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Wed
14
Nov
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The Coin of the Realm

EDITORIAL

By Lee H. Hamilton

Debate in Congress has always been contentious. I can remember times on Capitol Hill when “debate” was actually more of a screaming match than a civil discussion.

Back then, we had a colleague who stepped forward at these times to remind each side that if we wanted to get anything done — rather than just shout at each other for the cameras — we had to have a measure of trust in one another. He was right.

 

 

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Wed
07
Nov
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Did you Know?

By Raymond Powell

Through the years this writer has attempted to write about some of the great men and women of the past that have molded DeSoto Parish. Dr. Scott Tatum, died September 21, 2018 was such a person – probably one of the top ten men that  have encountered in my lifetime. However, the main emphasis of this article is about B.H. Carroll.

 

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Wed
07
Nov
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Hey, Let’s Talk!

Leftovers – Can’t Get No Better!

By: Van Reech

Last Sunday I re-did the Bill Blass Meatloaf I told you about awhile back. I’d tried it but changed his recipe a little, tweaked some things and finally decided that it would be best making it as close to the original as possible. This time I did everything true to form except not finding any ground veal I doubled down on the ground pork. It was delicious! AND if you didn’t save that column in your archives of recipes I can get you a copy if you email me (reechjr@yahoo.com) with the title ‘Meatloaf ’, call to (318) 540-7500 or just come by the Mansfield Female College Museum at 101 Monroe St. The good thing about meatloaf is that it’s great leftover and superb on a sandwich just like the one I’m gonna have tonight

 

Wed
31
Oct
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Hey, Let’s Talk!

By: Van Reech

Ole Gary I wanted to share a few memories with you of my friend Gary Canfield who recently passed away. He was a gentle, friendly, truly nice guy. When I first took over as Director at The Calhoun Center he told me one afternoon that if I needed any help on the sound or light boards to give him a call since The Back Alley Theatre had the same type. And I want to tell you that they are big, threatening looking, multi-switched and lite boards. Sure enough the first several events problems arose and try as I might I just couldn’t get the balky things to work. I would place a desperate call to Gary he would come right over push a button or flip a switch and everything would be all right again.

 

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Wed
31
Oct
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Did you Know?

By Raymond Powell

The question is frequently asked – who was the last surviving Mansfield Female College student? After researching and seeking it was determined by this writer that Mrs. Mary Ricks Dixon held that honor at her death several years ago. Mrs. Dixon was interviewed and the following article are notes from that personal interview.

Mary Lilline Ricks was just 16 years old when she graduated from Mansfield High School. Her parents felt she was just too young to go off to college and in addition they couldn’t afford to send her off to college. Mary enrolled at MFC in 1930. Unfortunately the college closed that same year due to the Great Depression and due to the state supported colleges offering less expensive registration and tuition.

 

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Wed
24
Oct
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Chief Responds to Sheriff’s Video

Chief of Police Gary Hobbs – Hobbs for Sheriff Campaign

I watched the scripted Facebook video that Jayson posted. What I just don’t understand is why he consistently tries to blame me, local groups, the DA, the Legislative Auditor, and anyone else he can think of, short of the boogeyman, of trying to use dirty politics or “mud-slinging” as he labeled it.

It’s as if he’s trying to perform a magic trick, and insisting you look one direction, while using that distraction to keep you from looking where he’s gotten himself into trouble, he wants everyone to avoid that truth. The FACT is that the previous Sheriff admitted that there had been misappropriation within the Sheriff ’s Office and even wrote a letter to the Legislative Auditor and the District Attorney informing them of the misappropriation and requested the auditor investigate. As a matter of fact, I saw the letter recently show up in a newspaper ad.

 

 

Wed
24
Oct
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Did You Know?

By Raymond Powell

Some of you older readers can remember “old sayings” that had underlying meanings. Of course, many sayings had no significant meaning. For example all over the world in WWII in every bathroom someone had scribbled “Kilroy Was Here” and in every G.I. crap game where a hard point was attempted the dice roller would say, “Com’on Teneha, Timpson, Bobo and Blair.” By the way, those are actually communities just west of Logansport, La. Below is Part II from my earlier column, enjoy:

Now if you don’t have anything “Better To Do” here are some memories to bore you to sleep:

 

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Wed
26
Sep
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Did You Know

By: Raymond Powell

DeSoto people are basically patriotic and believe in the U.S. Constitution. After watching the Judge Brett Kavanaugh congressional hearing for the Supreme Court it appeared some elected officials were not very strong constitutionalists. With that thought in mind this writer has come up with several questions and according to the First Amendment I will attempt to express my feeling with the answers. Please bear with me and see if we agree.

 

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Wed
26
Sep
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Why Aren’t You Doing What You Really Want To Do?

By Dr. Raymond Youngblood Jr.

 

I ask this question without any hesitation in knowing your current lifestyle or profession. I know for many of you, you are asking yourself, “Yeah, why am I not doing what I want to do?” Are you serving a purpose? Are you helping others? Are you serving yourself? I am not talking about your dreams. It's not a secret that many of you work a job you hate to provide a living for yourself or your family. Even your employer feels the same way you do, but those bills must be paid.

 

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Wed
19
Sep
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Putting Louisiana in Charge of Louisiana Healthcare

By Attorney General Jeff Landry 

Recently, I participated in a national TV interview on CNN regarding an important lawsuit. I joined this lawsuit with 17 other Attorneys General and two Governors on the legality of the Affordable Care Act. It is an important topic.

Unfortunately while our lawsuit is focused solely on the rule of law, the television producers used my time on air in a farcical attempt just to attack the strategy and get a sound-bite. Though I anticipated some sky-is-falling hysteria that has become a staple of extremists when discussing the ACA, I felt strongly someone needed to get the truth to CNN’s flailing audience.

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