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Wed
04
Nov
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DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard

 

It is no fun being poor even if everyone else is in the same boat. Pride had to be a contributing factor if there was any way of holding up your head and we can remember both instances, interlibrary.
 
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Wed
28
Oct
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DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard
 
There were no outstanding beliefs who would and who would not win last Saturday in what we call the first primary election. However, five candidates for parish police jury are still knocking on doors and asking for your vote. Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle easily bested Mansfield Police Chief Gary Hobbs in a count of 6,698 to 1,871 while a lot of information was passed around. With a salary of $1,600 a month this drew more than the normal count of wannabes for the 11-member body.
 
Wed
28
Oct
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Apathy is a Powerful Emotion

By Stephen Waguespack
A big election was held this weekend, though the numbers don’t show it. Only 38.5 percent of registered voters showed up and voted in Saturday’s election for governor. That’s right, 38.5 percent. This, after countless candidate forums, debates, articles, commercials, mailers, Facebook posts and yard signs along every street that constantly reminded us for the last several months that this election was taking place.
 
Wed
21
Oct
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DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard
 
If you haven’t seen the production of Back Alley Community Theatre’s of The Marvelous Wonderette Caps and Gowns you have missed a real professional night of music by “local” four talented women, three school teachers and a therapist.
 
 
Wed
21
Oct
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Apathy is a Powerful Emotion

By Stephen Waguespack
 
Only one word is needed thus far to describe this election season: apathy. Louisiana voters will head to the polls on Oct. 24 and the most predominant emotion emanating from our electorate is surprisingly the overwhelming indifference our people have in carrying out their Constitutional right to vote for their governmental leaders this fall.
 
 
Wed
14
Oct
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DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard
 
Young journalists are taught to recognize good news stories and sometimes they help and often touch some nerves to a disadvantage. We experienced both while an editor of the LSU newspaper, Reveille, back in the early forties when co-eds had to wear skirts or dresses.
 
Wed
14
Oct
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Plenty of Good News in Manufacturing

By Stephen Waguespack
 
Ready for some good news? In a world dominated by gloomy economic projections, combative political storylines, and unsettling international developments, it is helpful to periodically focus on some good news. The hard-fought resurgence of American manufacturing is one of those stories.
 
Wed
07
Oct
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DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard
 
Country boys have more fun when not working, than anyone. There’s a real sport called corncob war when a wet cob is on the end of a limber switch and thrown at the other team. They hurt when you are the victim. Meanwhile there is a “bag swing” and the platform is raised about fifteen high from which to jump. A visitor swung over the cow pond and lost his new hat and he left the bag and jumped for his new headpiece and into the pond.
 
Wed
07
Oct
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A Visit to DC

By Stephen Waguespack
 
Ready for some good news? In a world dominated by gloomy economic projections, combative political storylines, and unsettling international developments, it is helpful to periodically focus on some good news. The hard-fought resurgence of American manufacturing is one of those stories. The country is celebrating National Manufacturing Day on October 2. Throughout this week our team at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) will be personally visiting many of our manufacturing members to highlight their work, the high-paying jobs they offer, and their contributions to the community and our state.
 
Wed
30
Sep
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DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard
 

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