Twenty-four percent. That’s 76 percent of the registered voters that didn’t participate in this election from this state. That means that the majority of voters, or all you nonvoters, didn’t make their voices heard. Thus regardless of party, all of you, should just stifle yourself as Archie Bunker would say.
I find it disgusting that the people who live in the greatest nation on the planet don’t have the desire to act democratically. What? Too busy? Too tired? Too far? Too much information? Too disinterested? Too much, period! All these reasons may feel valid, but they’re not!
My name is Van Osborne, father of Diogenee Osborne. Diogenee attended New Living Word School (NLWS) in Ruston for three years. She earned state honors twice in track and field (discus), she went to regionals twice in shot-put, was a three-year starter on the girls basketball team and elected captain her senior year. She also found time to be a cheerleader and graduated as valedictorian with a 3.9 GPA.
I am thankful to have had the privilege of serving the people of Lincoln Parish, as Ruston City Marshal, since being elected in 1981, 33 year ago. I think it’s time to retire. I praise God for allowing me to continue as His elected official. I am convinced that it is God who advances men to their positions. I was elected in 1981 to serve out the unexpired term of the late Marshal Charles Humphries. I ran without opposition for the next 5 (6-year) terms. I don’t boast in this, I give God the credit and Blessings.
The Grambling Branch of the NAACP held its annual Freedom Fund Banquet in the Black and Gold Room on the campus of Grambling State University at 6:30 p.m April 25. The Grambling Branch would like to thank the citizens of the surrounding communities, the churches and organizations for their support in making this endeavor a success.
State Rep. Patrick Jefferson was at his best and brought the audience to their feet for a standing ovation at the close of his presentation.