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Wed
18
Oct
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Did you know?

By: Raymond Powell

When thinking of this article and the condition and mood of our nation at the present time it became overwhelming. Is our country more divided today than at any previous period in our history? Possibly a brief review of our country’s history would provide some light on the subject. The early colonies operated under the Articles of Confederation which was a model for a weak national government. Congress had few powers, no Executive branch to enforce laws and no Supreme Court to interpret them. George Washington said, “Something must be done or it will fail.”

 

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Wed
18
Oct
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Go Vote this Weekend and Support Constitutional Amendment #1

By Stephen Waguespack

If his prediction holds true for Saturday’s turnout, it would mean that 85% of the roughly 3 million registered voters in Louisiana will simply not vote at all. Another way of looking at it is that over 2.5 million may just decide to skip the election altogether.

This is embarrassing. We can do better, especially since there are some critical votes on the ballot.

 

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Wed
11
Oct
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Did you know?

By: Raymond Powell

When Northwest Louisiana is mentioned the mind immediately thinks of the right angle of the state joining Texas and Arkansas. It has always been that way even before Caddo was organized out of Natchitoches Parish. There were at least two times the Northwest three parishes (Caddo, DeSoto and Bossier) were close to becoming Texas. As a reminder, Caddo was taken from Natchitoches parish in 1839, DeSoto was formed with the northern half from Caddo and southern half from Natchitoches in 1843 and Bossier was formed a few months later that same year in 1843 from Claiborne Parish and all were endangered to remaining in Louisiana.

 

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Wed
11
Oct
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Small Business Success Begins with Tax Reform

By Stephen Waguespack

Each year on April 15th, you can easily get overwhelmed when trying to personally file your taxes. Am I eligible for a certain tax credit? Do I have the right documents to justify all my expenses and charitable donations throughout the year? Did I fill out my HSA information properly? Am I correctly claiming my medical expenses? The list goes on and on. The same compliance nightmare awaits small business owners, many of which operate within extremely tight margins and are unable to afford a tax professional.

The time is right for smart tax reform that will end this annual nightmare. America can no longer limp along with little to no economic growth. Our businesses, both big and small, need to once again be able to compete with the rest of the world for jobs and investment.

 

Wed
04
Oct
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Did you know?

By: Raymond Powell

Only three months after Harry S. Truman became president of the United States he met with two of the “Big Three” of Word War 2 – Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Many Americans had reservations about the “Clothes Salesman” from Missouri having the diplomatic skill to deal with such world power leaders. Truman entered the conference knowing they had giant issues to resolve: the political future of Eastern Europe, the fate of recently defeated Germany, the still ongoing conflict with Japan and etc.

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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Rebuild Trust with Technology

By Stephen Waguespack

Each year on April 15th, you can easily get overwhelmed when trying to personally file your taxes. Am I eligible for a certain tax credit? Do I have the right documents to justify all my expenses and charitable donations throughout the year? Did I fill out my HSA information properly? Am I correctly claiming my medical expenses? The list goes on and on. The same compliance nightmare awaits small business owners, many of which operate within extremely tight margins and are unable to afford a tax professional.

The time is right for smart tax reform that will end this annual nightmare. America can no longer limp along with little to no economic growth. Our businesses, both big and small, need to once again be able to compete with the rest of the world for jobs and investment.

 

Wed
27
Sep
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Did you know?

By Raymond Powell

Most of our early fore parents came to this area in covered wagons after long treks cross-country from Georgia, Alabama, the Carolinas and Virginia. They were attracted westward seeking more fertile lands and abundant wildlife. Travel was slow and took much courage and endurance. A few of the more wealthy came by boat to New Orleans and up the Red River to this area.

As the early settlers traveled on land along trails and often buffalo paths they found places to settle near the neutral strip called “No Man’s Land”. This area between the Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers was disputed territory between the United States and Spain. Since it was a disputed area neither country provided law and order – thus it became a very dangerous area.

Wed
27
Sep
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Letters to the Editor

My family was well pleased with our brother, Rev. Kenneth D. Booker’s in memory article that was printed in the Enterprise last week. I want to personally thank Lauren Coburn for assisting me in getting this article printed. I called her and she was so professional and nice to me. I feel like I have known her for years. She had so much patience with me. It makes me feel good to know that the younger generation in Mansfield still has what we older people call, home training. You all are blessed to have her working there for the Enterprise. Sincerely, Carroll Jean Booker Johnson

Letters to the Editor

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Wed
20
Sep
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Did you know?

By: Raymond Powell

As promised with the previous article of the 3 most important historical sites in Mansfield, there would be a follow-up with this writer’s opinion of the 3 most important historical sites in DeSoto Parish. This is an extremely challenging selection but here goes.

The Battle of Mansfield and of Pleasant Hill fought on April 8 and 9, 1864 were the last two consecutive victories for the Confederates.

 

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Wed
20
Sep
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A Reputation Worth Changing

By Stephen Waguespack

“Your brand name is only as good as your reputation.” – Richard Branson

Louisiana’s brand is strong in many ways. Our culture is second to none, and our people are inviting and entertaining. We are rich in natural resources that fuel the world, as well as those that fuel the sporting passions of any outdoorsman. We are heroically resilient and civically driven, as recently evidenced by the Cajun Navy members and many other responders who rushed to Houston just to help a stranger in need.

 

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