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04/18/2018
I have enjoyed several high spots throughout my 85 years. In 1959, I received a direct promotion to 2nd Lieutenant from Staff Sergeant teaching missile radar systems. In 1964, I graduated from...
04/11/2018
Once again area residents opened their hearts and their pocketbooks for the 37th annual St. Jude Radiothon in Ruston. Zeta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha and the children of St. Jude’s Children’s...
04/04/2018
Rep. Rob Shadoin (R-Ruston) and I have collaborated to draft and submit House Bill 352, which will require gasoline pump handles to have recovery systems, which trap gasoline fumes. These recovery...
03/28/2018
We live today in a nation filled with disaffected youth. This is proven by the numbers. As of Valentine’s Day, there have been 19 school shootings with multiple casualties this year. That is 45 days...
03/21/2018
During the decades of the 1960s and 70s, the Cuyahoga River in Ohio caught fire due to buildup of industrial sludge. Washington, D.C., was dumping 240 million gallons of industrial waste daily into...
03/14/2018
Myron E. Barber, my dad, watched the transition from the horse and buggy era to automobiles. He fell in love with automobiles. He maintained that love until he died in 1985. He sold vehicles...
02/28/2018
The ongoing gun debate prompted me to reexamine the Constitution and the amendments. Upon reading the Articles and Amendments, I became concerned about the representation of the Second Amendment as...
02/21/2018
Well, President Donald Trump has accomplished sweeping tax “reform.” I’m so proud for him. His ego couldn’t stand much more of all that “winning.” The problem is, he’s brought doom and disaster for...
02/02/2018
On behalf of Grambling Mayor Edward Jones and the Grambling Community Joy Fund Volunteers, we offer thanks and appreciation to the citizens of Grambling and surrounding areas for making our 2017...
01/29/2018
These days, Louisiana citizens are seeing more headlines of a looming “fiscal cliff” and budget crisis. This is the financial mess our state is in from poor planning by our governors and legislators...