 144 feet to a found iron rod; thence run West 124.8 feet to a found iron rod, thence run North 40 feet to a found iron rod; thence run North 80 degrees West 178.5 feet to a found iron rod located on the East Right of Way line of the Sarepta/Shongaloo Road; thence run North 32 degrees 07 minutes 24 seconds East 57.15 feet along said Right of Way line to a set 5/8” iron rod; thence run North 39 degrees 18 minutes 35 seconds East 121.59 feet along said Right of Way line to a set 5/8” iron rod; thence run North 41 degrees 06 minutes 31 seconds East 108.73 feet. along said Right of Way line to a set 5/8” iron rod also located on the South Right of Way line of Matthews Road, thence run South 46 degrees 47 minutes 09 seconds East 58.40 feet along, said Right of Way line to a set 5/8” iron rod; thence run South 53 degrees 09 minutes 23 seconds East 48.20 feet along Right of Way line to a set 5/8” iron rod; thence run South 68 degrees 47 minutes 01 seconds Eas
50.33 feet along said Right of Way line to a set 5/8” iron rod; thence run South 81 degrees 31 minutes 48 seconds East 60.75 feet along said Right of Way line to the Point of Beginning. SOLD SUBJECT TO ANY SUPERIOR LIENS, MORTGAGES OR PRIVILEGES THERETO. Said property seized is that of the defendant and will be sold to satisfy a judgment rendered in our Honorable Court. GARY S. SEXTON Sheriff & Ex-Officio Auctioneer Webster Parish, Louisiana Linda Vaughan Deputy October 11, 2019 November 8, 2019 Minden Press-Herald
SHERIFF’S SALE BREWER’S QUALITY HOMES INC.P VS. MICHAEL A. WEEMES In the Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Court of Webster Parish, Louisiana, No. 78114. By virtue of a WRIT OF SEIZURE AND SALE issued out of the Tw e n t y - S i x t h Judicial District Court of Webster Parish, Louisiana, in the above styled and numbered suit and to me directed, I have seized and taken into my possession and will offer for sale at public auction to the last and highest bidder for cash WITHOUT the benefit of appraisement and according to law at the principle front door of the Courthouse in the City of Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana on W E D N E S D AY, October 23, 2019, During the legal sale hours, the following property, to wit: 1999 SUMMIT 16’X76’ MANU FA C T U R E D HOME VIN #MSB991680 SN38333 SOLD SUBJECT TO ANY SUPERIOR LIENS, MORTGAGES OR PRIVILEGES THERETO. Said property seized is that of the defendant and will be sold to satisfy a judgment rendered in our Honorable Court.
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY OF MINDEN, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN IN REGULAR SESSION HELD ON OCTOBER 7, 2019. The Minden City Council met at City Hall, Minden, Louisiana, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the following members present: Mayor Terry Gardner, Herbert Taylor, III, Terika Williams-Walker, Vincen Bradford, Keith Beard and Pam Bloxom. Absent: None. Mayor Gardner welcomed everyone to the meeting. It is noted for the record that Mayor Terry Gardner allowed both council and public comments prior to every vote. Herbert Taylor, III moved to amend the printed agenda to add Item (J), Amend Employee Manual. The motion was duly seconded by Terika Williams-Walker and the motion was as follows: Ayes: Herbert Taylor, III, Terika Williams-Walker and Vincen Bradford. Nays: Keith Beard and Pam Bloxom. Absent: None. Abstain: None. The motion failed because it takes a unanimous vote of the council to amend the printed agenda at the meeting. Prayer was offered by Terika W i l l i a m s - Wa l k er and Herbert Taylor, III led the Pledge of Allegiance. Upon motion by Vincen Bradford and duly seconded by Keith Beard, the council unanimously adopted the minutes of Council Regular Session held on September 3, 2019, and Council Special Session held on September 10, 2019, as presented. Upon the recommendation of Police Chief Steve Cropper, Pam Bloxom moved to confirm Sketea Walker as a police officer in the Minden Police Department. The motion was
duly seconded by requirement to Herbert Taylor, III annually review and carried unani- the posting of city mously. bridges, as preUpon the recom- sented. mendation of Po- Upon motion by lice Chief Steve Vincen Bradford Cropper, Herbert and duly secondTaylor, III moved ed by Pam Bloxto approve the om, the council promotion of Po- u n a n i m o u s l y lice Officer Jere- adopted a Resomy Sitter to the lution for Annual rank of Officer Certification of First Class. The Compliance with motion was duly the State of Louiseconded by siana Off-System Keith Beard and Bridge Replacecarried unani- ment Program, mously. as presented. Upon the recom- Said resolution is mendation of Po- attached to and lice Chief Steve made a part of Cropper, Keith these minutes. Beard moved to Pam Bloxom approve the pro- moved to adopt motion of Police a Resolution reOfficer Donald questing that Brice to the rank the Louisiana of Officer First Department of Class. The mo- Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n tion was duly sec- and Development onded by Vincen (LA DOTD) DiviBradford and car- sion of Aviation ried unanimously. provide funds The following ac- required to comtion was taken plete the airport regarding con- improvements at demned proper- the Minden Airties: port specifically Dennis L. Cole- as described in man (adj. to the Capital ImWPPJ) provement Pro401 Myers Street gram Application c/o Jeanette for State Financial Walker Assistance datEast 47.5 ft. of ed September 5, Lots #9 & 10, 2019, as present514 Babb Cir- ed. The motion cle Blk. R, J. M. was duly secondBrown Addn. ed by Keith Beard Minden, LA 71055 and carried unaniSapphire Land mously. Said resCompany, LLC olution is attached 221 Abney Street to and made a 1191 Hawn Ave- part of these minnue utes. Lot 20 x 50 ft. out Pam Bloxom of Lot #8 & moved to adopt Shreveport, LA a Resolution 71107 Amending the all of Lot #9, Jack- A d m i n i s t r a t i v e son Allen Subdiv. Policies and In SE/4 of NW/4 Procedures, as Sec. 27-19-9 presented. The With no cura- motion was duly tor reports giv- seconded by en, Pam Bloxom Keith Beard and moved to table the vote was as action on con- follows: Ayes: demned proper- Keith Beard and ties located at 401 Pam Bloxom. Myers Street and Nays: Herbert 221 Abney Street Taylor, III, Terika until next month. Williams-Walker The motion was and Vincen Bradduly seconded ford. Absent: by Keith Beard None. Abstain: and the vote None. The mowas as follows: tion failed. Ayes: Herbert Keith Beard Taylor, III, Terika moved to adopt W i l l i a m s - Wa l k - the Resolution er, Keith Beard adopting the Louiand Pam Blox- siana Compliance om. Nay: Vincen Questionnaire for Bradford. Absent: the audit period None. Abstain: of 10/1/2018 – None. The mo- 09/30/2019, as tion carried. presented. The Upon motion by motion was duly Pam Bloxom and seconded by Pam duly seconded Bloxom and the by Keith Beard, vote was as folthe council unan- lows: Ayes: Keith imously adopted Beard and Pam Ordinance No. Bloxom. Nays: 1105 – Annual Herbert Taylor, Bridge Mainte- III, Terika Wilnance Report, a liams-Walker and Louisiana Depart- Vincen Bradford. ment of Trans- Absent: None. portation and Abstain: None. D e v e l o p m e n t The motion failed.
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Michael Fluhr, City Clerk, presented a budget/ financial report which included monthly budget to actual comparisons on the general fund and any additional funds identified as major funds for the month of August, 2019. No motion is required. Vincen Bradford moved to accept the Police Report for August of 2019, as presented. The motion was duly by Pam Bloxom and carried unanimously. Public comments were heard, Council comments were heard, and the meeting was adjourned. Terry L. Gardner, Mayor ATTEST: Michael Fluhr, City Clerk
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ORDINANCE NO. 1105 Be it known that the City of Minden, acting in accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana, posts the following data covering City of Minden bridges: P 6032350931631 NOT POSTED P 6 0 3 2 3 50931641 NOT POSTED P 6 0 3 2 3 53931691 NOT POSTED P 6 0 3 2 354931701 NOT POSTED P 6 0 3 2 3 6 6931751 N O T POSTED P 6 0 3 2 3 6 6931761 N O T POSTED P 6 0 3 2 3 6 9931751 N O T POSTED P 6 0 3 2 3 70931751 NOT POSTED P 6 0 3 2 3 71931741 NOT POSTED P 6 0 3 2 3 72931551 NOT POSTED By motion of Pam Bloxom, and seconded by Keith Beard, Ordinance No. 1105 was adopted by the following vote on this 7th day of October, 2019. YEAS: Five NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None Terry L. Gardner, Mayor ATTEST: Michael Fluhr, City Clerk
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This is the electronic edition of the Friday October 11, 2019 Minden Press-Herald.